Call it a buff. Call it a neck gaiter. Either way, we’ve been asked for quite some time and here they are: AST buffs. Cut the sand-blasting snow and wind. Protect your face from the high-altitude U/V light. Pull it down over your face and dance around, whatever. Red, white, and blue sitting on black as usual. They measure 20×50 cm and are super-stretchy. Here’s Kyla wearing her new buff at the annual Avalanche Dog Search and Rescue clinic held here in Alta.