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Product Code: 13110264

Colour:
  • Black
  • Nato Green

Size:

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The Pertex/Pile concept is ideal for hikers, mountaineers and telemark skiers who want to stay warm in damp and wet conditions but who don't want to have to keep stopping and starting in order to put on or take off layers. In cold conditions, this one top does it all whilst you remain on the move.

Wear the Special 6 Shirt next to your skin to allow the wicking AquaTherm lining to draw moisture through to the outside, for maximum warmth, efficiency and comfort.


Please note that some items from Buffalo are made to order. Our delivery estimate for such items is currently 28 to 30 working days but during their busy periods it may take a little longer for items to reach you.


FREE UK DELIVERY on orders over £30

Product Features

  • Fabric:
    • Shell: Pertex 6 (100% nylon)
    • Lining: AquaTherm Pile (100% polyester)
  • Kangaroo pocket and handwarmer pockets
  • Zip neck opening
  • Side venting zips
  • Velcro hood attachment
  • Cuff tab adjustment
  • Rear elasticated hem
  • Weight: 700g

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10 Customer reviews for this product

 
Best by far
Reviewed By David, 20 Jan 2014

I had a buffalo shirt when in the armed forces over 20 years ago & was one of, if not the best bit of kit I brought.
Now getting out with my dogs more & more I wanted a bit of kit that would be up to the job, Yes, not waterproof but I have been out in all weathers in it, it has stayed warm & mostly dry. I have even used it on my motorbike & done a great job.
Didn't want much for xmas so decided on the hood, I don't wear a hat anymore because the hood is so much warmer.
When camping it is the most used item i take..no base layers or extra clothing, chuck the shirt on & away i go.
The only choice to make is which colour to have...Go on you WILL be impressed.

 

 

 
Ultimate outdoor kit
Reviewed By Simon, 15 Dec 2013

This really is the ultimate item of outdoor clothing its windproof, and although its not waterproof, no matter how much wind & rain the elements throw at it you remain dry & comfortable. The Pertex shell dries quickly, it is the only item need to wear, no base or mid layers required. The pile lining wicks sweat away from your body ensuring you remain dry, warm & comfortable. The single layering means less weight to carry in your rucksack, no messing around layering up or down, if you get too warm there are plenty of zip openings to provide ventilation. I really cant recommend the Buffalo Special 6 Shirt highly enough!

 

 

 
Awesome.
Reviewed By Paul, 29 Nov 2013

Just spent three months on exercise in Canada with temperatures varying from 25 to -8. The trusty Buffalo was deployed as ever for days on end. Worn next to the skin it will keep you warm, even when wet. Having used Buffalo products for the last twenty years, my last Special 6 lasted fifteen years with flawless performance. Unfortunately it had to be retired due to an encounter with some razor wire. Simply put, I go nowhere without my Buffalo Special 6. I can not recommend it highly enough.

 

 

 
Legendary outdoor clothing garment
Reviewed By Martin, 21 Dec 2012

I've owned one of these shirts (jacket) now since 2001 and it's still brilliant. Great for keeping you warm although the initial cost can appear expensive. These jackets are ideal for the active outdoor type especially if the activity is stop/start and you need something to keep you warm when you've stopped.
Top tip: Ensure you order the exact size you need as these garments are designed to be worn next to the skin or as close as possible (so maybe only a base layer underneath). My mistake was purchasing a 40 inch chest when I'm a 37/38 and hence the jacket isn't as warm for me as it should be. The back of the jacket has a very generous sized flap that covers your rear and keeps the cold draugths out!

 

 

 
Can beat it.
Reviewed By Andrew, 15 Oct 2012

Just brought my second shirt. Last one is now 17 years old still going strong but I've out grown it. The last one was put through hell and back many exercises to the mountains of Afghan. Its kept me warm wet or dry. I tried lots of warm gear but nothing has come close. light weight easy to stuff anywhere. You can even stuff it into its own kangroo pouch. Its well worth the money, strong and warm.

 

 

 
The best single outdoor jacket.
Reviewed By Alex, 07 Apr 2012

I have three versions of this and one of the Montane shirts that are basically the same. If I had to have one outdoor jacket, it would be this. It works well in rain and when it's very cold. It's not waterproof, but I regularly wear it in pouring rain as you'll always sweat in a goretex if you're working hard up a mountain. It dries in no time at all and the venting options really do work well to manage your temperature.

 

 

 
Absolutely wonderful!
Reviewed By , 21 Feb 2012

I recently spent weeks looking at different outdoor jackets, eventually i came across the Buffalo Special 6 Shirt. I believe this jacket is unbeatable, firstly the price of £120 is not that expensive for a multi-purpose jacket as other brands would be charging £200 - £300. The Pertex/Pile lining on the inside of the jacket will keep you warm in any temperature that this country can throw at you. The jacket can be warm on it's own, with no other layers underneath. If you start to feel too warm, zippered vents on the sides of the jacket will allow you to cool. The shirt also provides multiple straps and Velcro tabs which means that the fit of the shirt is snug and this makes it unbelievably cozy and secure in the harshest of conditions. On a mountain i would rather sleep in this rather than a standard sleeping bag! Made in Sheffield, i am proud to wear a British made jacket which is outstanding. This can not be beaten if you want to get away from wrapping up with layer after layer reducing your movement, this is the best. Thank you to Cotswold Outdoor for suggesting it. Lastly, people who do have the jacket have stated that it lasts year after year. Armed forces and the search and rescue can't be wrong!

 

 

 
Couldn't live without it
Reviewed By Les, 12 Jan 2012

My buffalo shirt goes everywhere with me from winter mountain biking in Scotland to open canoeing on the Dart. It really should be the first piece of kit any self respecting outdoor enthusiast should buy. It keeps you warm when wet and great in a sleeping bag when the temperature drops. With the addition of a lightweight goretex top you're ready for anything. I'm now going to by a new one..

 

 

 
Astonishing performance
Reviewed By Graham, 24 Dec 2011

I wear the jacket when kayaking. In a racing kayak (flatwater not whitewater) you sweat a lot and wearing a "dry-suit" is not really an option. The special 6 wicks sweat very well and drys quickly when wet. Today (Christmas Eve) I ended up in the canal (about 5 degrees C). Once I was over the shock and out of the water the special 6 simply drained out and after a few minutes of hard paddling I was toasty warm again. The jacket/shirt was dry enough when I finished to drive home in. When you meet others wearing buffalo you know they are the real deal- not outdoor fashion followers. OK, is not fashionable, it just works.

 

 

 
Best bit of kit I own
Reviewed By Adam, 28 Oct 2011

I have used/been around the Buffalo Special 6 Shirt since starting out in the RAF. This bit of kit is great, comfortable and warm. I would highly recommend it to any hiker, climber, camper.