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Buffalo Mens Special 6 Shirt Pile & Pertex Shell £204.00
Buffalo Systems Special 6 Shirt - Men's
A design classic developed with the Special Forces. Tested over 30 years in the most hostile conditions. Used by Military, Police, Mountain Rescue Teams.
A single layer garment which is ideal for a multitude of outdoor uses including: Professional use, high level winter hill walking, trekking, winter climbing, and general outdoor activities.
Any Buffalo garment can be used for Winter sports. A Special Shirt worn next to the skin will give optimum performance, with the option of adding an extra layer if conditions take a turn for the worse or you need a break. We understand that the idea of wearing a single garment over bare skin, rather than multiple layers, can be difficult to accept for some people. A base layer will trap perspiration and the resulting dampness will reduce your body temperature and make you feel cold. In extreme conditions this could lead to hypothermia. Our loyal customer base suggests that once converted, few people go back to their previous base/mid/outer/waterproof combination and are relieved to be free of the “waterproof tied round waist or stuffed in rucksack” dilemma.
Buffalo loves the rain, (though no Buffalo product is waterproof!) Wear your Buffalo Shirt correctly, i.e. next to your skin and the correct size, and you will remain comfortable as long as you maintain gentle activity. Your body will heat the pile and any water that permeates the outer will be deflected by the pile layer. The more heat you produce, the more effective this process. In particularly heavy rain or during low activity we would suggest adding a Waterproof Jacket to keep the weather out, but as soon as activity recommences, or the rain reduces, you will be able to remove the outer layer and continue.
The side zips are designed for venting the garment if you start to feel too warm. Opening the zips from the armpits downwards (rather than from the bottom up) will allow a flow of air round the body without leaving you exposed to the elements.
Sizing is important as the Shirt should be close fitting without being restrictive. This garment works most efficiently when worn next to the skin.
Fit Tip: If you are between to sizes, we recommed the larger size. If you measure a 41” chest. We usually suggest going for a 42” as a 40” could be slightly tight across the shoulders.
Review: This is the single best bit of kit that I have ever worn. It is so versatile and comfortable. From sitting around in the mountains of an evening to winter walking above and below the snowline. I have had mine for 5 years now and it goes everywhere with me. It really does work better when worn next to the skin. Does exactly what it says on the tin. A bit warm for summer treks (but nice and warm on cooler summer evenings when idling), worn it skiing in the Alps, winter bushcraft trips in the Ardennes and in sub-arctic Sweden, and of course in the Scottish hills, both spring and winter and it’s awesome. In really adverse conditions (Cairngorms in winter) I wear a ventile windshirt on top, which is also a good idea when making fire during bushcraft outings (burn holes prevention). One tip: the separately available hood is a real must-have! Keeps the wind and rain out of your neck effectively and is nice and warm. I can’t recommend it highly enough. The most versatile and valued piece of kit you can buy!
Buffalo DP System - To be comfortable in adverse conditions you need to be dry and warm. The concept behind the Buffalo DP System is to keep the wearer comfortable no matter what nature has in store.
Pertex® Quantum Outer Fabric - Pertex® Quantum fabrics are the culmination of over 35 years of expertise in the precise weaving of incredibly fine yarns. Pertex® Quantum uses a tightly woven structure to provide a light and soft fabric that allows insulation to fully loft.
AquaTherm Pile Lining - It allows for a layer of insulating air around the body making it very warm. The pile does not absorb water, so body moisture is expelled. Used along with Pertex® fabrics will keep you warm under the most severe conditions.
How to clean and re-proof your Buffalo garment.
Regular washing helps maintain the performance of Buffalo products and keep your friends. It restores the loft of the pile fabric and separates the fibres, revitalising the performance. In the eventuality of the pile becoming matted even after washing, the fibres can easily be restored by brushing to separate the fibres.
As you prepare for your next season of outdoor and mountain adventures, you may need to ask yourself if your gear is ready to perform its best. Especially, your technical outerwear.
Buffalo Systems Jackets and Shirts are the benchmark for staying dry during outdoor activities like hiking, bushcraft, exploring, and mountaineering, but they require intentional care in order to maintain a high level of performance. The outer face fabric will lose water-repellency over time and with wear & tear, but this can be rejuvenated by undertaking a couple of simple steps.
Caring for your gear, even in a small way can help prevent longer-lasting damage to gear. Damaged or ineffective gear is not used to its maximum potential – or used, at all!
In our world, we should all be striving to be responsible consumers, focusing on maximizing the useful lifespan of our outdoor technical garments, instead of replacing them prematurely and unnecessarily.
A little care goes a long way.
Below, we have provided a simple outline for cleaning and re-proofing your Buffalo Systems outerwear. It is as simple as your normal washing routine, but with a couple of small and important tweaks.
When is it time to clean my Buffalo garment?
You will know that it is time to clean your Buffalo when you notice that the jacket or shirt fabric is starting to absorb rain droplets, rather than repel them.
Nearly all outdoor brands and manufacturers use a thin DWR coating on the outside face fabric of their technical outwear; this coating is what causes water droplets to bead up and roll off. There are various types of DWRs, but most often, when your Buffalo “stops working” it is simply because its DWR layer has faded away, or been contaminated by dirt, grime, or other agents (food residue, other liquids, campfire smoke, snot, etc.)
Washing Your Buffalo garment.
We would advise you to run your washing machine without detergent and softeners for one cycle before washing your Buffalo garments to ensure the machine is completely clean, as well as removing any residue left in the washing machine tray.
There are 30 reviews with an average rating of 4.83
Dr Y from United StatesOwner04 January 2020 14:29
I really really wanted to love this smock given its legendary status among military and special forces etc. I am 6' tall 43 chest and around 175 pounds and ordered the Xlarge. The problem was that it would not go on or come off easily over my very large head. Even with the side zips up it was not easy. So it goes. Not really a review of the jacket but my head. the jacket is quality made and for the brief time ai had it on next to my skin it was surprisingly comfy and not itchy as I feared. The hood was fine, not doing a separate review on it.
IMWR from United Kingdom03 June 2019 16:44
This item was not bought for me, but the new owner has said that he is very pleased with it. It does everything he had hoped for and more. This Buffalo was bought as a very much older relative is now showing its age - it is still warm, but this younger one has none of the problems associated with age, whether of human, animal or outdoor wear. It's also a more practical colour, bearing in mind that the (human) owner is also showing a few signs of wear and tear, so visibility is a good addition to other practical aspects of the garment. Thank you!
Simon from New ZealandOwner07 August 2018 00:03
I recently retired from 40 years as a forensic photographer. The last 15 years I was based in the East Coast of the beautiful South Island of New Zealand. I bought the S6 to keep me warm on those frequent occasions I would be called out to process crash & crime scenes especially during Winter months especially up in the mountains towards Mt Cook. This garment kept its promise and me warm & dry for many years of call-outs with no more than a micro-fibre 'T' shirt underneath. All those stood around me in issued gear would be shivering... but not the Police photographer - toasty & dry. Retired now the S6 serves me on my Winter walks along the coast and beautiful Caroline Bay. I'm adding the hood and can't wait for that to arrive. Most highly recommended clothing for actives in challenging & changing conditions. It could save your life....!
SIZE & FIT
Please remember that. for technical reasons. there can be slight differences in the size of different types of clothing.
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