"Disclaimer: I received a set of ThermoNet™ Multifunction Headwear and hat from BUFF USA to review as part of being a BibRave Pro. Learn more about becoming a BibRave Pro (ambassador), and check out BibRave.com to review find and write race reviews!"
I have been a fan of BUFF USA for years. You know, the company that makes the original buffs for Survivor? I’ve tried out many types of their buffs as well as the UV arm sleeves and have always been impressed with their quality and functionality. I don’t own much in the way of cold weather active headwear, since I live in Arizona. However, I travel a lot – especially for races – so I decided I should give these items a try.
The ThermoNet™ items arrived as a set – a beanie and a BUFF. They definitely had a different feel than the other buffs I own. It is a woven, stretchy fabric that helps trap heat in. Designed to keep you warm without feeling bulky.
I brought these 2 items with me to Ragnar Michigan. I’m a total cold weather wuss, which is why I moved from Michigan to Arizona in the first place! I thought there was a good chance I would want this for my night run, at the very least.
As the sun was setting, we were at Pentwater Beach on Michigan’s west coast. The wind was whipping and it was probably around 40-45 degrees. I started out with just the BUFF to protect my neck and keep it warm. It has a loose fit, but it helped a lot. We slept in our vans that night, and I slept in my BUFF! We woke up to 36 degrees. Oh my Lord. I threw on the beanie too and bravely stepped out into the cold. Boy, did it look cute!
I tend to have trouble keeping hats or headbands on my thin, fine hair, they sometimes slide right off – sometimes without me even realizing it. But the beanie is very fitted, it fit like a glove. Even at the lakeshore, where the windchill was in full force and it was even colder, these items kept me warm. A few hours later, when it was my turn to run, I decided to still wear the BUFF around my neck when I ran a 6.6 mile leg. The nice part – even after all that running it was not soaked and uncomfortable. Maybe just slightly damp. I threw it in the wash when I got back home, and it came out beautifully. One note: If I am going to wear it around my neck (and not a headwrap), I do like it to be tighter. The fit is really loose when wearing it like a scarf. When it gets colder in Arizona in the coming months, I can see wearing this as a headwrap over my ears possibly
Here are the product features:
The hat comes in 3 colors and the ThermoNet™ BUFF comes in 9. They retail for $27 each.
But, wait, there’s more! For a special limited-time offer, BUFF USA is giving you 20% off your entire order at www.buffusa.com when you purchase at least one product from the ThermoNet™ collection. Includes ThermoNet™ Multifunctional Headwear, Hats or Balaclavas. Enter code: *BIBRAVETHERMONET20* at checkout. Expires: 11/17/2017. Get one for yourself or as a holiday gift for a running buddy!
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Hi, I'm Emily! I'm an avid runner in Arizona with a passion for travel and racing around the country!