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.
Buff says: The simple addition of a section of Polartec Classic 100 fleece to Original BUFF makes this the ultimate in winter headgear.
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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 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