Juan Rojas, a keen off-road motorcyclist from Spain realised there was a need for a multifunctional garment that could 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 football shirts, Juan 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 wear.
Experimenting with different designs and processes, Juan eventually found a high performance microfibre that was breathable, moisture wicking and wind resistant. The manufac
turing 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.
Then, in 1998, Buff® entered a team into the Eco-Challenge adventure race and by the end of the event most of the participants had either requested or were wearing an Original Buff® and were totally "Buffed up." Since then, Buff® headwear has become a standard accessory for all adventure racers and athletes.