Buff, Inc. Announces Sponsorship of Pro Skier, Mountaineer Kim Havell

Buff is pleased to announce its sponsorship of professional skier Kim Havell.


Verde PR

Julie Evans



SANTA ROSA, Calif. (March 17, 2010) – Buff, Inc., known for stylish, versatile and innovative multifunctional headwear, is pleased to announce its sponsorship of professional skier and accomplished ski mountaineer Kim Havell. The company will be providing Havell with 25 custom Hot Lips Original Buff®.

Based in Telluride, Colorado, Kim Havell (a.k.a. “Hot Lips”) began her career as an alpine ski coach. From there, she gradually made the transition to climbing and ski mountaineering, and has since been a guest instructor for the San Juan Outdoor School, and Babes in the Backcountry, tail-guided for H2O Heli Guides, and been a eleven year member of the San Miguel County Search and Rescue Team, with medical and rescue certifications. Over the years, she has ventured to over 50 countries, taking on some of the highest peaks in the Himalayas, Pakistan, and Argentina. Some of Havell's most epic adventures include skiing from the summit of Denali in 2009 and cat-skiing a volcano outside of Kamchatka, Russia for Skiing magazine in 2004.

“Kim Havell is an accomplished skier and outdoor enthusiast who lives and works in the mountains. She is a perfect fit with the Buff® brand,” said Shirley Choi Brunetti, general manager and vice president, United States.

“For any adventure, from skiing and ski touring, mountaineering, running, climbing, and more, I always bring a Buff®,” said Havell. “It is one of the most versatile, fun and multi-faceted products I use, and I would be lost without it. It comes in handy for any journey, whether in your backyard or in the far reaches of the Himalaya, as protection in dust storms, intense solar radiation, gusting winds, biting cold, and even for medical emergencies or other of mother nature's best. As versatile as duct tape, but far more stylish, this is a piece that I carry with me at all times.”

Havell is currently gearing up for her next adventure in Morocco. She will be teaming up with Salomon Freeski TV and heading to the Atlas Mountains for some amazing footage of her ski runs.

Buff® continues to produce the highest quality multifunctional headwear on the market. Ideal for snowsports, the Original Buff® is made from microfiber fabric that boasts exceptional moisture management—wicking away sweat in warm climates and stopping the cold in colder climates. Additionally, the Buff's microfiber fabric is wind resistant and seamless for extreme comfort. For Fall 2010, the company will introduce many new styles and models, as well as other innovations to its existing product lines.

Please visit the Buff, Inc. website and Social Media Release webpage for new products, as well as up-to-date company news, a “how-to-wear” demo video, images and much more. And join the conversation on Facebook and Twitter.

For additional information on Kim Havell, please visit her personal website at:


About Buff, Inc.

Buff, Inc., located in Northern California, is a subsidiary of Original Buff, SA Spain, and established its U.S. presence in 2003. Popular for more than a decade in Europe, Buff, Inc. is now distributed in more than 42 countries across the globe. Buff performance headwear is all about versatility and simplicity – one garment serves many functions. Designed to offer technical performance and protection from the elements during a wide range of outdoor activities and sports, Buff models are available in hundreds of designs and styles. The new models incorporate technical fabrics such as Polartec®, Coolmax®, Insect Shield®, and Gore-Tex Windstopper®, as well as natural fibers like Merino Wool. Buff, Inc. has even brought customers into the design process, allowing them to create custom Buff® models at rates below suggested retail price. For more information on Buff, Inc. call 707.569.9009 or visit the Buff, Inc. website.