Review: Buff Hoodie

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I’m not really looking forward to using this while I shovel snow later this winter, but I know it will keep me warm.

Welcome to winter!

As a runner, the winter months (especially in the northeast) will mean cold, wind and snow. It also means you’ll probably take your workouts indoors.
Well, not me! I’m treadmill-adverse, so anything to keep me warm out there (at night, most often) is welcome.

12523043_1080485065315913_3919608327228718133_nI got a chance to use and review the Buff Hoodie recently and it really works at it’s job: keeping you warm.

Almost too warm!

By the end of my run, I had to pull down the hood — and re-adjust my headlamp — because I was sweating, profusely. The facemask portion also helps keep your nose, mouth and cheeks warm, though heavy breathing will catch your breath and turn chilly after a bit.

My tip: Tuck it away under your chin for a minute or two before pulling it back up and it’ll warm right up.

Cinching the hood around your head makes for a good fit — not too big and poofy. It’s also cut so that it doesn’t cut out your peripheral vision, which is important for running at night.

While running, the tassels will bounce around and hit your in the face or eye. I tied them up into a knot after I adjusted the hood and it kept them out of the way.

It kept my whole head warm — neck, ears and all — which does a lot more than my normal cold-weather hat.

It’s definitely something I’d wear on a regular basis, when the weather calls for it.

Stay warm out there, my friends.

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