As the name suggests this outer jacket is designed for Alpine activities. The new PForm shell fabric with its technical unique weave gives a highly breathable and windproof garment ideal for the cold and wet and windy. Buffalo has created something of a unique clothing system in that with the Buffalo shirt and this outer jacket you don't need a base layer, and the need for the Alpine jacket only kicks in when it is really cold and wet, or when you are inactive belaying for lengths of time. Just pop this jacket on over whatever you are wearing, even if it is soaking wet - no problem. The great wicking properties of the Pform and the Aqua Therm Pile lining will help dry you off. Buffalo design top notch functional clothing, taking great pains to get the pockets, zips, baffles, velcro fastenings, cinch cords and other details absolutely spot. These jackets are designed to last for years and years and years. Reviews on the Buffalo clothing systems web site verifies that this is the case, where many satisfied trekker and climber are still wearing their 20-year-old faithful Buffalo. Now that is an investment!
The Buffalo Clothing System
Buffalo intend their garments to combine to give maximum versatility of warmth, breathability, waterproofness, and insulation. To this end, they have crafted a selection of excellent products that work together to keep you at your optimum temperature without the need to constantly add and remove layers.