Product Review: BUFF Pack Run Cap

Disclaimer: I received a BUFF Pack Run Cap to review as part of being a BibRave Pro. Learn more about becoming a BibRave Pro (ambassador), and check out to review, find, and write race reviews!

I’m not the biggest fan of wearing hats while running and typically prefer BUFF’s other headwear options. The reason why: it never fails that while wearing a hat, like a trucker hat, sweat manages to drip down into my eyes and down my face. Not a fan of that at all, so I avoid wearing hats. I’m starting with this point because the Pack Run Cap NEVER allowed any sweat into my face on the days I wore it running and there were some incredibly humid and nasty hot days I that I chose to wear it. How does it do this? It has a reliable and low profile sweatband wrapped around the inner part that does its job and then some.

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Now, you might think if the cap is absorbing all that sweat then it must be getting damp, heavy and not pleasant to wear anymore. Not so! I’ve never had a hat breathe as well as the Pack Run Cap when I know I’ve been sweating in sweltering heat and it remains light as can be. Again, how? Fastwick fabric side panels wick the moisture away and your head can breathe.

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These two features have impressed me the most with the BUFF Pack Run Cap but they’re obviously not the only features of this cap. The upper panel provides up to 98% protection from UV rays. There is an elastic cord at the back for a surprisingly secure fit that never loosened while running outdoors. It also has a reflective tab on the back and reflective logo on the front that adds low-light visibility.

My experience using the BUFF Pack Run Cap was a positive one. I have to say that since I am anti-hat for the most part. For me, it was just so lightweight and it was as if I didn’t even have something on my head. That’s how light it really is! I loved that it was easy to fold up and simply slide into my pocket if necessary. I liked that the material was soft and had 4-way stretch ability so it didn’t tighten too much on one side over another.

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Now, if you don’t like the color of mine, BUFF has other options for you to peruse through. Also, if a full cap is not your cup of tea, they had the same material in a visor too. You can’t lose with the Pack Run Cap. Whether you like it hats or not, this is a nice option! Bonus, if you want 15% off your BUFF purchase, simply go to and sign up for the BUFF newsletter and, boom, a discount for you! I highly recommend this product!

Any questions or comments, please feel free to drop a note below!

And, as always, happy running!

In the Buff: Why This Headwear is for You

Disclaimer: I received an Buff Original Headwear to review as part of being a BibRave Pro. Learn more about becoming a BibRave Pro (ambassador), and check out to review find and write race reviews!

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I’m not sure where to start with the Buff Original Headwear. I know that you might read this and think I’m just filling  your head with all positives because I’m getting paid or something (I’m not) but that’s not the case at all. I love the Buff! I used to wear hats on all my runs. Now, I hate wearing hats on my runs. The Buff prevents all sweat from dripping into my eyes which I could never say about any of my hats before. But that’s just a personal reason for me to love the Buff. So, why should you?

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One big reason to want to wear this product on all your runs, or any outdoor activity really is the protection it provides. The great material it’s made of provides a UPF 50 factor. What does that mean? Means your head/neck are getting 98% UV protection during your outdoor activity. That makes for a great product! Now you may say, well it’s only covering your head so what does that matter? Well, there are several ways for you to wear this awesome item!


And the Buff Original Headwear fits as tight or as loose as you want it to fit. Perfect no matter what. And protects you all over from the sun.

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And you can also use it as part of your Halloween costume! Lol!!

Finally, one of my favorite reason that you should think about owning your own Buff Original Headwear wrap is because of what they are partially made of. Every wrap includes two recycled plastic bottles in its construction. How about that?! Great product that serves your needs AND you’re helping Mother Earth at the same time! Win-win!

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Think about getting yourself a wrap today! You will not be disappointed in its performance or value in the long term. Make sure to check out their website,

If you already own one, I’d love to know what you think. Great product or what?

Happy Running!

Review of the BUFF USA ThermoNet Headwear

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 to review find and write race reviews!

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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.

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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.

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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 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!

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