Saturday, May 18, 2013

Buff Review

Recently I bought a buff and I went with the Predator pattern.
 Mainly because I felt the colors would be the most natural. I'm happy with the coloring. Up close you can see the animals on the buff but from a distance it looks almost like camouflage.
The first time I tried it was on the redfish trip. I had a lot of stubble and I found the buff a little irritating. You have to keep messing around with the fit or your sunglasses will fog up constantly. Even with the warm weather I didn't find the buff really hot. I paid for not wearing it enough. My lips got severely burned. The picture above was from a striper trip. The weather was unseasonably cold and there was a constant breeze. The buff provided relief and kept me warm. I think this is the best use for the buff. I wore a different style hat this time and the buff seemed to fit better with a ball cap. I found it easy to fit most of it over my face with out fogging up my sunglasses. I'll be quick with the rest of the review.
  • Blocks wind
  • Breathable
  • Comfortable
  • Easy to take on and off
  • Packs easy, you can throw it in your pocket or fish pack
  • Great sun protection
  • Works well in hot and cold weather
  • Takes a while to get used to
  • Hard to get a fit that doesn't fog up glasses
  • I was going to write looks kind of goofy but on the river I saw more people wearing them than I ever have.


  1. Hey Kev. I've got one that someone sent me and truthfully I should wear it but I don't. One word of advice, don't stop at the local stop & rob while you're wearing it. They don't like them at all.

  2. Howard, if you ever get your lips sunburnt really bad you will want one of these. It's super painful and took 2 weeks for mine to heal.

  3. Thanks for posting this. I'm probably going to end up getting one of these. The wide-brimmed hat I use doesn't quite cover everything.