The ultimate in streamlined coverage, the updated UVX Balaclava features an ultra-lightweight UVX fabric that wicks and dries quickly with greater two-way stretch and recovery for all-day comfort and protection from harmful UV rays. This versatile balaclava is thin enough to allow range of motion, yet provides thermal protection when needed. A contoured design with bonded seams and stretchy tape fits over the shoulders, back of the neck and upper chest for ultimate UV protection. This balaclava also boasts laser-cut breathing holes to allow moisture to escape.
*UPF 50+ Ultraviolet Protection Factor (UPF) measures the amount of UV radiation that penetrates a fabric and reaches your skin. A fabric rated with a UPF of 50 will allow only 1/50th of the sun\x92s UV rays to pass through. In other words, it blocks 49/50ths or 98% of the UV radiation. UPF 50+ is the highest possible rating. Samples of fabrics have been tested for UV protection by LEITAT-Textile Technology Institute in accordance with the standard AS/NXS4399:1996 \x93Sun protective clothing--Evaluation and Classification.\x94
It all began in 1991 on a bike.
Charged with a passion for motorcycles, our founder, Joan Rojas, sought to find a solution to keep his neck and head protected on his cross-country rides. Plucking from his knowledge of tubular knitting, he churned out the first BUFF headwear product, focusing on supreme craftsmanship, and tested it as he traveled the length of the Pyrenees. BUFF , short for bufanda, which means \x93scarf\x94 in Spanish, was born.
Partnering with superior manufacturers of raw materials, over the past 25 years, BUFF has premiered and innovated the tubular headwear category. Our company-owned factory, which is located downstairs of our headquarters in Spain, allows us to ensure that, start to finish, excellence is built into every product.
Today, just as then, BUFF headwear is a product built on this ethos of quality; it\x92s in the marrow of our company.
Technology has progressed and the industry of textiles has moved into a new age, and we have evolved with it. While we incorporate state-of-the-art fabric technologies, like COOLMAX and Polygeine, into our products, we stick to our heritage of quality and reliability. It\x92s these time-tested qualities that athletes and outdoor enthusiasts from an array of sports depend on, and why BUFF is the original multifunctional headwear.
We invite you to become part of the BUFF revolution. See for yourself why BUFF headwear is the perfect accessory for any outdoor activity.