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BUFF® Original EcoStretch Guide

The BUFF® Original EcoStretch in a Nutshell

The BUFF® Original EcoStretch is the foundation of the Buff® success story. It’s the successor of the “Original BUFF®” and is now made using Repreve® recycled performance microfibre as base material.

Heat, Cold, Wind & Rain? You will find comfort as the multifunctional headwear / neckwear concept of a tube allows you to wear it in 10 different ways.

It incorporates the latest technologies in performance headwear.

The Original Buff® is a tube knitted out of technical microfibre
  • A 51 cm long, knitted tube of special Buff® microfibre
  • Popular in all Weather / all Activities
  • Replaces 10 different types of head wear
  • Chill Protection – Fills the gap between nothing & too warm
  • Heat Relief – Takes the heat off using your sweat
  • Comfort – Very comfy even when wet
  • Ultra thin – Fits nicely under any helmet
  • Free of Harmful Substances – Certified
  • Lasts several years of daily use
  • Fits Adults with a head circumference 53-62 cm
  • Weighs 35 gr (1.234 oz)

The most popular ways of using a Buff® Original Ecostretch

The ways to use a Buff® Original are only limited by your imagination.

Here is a compilation of how I see the Buff® Original worn the most when browsing the internet or meeting others out and about.

Just click on “Read More” and you will get more details like Youtube tutorials on how to create this particular style among other things. If you don’t find what you’re looking for or have any questions please drop me a comment at the end of the page.

A side landscape shot of a woman and a man hiking in a gorge. Both are wearing Original Buff® as neck cooler. The woman to the front right is looking over her left shoulder into the camera. The man in the background seems distracted. The scene looks warm. Both are wearing summer hiking gear. Source: buff.eu © distributed for the promotion of the Original Buff® in hiking / trekking

Heat Relief on a Hiking Trip

It’s warm, it’s stuffy. You are trekking and wouldn’t mind some heat relief. Just wear the Original Buff® loose around your neck as neck cooler. Make it a bit moist to enhance the effect. This is way better than having

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This landscape selfie shows Roger Chao holding up the Australia Geographic Society Flag in the middle of the Greenland ice sheet. He is wearing specialist expedition gear. He later told me that he was wearing a Original Buff® as liner and he loved it. Soure: Roger Chao www.steppebysteppe.com.au © Permission to use on our websites

Rash Free Expeditions

You’re heading into extreme cold.Your gear is specialised survival gear. As it turns out it’s not perfect. Welded, tough seems can cause rashes among other things. That’s when you use the Original Buff® as a balaclava / liner around your

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A landscape shot of a person lying on the ground in a sleeping bag. His entire head is covered with a Original Buff®. Another person is kneeling beside his head. He has put sunglasses on the sleeping persons face and is holding up the MDS event number 552. The photo was shot during the 2004 Marathon Des Sables. This is one way how to keept spiders and scorpions out during your sleep. Source: buff.eu © Distributed for the promotion of the Original Buff®

Stops Swallowing Bugs in your Sleep

So you fear swallowing spiders or scorpions in your sleep. Just wear your Original Buff® as shown in the picture. I recommend the Original Buff® for this as the High UV Buff® is a little bit too restrictive for my

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A landscape frontal shot of a joung XC skiing athlete before a race. It's Ben Sim smiling into the camera during the 2009 World Championships. He is wearing a Australian Flag Original Buff® as warming scarf. This way sweat doesn't cause any chill around the neck. Source: Finn Marsland © permission to use on our websites for the promotion of the Original Buff® in cross country skiing

Sweaty, Cold Necks gone in XC Skiing

It’s cold & you are sweating. Pretty standard situation in XC ski races. The Original Buff® can fix this. Here we have Ben Sim wearing the Original Buff® as neck warmer. Ben is a member of the 2008/09 Australian National

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A side landscape shot of a woman in motorcycle leather gear. Kath is wearing a Original Buff® as scarf and smiling into the camera. I took the photo because I was amazed how straight and nice her hair was after having the helmet on for hours. She had the Original Buff® on as hair cover whilst wearing the helmet. The background shows the 2004 Gold Coast Bike Week with marquees and people leisurely walking around. Source: Edward Copyright: ©2004 Buff Downunder Pty Ltd

No Helmet Hair for Professional Bikers

Looking like a broom after taking your helmet off? Just put your Original Buff® as hair cover over your head. It will come out looking like Kath’s on the image. Kath is a motorcycle driving instructor, drag racer, postie biker

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A side landscape shot of a man sitting on his touring motorcycle. It is the Norwegian Buff® distributor on a tour through Norway. He wear full motorycle touring gear and a blue Original Buff®. Look closer and you can see the Buff® as scarf around the neck with the top pulled up over the chin. The weather looks like Norwegian Summer. Nice but on the cooler side. Source: buff.eu Copyright: Distributed for the promotion of the Original Buff® in motocycle touring

Cold Chin Eased on Motorcycle Tour

You’re on tour and your chin starts getting cold. Just pull your Original Buff® a bit up. It doesn’t have to stop at the chin. You decide. That’s the beauty of tubular headwear. It’s just the cold bite that lowers

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A side landscape shot of a man in the dark securing a hand torch with a Buff®. The man is wearing a polo shirt, a baseball cap and a Long Way Down Original Buff®. The Buff® is wrapped up tight around the cap and holds a hand torch in place. This way the man has both hands free for packing a bag. The photo was taken during a motorcycle tour so I assume they arrived their camp site in the the dark and have to set up camp in the dark. Source: buff.eu Copyright: Distributed for the promotion of the Original Buff® in motorcycle touring

Free Up Both Hands in the Dark

You arrive at your camp site in the dark. You need light and you’ve only got a hand torch. Just wrap your Original Buff® up in many layers to make it very firm. On as headband and the torch tucked

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The landscape photo show a side shot of 2007 UCI World Marathon Champion Ralf Naef. Only his head and the top of his shoulders are visible. He is looking into the camera. He is wearing a Original Buff® as ear warmer under his mountain bike helmet. His face reveals that the race is soon to start. He looks anxious and concentrated at the same time. Source: buff.eu Copyright: Distributed for the promotion of the Original Buff® in cycling

Cold Ears Warmed on Early Morning Race

It’s freezing cold. The race is about to start. The Original Buff® as ear warmer gets you back into the comfort zone. Normal ear warmers are too bulky under the helmet. The Original Buff® molds itself around all nooks and

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Key Features a Buff® Original EcoStretch

It’s technical features that make a Buff® Original so popular and set it apart from other head or neckwear.

Here are the most important ones.

Photomontage: Left image Cutout of a man with a severely sunburned face. © Jonny Hunter, Attribution 2.0 Generic (CC BY 2.0), https://www.flickr.com/photos/jonnyhunter/3565036940/in/photostream/ Right image A flyfisher proudly displaying his catch. He is standing waist deep in salt water and he is wearing a High Uv Buff® as face mask. © Pat Ford

UV/Sun Protection

Sunburns hurt. Skin cancer can kill. The Original EcoStretch and the Coolnet UV fabric give you UPF50 excellent protection (98% UV/Sun protection). This is an example of a UPF report. It was performed by the founders of the UPF rating

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Photomontage Left image Stock photo. A grey t-shirt with sweat stains under sleeves and through the torso. Copyright: mjdphotography / 123RF Stock Photo Right Image A participant of an Adventure Race in Patagonia hikes up a mountain in full alpine gear. He is wearing an Original Buff® as beanie. You can see sweat on his face but the Buff® looks dry. © Unknown. Released by Original Buff S.A for the promotion of Buff® products.

Moisture Management

A wet T-shirt in the cold is so nasty. Moisture managed fabrics like Buff® keep you comfortable (123rf.com / buff.eu) Cotton is horrible when wet. It gets heavy, feels wet and clings. Add cold weather and your wellbeing goes south.

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Cooling, Warming & Chill-Protection

The Original Buff® is the only tube that can provide cooling, warming and chill protection in one product. How so? Cooling This is were 20 years of continuous improvement and a premium micro-fibre yarn come into effect. For cooling the

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Product Details of a Buff® Original EcoStretch

Want more details? Just post a comment and I will answer.

It's not for you if...

The Buff® Original is designed to smoothen the edges of the cold and the heat. This makes it great if you don’t know what weather to expect.

But then of course there are reasons to go for a different fabric. Here are reasons to have a look at different products.

You feel hot & sweaty most of the time. The Coolnet UV+ Buff® will suit you better.

You feel cold most of the time. The Wool Buff® will suit you better.

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