The original Buff is a long tube made from a breathable and moisture-wicking microfiber. Buffs are one of the most versatile items that we carry. Buffs can be worn in a variety of ways, and in a variety of climates. In warm weather, I frequently wear my Buff as a bandana to provide some sun protection and keep my head cool, or as a headband to keep the sweat out of my eyes. In the winter, I often find myself using the same exact buff as a face mask, balaclava, or even a lightweight winter hat (it’s a perfect weight for vigorous cross country skiing or an early morning run).
In addition to the original Buff, other models include a shorter headband-specific style, a model made from merino wool instead of microfiber, a Polar Buff that adds fleece for additional warmth in chilly temperatures, a UV Buff that provides additional sun protection, and an Insect Shield model that helps to keep the bugs away.
This diagram shows a few of the ways that a Buff can be worn:
The versatility of the Buff makes it a great piece to add to your arsenal. They also make great gifts!