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Hello Winter 2020-2021! A time of year when days become shorter and the temps become colder. Making it hard sometimes to find the motivation to take that first step out the door. Sometimes it takes adding new running gear or other little tricks to help get you excited about doing that first run in the bitter cold. So naturally I was thrilled to be able to opt in for the Buff DryFlx+Collection campaign. I mean a little surprise in the mailbox to help keep me warm couldn’t be a bad thing right?
I waited for what seemed like forever for my package to arrive, but let me be the first to tell you. Good things come to those who wait. My product might have been a little delayed in shipping or lost in the COVID mail, but honestly it showed up at the perfect time. I couldn’t have been more excited to open my package and see just what this product had to offer. Colors were nice, fit awesome, nice and soft to touch, and the most important part the technical smart zones placed in just the right locations to help with breathability, warmth, and moisture wicking.
As you can imagine I was so excited to give this product a try. So off I went for my first Winter outing. This time I would not be running. Instead I would be taking a Winters Hike to capture some of Mother Natures beauty. It was a cold, snowy, frosty morning so that could only mean one thing! Bundle up from head to toe. I was sure to grab my Buff DryFlx+ Collection and head out the door. Now, with never having used a Buff Brand product before I really had no idea just how it would work. To my surprise the warmth this collection provided was amazing, the comfort and breathability unmatched from any other products I have tried. So this left me feeling extremely excited to try this product out durning a run.
Along came Christmas Day with temps at -6 and a fresh light snow. A day that I always start off with a short run through the surrounding neighborhoods to enjoy the sights and sounds of Christmas. Now given how cold this years Christmas morning was I might have opted for indoor miles, but not this year. I was very excited to hit the pavement and give my new Buff DryFlx+Collection the true test I really felt it needed. So layered from head to toe I headed out the door for my Holiday Run. It was one of those mornings where the quiet set in and your breath turned to crystals. But if you are dressed properly these are the days that can produce some of your most memorable runs.
If I’m being honest, I’m someone who has always struggled to run with anything over my nose or mouth so running in these conditions has always been hard for me. I would bundle up grab my balaclava and head out only to get not even a quarter mile from my starting point and have to pull my mask down for some fresh air and then back up once my face got to cold. With my new Buff DryFlx+ Collection pleasantly there was no need for pulling my mask up and down. The breathability that the smart zones created were perfect to help with breathing, allowed moisture to escape, and the seamless woven design help make this a top notch product for warmth. Overall this product deserves 10 stars for just how well it performs and holds up to some pretty brutal conditions. So if you’re someone who struggles to run in the cold or just are looking for a really good piece of running gear to add to your collection check these guys out at Buff USA