BuffSolid Wool Buff

Do it all.

From hot summer runs to cold winter ascents, the Buff Solid Wool Buff is a staple in any outdoor adventurer's kit. The Wool Buff includes a few extra inches of length and features a classic headwear shape. Made from soft merino wool, it also provides natural breathability and odor control that you love, helping you stay cool in the summer and adding an extra layer of warmth in the winter. With more than twelve ways to wear it, you'll have a hard time finding an activity where this buff won't come in handy.

  • A multifunctional headpiece for any outdoor activity
  • Merino wool is breathable and naturally odor-resistant
  • One size fits all adults
  • Reviews
  • Q & A

Soft and warm

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

Gets the job done. Soft, warm and even fits over my big head easily. It's a backpacking staple

LOOOOOOONG

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

As some people have said this is extremely long. It looks good when worn as a scarf but it is too thin and awkward to wear for skiing. I would stick to other Buff's that are thicker with polar fleece.

gets it done

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

I loved how lightweight and simple it was, covers very well and is plenty long enough which is awesome. I however have to adjust it every 5 seconds. It is almost as if it doesn't have as much elasticity when its merino so it doesn't quite hug your face well. which I like when skiing.

Great addition to my buff collection.

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

Love the merino! Its lightweight and soft material are perfect for riding all day long.

Solid Buff

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

This buff can do it all! I have been wearing it ski touring and it breathes great! The merino is wonderful too because it doesn't get funky after multiple uses.

I docked this one star because it does get a little twisted up since its so long. Although it is thin and doesn't feel bulky.

Too long

    I'm flabbergasted by how long this thing is. Almost double that of a standard Buff? Is this intended to be used as a dress?

    It's so warm!

    • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

    I love the Buff. Nothing but happy with the quality. It seems a little large, but I think that's just the way it's supposed to be. I love how long it is so you can double it up and still have it cover your face and keep your neck warm at the same time.

    Wool Street

    • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

    I mean the wool itself is great, soft, and definitely will keep warm for how thin it is. Although I do hope if I wash this somehow it will shrink a tad bit because this is loose. It does fit over my nose and ears just great, but if I'm on my motorcycle or going down the slopes, this will fly right off!

    Have you washed it and did it shrink?

    All wool all the time

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    I've had a buff for years, but this is my first wool product. I'm slowly transitioning all my layers to as much wool as possible, so this was the next logical step. Wool does better than synthetic for me, and this being on your neck all day is never scratchy. Couldn't recommend enough.



    (pictured, my mate Tom on our run across Iceland)

    All wool all the time

    Wooly and Warm

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times
    • Fit: True to size

    Like all Buffs, this is an exceptional piece of multipurpose gear- what makes this one better is that it's cozy and breathable when you use it over your face and neck as a gaiter (some of the others seem to fog your glasses up a bit more, if you're a mouth breather during cold winter jogs). The brick red color is rich and flattering with almost everything.

    Feels great next to skin.

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    Merino wool is where it's at! Soft with natural elastic, this fabric feels warm, but does not make you overheated when coming down the slopes. It is also odor-resistant,; can't say enough about that, especially because I use it as a snow mask on a regular basis. No ski gear bag is complete without a Buff

    Great product

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times
    • Fit: True to size

    Original merino buff worked perfect on the slopes

    Warm

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit: True to size

    works great. go buy one

    Thin, but gets the job done.

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    As many people have mentioned, this thing is really thin. If you're keeping it mainly around your neck, then I would suggest a thicker neck gaiter. Despite the thickness, I love that the length allows me to cover my neck all the up to my (bald) head!

    Waking up during a cold winter night in the woods simply because my beanie falls off and my head is frozen is not fun... brrrr! Layering this under a beanie was perfect. Paranoia while taking it on and off allowed it to last surprisingly long.

    100% wool keeps the stink (at least to my nose) down to a min, which is great if you rarely wash your wools for ecological/laziness-related reasons! :)

    If it was a *bit* thicker, it would be perfection. First one lasted a good 3-4 years. On my second one, and since I'm creature of habit, I'll be getting more!

    To stretchy and a little thin

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times
    • Fit: Runs large

    I really wanted to like this because I love merino wool. If I put this over my nose as a face shield, I have to keep adjusting it to stay up. Also if this was thicker or lined with fleece, it would be perfect, but as is, it's a little to thin for my liking. It's not scratchy...merino wool usually isn't. I like the longer length of it. Keeps me warm down to 30's but any lower I would need a thicker lined one.

    Great Buff

      I've been looking for a good buff, and it's great that this is Merino. It's lighter than I expected, but soft and comfortable!

      Everyone should have one of these

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

      These things are super flexible and can be worn like 30 different ways, they do a great job of wicking moisture, blocking the sun, and keeping sweat out of your eyes. I will never go backpacking again without mine.

      Merino Buff!?

      • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

      Oh yes, SO excited about this!

      Fabric is a little lighter than I expected, and stretchier, which is a great thing in my opinion! It's long enough to double up when you need/want a thicker layer, and it stretches more easily than a classic buff (and I had always found the classic buff to feel claustrophobic, so I'm stoked on this wool version!)

      Update: Just returned from skiing in Chile where we had some pretty cold temps and wind on a few days. I used this buff over my merino balaclava and it worked out great. It still fit under my helmet, or over a hat, and was the perfect extra layer, without being overkill, or too bulky, etc., and you have the option to use a single layer or fold it over since it's so long. Nice and versatile. Love it.

      I picked up the light "glacier" color to use for spring touring/ski mountaineering to keep the sun from burning my face off in high alpine environments. Still loving the not-as-claustrophobic-merino option.

      Buff doesn't bluff!

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
      • Fit: True to size

      Bought this merino wool buff for backpacking, camping, traveling, outdoor sports practices, and basically any time I find myself outside in cooler weather. I like the merino for cooler weather because it is warmer than the original microfiber buff. It keeps my neck warm when worn doubled/tripled over, and is light and airy enough for mild temps when worn as a bandana. I used it on a dayhike of a strenuous part of the AT in the winter, and it kept my face and neck warm and protected from the harsh cold air. I didn't even get sweaty underneath it! It's so light that I forget to take it off after I get back from a day out. It packs super small (fist size). Great thing to throw into your backpack or purse. Super functional, highly recommend!

      Buy This Buff!

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
      • Fit: True to size

      I am a huge fan of all things Buff, but for the winter activity enthusiast, the Wool Buff is absolutely the way to go. The Wool Buff is longer than the standard buff, protecting more of your poor skin from windburn and/or frostbite due to repeated face shots. It's thicker and warmer than a standard buff, so it keeps those awkward neck/underchin/sideface regions super cozy on the chairlift and in blustery/squally conditions. On the other hand, it's also less thick and gaper-y than a huge fleece neckwarmer, and there is less of that awkward breathing-onto-my-neckwarmer-makes-it-wet-and-then-freezes thing that everyone hates. The Wool Buff also comes in sweet colors and patterns to keep your steez levels high on the slopes.

      Think that's all? The Wool Buff can also be used as a headband or twisted into a hat for winter hiking/climbing/running/nordic skiing, and provides a thinner, better wicking alternative than a fleece hat or headband.

      Leaving the question not whether or not you will buy one of these Buffs, but rather, how many?