UV Buff® Headwear
- Moisture-wicking microfiber polyester fabric
- UV sun protection
- Reduces skin temperature
- Helps maintain hydration
- May be worn multiple ways
Rated 4.6 out of 5 by 120 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by fishingal Great if you hate sunscreen Husband and I discovered these a few months ago when he had a very severe sunburn (blistered and peeled twice) on his face and ears during ice fishing season. He'd forgotten to bring sunscreen on an ice fishing trip - full sun, nice weather, fresh fallen snow - disaster. He picked up his UV Buff two days later and has worn it every time we fished since, and it's saved his face and ears. I just got mine with the Insect Shield and it's so nice to be able to fish all day without having to slather on sunscreen that just wears off after a few hours in the sun, not to mention bug stuff. I do have to put a dab of sunscreen on my nose as keeping my nose covered up makes glasses fog up. I wear a long billed, caped hat, but that buff sure is nice to have on. Especially when the midges start hatching! And very comfortable in hot weather. I have long hair which has always gotten blown around, and the Buff keeps it covered and from getting in my eyes when it's windy. If you have skin that burns easily - fair skin or medication related, or are already having skin cancers removed, this is a great way to still get out there and enjoy - fishing, golf, hiking, whatever. It's hard to just rely on a wide-brimmed hat. I would recommend these to anybody who wants better sun protection - just wish I'd had one ten years ago! July 9, 2009
Rated 4 out of 5 by buckbass Not bad Like this thing just wish it would not fog up sunglass,if you sweat bad Stay Away! June 16, 2009
Rated 5 out of 5 by CaptBushrod Absolute Best Sunscreen The South Carolina sun can be brutal in the summertime, and combined with the no-seeums and nats, can make for some miserable fishing. My son gave me a UV Buff for Christmas and I loved it for it's warmth while running and fishing the water's around Pawleys Island this winter. But I really came to appreciate it's versatality and comfort as winter turned to spring and now that summer's high temps and humidity are upon us. I have to admit that as warm as the Buff was this past winter I was concerned that it would just be too hot to wear in the summer sun, but I was completely surprised at how cool and almost sweat-free it keeps me on even the hottest days. The micro-fiber wicks the moisture away and stops the sun's rays, but allows any breeze to penetrate and cool the skin. It's almost like turning on the AC when you slide it over your head the first time. And it keeps the bugs out of your hair, nose, mouth and ears!! Yeh, you have to get over the funny looks from other fishermen the first couple times, but I now notice more and more anglers on the water wearing Buffs for their protection. Heck, I've even started using it to cut the grass, keeping the dust out of my nose and keeping me cool. And my neighbors wife has even forgiven me for scaring her into thinking there was a terrorist in the sideyard the fist time I tried the lawnmower gig. I now own several and don't hit the water without it. June 9, 2009
Rated 5 out of 5 by JEMCG Not at first I resisted these at first. but a friend had one and wore it everytime we fished. He kept telling me about the comfort and sun protection. But I was stubborn and kept deadling with stinging eyes from lotions. One day I gave in and bought one. Never without it now what a wonderful idea. Anyone concerned with the sun or just wanting to be more comfortable, get one of these. May 21, 2009
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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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