Windcheater Jacket

Often thought of as a utility jacket, ideal for stuffing under the car seat until it’s needed in a snow drift, or simply for walking the dog. However, wear a Mountain Shirt under it and you have a jacket that will keep all the elements out and keep you warm and dry.

Features
  • Pertex® Quantum shell (Formally known as Pertex Classic)
  • AquaTherm pile lining
  • Windproof to 50mph
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  • Length between Mountain and Belay Jacket.
  • Single two way front zip.
  • Two zipped pile lined outer pockets.
  • Two zipped internal pockets.
  • Touch-and-close cuff adjusters.
  • Elasticated hem adjuster.

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

Weight: 690g

Windcheater Jacket 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
Jacket Back Length 31.5″
80cm
31.5″
80cm
31.5″
80cm
31.5″
80cm
31.5″
80cm
31.5″
80cm
31.5″
80cm

 

 

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

 

3 Reviews

  1. Shorty says:

    My most favourite item of outdoor kit – I have one in red, black, and green!
    So much more practical than the over-the-head 6, but every bit as warm and rain proof.
    Equally lightweight, but easier to ventilate with a full length zip.
    A world leader up in the mountains but smart enough for around town. Length is just enough to keep bum and hips dry but not a hindrance when walking distance.
    I never understand why this is not retailed as Buffalo’s main product.
    Highly Recommended!

  2. Peter Clinch says:

    Boring in a good way: you pull it on and it’s comfy, keeps the weather out and the warmth in and that’s mostly it.

    I find the length right for my liking, with less weight, bulk and drag than the Mountain Jacket and keeps your bum and thighs (and pants) usefully warmer and drier than the Belay or Alpine. It’s sized as an over-layer, so my 40 Windcheater fits nicely over my 40 Special 6 or Active Lite (or a conventional layering system, or just everyday clothes) so no need to up-size to wear it over things.

    Would be nice to have a brighter colour option than the murk or stealth available, and I think closed-loop side adjustment works better for a hem cord than open-ended dangle-at-the-front, but these are nits to pick on a functionally excellent bit of kit.

  3. Bjoern says:

    The oversized version.
    Why I changed from a 42’’ Special6 to a 48’’ Windcheater: my go-jacket is made of Loden wool, and I mainly use the Buffalo for stops or for extreme conditions. Wearing constantly a large chest pack (30x20x13cm, webbing around shoulders and net in the back) I always found it exhausting to remove the chest pack, slide into the Buffalo and put the chest pack back on. And vice versa at the end of the break. The 48’’Windcheater is roomy enough to go on top of everything. Plus it gives me options. In bad conditions the chest pack can stay underneath the Windcheater during the walk, the Buffalo is compressed by the waist belt and shoulder straps. If conditions get even worse the chest pack goes on top of the Windcheater. The webbing around the shoulders, the net and the large pouch in the front together with the waistbelt and the shoulder straps of the backpack make quite an overall compression, so the Buffalo works fine. Same for any kind of chest rigg etc.
    In the tent: being a long-distance walker I do a lot of stretching in the tent. The oversized Windcheater is perfect for this, and very comfortable to sleep in.
    Windcheater arms are more roomy, much easier to slide in wearing a wool jacket (with wrist velcro). Back length is shorter than the Spec6 but good. I personally don’t need the 4 pockets, but they have the extra layer of pile – appreciated added warmth. DP Hood on the Spec6 and now an Expedition Hood on the Windcheater (which imo is far better).
    Quality: same. Both hoods, both jackets are outstanding pieces of kit. Recommended.

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