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I admit I never quite understood how awesome a Buff® was until I had one, now I want more! Can I have all the pretty colors? Also, if you’re like me, the extent of your knowledge of Buff® was what you observed on Survivor over the years. #facepalm
Ok, so a little knowledge from the website- the Original Buff® is a tubular, multi functional piece of head wear. The Merino Wool version I received is a wind-resistant and lightweight layer made with 100% merino wool, it also has natural moisture management and odor control properties. It can be worn so many ways!! Full disclosure- I’ve only mastered 2. 😛
Ok, my thoughts. How have I run through winters without a Buff®? My ears are kicking me! My ears get so cranky in the cold! I’ve never been able to keep them warm enough before and not cut off the circulation to my brain. When I am not using it around my head to cover my ears, I love it around my neck. I don’t think I would have made it across the Golden Gate Bridge without breathing through my Buff® during my last half. I’ve become rather attached to it, it comes with me everywhere. I realized it’s in my purse every day! I’m looking forward to trying it at the gym. I am hoping it solves my dilemma between a headband and a towel that I inevitably always forget. 😛
The only drawback I’ve encountered is that I must be overly sensitive. I think it could be a little softer but I also find that’s something I am adjusting to the more I wear it. From what I’ve read, this opinion seems to be isolated to just me. Definitely not going to stop me from wearing it all winter long. I think it’s going take the place of my trucker and keep my ears covered, nice and warm.
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