Welcome to in the buff, which is a fansite of, bizarrely, microfibre tubes.
Bought my first Buff at Beaulieu Motorcycle World in July 2000 (Mali Graphite, if you're interested!). It was also the first time I drove an Aixam.... I now no longer own the Aixam (however, he has gone to a new, loving owner) but, at the last count, I now own fifty-nine different Buffs. I got the landmark 50th Buff on 8th September 2006 (Vacas Mar).
I'm a fan, and a bit of a collector! In Time Out they had interviews where one of the questions was "what brand wouldn't you be seen without" - well for me it's Buff. I've always got one to hand (or head, or hair, or neck....).
Have a look at my collection - see the link on the left. And because this site was started mainly so that people who know me could buy me a Buff and be sure it's not one I've already got, I've now added a "wish list" of the ones from this year's collection I'd like to have...
NEWS - I've got some new Buffs, and have also been working on scanning in my old brochures and other bits and bobs - so expect a big update very soon!
so what's a buff then?
Imagine a stretchy cloth tube about 45 cm long and 25 cm wide when flat. Doesn't sound terribly impressive so far I know, but if I were to tell you that they come in a range of funky colours, and that your original Buff can be a headband, bandana, hat, wristband, blindfold, bag, ponytail/bun scrunchie, balaclava, scarf...
It's thin enough to be worn under a motorcycle helmet (one of the main reasons I bought my first one), and if it's chilly try the Polar Buff as the microfibre bit goes under your helmet and has an additional 20 cm of fleece to go round your neck. Ideal for keeping those hailstones off your bare skin.
Other Buff styles include the Combi (basically just the fleece bit of a Polar with a drawstring to turn it into a hat), the Visor (Original with a nifty little neoprene peak to keep the sun out of your eyes), the Top Buff (bigger to be used as a top or skirt, although is a bit see through and only for the daring lady!). Buffs also come in smaller sizes for children and babies.
okay where do you get them?
You can buy them from high street shops, usually shops that sell walking / camping / cycling / motorcycling / snowboarding stuff.
If you go to the Links Page you will find some sites I've found that have more info on Buffs and sell Buffs online.
I appeared in my local newspaper with other members of my pub
knitting club, wearing my Flo Blue Buff to keep the hair
out of my eyes while knitting... Click the picture below to see...
And click the picture below for a Buff Washday...
Last updated 18th June 2012