Buff head wear helps keep its wearer comfortable, guarding against the cold, sun, wind or dust in rapidly changing outdoor situations. Think of it as a versatile base layer for your head. Buff provides the same performance benefits for your head that technical fabrics used in other outdoor clothing do for the rest of your body. And because it's so small and light, it's the ultimate throw-in-your-pocket garment for unexpected conditions.
Buff is created through a proprietary knitting process using a special 100% polyester yarn called microfiber, in which the thinness of each filament is less than 1 Dtex. The pores that are in the external surface of the textile become very small to prevent water and wind from entering in the textile, but at the same time, the pores in the inside surface are big enough to make the fabric highly breathable.
Original Buff headwear is made with special knitting machines that weave in a tubular manner creating a unique product without no irritating seams or hems.
According to the tests made, most Buff designs offer a sun protection degree of UPF 5-10. Used as a cap (double-layer fabric) the headwear offers UPF 50 sun protection.
There are at least 12 different ways to wear Buff headwear. Some of the most popular uses include as a cap, scarf, balaclava, pirate style, Saharan, bandana, hairband, foulard, helmet liner, dust mask, etc.