High UV

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The High UV Buff® is the proof of Buff®'s technology competence. It is the highest cooling headwear fabric in the world. It combines sun protection and comfort.

This is your choice if nothing else cools you enough and if you care for skin cancer protection.

  • Performance rating Coolmax® Extreme
  • 98% UV-A and UV-B blockage
  • The only tube that can protect against skin cancer
  • Highly breathable
  • Extremely soft feeling
  • Ultra thin
  • Kills Germs and Odour
  • Free of Harmful Substances - Certified 


Sun, Sun, Sun. The High-UV Buff® is designed to keep you comfortable in sun and heat.


What ever involves being all day in the sun. The main target is fishing, sports and outdoor life. The Coolmax® Extreme rating makes it also work in fitness and dance studios.


Double the wicking and evaporating action than "standard" Coolmax® means  half the amount of moisture left to run down your face. It also means keeping the temperatures at bay where other fabrics just heat you up.

It is the highest possible cooling rating a fabric can achieve and not even a handful of textile manufacturers in the world manage to achieve this.

The picture to the left explains how it works:

A special four-channel fibre forms a transport system that pulls moisture away from the skin to the outer layer of the fabric. It distributes the moisture so fine that it easily evaporates. This effect then thermoregulates the body. 


UVA and UVB protection is necessary to prevent skin cancer. Normal fabrics like T-shirts don't protect from both. That's why you can avoid sunburns with them but still get skin cancer. 

Buff's Australian agency ARPANSA discovered this years ago and introduced the UPF rating that we all know. According to this rating the High-UV Buff® rates UPF 20 (good) and is the only tube that has a UPF rating.

Samples of fabrics are tested for UV protection by AITEX - Textile Technological Institute (Test report nº 2005AN5904) in accordance with the standard AS/NZS4399:1996 "Sun protective clothing - Evaluation and Classification".

As far as we know no other headwear is available that comes with Coolmax® Extreme rating AND UV protection.


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