Posted: November 25, 2020
YES, you can wear your BUFF® Neckwear
Clarifying ‘tubes and gaiters’ usage during COVID
The CDC recently made new recommendations for ‘tubes and neck gaiters’ compliance and we want to help make sense of it all. While you navigate the new season, we want to offer our support to help promote responsibility and well-being and inform outdoor enthusiasts on solutions and best practices while recreating around others.
Our community message to consumers, to keep them informed, since the start of this pandemic has been focused entirely on safety protocols, production information, and community awareness. As the category leader in multifunctional neckwear (tubes and neck gaiters) and outdoor accessories, we are encouraged to see that the CDC has recently evolved their guidelines as a helpful and educational resource to determine appropriate masks and mask usage. Within the CDC’s current overview, folding a single-layer gaiter to make two layers is an approved mask. We want to be sure our brand partners, as well as all users, are aware that our product provides a safe alternative. Additionally, our new collection of filtered products - the BUFF® Filter Tube and BUFF® Filter Mask - also offer an alternative that is compliant with CDC recommendations with our certified BUFF® Replacement Filters.
In the past several months in particular, we have worked diligently to innovate safe solutions, provide aid and resources for communities affected by COVID-19, and work with partners to drive accurate communications and information. In these dynamic and challenging times, we see our partnership with you as an extension of our mission to keep communities safe.
Posted: August 11, 2020
Community Statement on Face Coverings
As a team and as a brand, we are encouraged to see research rapidly and diligently developing around the novel COVID-19 virus. The more information the general public has, the better our chances are at protecting our communities. We at BUFF® realized consumers were turning to our products as a means for safety at the start of this global pandemic. Since that time, we have consistently communicated that BUFF® Multifunctional Headwear is not designed, nor clinically tested to prevent the transmission of diseases or viruses. As we worked to both inform users and respond to consumer interest during a time with so much unknown about the virus, we also began creating ways to provide aid and product solutions as a response to the crisis. Our new BUFF® Filter Mask and BUFF® Replacement Filter kits were developed as safe options for individuals in search of technically designed filtered facial coverings. A corporate alliance with UNICEF was also quickly formed to provide humanitarian aid for vulnerable global communities being disproportionately affected by the virus.
We have continually aimed to keep our consumers informed around the appropriate uses and technologies in our products and will continue to do so as information develops pertaining to safety practices and guidelines. Our brand mission has always been to protect consumers from harmful natural elements, and we see our new BUFF® Filter Mask and Replacement Filters as an extension of that goal. We hope the fit, function, and comfort of our filter mask encourages users to practice safe social distancing for the wellbeing of themselves and others.
Posted: April 08, 2020
Our Commitment to Safety During this Time
The safety and health of our community, customers, and staff continues to be our number one priority. Our U.S. headquarters is following daily updates and recommendations to protect our entire team by closely tracking the situation through the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO). While our teams around the world work from home, we’re taking all precautions to keep our friends, family, and communities safe.
We’re making every effort to ensure the standards of safety and quality of all BUFF® products and that all product deliveries are shipped with increased health and safety measures. As new information becomes available and conditions change, we will actively provide updates to maintain the best interest and safety of everyone.
BUFF Statement on COVID-19
In response to the updated White House Administration Coronavirus Task Force statement and CDC recommendations regarding the use of cloth face coverings on April 3, 2020:
BUFF head and neckwear protects against many of nature’s elements. However, while our multifunctional headwear products cover the entire front of the face (nose, mouth, chin, and neck), they are not scientifically proven by the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO) to prevent you from: (1) contracting a virus/disease/illness or (2) passing a virus/disease/illness to someone else.
If / When BUFF products are worn, in response to the April 3, 2020 Center for Disease Control (CDC) statement - “CDC recommends wearing cloth face coverings in public settings where other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain (e.g., grocery stores and pharmacies) especially in areas of significant community-based transmission.”:
We encourage users not to circumvent the proper safety protocols of social distancing, quarantining, etc. suggested by the CDC.
In response to the most Commonly Asked Questions and concerns regarding Product and Shipping, please see the below statements:
- BUFF performance head and neckwear are not intended to be used as medical-grade face masks or as a replacement for N95 respirators as effective measures to prevent disease, illness, or the spread of viruses.
- BUFF does not produce or claimed to produce products that prevent disease, illness, or the spread of viruses.
- Website Orders Are Shipping with high order volume, for estimated shipping times please visit the Shipping Page.
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Customer Service Inquiries
If you have further questions specific to your order, please email Buff, Inc. Customer Service directly at email@example.com. If you have further questions specific to the coronavirus, we encourage you to visit national and global health authority bodies’ websites, such as CDC and WHO, for the most up-to-date information; wellness and prevention practices; and advisories on travel.
We Are in this Together
We want to extend support, encouragement, and most of all - our thanks and gratitude to our community, hardworking healthcare personnel, and essential services professionals, as well as all those affected.
Our community is built on the outdoors and the adventure it gives us all. Life feels not-so-normal these days and we’re all working hard to keep ourselves, our families, and communities safe and healthy by following national and local guidelines. While we try and maintain as much of a normal routine as possible.
We’ll continue to share content of our community that inspires us to stay active and LIVE MORE NOW. We hope to see you sharing your own adventures, too.
We are in this together.