A multi-purpose neck protector or 'buff' is popular with anyone who gets outside on occasion and expects a basic level of protection. Whether it's against the sun, wind or insects, or just for the feeling of not riding with a bare neck, a neck protector is easy to store and comes in handy sooner or later.
They are easy to use and come in light, colourful summer versions or thicker fleece versions for use on cold winter rides. The latter are in some cases equipped with extra wind stoppers.
The buff is for the motorcyclist what the neckerchief was for the cowboys: part of the basic equipment. Those who study it more closely can turn a neck protector into a mask, bandana, hood or balaclava in the blink of an eye.