Collage of an Original Buff® used in Motorcycling, Jogging, Marathon des Sables, the desert, in the snow, snowboarding

Original Buff® Guide

The Original Buff® in a Nutshell

The Original Buff® is the foundation of the Buff® success story.

Heat, Cold, Wind & Rain?You will find comfort.

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
  • Kills Germs and Odour
  • 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 Original Buff®

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

Here is a compilation of how I see the Original Buff® 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 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 smiling in full Marathon Des Sables gear. He is wearing a Original Buff® as neck cooler. He looks happy & relaxed. I assume that this photo was taken before a stage of the 2005 Marathon Des Sables. You can also spot other uses of the Original Buff® like water bottle covers. Today people prefer the High UV Buff® for this event. Source: buff.eu © distributed for the promotion of the Original Buff®.

Heat Relief as Neck Cooler

It’s hot and you need some heat relief. One way is to provide your back neck with some wet cooling. You can make your Original Buff® in a neck cooler to achieve this. The photo was taken during the 2005

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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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A side front landscape photo of two people snowshooing up a snowfield. In front is a man in full cold weather hiking gear. You can see him sweating in his face. On his head he is wearing a Original Buff® as beanie. The design is a custom design for the Patagonia Adventure Race. The other person is tracking about 50 metre behind. Source: buff.eu © Distributed for the promotion of the Original Buff® in outdoor / adventure

Chill Free Sweating on Mountain Climbs

Sweating in the cold? On top of this you have a cold wind blowing. The sweat and wind together produces a icy chill. Who hasn’t experienced this when climbing up a mountain and there’s snow lying around. The Original Buff®

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Frontal landscape shot of a female diver wearing a Arocsport Original Buff® as hair cover. The photo is taken underwater. The diver signals that she's fine. Source: Arocsport.com.au © Permission to use on our websitesFrontal landscape shot of a female diver wearing a Arocsport Original Buff® as hair cover. The photo is taken underwater. The diver signals that she's fine. Source: Arocsport.com.au © Permission to use on our websites

Tame Long Hair Underwater

Your diving and your long hair is floating in your face. A neoprene cap isn’t the solution with it’s tight fit. Why not use your Original Buff® as hair cover. It: feels good even when wet keeps your hair nice

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Key Features a Original Buff®

It’s technical features that make a Original Buff® 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 High UV Buff® fabric gives you 95% UV/Sun protection (UPF 20 – good protection) and Coolmax® Extreme cooling. That makes it the perfect face mask for the heat. The New Original Buff® goes

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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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Photomontage Left image. Stock photo. Exhausted sweaty young woman after a long run. Peter Bernik © 123rf.com. Right image. Photoshoot. A male and a female model jogging. They are wearing Buff® headbands. © Original Buff® S.A. Released for the promotion of Buff® products

Anti-Odour

Imagine having something smelly around your face. Buff® fabrics prevents this. Permanently. The smell of your T-shirt is caused by bacteria. The better the living conditions the quicker it starts smelling. That’s why it’s always your armpits that smell first. Wonderful warm

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Photomontage: Front left image This 2009 photograph captured a sneeze in progress, revealing the plume of salivary droplets as they are expelled in a large cone-shaped array from this mans open mouth, thereby, dramatically illustrating the reason one needs to cover his/her mouth when coughing, or sneezing, in order to protect others from germ exposure. 2009 Brian Judd source: James Gathany / CDC Public Health Image library ID 11162 / public domain Front right image This is a "How-to-wear" image for the official 2011 Buff® catalogue 2011 Original Buff, S.A. Spain source: buff.eu / copyrighted - only to be used for the promotion of Original Buff® products Background image Crowded marketplace 2006 James Creegan source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/lostseouls/133418446 / Attribution 2.0 Generic (CC BY 2.0)

Anti-Bacterial

You are in a crowd and people are coughing and sneezing around you. Didn’t used to be a big thing. Now Drug resistant germs are on the rise International travel is spreading infectious diseases world wide really fast There are

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Product Details of a Original Buff®

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It's not for you if...

The Original Buff® 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 High UV Buff® will suit you better.

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

Design Collection

We have designs for men, women, runners, bikers, …

Below are the 6 most popular designs since 2004. For all designs click here

  • Black Original Buff®

    $34.95
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  • Shanti Slim Fit-Original Buff®

    $34.95
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  • Grey Castlerock Original Buff®

    $34.95
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  • Cosamais Slim Fit-Original Buff®

    $34.95
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  • Black R-Original Buff®

    $39.95
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  • Auscam Original Buff®

    $34.95
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