7 things I love about Buffs!


Disclosure: I received an Original Buff to review as part of being a BibRave Pro. Learn more about becoming a BibRave Pro (ambassador), and check out BibRave.com to review find and write race reviews!

Last month I reviewed the UV Half Buff. This month in reviewing the original Buff – the style of Buff I have been wearing regularly for almost a year.

Buff sent me over an orange one with a bandana pattern on it for the review. It is a super bright, neon colour so obviously I loved it instantly! I’ve also got a UV Half Buff, a Squamish50 original Buff, a Run Like A Girl original Buff, and two plain black original Buffs, which I wear regularly, as well as a space print Polar Buff for the few really cold days we get in Vancouver.

Like most of the trail runners I know, I’ve developed a habit of wearing a Buff on every run. I most commonly wear it as a headband but on warm days, I’ll wear it on my wrist or arm to wipe up sweat or just to have it for when a Buff situation inevitably comes up! There are so many uses for them, here are a just few reasons why I always have one one hand …

1. They soak up sweat!

Last weekend I started out with my Buff on my wrist but it soon started to rain and my sweat began dripping into my eyes. I switched my Buff into headband mode and problem solved!

My Run Like A Girl Buff!

2. They are the best remedy for chaffing!

The Ventura Marathon on September 13 was super hot and humid and I was sweaty and dying. And to make matters worse my arm was chaffing before I had even made it to the halfway turn around! I had been wearing my Squamish50 Buff on my wrist so I took it off, looped it around my upper arm where the chaffing was, twisted it and tucked it under itself so it would stay. Sweet, sweet relief!

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When BodyGlide didn’t cut it and moleskin wouldn’t stick to my sweaty skin, I used this technique on thigh chaffing during my first ultra marathon, the Squamish50!

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3. You can show your team spirit with custom or matching Buffs!

My friends at Run Like A Girl have designed their own Buffs (for sale on their website) to promote their community and spread the love!

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4. They make a great neck warmer!

I used my Buff while camping to keep my neck warm as crazy winds ripped tarps and flipped tents. I also wore compression socks because my legs were cold!

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5. They’re great under hats!

I love wearing hats … but I hate having cold ears. Now I don’t have to choose between the two! I can wear a full Buff and a hat together comfortably! Great for running and spectating races!

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6. They can add extra visibility when going on adventures!

I’d be lying if I said that part of the reason I wore my neon orange Buff on my rafting trip wasn’t to be more visible in case I went overboard! Also, the weather was doing crazy things and I thought it might come in handy.

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7. They add a little mystery to your look!

Am I hungover, a famous celebrity incognito, or just wearing my Buff to hold my hair in place as I drive with my window down to California!? … I’ll never tell!

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Brie

Brie

I started running about three years ago. Until this time i had never considered myself a runner and actually hated running. I'm not sure what changed but i'm glad it did! I enjoy sharing my thoughts, training, and experiences through my blog and encouraging and supporting others in their running journeys. Since becoming a runner, I have completed a handful of half marathons, three full marathons, and four ultra marathons. However, my biggest accomplishments have been running the Rim2Rim2Rim in the Grand Canyon and completing a seven-day, 250km stage race in the Alps. These were adventures of a lifetime and something I had never imagined that I would do even in my wildest dreams!

3 comments

  1. Awesome awesome faboo review – love it! Agree with every point!! Used my Buff as a neck warmer while freezing at Bard on the Beach on Sunday night!!


    Bradley on the Run recently posted … Eastside 10K 2015

  2. #8:

    SURVIVOR!!!!!!!

    For real tho, I think I need to add a buff to my (limited) running equipment collection!

    1. Do it! They are great and so many fun colours/designs! I’m pretty sure you can get Survivor ones!

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