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What's on your face - Bandanas/Shemaghs/Tubes

Discussion in 'EDC Clothing' started by InvertedBob, Aug 31, 2015.

  1. Grinch

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    I do the same with a Buff and i carry bandannas in my back pockets for easy clean up when washing hands . The buff is great for taking the chill of the neck during winter also .
     
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  2. ManVsLawn

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  3. Grinch

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    Man, i don't drop character till i done a DVD commentary :rofl:

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  4. sk33tr

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    i ordered 2 black, micro fleece neck gaiters a couple weeks ago.

    they're a bit tight at first, but not too tight where i feel like i'm choking with it on.

    i've been looking at the merino wool buffs as well and i think i may order a couple (or few) of those.
     
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  5. Mr. Martines

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    I am also using Buff one during winter but I just can't put it over nose because when I am breathing my glasses get hazy (couldn't find the right word but I am sure that you know what I mean).
     
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  6. moostapha

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    Fogging.
     
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  7. Mr. Martines

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    Thank you :)
     
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  8. Grumpy521

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    For the sun....
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    And for the cold, this...
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  9. ManVsLawn

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    Drop the buff just below your nose - it'll allow your breath to escape and lessen the effects of 'fogging'
     
  10. Mr. Martines

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    Have to try it. Thanks :)

    Odoslané z CHM-U01 pomocou Tapatalku
     
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    Merino wool Buff or large pashmina (very fine cashmere wool)/silk blend scarf. Quite lightweight but suitable for what we Southern Californians call winter.:D
     
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  12. Sriracha

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    I have an EDCF Buff that I use mostly during the winter around my neck to fill the gap between my coat and bat, and works perfectly. But every day I package a "ban-diddly-danna" as my man Flanders would say. Food in the beard? Sweating up the place? Wife crying? Bandana.
     
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  13. Ronin_NZ

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    Until today I had never heard of a "Buff" (well, except for in reference to the B-52)...had to go google it, although I had figured I knew what you all meant. Back in my infantry days, we'd cut the thigh section out of a pair of polyprop leggings and use that as a neckwarmer, balaclava etc. Man I wish I'd thought of giving it a cool name and marketing it, 20+ years ago :D
     
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    Using a cheap tube thing to protect my ears and mouth when biking in the cold and a scarf round my neck. Rather interested in this buff thing though for the summer. My wife is very interested, at least I won't have to cover up this purchase as she wants one too. :D
     
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  15. thekapow

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    I have a huge collection of shemaghs collected over the years and bought on middle eastern travels, but so far my fav is still the 5.11 shemagh, i like the color and weight (its always a struggle to find shemaghs that are either too thin and useless or too thick and heavy) [​IMG] the problem I have with my buffs is that they are not warm enough and when covering my face its lets air in underneath.
     
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  16. chmsam

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    Buffs do come in other materials and even winter-weight. I really like 'em when the wind starts blowing at 20°F and less. Personally never had the wind sneak in underneath.

    Can't always teach old dogs new tricks but they still know how to bite.
     
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    Nothing. I wish I could have something when the wind kicks up here and the temps drop to single digits, but everything I've tried fogs up my glasses.
     
  18. Crow

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    For awhile i have needed something to block cold, wipe sweat, and cover sun. Old age does not come easy. These days i love Buff/tube scarf. It comes truly handy in all weathers. Next comes bandana, wich i carry along next to these modern tube scarfs. Rather like them to wipe sweat off from my head on a hot day, hands after wash or dirty jobs. More of a practical use than a need to cover something like a tubes. Scarf comes in handy on cold winter days. I like thick wool scarfs, that will feel so warm when temperatures goes below zero Celsius. They will warm a man really good.
    I own one shemag, and i have not yet find practical use for it yet. I think i will try to use it this winter, and find use for it.

    Any tips for using it could come handy...
     
  19. Gaulois

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    From left to right (the three neck gaiter are summer weight):

    Shemagh brown/black
    Marpat desert neck gaiter, from 0241 Tactical
    A-Tacs FG neck gaiter, from a French airsoft brand
    Black neck gaiter, from a French sport brand

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  20. KDOG08

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    Great thread! I'm in the market for a shemagh! I have a traditional red and white one that I bought in Saudi Arabia 20 years ago. I'd like to get nice khaki/od green one.

    Whos a good seller of them? I've been out of the tactical gear scene for awhile...
     
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