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Buffalo Systems Special 6 Shirt - Black

Buffalo Systems

Buffalo Systems Special 6 Shirt - Black


Weight: 675 g         9 reviews
The Buffalo Systems Special 6 Shirt is a design classic developed with the Special Forces. Tested over 30 years in the most hostile conditions. Used by Military, Police, Mountain Rescue Teams. Ideal for a multitude of outdoor uses including: Professional use, high level winter hill walking, trekking, winter climbing, and general outdoor activities.

  • Classic Pertex® shell
  • AquaTherm pile lining
  • Windproof to 50mph
This garment works most efficiently when worn next to the skin. Sizing is important as the shirt should be close fitting without being restrictive.

  • Cut 5cm longer than Mountain Shirt to allow rain run off
  • Spacious zipped front map pocket
  • Storm baffles on neck and side zips
  • Touch-and-close cuff adjustment tabs
  • Touch-and-close attachment on collar for hood (separate)
  • Touch-and-close hip adjusters
  • Hand-warmer pocket
  • Rucksack hip belt can be fastened through hand warmer pocket
  • Tape and buckle waist adjuster
  • Eight ventilation controls on each shirt including two way side zips
  • Colour: Black
  • Weight: 675g

Out of Stock in 4 sizes:

• 38 inch chest
• 42 inch chest
• 44 inch chest
• 48 inch chest

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  Overseas deliveries
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  • Europe: 3 - 5 working days
  • Rest of the world: 5 - 7 working days


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Product Reviews

Buffalo Systems Special 6 Shirt - Black is rated 5/5 based on 9 customer reviews.

All of our product reviews are from customers with verified purchases.

Overall Rating:


  1 of 9

  Had many buffalo products over the last 25+ years, one of those is still in use after 20+ years. Top quality British made product that have seen me through many deployments whatever the weather. The fit and comfort is top notch.  

  Gair Mcrostie
5th March, 2021

Rated: 5/5

  2 of 9

  Fantastic bit of kit. I have one already and bought this for my partner. Used these in the military for years and they were the best item I had. Very warm and great at blocking the wind and wet. Although not waterproof the shirt kind of acts like a wet suit to keep you warm. As soon as the rain stops the shirt is dry within 20 mins of walking. Excellent site to by from, very speedy delivery.  

  James Graysmark
16th February, 2021

Rated: 5/5

  3 of 9

  I have been wearing Buffalo Systems tops for 24 years: none of them have worn out but I keep getting bigger! They are extremely well-made, still made by experts in Sheffield. For hill walks in the UK the Special 6 is the only top you need (perhaps with a waterproof in persistent rain). I can't recommend this and other Buffalo products enough. They are well-priced at Woodlore and have free quick delivery. Ray only stocks the best products, which you can be assured that this is.  

  Neil Salter
2nd February, 2021

Rated: 5/5

  4 of 9

  Time for a new Buffalo!! My last one lasted me 22 years and even saw 8 years of military service plus many other adventures. It is still wearable but just looking a little flappy as it’s picked up a few rips along the way. Who better to buy a new one from but Ray Mears! Also it was competitively priced, so a no brainer to buy from his store. Buffalo kit ain’t cheap but it lasts for many years.  

  Morgan Williams
23rd October, 2020

Rated: 5/5

  5 of 9

  Love Buffalo shirts. Live in mine...  

  Peter Tetley
8th September, 2020

Rated: 5/5

  6 of 9

  Well made, with plenty of fasteners. Extremely warm, windproof and dry. A little bit noisier than my older snugpak on the insulation front, but you get used to it. One minor gripe - for this price, why is there no inner hook loop to hang the jacket up by? Other than that, great jacket. I went for the L as per my size, but found this a bit restrictive and returned it for an XL. Replacement delivered within 5 days without quibble. Great service from RM!!  

10th August, 2020

Rated: 5/5

  7 of 9

  I’ve watched people wandering the mountains in these odd looking garments for years. I've laughed while they waffle on about how it’s like animals fur and you don’t need a waterproof jacket with it..... in the highlands....in winter! I’ve raised my eyes as they told me you don’t usually get too sweaty in them or tried to make me try one on after they have been wearing it with nothing underneath. The emperor's new clothes, I thought!! I was wrong! The system works well and keeps me comfortable. The hoods aren’t much good in the rain if you have hair (pile is better against skin I think) so I use a Lowe mountain cap but the shirt itself stops you ever feeling wet or cold. On the flat without a big pack on it’s good below zero, on hills or carrying loads so I’m operating at a higher temp and exerting it’s useable on its own in much lower temps. In higher temps it can get hot but the side vents do work and the heat and cooling effects are almost immediate. It’s really helpful not having to stop and change clothes too! This and an oversized synthetic belay jacket is all you need for Scottish winter which cuts down weight when you compare more traditional combos like a fleece, Goretex, Icebreaker and downy. That combo is also more robust and comfy and handles wet environments better. I never do reviews, now you know why! Highly recommended though.  

  Stephen Parsons
16th January, 2020

Rated: 5/5

  8 of 9

  Exceptionally warm shirt/jacket. Too warm for xc skiing. Excellent for winter hunting or any winter activity that would involve a mixture of vigorous movement followed by being stationary, as it retains warmth very well, even when sweaty. If warn next to skin, as designed, it would benefit from a thin, breathable fabric at the side and neck zips. This garment is designed for colder temps where direct contact between skin and cold air could be problematic.  

  S Grady
6th April, 2019

Rated: 4/5

  9 of 9

  The best there is! Perfect for everyday walks or rides in temperatures under 10 degrees.  

  Wouter De Laet
14th November, 2018

Rated: 5/5

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