Active Lite Shirt

A Milder weather alternative to the Mountain Shirt, when less insulation but maximum wicking is required. PForm shell fabric with its technical unique weave gives a highly breathable and windproof performance making this garment ideal for low level hill walking and trekking, climbing, mountain biking, running and general outdoor activities.

This garment works most efficiently when worn next to the skin.

Features
  • PForm high performance mini ripstop outer shell
  • Fast wicking Teclite micro-pile lining
  • Windproof 45mph
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  • Spacious zipped front map pocket.
  • Internal Teclite micro-pile lined baffles on neck and side zips.
  • Touch-and-close cuff adjustment tabs.
  • Elasticated rear hem adjuster.
  • Handwarmer pocket.
  • Rucsac 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.

Sizes: 36 / 38 / 40 / 42 / 44 / 46 / 48 / 50

Weight: 500g

ActiveLite Shirt 36 38 40 42 44 46 48
Chest Measurement 36″
91.5cm
38″
96.5cm
40″
101.5cm
42″
107cm
44″
112cm
46″
117cm
48″
122cm
Inside Arm 23″
58.5cm
23″
58.5cm
23″
58.5cm
23″
58.5cm
23″
58.5cm
23″
58.5cm
23″
58.5cm
Neck 19″
48.5cm
19″
48.5cm
19″
48.5cm
19″
48.5cm
19.3″
49.5cm
20″
51cm
20″
51cm
Shirt Back Length 32″
81cm
32.25″
82cm
32.25″
82cm
33″
85cm
33.5″
85cm
34″
86.5cm
34.5″
87.5cm
Shirt Front Length 27.5″
70cm
27.5″
70cm
28″
71.5cm
28″
71.5cm
29″
73.5cm
29.5″
75cm
29.5″
75cm

 

 

All measurements are approximate. Buffalo Systems Limited reserve the right to amend any specifications in the interests of improving our products.


7 Reviews

  1. Benet Brandreth says:

    Years ago I bought a Mountain Shirt and thought it fantastic. Previously I had always faced the problem that with any activity I would start to sweat in my warm multi-layered clothing and then, as soon as I stopped moving, the sweat would begin to freeze on me. The Mountain Shirt solved that problem. But it was too damn hot for anything but mountains and hills in winter. So I bought one of these for cycling to work in London – again, fantastic. Really comfortable to wear. Keeps me warm – even when it rains. Tough too. Not waterproof though – so dont keep anything in the pockets you mind getting wet unless they are covered. Also, occasionally, the back of the jacket catches on the back of my bicycle seat – but then I am not using the purpose designed cycling jacket so, my bad. All in all – very versatile. Good enough for everything but the coldest January or February cycling. Packs small too – I took it up to the top of Mount Fansipan in Vietnam too…

  2. Graham says:

    A cracking bomb proof bit of kit.
    Mainly used for Mountain biking in autumn and winter.
    My first choice everytime!
    But also used for trail running.
    Breathable and windproof.
    Undo the zips on long climbs to keep cool.
    Zip up and with the windproofness keep warm on long decents too.
    Will keep you warm and surprisingly waterproof in rain and drizzle.
    Great for changeable conditions,
    Easy to care for too!
    Highly recommend.
    A very versatile top.

  3. Perera says:

    Three years ago, I decided to purchase something warmer and bought an Active Light Shirt. I am an odd size and without a non-refundable deposit, most stockists in London were reluctant to get down different size jackets to try on. In the end, I got in touch with Adam at Buffalo and an Active Light Shirt was made to my measurements and now a proud owner of this wonderful garment. Thank you Adam. Since then I have climbed a 7,000 foot mountain; done a lot of mountain biking, daily dog walking in all types of weather conditions and the Active Light has always kept me warm. However, occasionally I have had to layer myself when it got very cold.
    Highly recommended
    I have also owned a wind shirt for the past 20 odd years.
    Thank you Buffalo for your quality garments and for your 5 star customer service.

  4. Kevin P says:

    Hello, does this have a hood

  5. Adam@Buffalo says:

    If you need a hooded lightweight top from Buffalo, you need to look at the Teclite Shirt, http://www.buffalosystems.co.uk/products/teclite-shirt/ . This has a built in fixed hood.

    Regards
    Buffalo.

  6. Stephen Tomlinson says:

    I bought an Active Shirt last year and I am a massive fan. I’ve worn it every day when out walking and wash it every so often, weekly in liquid soap flakes. But I wondered what to do when Spring time came. So when it came time to have it surgically removed from my back I’d decided on the Active Lite Shirt. What a cracking bit of kit! Why on earth people buy any other walking gear is even more a complete mystery. I’ve worn it every day, again washing it once a week, in the evening so it drys overnight. No complaints, no issues. Thanks again Buffalo.

  7. Peter Clinch says:

    I got this following on from positive experiences with a Special 6 and a Windshirt, and after a few weeks my experiences are… positive!
    First impressions from those few weeks are it does pretty well at cool (but not too cool) to middling temperatures and the venting options (side zips, rollable sleeves, cinchable cuffs, interior chest strap, neck zip) work well at keeping it comfy inside if the sun does come out or the rain gets harder. As you’d expect if you’ve tried Buffalo shirts the pockets are large, well placed and useful.

    There are a few things that aren’t at the point of niggles, but which I do prefer about the Special 6 design. The velcro tabs at the hips on the S6 make it easier to wrap the shirt looser or tighter to affect the temperature than the elasticated rear hem on the AL manages, and the elasticated hem does tend to get caught under my bike saddle in a way the plain hem on the S6 doesn’t. The hem on the AL does look neater than the velcro tabs on the S6, but I didn’t buy either for their looks… but having said that, it would be nice to have some brighter colours for the AL. I have a Russet one as it was the brightest colour going, but that’s not saying much.
    It seems a bit odd that on the light and heavy ranges hoods are optional, where on the mid weight you either have one (on the Teclite) or you don’t (Active Lite). I chose the AL for it’s greater length and I’m okay without a hood (being a slaphead I usually have a hat with me), but if you want longer and a hood it would be nice to be able to just velcro one on like you can with an S6, Mountain Shirt, Windshirt etc.

    But don’t let those sub-niggles put you off as it’s still an excellent bit of kit that “does what it says on the tin”, and fills in well for my S6 when it’s too warm for the Melt-in-the-Middle full-on pile lining, or a little cooler/damper than the Windshirt will deal with. If Buffalo did a Special 6 Lite I’d have one of those, but in its absence the Active Lite still seems to cut the mustard very well.

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