Do you remember the first time you saw a Buff?
I do. My husband discovered a short video showing the many, many ways to wear a simple tube of lightweight fabric.
Over the next few years, he mastered nearly all of the Buff positions: using it as a neck gaiter when skiing, wrapping it around his head to absorb sweat from his bike helmet, forming it into a balaclava to protect from the cold when cross-country skiing.
Here’s the original 2009 video that sold him on Buff.
My how times have changed.
Beyond the Basic Buff
Buff USA has moved beyond just a simple tube of lightweight fabric, although it’s still a very popular product.
Now you can find Merino Wool Buffs, knit headbands for winter, UV headbands for summer, myriad other products like bandanas, balaclavas, fishing gloves, beanies, knit scarves and, of course, the original Buff and the Polar Buff (a buff lined with polar fleece). Colors and patterns range from solids to abstracts to (my favorite) National Park inspired prints.
Without a doubt there are Buffs for everyone.
For winter, I’m loving the Merino Wool Buff, both as neck gaiter for UV protection when hiking on less cold days, and as a neck warmer when skiing. Just like the regular multi-functional Buff, the Merino Wool Buff can contort to almost every need, including a bad hair day rescuing head band.
For really chilly weather, the Polar Buff, lined with Polartec 100 fleece and nine inches longer than the original Buff, is a great choice.
Finally, check out the wider-than-average Knit Headband. Perfect for trail runs, hiking, or under your ski helmet for extra warmth, the Knit Headband protects your forehead from sun and snow. Lined with fleece, it doesn’t itch and it stays put comfortably. Plus it comes in 14 beautiful designs.
And just for fun, here is a recent video. It’s more professional, but still clearly shows all the ways to wear a Buff.
Buff USA is generously offering three (3) gift packs each made up of one (1) Merino Wool Buff, one (1) Polar Buff and one (1) Knit Headband. Each winner will choose the styles they prefer from current offerings at BuffUSA.com.
Three winners will be chosen randomly on Saturday, November 26, 2016.
Many thanks to BuffUSA for generously providing this giveaway. To facilitate this post, I received samples of Buff product, as shown above. As always, all opinions are my own and are exactly what I would tell my family and friends.
This giveaway is now closed! Congratulations to Michelle, Amy and Lisa. Please check out our other ongoing holiday giveaways for more great products! Good luck!
More Holiday Gift Guide Giveaways!
- Kulkea Talvi Ski Boot Backpack and 2 Mountain Goat Totes, November 17, 2016.
- Boy’s Gloves and Beanie, Girl’s Mittens and Beanie from kushi-riki, November 21, 2016.
- Woolpower Full Zip Jacket 400, November 23, 2016.
- 686 Women’s Ski Jacket from WinterWomen.com, November 25, 2016.
- Baselayers for Men and Juniors from Lon Gundie, November 26, 2016.
- 686 Jackets for Boys and Girls from WinterKids.com, November 28, 2016.
- $75 Gift Card from Mountain Khakis, November 30, 2016.
- Kid’s Snow Boots from Kamik, December 2, 2016.
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