Editors' Choice Gold Snow 2014: Wool Buff

This simple, 23-inch tube of supersoft merino wool is so much more than a neck gaiter.
Wool
Price $27.00

Specs

Weight 2 oz

 

Our entire staff has declared love for the Wool Buff. This simple, 23-inch tube of supersoft merino wool is so much more than a neck gaiter, and, because it’s so thin and breathable, its benefits stretch way beyond winter. We use our Buffs as beanies and ponytail holders, facemasks and balaclavas, earmuffs and eyemasks, pillows (stuff a puffy inside and tie off both ends), and even as skirts and tube tops. “On our testing trip in BC, rapid swings in temperature—from blazing, snow-reflected heat to wind-whipped, overcast chill—really drove home the Buff’s versatility,” says one editor. “It instantly transformed from sun shield to beanie to neck gaiter as conditions whiplashed. That’s pretty remarkable for an item that weighs about the same as a handful of nuts.” $27 to $32;
1.6 oz.; buffusa.com