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This Buff arrived in the mail at the perfect time. I had just returned from a trip to Florida, it was cold in Toronto and I was not looking forward to going out running. Once I found the Buff in the mail, I was super excited to try it in the wintery weather!
The first time I used it, I folded it in half and used it as a neck warmer. It worked great and was long enough that I could cover my face if needed with it, especially when the wind picked up. I used it for all my runs for the few days that I was home before I left to go away for work. I love how warm it is and that it is wool without being itchy at all.
While I was away, my knee started to hurt so I decided to take a break from running to hopefully give my injury a chance to heal. But even during my break from running while I’ve been travelling, this Buff has become an essential part of my winter and every day apparel.
I went for a walk in -20C in Moncton, NB with it over head and face because I forgot to bring a hat on my trip. Forgetting my hat made me realize how versatile and generally useful the Buff is.
One of my favourite parts of this Buff is how long it is and therefore how many different ways you can wear it from hat to headband to neck warmer.
I had optimistically thought that going to Germany and Denmark in March would be warm. Ha! I was really wrong and I have been so glad to have this Buff to use as a hat, ear warmer and/or neck warmer. I have brought it with me everywhere and have been using it non-stop!
Besides using it for outdoor uses, I have also used the Buff as an eye cover on the plane and for naps. The below picture is a nap after 12+ hours of working, it worked great to block out the light! It’s actually my favourite thing that I brought on my transatlantic flight because I could cover my eyes while I was trying to sleep and it was cozy to have it around my neck the rest of the time.
Overall, I just love this merino wool Buff! I love that it’s really warm even with the fabric being thin and breathable. It bunches down to being really small and portable but is also long enough to be used as a hat and neck warmer at the same time. It’s really easy to fold into a hat too!
Have you found a new go to piece of gear this winter? Are you excited for spring running?