Buff UVX Balaclava
Designed to protect more area and fit more securely, the UVX Balaclava is the next generation of sun blocking garments from Buff. Since the introduction of the original UV Buff, anglers have become increasingly knowledgeable about the harmful effects of the Sun's UV rays and subsequently taken more precautions to protect themselves. Buff has become synonymous with the sun blocking headwear made by many apparel companies and continue to seek new ways to improve on their original designs. The UVX Balaclava derives its name from the Crimean port Balaklava where these garments were supposedly developed to help keep soldiers warm during the Crimean War. The garment has since become a staple in any winter sportsman's outfit to keep warm during their activities. While traditional use is for warmth, Buff has taken the design and created a cooling, sun shield which protects the wearer by blocking over 95% of the suns rays. The great thing about the UVX Balaclava is the extended coverage it offers stretching to fully cover over the head and down to the forehead as well as midway down the chest.
Comfort is not an issue with this sun blocking balaclava masl. The super soft, breathable material is nice against the skin and removes hot air while allowing fresh, cooler air in. Very minimal seaming was used to ensure no points of chaffing would occur, yet the flat lock construction is very durable. The fabric dries very quickly and protects the wearer from cool gusts of wind. A long day of fishing out in the hot sun logically suggests wearing less clothing to keep cool, however, it's been proven that direct contact of UV rays with individuals skin actually raises body temperature. Go figure. Covering up will aid in keeping cool while also eliminating the chance of sunburn and reducing any potential long term effects associated with ultra violet radiation. Buff's own Polygiene Active Odor Control helps resist the build up of bacteria that is responsible for odors embedding deep into the fabric.
The Buff UVX Balaclava is a great alternative to the standard version for those who prefer a more tailored fit. We offer the UVX Balaclava in a single Cru color.
UVX Buff Balaclava Features
- Blocks 95% of UV rays*
- Soft, breathable Coolmax® Extreme fabric
- Limited seams
- 2 ways to wear
- Polygiene® Active Odor Control
- Thermal protection from cold & wind
- 2-way lateral stretch
- Contoured fit at face and shoulder areas
- Hand or machine wash in warm water with mild soap
- Do not use fabric softeners
- Do not bleach
- Do not machine dry
- Do not iron
Buff UVX Balaclava Sun Protection
Blocks more than 95% of UV radiation. Ultraviolet radiation, or UV, is present in sunlight. Sunburn is a sign that your skin has received too much UV. Overexposure to UV over many years can cause more serious health problems such as skin cancer or cataracts. Garments that are sensibly designed for sun protection like UV Buff® helps reduce your UV exposure.