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#259794 - 04/23/13 09:13 PM Re: My urban kit [Re: AROTC]
bacpacjac Offline
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Loc: Ontario, Canada
http://www.buffusa.com/sports/

Not a sales rep and i haven't spent a dime on them. I got a summer buff and a winter one as gifts, and I'm quite happy with them.
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#259797 - 04/23/13 09:25 PM Re: My urban kit [Re: AROTC]
bacpacjac Offline
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Loc: Ontario, Canada
I use mine mostly as a hairband. It works well for that, and I love that I can just slide it down for a neck warmer, but I can't bring myself to buy one. Frankly, IMO, they're way overpriced, at least in these parts. Even the knock-offs are expensive. $20 buff (I've seen them as high as $40 for a polar one) vs $3 bandana? I'll buy a bandana, thanks. In the meanwhile, I'll use these two buffs until they wear out, and try to figure out a cheapo DIY alternative, or just keep on using my trusty bandanas.
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#259800 - 04/23/13 10:11 PM Re: My urban kit [Re: AROTC]
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Registered: 07/11/10
Posts: 1502
Loc: New Port Richey, Fla
you might want to do a little research as to the color of your bandana, if you live in an area with active gang associations...something like a neutral tan or OD... don't know how up to date the list from Wikipedia is on gang associated colors

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gang_colors

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#259803 - 04/23/13 11:36 PM Re: My urban kit [Re: bacpacjac]
Denis Offline
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Registered: 01/09/09
Posts: 631
Loc: Calgary, AB
Big fan of Buffs here; I find them very versatile and useful.

Personal uses include: a neck gaiter when its still cool but I have the motorcycle out, a sleeping mask for camping, a facemask for sub-zero weather, and a simple cap.

I have just the one right now (a plain black Original Buff), but I always have it with me. It folds up nice & is virtually imperceptible in the back pocket of my pants.
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#259818 - 04/24/13 04:19 AM Re: My urban kit [Re: AROTC]
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Registered: 05/04/02
Posts: 463
Loc: Just wandering around.
I have a military version of the buff. A bit longer and much better material. No labels though so no idea of the material. Been carrying it over 10 years and I am second owner. Great item.

For bandannas, I buy tea dyed muslin. Cheap. I just rip it to the size I need. Nip the edge to get it started and then rip it. Tears in a straight line along the thread line.

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#259820 - 04/24/13 11:08 AM Re: My urban kit [Re: bacpacjac]
Byrd_Huntr Offline
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Registered: 01/28/10
Posts: 1160
Loc: MN, Land O' Lakes & Rivers ...
Originally Posted By: bacpacjac
I use mine mostly as a hairband. It works well for that, and I love that I can just slide it down for a neck warmer, but I can't bring myself to buy one. Frankly, IMO, they're way overpriced, at least in these parts. Even the knock-offs are expensive. $20 buff (I've seen them as high as $40 for a polar one) vs $3 bandana? I'll buy a bandana, thanks. In the meanwhile, I'll use these two buffs until they wear out, and try to figure out a cheapo DIY alternative, or just keep on using my trusty bandanas.
How 'bout these...$5.99 shipped...
http://www.amazon.com/MIXED-COLORS-MULTI-SCARF-BANDANAS/dp/B004QFBXGK/ref=pd_bxgy_sg_img_z
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#259821 - 04/24/13 11:17 AM Re: My urban kit [Re: Byrd_Huntr]
bacpacjac Offline
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Registered: 05/05/07
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Loc: Ontario, Canada
That's a price point I can buy into, Byrd. Thanks!
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#259841 - 04/24/13 06:33 PM Re: My urban kit [Re: AROTC]
chaosmagnet Offline
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Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 12/03/09
Posts: 2893
Loc: USA
My favorite bit of cold weather gear is a wool Buff. I use it to cover my neck, my ears, my head, and/or my face. I carry it constantly.

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#259913 - 04/25/13 06:47 PM Re: My urban kit [Re: AROTC]
ILBob Offline
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Registered: 02/05/10
Posts: 776
Loc: Northern IL
I have 3 22 X 22 bandannas with a 4th on the way that I got off ebay for just a little over $1 each shipped.

http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_odkw=tan...na&_sacat=0

I did a couple blog posts on the first couple I got.

http://ilbob.blogspot.com/2013/03/1-pc-premium-paisley-navy-blue.html

http://ilbob.blogspot.com/2013/04/1-pc-premium-paisley-white.html

The last one that came in yesterday is black and the one I have not gotten yet is another blue one.

I just made bids of about $1.15 or something like that and while I did not "win" on all the bids, I eventually got them. They seem of decent quality.
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#259966 - 04/26/13 06:03 PM Re: My urban kit [Re: chaosmagnet]
MostlyHarmless Offline
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Registered: 06/03/09
Posts: 982
Loc: Norway
Originally Posted By: chaosmagnet
My favorite bit of cold weather gear is a wool Buff. I use it to cover my neck, my ears, my head, and/or my face. I carry it constantly.


+1. Me too.

Only trouble with buffs is the way they disappear in urban environments, I loose one every 2nd month or so. And since it looks like some rag someone has thrown away you can be pretty sure someone else will toss it in the bin immediately.

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