The UV Buff

Posted July 26, 2010, at 6:25 p.m.
Last modified Jan. 29, 2011, at 12:21 p.m.

Weight: 1.2 ounces

Price: $22.95

The UV Buff, like its predecessor the Original Buff, is a great, seamless headgear accessory with endless possibilities. Well, almost endless – endless if you can’t count any higher than say, 12. I’m sure a lot of us are familiar with the Buff from the show Survivor – but this thing has way more potential than those castaways let their team colors provide, especially when we’re talking about the UV version.

Besides being a seamless, colorful, tube of polyester, this piece boasts that it will block 95 percent of ultraviolet radiation. Good news for sensitive scalp, ears and neck! The secret is in the Coolmax brand fibers blended into the fabric, which, as luck would have it, also makes the UV Buff a fantastic moisture management piece. Utilitarian, indeed.

Jennifer Sonnenberg, Buyer, Epic Sports