The Buff, the original neck tube, originating from Spain, was the idea of a keen off-road trials motorcyclist who realized the need for a multi-functional garment to be worn on and around his head while out riding in all conditions. Having worked in the textile industry for over 25 years manufacturing knitted collars and cuffs for the most popular football brands in Europe, Juan Rojas set about creating a functional garment that could be worn in all manner of ways, replacing the need for separate items of head and neck and head wear. Experimenting with different designs and processes, Juan eventually found a high performance microfiber that was breathable, moisture wicking and wind resistant. Juan then set about designing a proprietary knitting process that could manufacture the Buff in such a way as to ensure enduring comfort and durability. The manufacturing process, which takes place on a specially developed tubular loom, achieves a unique seamless construction resulting in a particularly comfortable garment that is extremely durable. The use of a sublimation process to transfer designs onto the product ensures that the material retains its soft feel without the fabric fading when either exposed to the elements or during cleaning. Then, in 1998, Buff entered a team into the Eco-Challenge adventure race and by the end of the event most participants had either requested or were wearing a Buff and were totally “Buffed up.” Since then, Buff has become a standard accessory for all adventure racers and athletes, and has been worn by contestants on the CBS Survivor series, Raid Gaulouises and Southern Traverse events. Adventure Racer Louise Cooper says: “I can’t imagine being without my Buff. It’s without a doubt the most versatile accessory anyone can wear.” Buff and has since become popular with millions of outdoor enthusiasts who benefit from its versatility: the garment has multiple uses and can be worn as a scarf, bandanna, headband, hat, facemask or wristband. Put simply: Buffs are uniquely versatile garments designed to achieve a high level of comfort and protection from the elements, WITH FUN!