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I actually remember quite well when I first discovered BUFF products. I got my first one from a race, the Mustache Must Dash 5k in 2015. It was a blue and white one that had mustaches and faces all over it and if it wore it the right way, it looked like you had a mustache.
This particular BUFF instantly replaced all my other gaiters and bandanas for snowboarding. Now, not only do I stuff one or two Buffs in all my jacket pockets (and now all my backpacks, car, and running bags – because you never know when you’ll need one!) but I also have started using BUFFs for other activities like running, hiking, camping, etc.
I love that I can wear it many different ways with so many uses – and that there’s so many designs! When I wear it on my head, it provides warmth for my ears, keeps sweat out of my eyes and hair out of my face! I also wear it as a full head/face cover providing warmth but also drying quickly!
Now, the Original Buff is REBORN! They are now making BUFF products with recycled materials (100% Recycled REPREVE® Microfibers are made from two plastic water bottles that have been removed from oceans and landfills), more comfortable (now built with superior 4-Way ULTRA STRETCH and active fabric recovery), now has sun protection (UPF 50) and tons more designs/styles!
If you haven’t checked out the many new designs lately, you should take a scroll through their website!
As I’ve said before, I wear Buffs a lot and for many different things! Here are some of the ways I wear my BUFF…
1. Face cover for warmth for snowboarding
-I can wear it around my neck and just cover my mouth and nose OR I can wrap it all the way around my head to cover my ears and still pull it up to cover my mouth and nose (pictured above).
2. Headband for keeping hair and sweat out of my eyes for running
-The Buff stays in place, unlike other headbands I’ve tried, and absorbs sweats, dries quickly and keeps my hair out of my eyes.
3. Ear warmth while running and hiking
-Just like when I use it for a headband alone, it keeps sweat and hair out of my eyes but also keeps my ears nice and toasty warm.
4. Scarf during the winter!
-As a close-fitting circle, the Buff is perfect for extra warmth as a scarf!
5. Great for climbing!
-Fits perfectly under my helmet!
5. Perfect for camping!
7. And amazing for just about any occasion that you need ear warmth, a headband, or face warmth!
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