What should I wear over my Buffalo Shirt?

29th June 2012

If the weather, or your activity, demands a higher level of insulation or extra protection from e.g. heavy rain, you can wear any Buffalo Jacket over your Shirt.  This will ensure you remain at a comfortable temperature with the ability to vent the shirt underneath if necessary.  In almost all cases* we do not recommend you wear a ‘waterproof’ over any Buffalo garment.  Generic waterproofs are not sufficiently breathable to allow moisture to leave the skin, and the retained moisture will leave you feeling chilly.  In Spring, Summer and Autumn a Windshirt can be worn over a Teclite insulated product (e.g. the ActiveLite Shirt or Teclite Shirt) to provide additional insulation when a Buffalo Jacket would be too warm.  The Windshirt can also be worn over a Shirt in the winter as an additional windproof layer which will keep out the rain without affecting breathability.

*exceptions to this are instances when you require a waterproof layer but are not producing sufficient body heat to perspire e.g. sitting on a cold wet belay waiting for your friend to stop faffing around.