Why We Chose It: Streamlined design, great airflow from the stretchy mesh, slick aesthetic
The Buff 5 panel is primarily a trail running cap, though it wouldn’t look amiss when you’re out trekking, or on a quick jaunt into town. It’s made with sun protection in mind, but also has moisture-wicking features that’ll work against some light rain and a good amount of sweat.
Quick drying: this cap is a great accessory for high intensity sports. Amongst other things, Buff are experts in headwear and neckwear protection, and this cap definitely follows suit in terms of design features. It’s got a streamlined build that offers full crown cover, and a breathable mesh that promotes airflow when you’re out running. It also has a stretchy and adjustable fit to make it both suitable for a variety of head sizes, and for everyday use when you might not need it as tight.
Who Is The Buff Panel Cap For?
The Buff 5 panel is for people who engage in high intensity sports but desire a little comfort and protection along the way. It’s also suited for the outdoor lover more generally, especially if you a have a multi-hour or multi-day hiking adventure ahead of you.
When you’re out trail running or long-distance trekking, the last thing you want is to deal with intense sunburn or sweat obscuring your vision. The 5 panel provides a protective solution to this with its UV-protection and moisture-wicking qualities, as well as some more moderate protection against light rain and winds.
“The 5 panel provides a protective solution to this with its UV-protection and moisture-wicking qualities”
To give you an idea of the cap in action, check out Spanish trail runner Pau Capell sporting a Buff Pro Run Hat during his attempt to break the 20-hour barrier across the UTMB trail.