Buffs, face masks, neck gaitors, or whatever else you choose to call them are a common piece of attire at our lodges. Although originally marketed by Buff, ‘neck gaitors’ are now offered by most outdoor/fishing companies under several different names. Simple, inexpensive, and super functional, we rarely hit the water without one around our neck.
We use them to keep the sun off of our face in the Bahamas, keep the chill off of the neck on a cool day in Alaska, keep the bugs off of our face, clean our sunglasses and more. They even come in several different materials depending on the environment you’re fishing in (we’re a big fan of merino wool buffs at our lodges in Alaska and British Columbia).
There are many ways to wear a buff, and Alaska West staffers Robby and Josh were kind enough to kick start their modeling career to show us how. Thanks guys, but don’t quit your day job..
Seriously though, want to see all the possible ways to wear a buff? Check out the full rundown on Buff’s website, here.
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