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  1. #1
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    Lightbulb I discovered a new use for a Buff!!

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    Ok, so I raced this last weekend in Havasu lake (can you say HOT??) and I got really really hot on the run part of the triathlon.

    So I was doing research on the cool-collar thingys that have the gel inside them, trying to find an easy way to keep cool in hot races, and found a type that you put ice in (I bet you can see where I'm going with this).

    So I thought why not roll ice cubes up in my buff?? And so I tried it and it is amazingly cold! As the ice melts, it just drips and helps cool you off more
    It just flops right down onto your neck, and seems to stay put just fine.

    Another reason why buffs rule.

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    Thanks for the tip!
    It will come in handy when summer comes around these parts again.
    The most effective way to do it, is to do it.
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  3. #3
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    What's a buff?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tulip View Post
    What's a buff?
    More than you possibly ever wanted to know

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    Hey snap, where did the picture of Chloe in her buff go?
    Last edited by jobob; 03-25-2009 at 02:50 PM.

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  5. #5
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    I call that a neckwarmer. How would you put ice inside it? This has me curious.

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    I kinda put the ice in a row, and started to roll the buff so that it made a kind of circular tube.

    This is a buff:


    http://www.buffwear.com/

    They are so so useful.

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    Great idea! I use one in the winter to keep warm, but I can certainly see how you'd just roll up the ice cubes inside and pull it over your head. I'll be trying that for sure. Tulip, they're made of like a microfiber fabric. I love mine.
    Tis better to wear out than to rust out....

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    That is so cool! I love my buff, and use it almost daily.
    Be yourself, to the extreme!

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    Now that my hair is shorter & I can't pull it back in a ponytail, I like to wear a buff under my helmet to keep my hair out of my eyes & to minimize the scourge of helmet hair.

    A full size buff is a bit bulky now that the weather is getting warmer, but I cut one in half and the half-width one works great. The cut microfiber doesn't fray in the wash.

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    I have a fleece neckwarmer that looks similar except thicker--too thick for the helmet. But I really like the idea of having one to wear under your helmet. I have a skull cap but the seams make terrible marks on my forehead.

    Thanks for teaching me something new, everybody!

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    anytime.

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  12. #12
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    Even if you don't have ice - a wet buff under the helmet (particulalry if you have short hair) is a welcome thing in the summer heat.

    I cut my buff's in half, too...except for my AV one, of course.
    My new non-farm blog: Finding Freedom

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    I thought you were gonna show us a photo of you wearing it as a tube top
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    Love my buff! And cutting it in half, wetting it and loaded up with ice are great ideas :-)
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    Quote Originally Posted by jobob View Post

    Hey snap, where did the picture of Chloe in her buff go?
    Ask and you shall receive


 

 

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