It was back to the gym today as I hadn’t been in like…forever. I always notice a difference to how I feel whenever I get a workout session in. I feel a lot more healthier and a lot happier and it’s now time to try and cut the junk out of my eating habits and get trimmed and toned for my holiday in mid August. So far, the twelve week trim and tone plan isn’t going quite to plan, so I’m going to press pause on it until we move house in the next couple of weeks. The gym where we’re moving is much closer and therefore, I’ll have tons of motivation to work out.
Now during my time at the gym, the only workout wear that I have is a pair of trainers, some sweat absorbing 3/4 leggings, vest top and bralette. So I’m definitely lacking a lot of clothing in the workout department. Buffwear obviously knew I was struggling so sent me the Stella Imandra Headband from their range. Priced at £22.25 on their website, this headwear is sure to keep you toasty warm and stylish whilst you’re working out. Recommended more for outdoor use such as running, skiing, barding, trekking and sledging to name but a few.
The headwear is made with an acrylic knitted outer and is lined with a soft polar fleece fabric on the inside. This provides comfort and avoids that nasty head itch you get with some knitted clothing. It’s also machine washable or can be washed by hand. The website states that the headband would no lose it’s elasticity or fade in colour.
‘Once upon a time there was a keen off-road trials motorcyclist from Spain, who realised there was a need for a multifunctional garment that could be worn on and around his head while out riding in any and all conditions. Having worked in the textile industry for over 25 years manufacturing knitted collars and cuffs for the most popular football shirt brands in Europe, Juan Rojas 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. Juan then set about designing a proprietary knitting process that could manufacture his product in such a way as to ensure enduring comfort and durability. This manufacturing process, which takes place on a specially developed tubular loom, achieves an unique seamless construction resulting in a particularly comfortable garment that is extremely durable. The use of a sublimation printing process to transfer designs onto the product also ensures that the material retains its soft feel without the colours fading when either exposed to the elements or during cleaning. Juan called his product Buff® as a derivation of the Spanish word ‘bufanda’ meaning scarf.’
‘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, and has been worn by contestants on the CBS Survivor series, Raid Gaulouises and Southern Traverse events. Adventure Racer Louise Cooper says: “I can’t imagine being without my Buff. It’s without a doubt the most versatile accessory anyone can wear.”‘
‘Buff® headwear and has since become popular with millions of outdoor enthusiasts who benefit from its versatility: the garment has multiple uses and can be worn as a scarf, bandanna, headband, hat, facemask or wristband. Put simply: Buff® headwear is uniquely versatile, designed to achieve a high level of comfort and protection from the elements, WITH FUN!’
I loved wearing the Buff headwear on during my walk to the gym as it kept my ears and head warm and it didn’t allow me to overheat like most hats would, because of it’s headband shape. I would certainly recommend this for more winter sports, for early morning and late night runs. It’s versatile and stylish, providing warmth but making you look hot to trot. They have a wide range of headwear, neckwear, bags and more on their website, so do check those out here. Their products are also available to buy in Euros, Pounds and Dollars.
Disclaimer – I was gifted this product in return for my own honest opinion.
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