Gaynors is the largest independent retailer of outdoor clothing and equipment in the UK. Gaynors delivers unbeatable prices and unparalleled choice and depth of product, from all the major outdoor brands. Gaynors is in the heart of the Lake District, with a 25,000 sq ft distribution centre in Lancashire, but remains a family business that puts customer service first.
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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.