Disclaimer: I received a BUFF ThermoNet hat and ThermoNet multifunctional headwear 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 received both of these items quite a while ago, but found them to be very difficult to use and review. Because they are bad products you may ask? No, of course not! Oddly, living in a climate like Wisconsin, you would think the weather would cooperate quite well but we went through a warm spell late in the fall and then just as the temps dropped, I was on vacation in a much warmer climate. Augh!! was my initial reaction but I did the best I could with the limited time (cold weather time) that I had. I DID use it in all weather though so this will be quite the thorough analysis of this product.
First, it is a soft material that is breathable called PrimaLoft yarn. It is four times warmer than microfiber and uses technology to wick moisture away from your head but keeps your head warm and dry even in crazy cold temps. I was able to test out is multiple uses in both climates. When in the warmer climate, I used the multifunctional headwear both on my head and around my neck (two different runs) and it performed rather well. Yes, when on my head, it provided some warmth that maybe wasn’t needed but there also wasn’t a drip of sweat that came down into my face. On the other run I wore it around my neck, raising it once or twice to block my mouth as I was on/near a beach and was avoiding sand blowing into my mouth. I liked the effectiveness and usefulness of the product.
(Warm climate pic)
When I returned just this past week to the chilly and windy weather of Wisconsin, I was able to give these items the REAL test of how well PrimaLoft would protect my head and skin. It passed! The day I went out on a 13 mile run it was 30 degrees but damp out and breezy/chilly and not pleasant. My head never felt cold, damp, anything. It was cozy. So much so that, along with wearing the headwear around my neck, I was almost too warm in those areas. (My fingers were another story…) I loved the headwear because I was, once again, able to selectively choose when to pull it over my mouth, (this time for warmth) and when to drop it down. Very breathable, as the product promised it would be. And the colors are pretty sweet too! But these items are not for fashion, IMO, but for pure awesome value and usage.
The BUFF ThermoNet hat and multifunctional headwear are two products you should seriously think about acquiring for your running/outdoor adventures if you live in a cold climate for winter/fall. And it doesn’t even have to be for recreational purposes. Use it while raking the yard on a harsh day or while cross country skiing. MULTIFUNCTIONAL means exactly that. Plus, should you check these out now and want to get one for yourself, I have a present for you.
Receive 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
What more could you ask for? A great product with a deal included to pay less. And it will make you and your body much happier on those chilly mornings. Or afternoons. Or evenings. Whenever you run. Workout. Whatever your heart desires.
Any questions or comments, please feel free to toss them my way below. I highly encourage it! And, as always, happy running!