Those of a certain age will remember a couple of classics from the hit parade from a considerable number of years ago, 'The Air That I Breathe' was a recording by the Hollies and released in 1974 (showing my age again) it reached No.2 in the Hit Parade. The ballad was written by Albert Hammond and initially recorded by him on his 1972 album, 'It never rains in California.' It's since been covered by a variety of artists, my favourite version, of course, was by the Hollies. 'Every Breath You Take' was written by a Geordie (Sting) back in 1982, during what he later said was a 'mental breakdown! Interesting lyrics methinks but shame about the husky voice! With the Covid threat, we certainly have to be careful when taking a breath of air!
If you're like me, particular about the air that you exhale and breathe, and like me have forgotten on a number of occasions to 'pack a mask', why not consider buying one, or a couple, of BUFF's (wash and a wear?) and pop one around your neck from the time you leave your house or crawl out of your bunk till the time you get back in? Consider the benefits; firstly they are unbelievably eco friendly being made with 2 recycled plastic bottles! They are 'unbreakable', you don't get them tangled if wearing glasses, they're washable and fast drying. They can, of course, be worn in a large variety of ways to protect you from the sun! The image(s) above is of course of your ‘handsome’ scribe wearing a Buff against the background of Jans famous ‘The liveaboard wife’ tea towel! Boss man Andy is on holiday with his good lady on the West Coast, currently sheltering from storm Francis and the below image is of his two girls wearing their Buffs, taken before the storm hit!
The trouble with most face masks if you ask me is that because they are not user friendly, they are liable to be forgotten, resulting in a 'refused entry' or a trek back and they certainly don't look smart! You can easily break the ear loops, with a lot of masks you cannot wash and reuse them. Plus, as stated above, most are not ECO friendly use and throw away! For water based activity and socialising the majority of masks are certainly not practical! Buffs are extremely comfortable to wear being 100% seamless, the fabric has a four way stretch for improved comfort and elasticity. On a hot day a Buff will have a cooling effect, managing heat and sweat to keep you dry and comfortable.
Please note as of present, due to unprecedented demand, the junior size Buffs are not in stock having said unlike me with my big head my good lady just pulls her Buff over her ears and it stays in place! As for colours and patterns it's a case of what we have in stock and they are moving fast!
For more inspiration on how to wear your Buff. Watch Henry's quick demo below.