Tuesday, 25 August 2015

KitShack UV Protection BUFF review

This summer we were sent some pretty girly and roar-tastic buffs for the girls to put to the test. We have never had buffs before, and to be honest didn't really know they existed. BUFFs can be worn as a neckerchief, headband, wristband, mask, hair-band, balaclava, scarf,  scrunchie, saharaine, pirate cap, beanie and bandana. So many possibilities. The junior buffs from Kit shack are also high UV protection too. Perfect.

They come in two different size, baby and junior. Baby size is up to aged 4 with a head size of 48-51cm and junior is recommended for 5-10 years with head size 50-55cm.
They have many different designs suitable for boys or girls. J chose bright pink. S chose the dinosaurs in the baby range. She is close to being 4 years old  but the baby size still fits her well without it being too snug.
The first outing with them was when we went to Aber falls. J wanted to keep it long length and have it floating down her pony tail. As long as it covered her scalp I didn't mind how she wore it.

S wanted to wear it the same too. They both liked wearing the buffs as it meant they could still jump around and climb without any hats falling off, or peaks to obstruct their view.

We also put the buff to use by wearing it as a scarf. Although its mainly for summer use due to the high UV protection it also keeps them warm. J didn't complain she was cold at all when we tried out the snow park. It shall be out all year long as it passed the scarf test too.

When the sun has shone bright and strong on the occasional true summer day we doubled the buff up whilst at the paddling pool to keep hair out of S's way and her scalp protected. It didn't matter if it got wet as it is light weight it would dry quick, it is also machine washable to wash away the chlorine.

We also doubled it up mainly as a headband whilst at the beach to try and tame J's locks.  It is made with a Coolmax extreme material so it  will wick moisture and sweat away from skin faster than any other fabric, making it perfect for every outdoor activity under the sun.

Although its tubular in shape its seem less so doesn't cause any discomfort.

When they choose not to wear it, I can easily wrap it around my wrist and have it like a bracelet. It does not stretch out of shape and keeps its elasticity.

I am sure you will see them more and more throughout our days out posts, and in different styles. Kitshack have produced a video of all the different ways you can wear a buff, and I am in awe. I can see J wearing it in balaclava mode in the cold icy winter walks to school.

They don't just do children buffs, they do adults too.

Do you have a buff? How do you wear yours?

*We were sent a baby buff and two junior buffs for the purpose of this review. All words, photos and opinions are my own.


  1. Oooh these look fab. Will have to have a look into getting some for my two. Thanks for sharing!

  2. Reading through your post I was thinking how fab these sound and how great it would be if they did adult versions. You kept me in suspense until your last sentence and then told me the have in adult sizes! :-)

  3. These are really cute and look very versatile

  4. I have seen these but didn't know what they were called! They look and sound fab x

  5. I have never seen these before. We struggle keeping a hat on our 10 1/2 month old and she has no hair to protect her poor head yet. These look like a great option x

  6. What an odd name to call them lol! To be fair, I would like one of these for myself on a windy day. I hate my hair blowing on my face.

  7. What an odd name to call them lol! To be fair, I would like one of these for myself on a windy day. I hate my hair blowing on my face.


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