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Buff UV Half Buff

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    One Buff, six million uses.

    The beauty of the UV Half Buff is its simplicity. Half the size of a regular Buff, it fits perfectly under hats and helmets, around ears and hair, or even around wrists. No matter how you wear it, it blocks 95% of UV radiation, wicks moisture, dries quickly, and, thanks to a Polygiene odor-resistant treatment, won't even get stinky.

    • CoolMax Extreme stretch polyester
    • Moisture wicking, wind resistant, and quick drying
    • Blocks 95% of UV rays
    • Polygiene odor-resistant treatment
    • Item #BUF0012

    Tech Specs

    100% polyester microfiber
    UPF Rating
    15 - 30
    Polygiene coating
    Recommended Use
    all-mountain skiing, all-mountain snowboarding, freeride/powder skiing, freeride/powder snowboarding, park & freestyle skiing, park & freestyle snowboarding, telemark skiing
    Manufacturer Warranty
    60 days

    Tech Specs

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    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    Love the half buff, its great for use as a neck warmer or a hat/headband. I use mine mostly as a headband. If you dont fold it over its pretty much like an open top beanie and will flop around, I fold it over to get a little additional warmth around the ears while running in cold weather. Keeps my ears toasty but lets my head breathe so I dont overheat. WIcks moisture away and dries quickly. The added UV protection is a great added bonus as well.

    Half buff for the neck

      This half buff is nice if you just want to keep your neck warm without wearing a turtleneck but the length makes them not ideal if you want to pull it up over your face too much. Nice fabric though and I like the fit - not too tight.

      Cool Buff

      • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

      Its definitely a cool buff, a lot shorter than I was expecting. I guess that I am just too used to full sized buffs. Should work great like everything else they make though! The material is soft and stretchy too which is better than a lot of other neck tubes. Overall seems pretty solid!

      Hair and sweat off your face

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

      These will keep your hair and sweat away while running, hiking, training. Super fresh and comfortable. Will also protect you from UV. I've had at least 5 of these and none of them have ever had odor problems.

      The only thing I don't like a lot is that the fabric ages pretty fast.

      Love the size

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

      I actually prefer a half buff over a full buff. It's great as a hair band, face protector, and even as a strainer for purified water. I have a few of these and cycle through as the colors match my outfits!

      New add on to the uniform!

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

      First attempt with the half buff, I have at least 10 full sized ones but admit I needed them to stay in place better as headbands and less fabric in the summer. My undercut(? half my head is shaved) makes it hard to keep my ponytail up on it's own anymore and I'm pretty reliant on these guys when I'm working out.

      This print is perfect and matches our race kit to boot! Love it! (bottom right in photo) @DownshiftWTF <3 #radicalencouragement

      New add on to the uniform!

      Great sun protection.

      • Familiarity: I've used it several times

      I burn easy and this has been a great solution to keeping me from returning home with a bright red neck, also living in the PNW it is used to keep rain out

      about to buy another one

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

      I really underestimated how much i would wear this, but I love the half size buff so much I'm about to buy another color. It is such a great headband for keeping all your hair back while climbing, hiking, or whatever. It also fits nicely under a helmet. Since it's super thin it dries out fast which is awesome for hot sweaty days on the trail.

      kiss cotton goodbye forever

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

      I now own several different types of Buffs (I've become a total merino wool fanatic in general recently). They are absolutely worth every penny you pay and do everything as advertised. And when I wear the half buff as a headband or under my climbing helmet, it never slips. EVER. No other headband has ever achieved such a feat for me.

      Cold weather staple

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

      The half size is nice and efficient, saving you grief if you're the type of person who unzips and re-zips their jacket on rides. Without the excess of material there's not as much to get snagged in zippers or get odd bunches under the collar.

      half size is perfect

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

      This thing is so indispensable that I now own several. It's a godsend for warm weather backpacking, but also makes a nice head warmer on cool nights when a beanie would be overkill. Dollar for dollar it's one of the best purchases I've ever made.

      Should've gotten a half size long ago

      • Familiarity: I've used it several times

      I've had a full size Buff for nearly 10 years and decided to try out a half size. Love it with less material, especially when its warmer and I need to hide my hair.

      Just a touch too short

      • Familiarity: I've used it several times
      • Fit: True to size
      • Height: 5'4"
      • Weight: 135lbs

      The colors are great, its light weight, and it makes a great headband. Although, if you're looking for something to really protect your neck on the river this isn't it. Naturally, it has half as much bulk as a full-size buff which is great for the warmer weather, not so great for coverage. Maybe I'm being too Goldilocks here, but a 3/4 buff would be just right.

      If you have questions about this or any other product, hit me up!

      What are the dimensions of the buff when laid flat, please? Is this stretchy enough to be worn as a top?
      Thank you!

      Hey Mary! So the dimensions of this Half-Buff is about 9inch x 9 inches. So it really can't be worn as a top, no! I mean, if you are about 9 inches maybe, but its really made just to go around your neck, or wear on your head. Hope that helps! Let me know if you have any other questions, contact details above.

      How does the buff uv half buff attach? Is...

      How does the buff uv half buff attach? Is there a way to tie it on? This just hangs down the back of the neck, right?

      Best Answer

      I'm not sure why you'd need to tie it. The Buff is a continuous loop of fabric. You pull it over your head and wear it like a headband or necklace (or like any of the other 50,000 ways Buff says you can use it).