'Buffs' are basically seamless tubes of stretchy microfleece (like Under
Armour material) that can be worn a variety of ways: as headbands,
scarves, wristbands, or even tube tops. They’re primarily used to delineate
teams (tribes). These designs serve as both the 'front' and 'back.'
These team markers are printed on fabric, then mounted to distressed
canvas. Eyelets are punched in and the flags are hung from crude (fitting
the 'castaway' theme) posts or frames. They serve as a fantastic
establishing shot when switching between stories on different tribes.
During the season’s challenges (competitions), these flags
serve as background dressing. They're usually colored in that
season’s tribe colors and incorporate the tribe motifs and
patterns, as well as the show's motto: 'Outwit, Outplay, Outlast.'