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  • Printed in fun designs and made of 100% polyester microfiber, it's durable, soft, wind resistant, breathable and moisture wicking
  • Designed for a high level of comfort and protection from the elements, this seamless tube of fabric can be worn for everything from skiing to cycling
  • Seam-Free™ construction means there are no irritating seams or hems, making it ideal to wear under a helmet or other headwear
  • Washable, colorfast and it dries in minutes!


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Best Use Hiking, Fitness, Running, Trail Running
Fabric Polyester microfiber
Gender Unisex
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Wonderful and versatile Buffs are great, and very versatile. Keeps you warm in winter and cool in summer. I gave 4 stars only because I recommend their UV buff over the basic one. If you're gonna use it in the summer, it's a no brainier. UV protection is a must, and they're only a couple bucks more. And perhaps as importantly, the UV line of buffs are made with coolmax. The material is much better quality. (In fact, I think the UV protection is simply a beneficial side effect of the better fabric, so Buff just advertises it like it was meant to be. ;) I think the coolmax not only extends the products use into the summer better, but also is more comfortable and functional.
Date published: 2013-01-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My security blanket! I got my first buff when I was just in the 6th grade: for my first ever week-long backpacking trip. Now I'm a college freshman, and that buff has ended up traveling with me around the world: to the streets of Paris, hiking in the Swiss Alps, exploring the rainforests of Costa Rica, and in the everyday adventures of life in general. That orange-patterned tube of fabric has essentially become my security blanket of sorts, and I never leave home for a trip without it. Buffs are incredibly versatile, and can be used in nearly any situation. Dress it up or down; the only limitation is the color you choose. This was one buy that I definitely do NOT regret!
Date published: 2009-03-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love my buff(s)!!! I wear my buffs all the time. They're great for hiking and are perfect for blocking wind from my ears. They're also perfect for wearing under a bike helmet. Some have said they're too pricey, but when you go on a per use basis, they end up costing nothing. I've been wearing the three I have for three years now and none of them show any wear at all (and, seriously, I wear them ALL THE TIME). They never fade or fray or stretch out or shrink. Well worth the money spent on them. The only reason I buy more is to have more color options. :)
Date published: 2011-04-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from another Buff convert! I have a very low hairline, so I am constantly struggling to keep my hair out of my face, especially when working out or hiking. For years, I used a bandanna, until I saw a friend with a Buff and asked her about it. I bought my first one and have to say it is a huge improvement over the bandanna! It does slip sometimes (but so does the bandanna), but overall it does the job and I love that I can use it as a neck gaiter, etc., as well. And I confess, when I see pictures of myself in it, I look a lot less dorky than I did in the bandanna! I plan to buy at least a couple more in other colors. Great job taking a simple idea and making it work!
Date published: 2015-08-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect Accessory I love this Buff. There are so many different ways you can wear it. Around your neck, headband, scarf, hat, hair tie....on and on...and here is a can insert a flexible surgical mask inbetween the fold while wearing it around your neck....and pull it up over your mouth and nose to ward off virus/germ attacks, when around lots of people, like shopping or traveling on a plane, bus....ect.... and it is so much more stylish than those bulky white masks. I have sent the Bless Buff to all my friends as gifts, and with REI's free shipping special, it was a breeze.
Date published: 2013-02-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great for chemo patients When I started chemotherapy, this scarf was recommended by another cancer patient. It is easy to slip on rather than trying to tie a regular scarf so it looks good on your bald(ing) head. It's warm, protects the scalp from sun (very important during treatment), and cool during the summer. It also wicks away moisture when you sweat. I have 4 different styles and love them all. I've even wear them to bed when my head feels cold. My hair is growing back now, but I still wear them when I walk my dogs to protect my scalp. And I'll probably wear them after I have a full head of hair back, just because they're so versatile. A great head solution for cancer patients.
Date published: 2009-02-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from multi purpose My husband and I both love to be "buffed". These are so versatile, and actually kind of fun to wear. I frequently change mine around to various shapes when i wear it. My husband misplaced his, so he's been borrowing one of mine. We decided they work much better than a bandana for catching the sweat drips before they run in your eyes. I use mine mostly for keeping my hair pushed back off my face. I stay much cooler if my hair is back while hiking. Last year, we did a six-day backpack adventure and we used our Buffs daily in various ways, beanies included.
Date published: 2010-07-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great little accessory! Got this a couple weeks ago and have used it a couple times since then. Used it as a neckerchief / neck gaitor in chilly weather, and as a facemask in colder / windier weather. It works great at keeping the chill and breeze off my neck, face, and nose. It's light enough that I barely felt it around my neck (as neckerchief. As a facemask, its light enough to breathe easily through it but just thick enough to stop the wind. I really like this versatile little thing, and I can't wait to take it hiking/backpacking - I can see it being used/worn in several ways on the trail.
Date published: 2015-01-31
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I have asthma and am looking for something to block the cold air from my nose and mouth when running, is this a good choice?

Asked by: Juicej
The polyester microfiber construction provides moderate wind resistance suitable for cooler temperatures. However, we can't determine the impact this may have on your asthma since this is a medical condition that falls outside of our expertise.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-03-05

I sweat a lot and am looking for something to keep the sweat off my face while running and during Yoga. Would this work well or is it pretty warm? I also like the versatility vs. a sweat band.

Asked by: GiuseppeM
The Buff will work well for your purposes. It will be wider than a typical sweat band even when bunched, but it will keep your hair out of your eyes, and dries quickly. If you want something with a little less bulk and coverage, try the Half Buff:
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-01-13

How much does the original Buff weigh?  How much does the Buff with UV protection weigh?

Asked by: happy retiree
Both Buffs weigh 2.9 oz.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2016-06-18

What're the care instructions?  I just got a Buff and immediately fell in love, but I don't want to ruin it accidentally. 

Asked by: ChanaT
From Buff: "Your Buff headwear is made of pretty strong stuff, in fact it might possibly out last you. However, if you notice a strange aroma after a few months of use, all you need do is either wash by hand using any form of detergent or machine wash at any temperature and it will not stretch, shrink or run as Buff headwear is completely colourfast. When it comes to drying all you need do is run down the street with your Buff trailing behind and after a good hour on the run it should be dry or just hang it on the line because it will dry in minutes."
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-03-08
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