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Buff Classic

in Clothing - Headwear, Handwear

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4.67 / 5 (3 reviews)

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Sean Perry
( shaleh )

SF Bay Area
Buff Classic on 08/07/2007 02:15:07 MDT Report Post Print

Rating: 4 / 5

For those of you unfamiliar with this product image a leg warmer made out of T-Shirt like material. It has many uses explained on their website. Basically it is a bandana like item but you do not have to tie it.

To help you understand why I like this product let me explain a little about myself. I have long hair, like past the middle of my back. Usually I have to use hair bands or it is an unruly mess. This leads to broken hair, slippage, etc. No fun. Never did learn to braid my own hair.

Now I just take my Buff, fold it back on itself so it is inside out and slide my hair in. Then I grab the folded section and pull it over my head and onto my forehead. Snug the section under my hair in place and wammo -- hair off the nape of my neck and more free and secure than with a hair band. As an added feature I can mostly leave my hat at home. Wore it this way all weekend. Let me set up tent, cook, hike, etc. Without caring about my hair. Even slept in it instead of using a beanie.

Yes, I could attempt this with a bandana. Tried before. Always managed to tie my hair into the knots.

Weight? Basically nothing -- 370g (1.3 oz) -- and I get most of the uses of a bandana too.

So why a 4? Because there is not enough pattern choice and many of them are too dark for wearing over the full head in the heat.

Price comparison from GearBuyer:
Buff Buff - Men's priced at: $21.85 - $23.00
Buff Buff - Women's priced at: $19.99 - $22.99
Sean Walashek
( caraz )

bay area
Sees Daily Use on 06/09/2008 00:33:04 MDT Report Post Print

Rating: 5 / 5

I have a couple buffs. I too have long hair. They save me a shower more often than they should because if my hair is dirty/messy I will just throw a buff on and it really cleans up my appearance. The one thing that I have a problem with is that they begin to roll up at the ends after a lot of use. I disagree though on the pattern selection there a hundreds of colors/styles you can even have a custom buff made. I use one about 5 times a week.

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Alan Little
( AlanL )

Bavarian & Austrian Alps
Indispensable on 10/17/2009 06:57:26 MDT Report Post Print

Rating: 5 / 5

I don't have long hair.

It's a hat, a scarf, a bandana, a towel, a handkerchief (as a last resort, and preferably not prior to any of the other uses). Super sweat-absorbing liner inside a (bike or climbing) helmet - thin enough and not too warm. A not-very-effective but somewhat better than nothing ski mask.

Weighs nothing and dries instantaneously.

There's a huge range of patterns and colours available (though not necessarily at every stockist). I bought mine in the Austrian Alps, so edelweiss, obviously.

Pretty expensive for a tube of knitted polyester. Pills slightly and rolls at the edges fairly quickly.

Edited by AlanL on 10/17/2009 07:00:36 MDT.

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