Running in the Cold? You Need This!

Disclaimer: I received a Buff Hoodie to review as part of being a BibRave Pro. Learn more about becoming a BibRave Pro (ambassador), and check out to review find and write race reviews!

Freezing temps, piercing wind, cold air & a chance of rain. Why did running thru the winter sound like a good idea? I have asked myself this multiple times this year. Haha. Winter running can really put you to the test, but thankfully there are a lot of running equipment & accessories out there that make it more pleasant and allow us to keep doing what we love even when the weather wants to stop us.  

So what is this you ask?
It’s a Buff, it’s a hoodie… it’s a Buff hoodie


It’s all the amazingness of a Buff, with a hoodie attached to keep you protected and warm. It’s not your average hoodie either! The hood is Polartec® Thermal Pro® material that is wind resistant and keeps your warm. There is a double layer Buff that covers your neck and a single layer collar that can be pulled up to cover your nose and mouth. These are made of merino wool. This special wool keeps your warm up in the coldest of temperatures, but also lets the moisture out and dries quick, which means it is great for cold & sweaty activities!

IMG_0955We have been having an extra cold winter here in the PNW, and this Buff hoodie has really helped to keep me warm on many different occasions. It is so comfortable, you almost forget it is there! 

IMG_0875When running, the hood stays up on your head even without securing it. (the pic above is an action running shot & that hood is not going anywhere!)  I love it because it is like a built in hat. You pull the hood up when you want extra warmth. If you overheat, you just pull it back down.

on this run I had a built in hat with my hoodie and built in gloves!!! Most convenient running ever!

It’s amazingly functional, not to mention extremely stylish! You can use it during outdoor workouts, take it on a hike, hit the slopes OR take it to the streets.

IMG_0818The pic above was on NYE. It was below freezing that night. My Buff Hoodie had super cute street style & kept me warm. 

The Buff Hoodie allows you to turn ANY shirt or jacket into a hoodie, which is amazing in my book. It has made my cold runs a lot more pleasant and a lot more fun. I will definitely be using this thru the Spring. The merino wool is warm but breathable, unlike fleece, so you can use it in a wider range of temperatures. It’s an awesome accessory to have added to my running collection & I can’t wait to take it on more adventures with me. 

I definitely recommend it. It will make those cooler runs much more enjoyable, and it’s cute! You can shop the exact one I have HERE(it comes in other colors too!)


What is your must have for running in the cold???

Stay Sweaty!!

Don’t just take it from me… check out what my fellow BibRavePros thought about the Buff Hoodie!

Jen S // Amy // Heather// Gina

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