Say bye to burnt necks.

Buff's UV Half Buff is shorter to better fit under cycling helmets or on the back of your neck when you're belaying in the sun.

  • CoolMax Extreme moisture-wicking fabric
  • Polygiene active odor control
  • UV sun protection
  • Reviews
  • Q & A

Better for Warm Months

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

Bought this originally to use for face coverage during the cold months but it's not quite as stretchy or long as I anticipated! I still like it and the pattern is pretty cool, it just might find more use this summer as a headband and to keep the sun off my neck! Super quick drying.

Great lightweight Buff

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

Seems like it's literally half the length of the regular Buff. Wish it was a few inches longer to stay on my face a bit for glacier travel, but it does the job on hot days. Nice and lightweight


  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I got this thinking I would be able to use it to cover my face in the cold, but it doesn't reach up that high. I use it more to keep sun and sweat off of my neck in the summer or as a headband. I prefer my full buff to the half buff.


    This buff is unmistakable when being worn and looks awesome. It folds in half to make a great headband that doesn't fall off in the toughest of situations. It is also great sun protection for your neck.

    Comfortable coverage

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    When the sun and wind is intense it's hard to fight it with just sunscreen alone, and this buff makes the perfect barrier for keeping harsh gusts and sand away from your money-maker. Its lightweight, which is great because the last thing you want on a hot and windy day is to layer up with toasty fabrics, and does a good job keeping your skin protected. My only gripe is that the fabric isn't super soft right from the get-go, and when you're tossing fabric against your soft facial skin it would be better for it to feel a little more gentle, though after a wash the roughness is gone for the most part.

    very nice

      The designs are pretty sweet and is great with sun protection

      Everyone needs a Buff

      • Familiarity: I've used it several times

      If you don't already have a buff, you are seriously missing out. Buffs are one of the most useful items I own.

      Utah A Pretty Great State

        Got the arches buff and it looks good and keeps the cold off my neck.

        Great Buff

          I bought the CA buff for my wife and she loves it. The color is just like the picture. She uses it under her helmet or when she runs to keep the hair out of her eyes.

          Half Buff As Headband

          • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

          I wear this under my ski helmet to keep my hair back and my ears a little warmer. As with all Buffs, the fabric is great for drying really quickly.

          half Buff is well received by my cyclist

            My husband has three of these now and uses them all the time under his helmet.

            2nd one!

            • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

            Bought my husband a second one of these for his birthday. The first one he had was the arches print and he's put it through the wringer. He wears it running, biking, hiking, you name it. His first one has held up so well and I'm sure the new one will too.

            Utah Arches

            • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

            I purchased the Utah Arches one and it's awesome. The colors really pop and it's easy to carry around for sun protection.

            Can't live without!!

              The half buff is perfect for keeping your hair out of your face, off the back of your neck, and keeping you cool during those hot summer days.

              Ear warmy

                Just got back from a 2 day ski tour and it was blowing and cold. I honestly didnt need a hat-the buff was all i needed even when my hair was iced over.

                Ear warmy

                Two thumbs up

                • Familiarity: I've used it several times
                • Fit: True to size

                I preferred this to the full size buff after comparing the two. Folded in half, it works great as a sweat band or to keep hair out of your face. Relatively cheap and a good alternative to a hat, it is comfy and gets the job done. It also works nicely to keep the sun off your neck in hot conditions without a ton of bulk and excess material to make you uncomfortably warm.

                Recommend the Full Size

                  Really versatile and great to keep in your pack for skiing, running, or mountain biking. So many uses! Half length isn't quite long enough for most applications, though.

                  Repping FL everyday:)

                  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
                  • Fit: True to size

                  The functionality of this buff is great but the way it looks is even better! Keeps the sweat outta my eyes and to be able to rep my beautiful sunshine state of FLORIDA while working out or hitting the beach is phenomenal, keep on keeping on!

                  Repping FL everyday:)

                  Love Ma Buff!!

                  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
                  • Size Bought: One size-fits great for me

                  I have used this mainly as a headband/headwarmer while hiking in cooler weather. Keeps the stray hairs out of your sweaty face and when you stop to eat a snack or snap some pics you can unfold it to cover more of your ears and keep your head warm.
                  I don't use it as often as a gaitor since it's pretty thin and my other layers keep my neck protected in colder weather that others' might like it for. (I'm one of those anti-turtle neck people, so if it's not freezing out, my neck likes freedom)
                  I also wouldn't rely on it for skiing- if it's that cold and I'm hitting the slopes hard, I need something more breathable but also isn't going to freeze up on my face. Since this isn't what I purchased it for anyway, I'm super happy!
                  I will definitely be adding more Buffs in my future!

                  Perfect for the Irish

                  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

                  I am Irish and the sun and I do not get along very well. This is a great addition to sun protection on the neck. I always have it with me when I am doing stuff outside. I also love how many uses it has. I have several different Buffs and they all make it into my pack depending on the conditions if it is sunny or cold or whatever.