A Buff is a must have piece of kit for any trek, lightweight and stretchy tube provides insulation, sun & wind protection and can be used in a variety of ways. The High UV Pro Buff offers 95% UV Protection and uses a high wicking Coolmax Tetrachannel fibre.
Buff says: High UV Protection BUFF is a seamless, multifunctional tubular accessory ideal for many warm and hot weather activities. Made with Coolmax Extreme, High UV Protection BUFF will wick moisture (sweat) away from your skin faster than any other fabric, making it perfect for every outdoor activity under the sun. Designed to fit adult heads 53 - 62 cm.
USES: High UV Protection BUFF can be worn as a neckerchief, headband, wristband, mask, hairband, balaclava, scarf, scrunchie, saharaine, pirate cap, beanie or bandana.
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Buff's Original Buff is a classic piece of outdoor kit. Marketed to within an inch of its life it nonetheless is a pretty useful thing. I won't go on a long trek without one and I usually wear it around my neck where it adds quite a bit of warmth and protects my neck from the sun.
It sometimes gets too hot to wear but for the cooler three seasons its an everyday accessory. There are times when I've worn it across my nose and mouth to protect against windblown dust and there are times when I've worn it in beanie mode - though I like a bespoke beanie as a first choice.
So I haven't really explored the other configurations but I don't need to - I know what it does for me and I really find it useful. Buff's UV Pro Buff builds on the benefits of the Original Buff by offering:
- Reviewed by Ultralight Outdoor Gear