Men’s Alpine Jacket

Designed for Alpine conditions, with much attention to detail. The new PForm shell fabric with its technical unique weave gives a highly breathable and windproof performance.

Ideal for a multitude of outdoor uses including higher level winter hill walking and trekking, snow sports, and general outdoor activities.

  • Pform high performance mini ripstop outer shell
  • AquaTherm pile lining
  • Windproof to 50 mph
  • 2 external, zipped pockets
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  • Attached Teclite lined fold away hood.
  • Internal storm baffle on two way front zip.
  • Touch-and-close cuff adjustment tabs.
  • Elasticated hem adjuster.

Sizes: S / M / L / XL

Weight: 745g – Size: Small

Alpine Jacket Small Medium Large X Large
Chest Size 36-39″
Inside Arm 23.5″
Jacket Back Length 31″



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


15 Reviews

  1. Dave says:

    A few friends have this jacket and rate it very highly for a wide range of uses from hill walking to nipping to the village pub on those blustery winter evenings!!

  2. Hugh says:

    Great piece of kit. This is the most comfortable, snug feeling, yet not overhot jacket I’ve ever worn.

    Build quality is great; looks like it will really last.

  3. Jordan says:

    This Jacket is amazing! The PForm shell fabric feels bomb proof and as always the AquaTherm pile lining sets the buffalo jackets apart both in comfort and warmth. I wish I would have bought one sooner! I plan on living in this over winter!!

  4. iain Jardine says:

    I got this Jacket in bark colour, it looks beautiful. I bought it to use for winter pike fishing, it looks so nice I’ve kept it for casual use (the pub) and ended up buying a windcheater jacket and Parka for fishing instead.

    So I’ve ended up buying 3 Jackets, now that’s what I call Buffalo being cute!

  5. Ash says:

    I have many “technical” jackets but this one tops them all.

    Back in my army days I had a special 6 but this jacket is much more practical.

    I use it for work doing inspections in winter. Also for walking on the moors and as a general winter coat.

    The price may seem steep but I’m sure this jacket will last year’s and will even be used on upcoming ski holidays.

    Absolute bargain when you look at the uses and versatility.

    Buy one and forget hardshells in all but the biggest downpours.


  6. Steve says:

    I want to complain about this jacket. It has made so much of my winter outdoor wardrobe redundant. It’s fantastically warm and comfy without real bulk. Great for sub zero conditions loafing around or walking the dog. It looks smart and can be worn pretty much anywhere.
    The negative aspects of it are simply it can get too hot, it lacks the venting of the shirts. I wouldn’t want to wear it going up the mountain, great for the top though. It doesn’t compress well so takes up a fair bit of space in a pack. It feels a lot more robust than other similar jackets. I can’t imagine facing winter without one.

  7. Adam says:

    Hi Steve
    The Alpine Jacket is a great second layer garment designed to be worn over the top of one of our Shirts on the summit (as you say) or on a more casual basis around town and it’s great a a general ‘winter jacket’ when you go outside including walking the dog. It doesn’t have the same vents as the Shirts, but having the main zip will allow for venting at the front. Though it won’t compress as much as a lightweight down Jacket, it is a lot warmer than one of these, but it can be stored a long time is a stuff sack without any damage being caused to it.
    Thank you for your comments.

  8. Nick R says:

    Spent many years wondering whether to buy a buffalo before my wife got me the Alpine for Xmas a couple of years ago. Wish I had taken the plunge earlier as this jacket is fantastic. I love the simplicity. Incredibly warm and breathable means I have used it on Dartmoor in winter and the beaches of Cornwall on a chilly summer evening. Long zip is also great for day to day use. Works best for me with a thin base layer underneath and construction and fabric seems bombproof.

    A couple of small improvements would make it even better – lined pockets would mean I didn’t have to take mitts with me on every trip, and the hood adjustment could be easier.

  9. Adam says:

    Hi Nick
    Thank you for the comments. To answer your questions. We looked at adding a pile lining to the pockets but it created an obvious unsightly outline where the pile was so we decided not to add it.
    Once a small loop has been pulled through under the hood toggles, they hood will be easily adjustable.
    Thank you for your comments.

  10. Chris O says:

    I work as a Project Manager in the Falkland Islands, South Atlantic where you can get 4 seasons in 1 day. I have had my Alpine jacket for 4 years now and use it every day to/from work, when out on site visits in sub zero temperatures and high winds. Severe off road adventures and it’s also a great jacket to use when going to the gym or the pub!

    The two pockets are deep and great for carrying gloves, maps, hat etc.

    I had a problem with the zip soon after I bought the jacket but Buffalo in Sheffield replaced it with no quibble.
    Plus, it’s hand made in the UK. Highly recommended from a daily wearer.

  11. Roderick Dunse says:

    I have had my jacket for two months now. Put it on and never taken it off again. Replaced every other coat I have:-)

  12. Waddy says:

    Been using Buffalo shirts & jackets since buying one about 30 years ago when I first saw them when I was taking part in a Polaris Challenge MTB event.

    My most recent purchase being the Alpine Jacket which I have acquired specifically for snow sports, in particular snow showing where a breathable garment is essential…I tend to wear a Merino base layer which works a treat.

    The Alpine Jacket is like all Buffalo kit…bloody marvellous!

  13. Malster says:

    Military and Police friends of mine raved about Buffalo Systems kit so I bought this alpine jacket about 4 years ago. Since then it has become my favourite outdoor jacket for fishing, dog walks, mucking out horses etc. It keeps me very warm, better in the rain than I thought and takes a lot of abuse. I carelessly snapped a couple of the zip toggles but I emailed Buffalo and they quickly sent me a couple free of charge which was kind.

    Buffalo-How about giving your must loyal followers a discount on Blue Light Card/Defence Discount Service?

  14. David McK says:

    Took delivery of my Alpine Jacket this morning and immediately took the dog up Rivington Pike with 40 – 50 MPH winds at just above freezing. I wanted to see if it really would be as warm as many have claimed, so I wore a thin, Arc’teryx, nylon, Summer T-shirt underneath – nothing else. I was fantastically warm and didn’t over-heat; which I often do. Utterly amazing item and 100% wind-proof. Could be improved with soft linings to the hand pockets and the inclusion of a Napoleon pocket or internal chest pocket for a phone. Other than that, a great product made with quality materials; esp’ the zips.

    I own around fifty ‘high-end’ outdoor jackets, so I know what I’m talking about.

  15. Andy L says:

    My Alpine jacket is my first Buffalo jacket, had it two months now and don’t want to take it off. I’ve worn this jacket on the coldest of days with just a t shirt underneath and been cosy warm, also spot on in the rain. Used from general hill walks to the school run and I can’t fault it. I’ve already got my eye on a special 6 for fishing (as above would love to see Buffalo offer a little blue light discount).

    Not cheap but you get what you pay for and in my opinion worth every penny. I’m not one to write reviews but the quality of this product led me to do so. My only disappointment with this jacket is I didn’t buy one sooner.

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