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Discussion in 'EDC Clothing' started by Pyro, Jul 28, 2006.

  1. kirbysdl
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    I've been EDCing my Buff since last fall. I usually wear it as a balaclava to keep my ears and nose warm and keep dust and bugs out of my airways.
     
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    For those that have BOTH, is either one a heavier/thicker fabric?
     
  3. crossroads

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    I'm not 100% sure, but I believe there are different variants of Buffs, which may be thicker. I remember seeing one that was designed for colder weather; I assume it must be thicker in some way.
     
  4. fallow

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    awwh crap, another thing I'll have to get, thanks guys! :p

    but seriously this would be really handy for all my winter outdoor training, too bad I can't get the spec ops one locally. Will have to get the Buff wear, there's few stockists here in Melbourne, AUS.

    Hey crossroads, how much did yours cost?
     
  5. choubbi

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    Both are about equally very thin. I don't really see a difference.
    Polar buffs should be thicker I guess.
     
  6. kirbysdl
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    Polar Buffs have an extra cuff of Polartec or Thermal Pro fleece. This is attached to a normal Buff, making the entire thing longer. The Buff portion itself is not thicker.
     
  7. choubbi

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    Thanks for the clarification :)
     
  8. crossroads

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    Mine was about $35 AUD if I remember correctly. Just bought it at one of those camping/hiking specialist shops in Brisbane. Wouldn't buy much else there though, they have Pelican cases that are grossly overpriced, don't even get me started on their knives... But you probably already knew about Australia's horrible prices.
     
  9. fallow

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    agreed, horrible, I bought a Strider SNG, $325 USD, even with conversion thats $267 less than buying it here.

    should be ok for the Buff though, I can handle $35.
     
  10. fallow

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    picked up 2 today, one was 20% off, $26.25, the other full price $32.95 (this one was the full UV protection version) thanks for the heads up guys. (no pun intended) ;D
     
  11. shrap

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    I wouldn't mind some Buffs that actually had something useful printed on them. Emergency survival instructions, medical instructions, a UNIX quick reference; I'll even take a blueprint of the death star. Just no more flames or useless logos.
     
  12. hovaczech

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    I like big buffs and I cannot lie, all the other brothers can deny. :lolhammer:

    Sorry late on a Friday afternoon.

    I do like the buff idea, although it gives a whole new meaning to being in the buff! :evilgrin:
     
  13. yam350

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    I got introduced to Buffs in '98 at the Alexandra Palace Bike Show in London, if I remember rightly they were selling for about 6 or 7 quid so I bought one thinking anything that keeps the cold damp British winter from getting down your neck would be a good thing. It was so good I tracked down some more and always have a couple around.
    During my misspent youth and misspent adulthood I have managed to fall off a few things ( bikes,bulls, trees) causing neck injuries, thankfully none really serious and had whiplash in two accidents resulting in arthritis in my neck, the best treatment when it starts to get painful occasionally is a buff and a painkiller, works every time and makes it tolerable. The only other thing that compares in my opinion in winter is a shemagh, not because it is necessarily better but I like them.
     
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    OMG! +>9000 :highfive: :laugh:
     
  15. Schattenwolf

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    A Buff is for many an important part of my edc-/survival-/tactical equipment. I carry always one with me in my pocket.
     
  16. JonSidneyB
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    I don't think I have even noticed this thread. Are people interested enough in Buffs for there to be an EDCF Buff?

    If there is enough interest I will start a Buff request list and if we can get enough people interested we can hash out color and design.

    This being a product I am not familiar with I would need your help explaining the product.
     
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    I've got one on my wish list
     
  18. yam350

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    Hi Jon . Buffs are just a tube of material, usually with thermal properties, that you can pull over your head to wear as a neck warmer or as a watch cap or with a twist in it as a pirate type head scarf, as a kind of balaclava etc. They are very versatile, I think they originated as a piece of biker clothing in Europe but I could be totally wrong on that.I have also seen them in a lot of surf and skateboard shops here in Europe. Have a look at www.The Buff Shop.co.uk
     
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    I think I remember these now. Scribs told me about them ;D.

    I didn't realize until looking here that they allowed custom design. I will need to talk to them first. After I talk to them I might start an interest thread in an EDCF version.

    You guys can help design it. After there is a design and there is enough firm commitments to it I will find away to make it happen.