In the past couple years I have bought very few clothes (my merino wool products have worked out very well for me). However, one of the purchases I did make in Barcelona was a “Buff,” which is a appears to be a play on words of the Spanish “bufanda,” or scarf. The company was started in Barcelona, and while they sell a variety of different products, their flagship product is a piece of multifunctional headwear. Also known as a balaclava or neck gaiter, it can be worn in a variety of different ways. For example, it can be worn as a scarf, as a hat, or as earmuffs, just to name a few. I have gotten a lot of use out of mine in colder temperatures such as visiting winter markets in places like Germany and Belgium. I have found it to be very functional, and with its versatility and merino wool fabric it can be used in a variety of different circumstances. Also, it packs down very small, so it can easily fit in a backpack or even in a pocket. I have been very happy with my purchase and would recommend it to others.
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