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Buff Merino Wool

in Clothing - Headwear, Handwear

Average Rating
4.00 / 5 (3 reviews)

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Adam Frizzell
( adamf )

Buff Merino Wool on 12/21/2009 11:02:11 MST Report Post Print

Rating: 5 / 5

The merino wool Buff is an amazing piece of gear. Buffs themselves are so multipurpose, and, now that they have come out with a merino wool version, it was a must have for me. I use the merino wool buff as a cap in mild temps, a balaclava when sleeping, neck gaitor, headband, sweat rag, napkin, et al.
It's easy to clean, dries very fast and doesn't smell. the Buff merino version weighs in at1.95 oz. on my scale and is well worth the investment.

Price comparison from GearBuyer:
Buff Buff - Men's priced at: $21.85 - $23.00
Buff Buff - Women's priced at: $19.99 - $22.99
Buff Merino Wool Buff priced at: $27.00
Buff Headband - Women's priced at: $13.99 - $15.00
Buff Wool Buff - Women's priced at: $26.99 - $30.00
Wool Buff priced at: $27.00
Joseph Scalia
( jscalia )

multipurpose and warm, but itchy on 01/14/2010 17:53:09 MST Report Post Print

Rating: 3 / 5

This is indeed a multipurpose item that comes in handy in cooler to cold weather activity. However, I found that the 30 inch length made it difficult to use as a beanie without having a lot of material wound up in the center of the hat making an odd looking "bulb" at the top. IN addition, I found the merino wool scatchy and a bit itchy along certain high spots on my forehead. I washed it but the itchiness is still present. By comparison, the BPL hoody does not cause the same itchiness. I am going to try the polar or cylone buff next to see if I can eliminate the itch factor.

Frederick Heath
( rickheath )
Good but not perfect on 01/27/2010 11:43:19 MST Report Post Print

Rating: 4 / 5

this is a very useful piece of gear. It would rate a 5 if the wool were of a little better quality. It is a little itchy, but nothing you can't deal with. For me it is well worth putting up with given the function of the buff.

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