The Ultimate in Head and Neckwear

More styles of the Buff debut

If youve spent any time on a motorcycle which you probaby have if youre reading this you can appreciate the functionality of a product that has many uses. The Buff is a bandana, a beanie, a hair scrunchy, a headband, a face mask, and its even a tube top. Buff has even teamed up with National Geographic to support conservation, research, and educational programs, as well as the Cancer Survivor society helping to fund research for a cure.

Editorial Assistant, Laura McCarthy, wears the Indu Blue Buff as a neckerchief.

The Original Buff is made of 100 percent microfiber that wicks away moisture and doesnt fray or lose its elasticity. The best part about the Buff is that when it is used as a face mask or a balaclava with a half shell helmet, there is no wet spot around your mouth. You never feel like you are suffocating like some bandanas. 24

The versatility of the Buff enables you to change the style and use quickly. After you arrive at your destination, the Buff is quickly changed into a headband to cover helmet hair. Or, it can be used as a scrunchy to tie back your hair.

The Buff as hair band, or Alice band. This is great because you don#39;t have the knot at the back of the neck catching and knotting your hair like traditional scarves.

The Cyclone Buff is made of the same microfiber as the original, but there is a Gore-Tex Windstopper fleece material on the lower part of the Buff making it perfect for cold riding days and winter sports. The Cyclone Buff is totally windproof and highly breathable with an elastic section for comfort and fit.

The Cyclone Buff in Eagle/Black worn as a neck warmer.
The Cyclone Buff in titanium worn as a balaclava with the face mask.

The Buff was developed in Spain by an off-road trials motorcyclist needing versatile protection for his head and neck in an array of weather conditions. This headgear has now become very popular with all types of outdoor enthusiasts; you may have seen the Buff on the CBS TV “Survivor” series being worn by all the contestants.

The Original Buff is available for around $20, and the Cyclone Buff retails for $38. Check online at, call 888.276.2833 (BUFF), or check out your local outdoor gear store. There are more than 300 styles, plus kids and baby Buffs.

3 thoughts on The Ultimate in Head and Neckwear

  1. I've used a Buff under my helmet for years. It's an essential part of my gear now. Keeps my neck and chin warm, my neck cool (with a little water), the bugs off my neck, my bangs out of my face, my hair tidy (both on and off the bike), and my helmet clean — all in a package that fits neatly in my pocket.

  2. Buff's are the best. I buy them on sale when I can to give away or use as raffle items. I must have 10 different colors and patterns to match what I am wearing. When traveling I just use a little hand soap in the sink at night, hang it up to dry and the next moring I have a clean, good smelling face covering. Plus I do not sunburn through them. I have found that by wetting them down while riding through desert areas I can breathe through them wet and it becomes air conditioning for my face and neck. Also good for wearing in the rain too, then the rain drops don't sting.

  3. I have to agree – the Buff is the best. I have tried bandanas, scarves, doo-rags, other headbands. I got my first Buff last November. I have worn it has a headband, as a scarf, as a neckwarmer, as a scrunchie. I liked it so much I bought one of the winter ones that has a bit of fleece to it. Now I feel I need to buy another one so I can rotate for washing purposes. Now what do I do with those other things?

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