Wednesday, 1 November 2017

Review - Buff Laki Stripes Turquoise Hat

I received this product free of charge for the purpose of an unbiased review.

Buff Laki Stripes Turquoise Hat

Product Description 

  • Knitted hat with an inner full fleece lining with Polartec® Classic 100 (Polar band and lightweight with high thermal insulation).
    Ideal for use when it is cold.

    100% Acrylic
    100% Polyester



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5 stars 


I have alopecia totalis which means I have no hair at all on my scalp, I’ve also lost my eyebrows and eyelashes. I don’t get on with wigs, I find them very uncomfortable, so instead I wear headscarves, bandanas or hats. As the weather is getting colder I’ve swapped my summer bandanas for winter hats, but I haven’t had much luck finding a good quality warm hat. They are either too itchy, not as warm as they look or too light and loose so that they are in danger of blowing off of my head on a windy day. Last winter I bought so many hats, but wasn’t happy with any of them. So I was excited to try a knitted hat from Buffwear, a company that make a wide range of hats and other headwear.

The Buff Laki Stripes Hat is a knitted hat with bright stripes in various shades of blue. As soon as I opened the packaging I could tell that the hat was of really high quality. It is closely knitted in a very soft wool. There are no loose threads, and even after wearing it lots of times the wool hasn’t gone ‘fuzzy’ - it still looks as good as it did on day one.

Inside the hat is a wonderfully soft fleece lining. This is what makes the Buff hat a winner for me as it feels great against the sensitive skin on my scalp. Since developing alopecia my scalp has become very sensitive and the material of some hats, especially knitted ones, are very irritating and itchy - this hat is so comfortable you forget you’re wearing it. It feels nice and closely on my head and feels very secure and I don’t worry it’s going to blow away (which has happened with another woolly hat as we live on the coast and it gets very windy here).

The fleece lining has a high thermal insulation so it’s perfect to wear in cold winter weather. As I’ve not got any hair, my head obviously gets very cold but the Buff Laki Stripes Hat has kept me lovely and warm, even on very chilly, windy days. I often put a fleece cap on under my other knitted hats as they seem to let in the cold wind, but I haven’t needed to do that with this hat because it’s lined and the wool and fabric are top quality.

Buff hats cost a little more than I’d usually pay, but now I’ve tried this one I can see why. In my opinion Buff hats are well worth the price. Their products are not only superb quality but they also look great. I love how my new hat looks and I wear it all the time while I’m out walking the dogs. 

There is a wide range of winter hats available from Buff and I plan on investing in a different style soon. I highly recommend the Buff Laki Stripes Hat, and Buff products in general - five stars.


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