UV Buff® Headwear
- Moisture-wicking microfiber polyester fabric
- UV sun protection
- Reduces skin temperature
- Helps maintain hydration
- May be worn multiple ways
Rated 4.5 out of 5 by 119 reviewers.
Rated 4 out of 5 by 31793T wear it... try it.. At first it felt strange, then it settled in and felt fine. This allows for better sun coverage of my ears which have recently been "adjusted" after skin cancer developed. Plan to wear this under my wide brim hat to cover my neck as well as those ear issues. The light weight fabric breathes and feels ok and if it gets to hot, I need to be inside anyway. May 6, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Stripermaniac cancer, bad : Buff, pretty good I have been using the UV Neck Buff for about 3 years and have found it works very well at protecting my skin from prolonged UV exposure. I typically wear it around my neck and use sunscreen on my ears and face instead of pulling it up for additional coverage. I have found that even in extremely warm weather pulling the Buff all the way to my sunglasses results in fogging. My only gripe with the UV Buff is that at times this neck gator does not cover a small area on the back of my neck resulting in serious burns. I wish Buff would make one end wider so that there would be a designated bottom that would cover a larger area. I cut my Buffs in half because because I do not wear them in any of the other configurations and I can fish back to back days with a clean Buff. April 27, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by Chris1123 Buff ?? not so much As cool as I look and feel in this mask, I was under the impression that it blocked UV rays. I wore it for a 6 hour fishing trip in Puerto Rico and still received an intense burn on the back of my neck. I will continue to assess its UV blocking capabilities when fishing local waters in the less intense sun of Long Island. It is also on the narrow side so if you have a large head it probably won't be very comfortable for long periods. April 22, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Vyvie Necessity when fishing in the tropics, you cannot do without it. On my last trip, I saw at least 4 other people with the same buff. So, if you like to be original, do not chose this particular coloring. One thing, I was knocked over by a wave in the surf and the buff blocked my breathing. So, be careful when its wet. April 3, 2013
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A:The stretch is pretty good, it's snug, but not suffocating
A:easy to wear, soft fabric and I forget it's on most of the time. I was skeptical at first, now I'm a big fan.
A:Takes a little while to get used to. Feels hot at first but does the job.
A:its comfortable and it breaths well
A:I didn't find it at all uncomfortable. I have a 17" neck, but I suppose that a really big guy with a thick neck and large lower face may find it a little tight. For my fit, if it were larger, it wouldn't stay in place as well, though I think it would do OK for a much smaller person, too.
A:It is so comfortable you will forget you have it on.
A:I have a big head and was very comfortable-you forget its there.
A:Very comfortable. Since it can be worn so many ways it is easy to find a "style" that works for you. Does not feel confining.
A:Fits great, not to tight, I wear glasses or sunglasses
A:fit very comfortable. I wore it for 9hours straight. There was the intial time getting use to it but that quickly went by fast. I think next time I will shave it does make it a little easier to move around. If it can prevent skin cancer in the face area than great purchase.
A:I did not get hot. The weather was in the mid to upper 70's and this product seems to wick moisure away
A:Not really. On days where there is NO wind it will become a little uncomfortable. Works best when there is a breeze. If there is a breeze I feel more cooler with it on then with it off.
A:No its not bad I wore it in 95 degree heat and it didn't make me feel hot
A:I've used it on miserably hot days and did not feel any hotter as a result of wearing it. In fact, drenching it in cold water occasionally seemed to help.
A:Not at all. Breezes blow through easily.
A:No you do not get hot while wearing it even in the middle of summer.
A:a little bit but its worth it to keep the bugs off, I love mine
A:I sunburn very easy, and I was not hot in three days of wearing this for 7 hours per day. I also wore a wide brim hat. Temp was in the mid 60's with winds up to 12 mph.
A:No, it is very thin and wicks moisture very well and cools you with the moisture it wicks.
A:I don't really remember the tag but I think it said 50+ but I would not count on it being better than 30. I where them fishing religiously and they work.
A:I have fished all day in the bright sun shine and did not get my lips, ears, neck, etc burnt by the sun or wind!!
I am very fair skinned and have been to doc to have hundreds of pre cancer places frozen off of me!
Where this covered me never even turned color(red) at all and was not sore! So, I do not know the UV rating but it has to be very high in the numbers!!
A:Not sure what the rating is but I have worn mine for up to 8 hours without sunscreen and not got burned.
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A:I believe it is 40-50
A:I'm not sure, but my dermatologist recommended it to my because I have already had skin cancer and can't afford to get it again. I have also never been burned when wearing it.
A:I can tell you I wore it in the South TX sun for 6 hours midday on a sunny day, I saw more sun on my nose than anything I had covered with the Buff. It was 90 to 95 degrees and the Buff did better than the Banana Boat 50spf I had on my nose and I wore a ball cap.
A:Yes it kept my face from being burned by the sun on a recent trip to Texas fishing
A:It depends on how you wear it. I would say it did for me because I was able to cover the entire area I was trying to protect
A:I think so I had it on during a really hot and sunny day and I didn't get any sun burn
A:I asked my wife if I was red (sunburned) and she said I looked normal
A:I believe that it does better than suntan lotion. That is you have to reapply the lotion a number of time while fishing. Also, the amount of sun you get reflecting off the water along with wind burn. When I took it off to get the trailer I looked in the mirror and I it looked like I wasn't fishing a tournament for 9 hours
A:Actually, it's better. It makes a solid barrier, unlike sunscreen. Sunscreeen actually wears off and comes off when it gets wet, but when this gets wet it just sort of cools you. In my opinion it's better than sunscreen. You don't have all that grease on your hands to get on your baits and scare fish.
A:I do not feel the sun anywhere this buff is put.
A:Kept my ears and neck from getting burned on a day when my hands turned beet red.
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