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

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

  1. InvertedBob

    InvertedBob Loaded Pockets

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    Hey guys! Ever since I've opened this thread I tried to get my hands on a Buff since you guys seemed to really recommend those and on the 21st of November last year I got a Green Merino Wool Buff as a birthday gift from one of my friends and I have to say I love it!

    I mostly wear it around my neck or as a balaclava and it is just so convenient to wear, it is small, but this version(the merino wool version) is just the right size, since it is a bit longer that the original Buff. It is also very odor resistant and light, so light that I sometimes end up wearing it around the house because I forget to take it off when I get home. I just stuff it into the upper front pocket of my 5.11 R12 along with my gloves and it is always in reach when it gets windy or cold.

    I love wearing it in the morning when I go to school because it keeps my throat from getting sore because of the cold morning breeze :)

    I totally recommend it!!
     
  2. hibby

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    I had the same problem with a buff/neck tube causing draughts. I was told to look out for one that covers your shoulders and you put a jumper over the top. No draughts apparantly.
     
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  3. InvertedBob

    InvertedBob Loaded Pockets

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    There is a longer version of the Buff called the Cyclone Buff that has a ticker base that's supposed to go around your neck, on your shoulders to help keep wind and cold out. I haven't tried that one, but it might help your case :)
     
  4. Moshe ben David

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    The only things on my face are my glasses and my beard. Which is long enough and full enough to keep my neck warm in a winter wind! :rofl:

    L'chaim!

    Moshe ben David
     
  5. Queen of Saigon

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    I don't know if this counts, but I use the face wrap from my fortrez hoody apart from the hood.
     
  6. Radkreuzwerfer

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    My Beard. Occasionally sunglasses. Should I need more?

    Gesendet von meinem Cyrus_CS25 mit Tapatalk
     
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    My good old shemagh:

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    i've found that pulling the buff down as far as it'll go then putting on a crew neck jumper keeps all of the draft out on my motorcycle, although it probably helps that i have my jacket on over the top
    imo buffs are better for keeping the draft from going down my neck than a balaclava is
     
  9. JeffVenture

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    I use all three mentioned sofar here and there. Not really into buffs but use a homemade one when I ride the MC. It's a trimmed off sleeve from an old cotton T-shirts. Works great. Would like something of bandana material but somewhere in size between a big 'dana and a sheath when I'm in the woods.
     
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    I brought a heavy wool scarf and a merino Buff to my most recent trip to the sandbox.

    The scarf was way too thick to wear even during the coldest nights. I typically removed it completely and opted for the Buff.

    I couldn’t comfortably wear the scarf for more than half an hour. I was given a keffiyeh by our host. I quickly found that it’s large dimension and lightweight fabric allowed me to control my body temperature better in conjunction with the Buff. If I began to feel warner, I simply loosened the folds of fabric. When feeling cold again, I wrap the longer end around my neck and over the Buff a third time.

    The keffiyeh seems to dry quicker as well, and doesn’t itch when damp.

    Overall, I was pleased with this combo.
     
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