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 Polar Buff is in two sections, the first is Buff's proprietary super stretch fabric, and the second is a stretchy micro fleece.
The simple addition of a section of Classic Polartec® fleece to Original BUFF® makes this the ultimate in winter headgear. Now made with the new four way stretch, UPF 50 recycled polyester microfibre.
Polar BUFF is basically an Original BUFF with a cylindrical piece of Classic Polartec fleece sewn to one end. In cold weather Polar BUFF will help to maintain body temperature and prevents heat loss. Super soft to the touch, you will love wearing it.
Uses: Polar BUFF can be worn as a neckerchief, headband, wristband, mask, hair-band, balaclava, scarf, bonnet, saharaine, pirate cap or beanie.
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 Polar Buff is in two section, the first is Buff's proprietary super stretch fabric, and the second is a stretchy micro fleece, this makes it very flexible for winter excursions allowing you the option of using the fleece end or standard end in your way of wearing it.
- Reviewed by Ultralight Outdoor Gear