Buff Headgear is Terrific for Backcountry Skiing

Post by WildSnow.com blogger | April 19, 2010      

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Use that Buff for backcountry skiing.

Use that Buff for backcountry skiing.

Is your backcountry skiing style bold enough to try something different? If so, the Buff is your item. When Buff first began, the jury here at WildSnow.com was still out as to if this product would be the next fleece or if it will go the way of the Pet Rock after a few seasons. But, the Buff lives up to its claims of defining multifunctional headwear. Made out of high-performance micro fiber fabric that is wind-resistant, breathable, wicks perspiration, quick drying, retains its elasticity, is extremely comfortable, weighs almost nothing and folds up like a handkerchief.

The Buff is simply a stretchy fabric tube that can be worn as a headband, beanie, pirate-style cap, helmet liner, sun, wind or dust screen, neck gaiter, balaclava, bandanna, scarf, hair band or wristband. The perfect accessory for those who participate in a wide range of sports and outdoor activities, but of particular usefulness for high altitude sports such as backcountry skiing.

Buff is versatile, it works. Just thought I’d mention that as Buff gets taken for granted and folks who haven’t used them may forget to give them a go. A WildSnow go-to item here at HQ, perhaps so for you as well?

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