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Got my head burnt pretty good yesterday through the mesh in my hat and I thought about getting a buff. Just curious how many of yall use em and how you like it?

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I like getting buff

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I started using one a year ago, but I am still self conscious that I look like a hoodlum with it on.  When I pass by other folks, I'll pull down the mouth area so I can speak with them & they can see me smile.

 

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Use one all the time.  Keep spares on ice and switch out when the sun is hot.  I wear a ventilated broad brim hat over it or baseball hat under it.  I don't need more cancers cut off of me.

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Its all about the protection. I don't have buffs but I'm planning on getting a set for the arms and head. Great thing is, I've heard from people who use them that they keep the flies from biting too. Its got to be worth the money.

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4 minutes ago, beardown34 said:

Mosquitoes can and will bite through them

Don't got a problem with skeeters but those dang flies are a youknowwhat. 

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6 minutes ago, Gundog said:

Don't got a problem with skeeters but those dang flies are a youknowwhat. 

I fish subdivision ponds at dawn and dusk and this is what I look like even when it's 80 degrees out. Freaking mosquitoes. 

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I use one all the time down here and have a spare in my bag just in case...

 

Mike 

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I don't get on my boat without one. Besides the sun protection, buffs protect from bugs and mosquitoes too. 

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38 minutes ago, beardown34 said:

 

I fish subdivision ponds at dawn and dusk and this is what I look like even when it's 80 degrees out. Freaking mosquitoes. 

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Must be tough when you gotta pee!

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I've tried wearing them......I can't do it.

i hate things that cling.

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I completely cover myself. Compression bottoms, long sleeve shirt, sun gloves, buff, sun hat, and sun glasses. 

I still feel sun faded and worn out when I get off the water, but the next day I don't feel destroyed like I used.

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Used one for a while but ended up not liking it. They're just not comfortable enough for 10+ hours of fishing. Too hot, hard to breathe, fogs up sunglasses. I actually bought N95 masks and hot glued one inside the front and cut holes in it so my breath had a place to go, prevents sunglass fogging really well, but overall it's still just more hassle than its worth. And if you wear one, you're kind of committed to it. Taking a break from it and putting on sunblock will get it all greasy and nasty when you wear it again. A compromise might be wear the buff for the first half the day and sunblock the other half. I'd do that if it was a late June super clear day and I was going to be on the water sun up til sun down for 16 hours. Otherwise, I'd rather deal with sunblock all day than the buff.

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I think they look silly, but I wear one all the time. There's no way to get sunblock in very fold and crease of your ears, neck, face every time you go fishing. Plus if you have short or no hair like me, that scalp sunburn is a mother and putting sunblock in your hair just sucks. I go with the buff, sun gloves, sun shirt then sunblock my legs and feet. Also, with being a contact wearer, sunblock in my eyes equals blurry vision the rest of the day, no bueno. 

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Can't stand something over the face....worked in a clean room years ago and it was the same thing.  Just not for me but is what it is.  Will wear the silly looking "Tilly hat" but other than that and drinking tons of non sugared drinks I enjoy fishing in the sun.  Still have lots of energy after long day.

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It's what the Cool Kids are all doing these days

:)

A-Jay

 

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what is the reasoning behind the buff going OVER the hat? does it stay up better that way? i tend to wear the buff under my hat. 

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I currently don't wear one, but I'm planning on trying it out soon.

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I smoke a cigar 90% of the time that I'm fishing, so a buff doesn't work for me.  But I LOVE my Columbia PFG hoodies:

http://www.columbia.com/mens-pfg-terminal-tackle hoodie-FM6132.html

Honestly, I don't find wearing the hood up (9AM to 5PM most every day) any hotter than having it down.  I still need to use sunscreen on my face, ears, hands, etc..(and ankles), but I'm a fan of the summer hoodie and on the lookout for other kinds to compare.

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Kemosabe Lone Ranger a buff is a B52.

Tom

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I would suffocate in one  . I just use liberal amounts of SPF50 sunscreen . I get the stuff made for babies that dont burn eyes .

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I wear one all the time, under either a wide brimmed floppy hat, or full outlaw and under a wide brimmed cowboy hat. When in the kayak I wear the long zip off shorts/pants full length tucked into a pair of flats booties, long sleeve shirt, gloves, and the buff/hat combo. You would be surprised how much better you will feel...tomorrow.

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4 hours ago, beardown34 said:

what is the reasoning behind the buff going OVER the hat? does it stay up better that way? i tend to wear the buff under my hat. 

Keeps my hat on better.  Don't have to take it off on boat runs!  And it does stay up, but I don't know about better because I have never worn it under the hat!

Buff, long sleeves, long pants and sun gloves for me!

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Jeff

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