Did you hear?... Buff will once again be a required accessory on Survivor

Buff, as in the tubular head and neck gear, will once again be a required accessory on the new upcoming Survivor show.

Buff, as in the tubular head and neck gear, will once again be a required accessory on the new upcoming Survivor show, this one in the Fiji Islands. Survivor contestants on the first three shows in Borneo, Australia, and Africa also wore the item. Not only an accessory that is worn as sun and head protection on the show, as well as bandeau and tube tops by the women, it has been used to distinguish tribe members from one another with the two tribes wearing different colors. For more on this item that is a SNEWS® team favorite, go to www.originalbuff.com.


Did you hear?... Buff sales spike after one Survivor episode

Buff, the presto-chango all-purpose scarf/hat/bandana that is seen on TV's Survivor, saw sales spike after one Survivor episode this season where the show host -- for the first time -- actually called the item by name. SNEWS® was told that in that episode after 9 p.m. EST and ...read more

Did you hear?... Buff design nothing new

Regarding our story last week on tubular microfiber headgear by Buff and resulting knockoffs, one regular SNEWS® reader -- a well-traveled gear guru himself -- wrote in to say that he's purchased these type of tubes before in small specialty and surplus stores and he's not ...read more

Did you hear?... Outdoor companies once again represented well in Fortune magazine

Outdoor companies are once again represented well in the Fortune magazine "100 Best Companies to Work For" announcement yesterday. W.L. Gore moves up to 34 from the 35th position last year. Patagonia leaps to 41 after sitting at 58 last year. Land's End rests at 53 -- and was not ...read more

Fitness: Did you hear?...

>> The eighth annual American College of Sports Medicine's Health and Fitness Summit and Exposition is in Orlando, Fla., April 14-17 with a day-long pre-conference workshop on targeting inactive adults. Scheduled for April 14 from noon to 5 p.m. also at the Renaissance Orlando ...read more

Fitness: Did you hear?...

>> Folks are just filtering back into their offices April 28 from Club Industry East, which moved back to New York this year. Seems traffic was back up a bit over last year's rather sleepy show in Washington, D.C. We heard that the overall feel was "positive." For one, Life ...read more

Did you hear?... WaterMark acquires Rhode Gear

Just in time for the Interbike Show, WaterMark acquired car rack and cycling accessories company, Rhode Gear, from Bell Sports. Rhode Gear will become part of the newly formed WaterMark Gear division headed by Duncan Robins and located in Arcata, Calif. That group includes Yakima ...read more

Outdoor: Did you hear?...

For the week of Sept. 28 to Oct. 4 >> Bill Bancroft, a well-loved sales rep for Mountain Hardwear working with Barry Schrimsher and the Sherpa Group, as well as for K2 working with Terry Skjersaa, was found dead of an apparent suicide at the age of 50 on Sept. 24. Prior to ...read more

Outdoor: Did you hear?…

>> Andrea Ravinett Martin, founder and former executive director of The Breast Cancer Fund, died August 6 after a two-year battle with brain cancer. After her second diagnosis with breast cancer, Martin founded The Breast Cancer Fund, the only national breast cancer organization ...read more

Did you hear?... It's time again for the Wasatch Wobble

It's time again to do the Wasatch Wobble. That of course is the approximately 5K run/walk/hike organized by Montrail in the Red Butte Gardens during the summer Outdoor Retailer show. Montrail, KAVU, Layers, Trail Runner Magazine, Ultimate Directions, Clif Bar and DeFeet are ...read more