UV BUFF and Baseball Cap Review

I received an e-mail from BUFF announcing their Spring/Summer (SS18) collection and as always there were loads of great looking new products, as I was due to head to Thailand again, I contacted them to ask if they wanted me to test or review anything from the new range. They very kindly offered to send me a

Realtree AP High UV BUFF



The Wild Grey Sedona Baseball Cap


A nice little parcel arrived in good time and it was no surprise that both products looked great. Over the previous few years I’ve reviewed several BUFF’s from their range and I’ve been very impressed with them all although I was particularly looking forward to trying the baseball cap out.

More great products from Buff

I was looking forward to trying out the baseball cap

The baseball cap was comfortable and stylish with an adjustable strap and an inner sweatband.

The description on the website says,

‘The all-time classic American look reviewed with latest trendy designs by the BUFF Design team. A winner daily garment made for every single day. Add the finishing touch to your daily style with a selection of caps born to be cool… and keep the sun away!’

American inspiration, designed in Barcelona
Metal closure on the back with BUFF logo
Inner sweatband to absorb perspiration
Made of cotton
Weighs 110g
* Crown and bill 100% Cotton
* Inner sweatband 100% Polyester

The fishing in Thailand is awesome but temperatures often top 33 degrees and it’s a humid heat as well, at most fisheries you will have a sala to give you some cover but as you’ll be fishing for up to twelve hours a day and sometimes more, it’s essential to stay well protected. For me, that protection means, factor 30 sunscreen, a baseball cap, some decent sunglasses and of course a BUFF!

At the majority of fisheries, you will have to get in the water if you want to be photographed with that fish of a lifetime but make sure you keep re-applying that sun cream when you get out.

If you’re in and out of the water, make sure you keep re-applying that suncream

The inner sweatband worked a treat and stopped any perspiration (or stinging sunscreen) from getting in your eyes.

The BUFF description on the website is as follows,

‘High UV Protection BUFF is a seamless, multifunctional tubular accessory ideal for many warm and hot weather activities. Made with Coolmax Extreme, High UV Protection BUFF will wick moisture (sweat) away from your skin faster than any other fabric, making it perfect for every outdoor activity under the sun. Designed to fit adult heads 53 – 62 cm.’

High UV Protection BUFF can be worn as a neckerchief, headband, wristband, mask, hairband, balaclava, scarf, scrunchie, saharaine, pirate cap, beanie or bandana.

Made with 100% Coolmax Extreme – this special four channel fibre forms a transport system that pulls moisture away from the skin to the outer layer of the fabric.  It then dries that moisture faster than any other fabric and thermoregulates the body.
Weighs 40g/1.4 oz and measures 51cm x 24.5cm/20.1inches x 9.6inches
Designed to fit most adults, with heads measuring 53 – 62cm but if you require something smaller, we also have Junior, Child and Baby sizes and designs.
There are no irritating seams or hems
Is machine washable and non iron.
BUFF headwear will not lose its elasticity, is colour fast and will not fade.
Treated with Polygiene your BUFF headwear will remain fresh as the silver ions prevent the build up of bacteria in the fabric
Certified to meet Oeko-Tex Standard 100
Thermal Comfort – Hot

Great pattern

As well as offering excellent UV protection, a BUFF is brilliant for keeping all the flying beasties out of your nose and mouth when the sun goes down. On this trip I also discovered another use for my BUFF proving just how versatile this little piece of material can be. As you’re getting in and out of the water on a regular basis, despite the heat, your shorts are pretty much always damp, especially the mesh inside and after four days, this netting was starting to chafe my inner thigh. Now this might not sound like a major deal but it was starting to get really uncomfortable, I tried putting on another pair of dry shorts but the mesh was still rubbing the sore area and I didn’t know what else to try and then decided to try wearing my Buff on my thigh like a sleeve under my shorts and it worked a treat! No more rubbing and it was really comfortable to wear.

In the water again

Is there nothing this little garment can’t turn it’s hand to!

I just love BUFF products, have a look at their website, there’s bound to be something you like – BUFF website

*Buff sent me these products for free in exchange for an honest review. All opinions contained in this post are my own.


Posted by Jamie Rich

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