I’m no stranger to BUFF® Headwear, but this was the first time I’ve tried their merino wool version. The Merino Wool BUFF® is made of 100% natural merino wool, as compared to the usual microfibre polyester of the Original. Although merino wool is typically regarding as a moisture-wicking, winter fabric, it can also keep you cool in the summer. Merino will is also water repellent, odor resistant, flameproof, durable,and provides UV protection.
The Merino Wool BUFF® is about 6 inches longer than the Original BUFF®. I found that instead of folding it into quarters as I do with the original version, this one was better rolled onto the desired headband width. It ends up being a little thick, but in the dead of winter, I bet this extra thickness is welcomed.
I tested out my Merino Wool BUFF® during numbous lunch runs throughout the month. Our weather lately has been cool and rainy. I mainly wore it as a headband and it kept my ears warm (I HATE when they get cold) and dry. Now that the temperatures are hovering around freezing, I think it will make a great neck warmer too.
The Merino Wool BUFF® retails for $29 USD and is available in a variety of colours as well as a funky tie dye pattern. I’m pretty boring and got the grey colour (predictable), but it matches everything at least! It’s a great addition to any BUFF collection and for first-time BUFF wearers as well.
Here are a few quick videos of it (and me) in action thanks to RunGo’s overzealous documentation of their Wednesday lunch runs.