National Geographic Buff

Posted: July 25, 2009 in Uncategorized
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If you have ever used one of these you will know exactly what I’m about to rave on about.  The National Geographic Buff is a piece of headwear quite unlike any other I have used.  The reason I have decided to write a small post about it is because I am finding myself getting asked more and more often now the weather has turned cold, What is that you have on your face?


What is a Buff?

The Buff is a very thin tube of microfibre material, here is the full description from the website


Multi-functional tubular headwear with designs inspired by National Geographic. Adult size.

  • An amazing stitch-free, seamless accessory
  • Thermal, offering protection from the wind, sun and humidity in both cold and hot weather
  • Highly breathable, absorbs sweat, dries fast and provides UV protection
  • The perfect travel accessory for all environments
  • Comfortable and versatile: 12+ ways to wear!
  • Colourfast and machine washable
  • One size fits most adults
  • Polygiene® to ensure total protection from bacteria, and lasting freshness and comfort
Technical Fibre
100% Microfibre which makes the fabric highly breathable and extremely soft feeling.

The Buff is such a weird thing when you see and feel it for the first time, the total lack of weight and construction of it suggests that it would offer little or no protection from the elements, how wrong this is.

I have used this for 2 cycling seasons now, it performs equally well in summer to keep sweat out of your eyes as it does in winter to keep the cold from your head, or face depending on how you choose to wear it.  There is a full series of pictures showing you how to wear it.

Picture 1

Picture 2Picture 3

The Buff has given me a few years of service as I mentioned earlier and it is still showing no signs of wear or tear, if your a cyclist or someone who liked outdoor activities I strongly urge you to consider one of these awesome bits of kit.


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