Thursday, September 17, 2015

The Full Buff

Disclaimer: I received BuffUSA gear as part of being a BibRave Pro. Learn more about becoming a BibRave Pro (ambassador), and check out to review find and write race reviews!

Last month I tested out the Buff USA half buff and this month it was time to check out the full buff.  Unlike the half buff, I did not have a choice in color but if you decided to get one for yourself, you would have MANY different options.  Since the full buff comes in a bright "bibrave" orange color, that was the one given to all us Bibravepros to test out.  This actually was completely fine with me.  To be honest, I don't really have any running accessories that match my bibrave singlet or running shirt so it's nice to add a bit more orange to the mix so I don't look AS crazy out there ;-)

Anyway as soon as I opened the buff, I could feel a difference in the material.  It wasn't a bad thing, it was just different.  The full buff felt a little thicker than the half and wayyyy longer (obviously twice as long as the half).  If you check out the Buff USA site they show you 12 different ways to wear the full buff.  I'm not a huge fan of wearing it like a pirate or a hat but I do like how it looks on other people.  I prefer mine as a headband or on my wrist to wipe sweat.  While I don't dislike the full buff, I have to confess that I do love the half a lot more.  Sorry full buff!  I just found the full buff to be more cumbersome both on my head and on my wrist.  But as I said in my half buff review, the half was perfect because it's hot out and I don't want extra material even though it's breathable and all that jazz, it's still there.  That said, I know I will be thanking my lucky stars for the full buff come winter time.  Not so much as a headband or sweat wiper but as a buff over my face.  I even saw on the site how to configure it as a hood and over my face at the same time.  I know I will DEFINITELY be doing that on those freezing cold long runs.
before and after a tough #100miletraning run
freakin hot out there!

The other features of the full buff are that blocks 95% of UV rays, it's moisture wicking, made of breathable coolmax fabric, seamless (I don't need any extra chafage!) and also a thermal component to block against cold and wind hence why it will be awesome come winter.

And the best news of all?!  The BIBRAVE10 code is still good for 10% off whatever you want at Buff USA!  Get shopping!!!

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