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Backpacker Magazine – September 2009

Gear Review: Polar Buff Headwear

This versatile headpiece is half fleece, half microfiber–it can even double as a pillow.

Polar Buff (Courtesy Photo)
Polar Buff (Courtesy Photo)

Save your favorite striped beanie for morning treks to the coffee shop. The Buff offers versatile backcountry function. The half-fleece, half-microfiber tube can be worn as a hat, balaclava, and neck gaiter (among other configurations). We even stuffed it with clothes to make a pillow. It also comes in lighter fabrics for warm-weather trips. $27; 3 oz.; buff.es.




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dan
Oct 30, 2009

I prefer to use a shamag...it looks really cool and can also be used as a towel

Wurmie
Sep 26, 2009

and it looks good too...

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