BUFF Elite Gloves debut in ICAST’s New Product Showcase, Technical Apparel


From Buff: Gnarly rapids, mosquitoes clouding the launch ramp, crafty fish that don’t fight fair; there’s no lack of challenges for those pursuing their passions afloat. BUFF® just doesn’t want hand protection to be one of them.

For this reason, the pioneer of the original multifunctional headwear, offers a diverse and newly re-imagined lineup of full and partial finger gloves for fishing and water sports with styles that’ll bolster your outdoors experience, no matter where you pursue it.


New BUFF® Elite Gloves

“We invented the tubular neckwear category 25 years ago and in 2018 we aim to re-invent the water glove category with a style for every angler and water sports enthusiast,” says Shirley Brunetti, Buff, Inc. Vice President and General Manager.

Sparing no detail, BUFF® added several significant improvements to its glove lineup:

  • Moved seams from the outside of the palm to the back to reduce chafing and wear.
  • Added a second layer of fabric between the index finger and thumb to improve durability.
  • Enhanced the sun protection factor.

Common to each style are bonded cuffs for chafe prevention and convenient pull tabs for easy on and off.


New BUFF® Elite Glove

“We tested and refined each of these gloves based on feedback from our elite ambassadors to make sure that these are the longest-lasting, most comfortable and highest performance water gloves you’ll find anywhere.”, says Markus Hutnak, Buff, Inc. Product Development Manager.

Leading the BUFF® glove lineup are the highly advanced Elite Gloves, which feature a three-quarter-finger length for protection with fingertip dexterity, odor-fighting anti-microbial fabric with UPF 50+ sun protection and a tough synthetic suede palm that repels water and dries quickly. Also, an abrasion-resistant film in high-wear areas reduces blisters and cuts while improving grip.

Other models in the 2018 BUFF® glove family include:

Eclipse Glove – Built for salt or freshwater performance, this three-quarter-finger style features a silicone dot pattern and abrasion-resistant film on the palm for maximum grip with minimal wear. An articulated pattern reduces hand fatigue and bonded abrasion overlay eliminates line catching.

FullFlex Glove – Boating and fishing in cold weather takes a toll on the hands, but these gloves feature brushed fabric interiors for a soft, warm fit with superior sun protection. Wrapped silicone palms improv grip, while full-finger length with touchscreen compatible index finger means you won’t have to expose your hand for mobile device use.

Aqua Glove – Quick drying and breathable with all-over silicone palms for optimal grip, these extremely versatile gloves are a fisherman’s best friend. Protecting your hands from sun, surf, chafing and cuts, while the anti-microbial fabric wards off those unpleasant odors.

Solar Glove – A great choice for the kayak, paddleboard, waverunner or fishing boat; BUFF®’s lightest-weight glove features a comfortable and breathable half-finger style with UPF 40+ sun protection. Quick drying and durable, this glove is a great choice for fun in the sun.


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