Polar Buff Review

I’ve always been curious about Buffs.  Seeming to be the ideal solution to keeping you warm without the bulk of a scarf, however I’ve always resisted at the risk of looking a bit too outdoorsy.

I recently had this conversation with my husband.

His confused reply; ‘But you are outdoorsy!?’

So yes, whilst I am outdoorsy, I have no desires to become a living, breathing technical Jacket, and don’t even get me started on those noisy trousers…

So when Kitshack got in touch to see if I would like to test something from their range, I was curious. I could always look and politely decline right?

As it happens, Buff do cater for fashionistas fuss pots like me.

The chic line perfect for those of us who prefer out outdoors gear with a nod to current trends, think soft luxe fabrics and and on-trend floral inspired designs.

Hmm, maybe I could be a buff user after all.

After much perusing I selected the Chic Svet Black Polar Buff.

 Described as a versatile and stylish product which offers protection from extreme cold weather.  Ideal for many outdoor activities such as mountaineering, skiing, snowboarding and hiking. Ok, we’re short of mountains in East Anglia but it should keep me warm from those brutal winds that blow across the fens. The Polar BUFF can be worn as a neckerchief, headband, wristband, mask, hair-band, balaclava, scarf, bonnet, saharaine, pirate cap or beanie.

The Polar Buff is an Original BUFF sewn to a Polartec Thermal Pro fleece with a high thermal insulation. It’s Machine washable, non iron and will not lose its elasticity or fade.
Polygiene treatment, applied only on the microfibre piece, that allows the fabric to remain clean for longer avoiding bacteria grow and stops odours.

The Buff arrived really quickly and despite my initial reservations, I’m now definitely a Buff convert.


Having had a bit of a cold spell recently, it has been worn a lot.  Taking me from the school run, to long dog walks by the river and even keeping me cosy in a pub garden. Yes, a pub garden in February – the joys of dog ownership.


Initially I wasn’t too sure on the thicker, fleece side of the buff but with the recent plunge in temperatures I wouldn’t now be without it. Designed so that the fleece creates a cozy inner barrier within the original buff but I prefer the soft layer of the Buff original against my skin. Such is the versatility of the product though, it can be worn however suits you.


In fact, at times its been so cold that the buff has often been engaged in full ninja mode. Cosy.

With a quick twist you can soon make a really warm beanie, which is pretty much guaranteed to be promptly stolen by the nearest child. 

It’s lucky she’s such a cute model. 😉

Buffs being versatile things, can be worn in a multitude of ways, I’m still yet to experiment fully but if you’re curious here’s a link to youtube, we’ve seen quite enough of my ugly mug already. 😉

I received this Buff in exchange for an honest review, as always opinions are my own and honest.

5 thoughts on “Polar Buff Review

  1. Definitely a Buff fan here. Have 2 or 3 of the standard version and a few faux- buffs that I got as give-always. Great for nights in the hammock when it’s too cool for nothing but too warm for a fleece cap. They’ve also become my go-to hiking headgear over ballcaps.

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