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Buffalo Systems Women's Active Shirt - Bark

Buffalo Systems

Buffalo Systems Women's Active Shirt - Bark


Weight: 700 g         7 reviews
The Buffalo Women's Active Shirt is a unique fleece-lined garment, designed as an all-in-one base-layer and outer jacket. It's ideal for a multitude of outdoor uses, including hill walking, trekking, winter climbing, skiing and general outdoor activities. When compared to their Mountain Shirt, the Active Shirt benefits from a tougher outer thanks to the use of ripstop fabric, as well as a more muted colour.

Buffalo originated this one-layer system in the late 1970's, to replace the numerous layers often worn by climbers, fell runners and hill walkers in winter conditions. It comprises a lining of insulating pile fleece, with a functional and water-resistant shell outer, producing a garment that is completely windproof, lightweight and amazingly warm. It is also highly breathable and extremely efficient at transmitting moisture vapour.

As unconventional as it sounds, the Active Shirt is designed to work most efficiently when worn next to the skin. In this way, the pile fabric wicks moisture away from the skin more rapidly, where it is then dispersed to the outer fabric to evaporate and keep the body dry and free from chilling. Side zips have been fitted, not only allowing access, but to adjust for ventilation, enabling the user to regulate their body temperature on the move.

Buffalo Systems are dedicated to producing clothing for the professional and committed outdoor activist. All Buffalo products are rigorously tested through an entire season of Scottish winter and often longer. All components, from zips to thread, are of the highest quality and are equally tested.

Sizing: Buffalo have designed the Active Shirt to be a very close-fitting garment, to ensure maximum performance. Strictly speaking, the looser the fit, the less performance you will get. We recommend you measure your chest when completely expanded, and choose your size using this measurement. The Active Shirt is a mid-length top, which finishes at the top of the thigh.

  • Windproof and water-resistant PForm mini-ripstop outer shell
  • Aqua Therm pile lining
  • Highly breathable
  • 1/4 length zip with pile-lined baffle
  • Two-way side zips for access and ventilation, with storm baffles
  • Zipped map pocket with weather flap
  • Aqua Therm pile-lined hand-warmer pocket
  • Tape and buckle waist adjuster (inside hand warmer pocket)
  • Eight ventilation controls
  • Rucksack hip belt can be fastened through hand warmer pocket
  • Scooped back
  • Touch and Close strip around collar for attachment of hood
  • Touch and Close cuff adjusters
  • Elasticated rear hem adjuster
  • Colour: Bark
  • Windproof to 50 mph
  • Weight: 780 g (in size 40)
  • Machine washable
  • Made in Great Britain

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•  32 inch chest

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  Delivery in 1-2 days within the United Kingdom
  UK Orders placed before 2PM GMT will be dispatched the same working day
  Overseas delivery times will vary depending on the destination

Please note that our offices are closed at weekends, so any orders placed after 2PM GMT on a Friday will not be dispatched until the following Monday.

Orders with a total value over £300.00 will be dispatched free via a next day delivery service within the UK at no extra cost.

Please note that in some instances, orders for heavy items may take an extra day to arrive.

  Overseas deliveries
For overseas deliveries, please refer to the following estimated delivery times:

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


A full refund or exchange will be given provided that the items have not been worn or used, and are returned to us within 30 days of purchase, together with all relative labels and packaging. You are responsible for the cost of returning items.

Please ensure that you include a copy of your invoice, along with an explanation of why you have returned your goods. If you wish to return your goods for any reason, please do so to the following address:

Woodlore Limited
PO Box 3
East Sussex
TN19 7ZE
United Kingdom

Product Reviews

Buffalo Systems Women's Active Shirt - Bark is rated 5/5 based on 7 customer reviews.

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

Overall Rating:


  1 of 7

  This buffalo shirt was bought as a Christmas present so it's too early to review it's quality and craftsmanship, that said, having owned many mountain shirts over the years, including currently. Everything from buffalo is fantastic. The only thing that's missing from every buffalo smock or shirt is a hanging toggle, so if that could be rectified, I would imagine most buyers would be quite impressed. The only observation regarding this active shirt is that it only appears to be available with a regular sleeve across all sizes, a longer sleeve option with taller women would be an ideal addition to the range.  

20th November, 2021

Rated: 5/5

  2 of 7

  So warm. The zips at the side make it easy to put on. I love this jacket.  

  Anne Norcross
18th September, 2020

Rated: 5/5

  3 of 7

  I purchased this shirt for my wife, to keep her warm and protected on cold, wet days when she is out feeding her ducks. She absolutely loves it! She finds it so comfortable, warm and cozy that she doesn’t want to take it off.  

  Trevor Hawkins
25th August, 2018

Rated: 5/5

  4 of 7

  I bought this for my wife. Although she has only worn it once, she is delighted with it, thus far. The 'try out' day was dry, but cold, with winds gusting to 40mph. With a thin base-layer under the shirt, she was warm and comfortable all day. No sign of overheating, sweating, etc. The fit for size is spot on, and side zips make for easy on/off.  

  Stephen Ellis
14th October, 2017

Rated: 5/5

  5 of 7

  Superb one layer system. I use mine for hill walking in the UK (Scotland & northern England). It takes me from sub-zero to relatively mild temperatures (approx. 10-13 degrees c) very comfortably, keeping my skin dry despite perspiring. It might be a little too warm in climates any warmer. The vents work very well, allowing air to circulate when necessary. Hitting a sudden change like wind chill on the tops is no problem, toasty warm. It's very comfortable and easy to manage under my rucksack. The only slight downside I can find is, for me - the arms are a little short (although I am tall) another 2' would be perfect! However this can be overcome using quality gloves. The advantage of the one layer system cannot be stressed, it is so much more comfortable than multiple layers, stopping to take layers off or put them on. I wear it next to the skin with only a sports bra top underneath, as per the instructions. The map pocket is very useful, a good size (when not being used for the map) and easy to access. I like the drawstring in the hem, it gives a good close fit. I highly recommend this product for comfort, quality and technical use. This was my first Buffalo, now I'm hooked.  

  L Whitehead
2nd December, 2016

Rated: 5/5

  6 of 7

  Received item very quickly. It's warm and comfortable to wear. It's not big or bulky like some jackets, and doesn't get in the way of what you're doing outside. I'd recommend this jacket for its versatility. It also fits well.  

  Haley Woor
2nd April, 2015

Rated: 5/5

  7 of 7

  Would give this product and the company a hundred stars! Both are fabulous. They got my item delivered to me the next day which was greatly appreciated as we were going away. The service has been excellent and they have replied to every e-mail I sent with my awkward requests immediately. Thank you once again.  

  Louise Hunt
28th April, 2014

Rated: 5/5

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