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Since receiving my first BUFF® product, I’ve been a huge fan. I’ve done a couple of reviews before:
When I got the opportunity to test the Original BUFF® – and to select my own design – I was thrilled! Honestly, you can’t have too many BUFF® products! I chose the pattern called MOTION because I felt the colour palette would go well with my own!
We’ve learned that BUFF® products are extremely versatile, but of course I have my favourite styles and uses, and pretty much stick with them. But since the packaging promotes “more than 12+ ways to wear”, I thought I’d give it a go and try them out!
Here are some of the ways to wear the Original BUFF® – and my perspective on them!
I’ve worn the Original BUFF® as a neckerchief many times, especially on those cooler days when it’s a bit breezy and I’m just feeling like a neck needs some wind protection to keep me warm. If it’s chilly AND sunny, the Original BUFF® can also serve as a neck gaitor/sun protection for the back of the neck.
While I look slightly dorky in this selfie, the cap (or, for us Canadians, toque) is by far my favourite cool-weather style. Keeps my ears warm, traps the heat from escaping from my bald head…and if it really does get too warm, I can drop back down to the neckerchief style!
I had to watch the ‘how-to’ video a few times to figure this one out, but I kind of like it. When the cap is too much – being a double layer – the Sahariane comes in handy. Plus, the extra material protects your neck from the sun. Like when you’re in the Sahara. Desert. Sahariane. Get it?
The term ‘do rag’ kind of grosses me out, but I look it up and it comes from a combo of ‘hairdo’ and ‘rag’ (duh) because it was originally intended to protect your hairstyle. Having no hair to style, this look isn’t especially practical for me – though I can see how it would make sense for those with…hair.
The Pirate involves pulling the tubular material of the Original BUFF® sort of inside-out to make a knot, so it fits more snugly on the head. If you don’t need extra material covering your neck, this style is quite practical as a head covering.
Feeling a bit 80s with a headband, and it kind of accentuates how much baldness there will is up there. Might be good for a workout if I want to keep sweat out of my eyes, but more material than necessary. I would lean towards my Half BUFF® for this purpose.
This one makes me feel like a bit of a hoodlum. Since the past winter in Vancouver never got particularly cold, there was no reason for this particular look. However, I can see it serving well as wind protection on those days when your nose hairs start to freeze – or, alternately, if you’re caught in a dust storm. Or want to look stylist holding up a bank. Really very versatile!
Indeed, I’m a bit unsure about this style – at least on its own. Probably very handy for more winter-type sports, perhaps under a helmet. I found it a bit tight under my chin, and I feel a bit like a babushka, but it’s not the worst thing ever.
This, however, might be the worst thing ever. Not only do I look like a boiled egg with evil eyes, I would likely frighten children and small animals. I can see where this style might come in handy, but I don’t know if it’ll ever be my go-to!
The Original BUFF® is one of the most useful items of sports/running gear that I own. I absolutely love the design and colour I got to choose this time around! There are so many ways to wear it – and while not ever style will fits everyone’s needs / style / head shape, I would argue that there’s at least one style to suit everyone! That’s what makes the Original BUFF® a versatile and indispensable part of an active person’s wardrobe.
What is your favourite way to wear your Original BUFF®?