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“Between you and the Wilderness”

Here at Crib Goch Outdoor we love this UK Brand (Made in Sheffield). The history of the brand is just an amazing story. The extract below has been taken from the Buffalo Systems website…An interesting read about their history.

“In the late 1970s mountaineer Hamish Hamilton, already with the legendary Force 10 tent design behind him, began thinking about sleeping bags.

Being discontented with the bags and clothing he had been using in winter in the Scottish highlands, he became intrigued by how the Inuit kept warm, utilising animal hide with the fur on the inside. By reversing the hide so that the tips of the fur were in contact with the skin, the Inuit found that moisture laden air was able to circulate and escape through the porous hide.  Even in heavy rain, and after vigorous exercise, their skin remained dry and safe from freezing as the fur’s properties ensured water was removed quickly from the garment. This interested Hamish as unlike other outdoor designers, Hamish was concerned with comfort from the inside rather than waterproofness from the outside.

Hamish had been working with pile fabrics and was impressed with their performance and durability, now he needed a superior shell fabric. There are many stories of how Hamish went on to design Pertex which became the shell fabric for his sleeping bags. Our favourite is the one involving the typewriter ribbon; Hamish became interested in how the finely woven ribbon moved the ink across its fibres. With this in mind he visited many textile factories before eventually arriving at Perseverance Mills in Padiham, Lancashire where Pertex was eventually developed and produced.

Hamish formed Buffalo in a small workshop in Sheffield and began manufacturing a sleeping bag system. By adding layers, this system could be used all year round, from casual camping to Scottish winter conditions. Buffalo Sleeping bags were the very first sleeping bags to be made from Pertex, and combined with fibre pile they proved unbeatable for performance in wet and extreme conditions, and for durability; some of our original bags are still in regular use today.

The team Hamish gathered at Buffalo all had serious outdoor interests, from cycling, climbing, caving and walking to paragliding and cross-country skiing.  This led to the original patented concept of Pertex and Pile sleeping bags being developed to include Pertex and Pile clothing for serious outdoor people. Hence, all the designs were those specifically needed for various pursuits, not just conceptual design.

Buffalo originated the first single-layer clothing system, which we called the DP System.  DP stands for Double P as in Pertex and Pile. The iconic Buffalo Mountain shirt won the Outdoor Writers Guild Golden Boot award in 1986.

Over the years the Buffalo team worked with outdoor professionals around the world to ensure their requirements were met and the clothing and sleeping bags were put to the most rigorous tests.

Through word of mouth, we rapidly gained a reputation as designers and manufacturers of exceptionally effective, durable garments and to this day, have a loyal customer base who come back to us time after time. We confidently state that our products do what they claim and are proud to have been “Between you and the Wilderness” for over 40 years. “

Browse the range and contact us if you have any questions.

Buffalo Mitts Buffalo Mitts
£48.99
58 in stock
Buffalo Mitts are a legendary piece of kit to brave the worst of UK weather! Some of our customers swear they are the best Mitts for sufferers of Raynaud's Syndrome. Keeps your hands warm and dry. Dries very quickly from wet. Ideal for clearing snow from car windscreens. Features Classic Pertex® shell AquaTherm pile lining Windproof to 50mph Touch-and-close wrist adjuster Sizes: Small / Medium / L…
Buffalo DP Hoods Buffalo DP Hoods
£44.99
72 in stock
DP HOODS Product Details: Simple but secure touch-and-close attachment to garments. Two position adjuster. Detachable face piece. (can be sewn into position). Full face coverage in adverse conditions. Easily folds to fit into pocket. Sizes: Extra Small (to fit 32-34) / Small (36) / Medium (38-40) / Large (42-44) / Extra Large (46-50) Colours: Black, Green, Olive/Black, Purple, and Royal Blue are P…
Buffalo Mens Special 6 Shirt Buffalo Mens Special 6 Shirt
£198.99
24 in stock
A Buffalo design classic developed with the Special Forces. Tested over 30 years in the most hostile conditions. Used by Military, Police, Mountain Rescue Teams. Ideal for a multitude of outdoor uses including: Professional use, high level winter hill walking, trekking, winter climbing, and general outdoor activities. Features Classic Pertex® shell AquaTherm pile lining Windproof to 50mph This gar…
Buffalo Ladies Parka Buffalo Ladies Parka
£271.99
2 in stock
Women's Parka The longer length Ladies Parka draws inspiration from the highly successful Ladies Alpine Jacket, but offers more length. Designed for the Mountain but equally at home in the town, this Jacket will offer comfort, movement and flexibility. Features: Pform high performance mini ripstop outer shell Long length for extra warmth and protection AquaTherm pile lining Internal waist draw cor…
Buffalo HA Salopettes Full Zip Buffalo HA Salopettes Full Zip
£234.99
6 in stock
HA Salopettes (High Altitude) are the same design as the Salopettes, but are specific to mountaineering and high altitude climbing, where harder and more prolonged usage will be encountered. The most durable, breathable fabric available is used to patch areas susceptible to crampon damage and abrasion. Features Classic Pertex® shell AquaTherm pile lining Windproof to 50mph Product Details HA Salop…
Buffalo Mens Alpine Jacket Buffalo Mens Alpine Jacket
£248.99
9 in stock
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. Features Pform high performance mini ripstop outer shell AquaTherm pile lining Windpr…
Buffalo Mens Belay Jacket Buffalo Mens Belay Jacket
£191.99
29 in stock
Belay Jacket - Men's A light short compact jacket used by Military, Police, Mountain Rescue Teams and outdoor professionals. Ideal for a multitude of outdoor uses including: hill walking, climbing, canoeing, sailing, cycling and general outdoor activities. Features Packs away small and light. Internal baffled two way front zip. Two pile lined, zipped outer pockets. Touch-and-close cuff adjustment…
Buffalo Mens Fell Jacket Buffalo Mens Fell Jacket
£238.99
2 in stock
Fell Jacket This extremely versatile jacket uses our new PForm shell fabric, which, with its technical unique weave gives a highly breathable and windproof performance. Ideal for a multitude of outdoor uses including fell walking, low level trekking, snow sports and general outdoor activities. Features Pform high performance mini ripstop outer shell Fast wicking Teclite micro-pile lining Product D…
Buffalo Mens Special 6 Trousers Buffalo Mens Special 6 Trousers
£158.99
18 in stock
A simple lined trouser developed to the requirements of Special Forces. Not only do they keep you warm, but they keep you dry and comfortable. Ideal for very cold, damp wintry conditions. They are used by the military, police, and outdoor professionals. Features Classic Pertex shell AquaTherm pile lining Windproof to 50mph
Buffalo Mountain Shirt Ladies Buffalo Mountain Shirt Ladies
£188.99
20 in stock
Women's Mountain Shirt The Buffalo Mountain Shirt is an award winning design classic and we are flattered that it is probably one of the most copied outdoor garments. Tested for over 30 years in the most hostile conditions it is highly respected by all that use it. A single layer garment which is ideal for a multitude of outdoor uses including winter hill walking, trekking, winter climbing and gen…
Buffalo Teclite Trousers Buffalo Teclite Trousers
£116.99
4 in stock
Lightweight, cold weather trousers for the serious outdoor user. The performance is exceptional when compared to their light weight and very low bulk. They pack down easily into small corners of a rucsac. The one piece leg construction eliminates moisture penetration through side seams, and the cut allows for unrestricted movement. Ideal for high level hill walking and various activities on cold w…
Buffalo 4 Season Inner Sleeping Bag Buffalo 4 Season Inner Sleeping Bag
£116.99
Out of stock
On its own this is only suitable for Bothies or camping between May and August. Combined with the 4S Outer, this can be used all year round in sheltered places. With the further addition of the Thermaliner, either between the Outer and Inner or inside the Inner as protection against dirt, you have a full 4+ Season system, for comfort all year round. Features AquaTherm Extreme pile lining. Three qu…
Buffalo Active Lite Shirt Mens Buffalo Active Lite Shirt Mens
£203.99
7 in stock
Buffalo 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 efficie…
Buffalo Ladies Alpine Jacket Buffalo Ladies Alpine Jacket
£248.99
2 in stock
Womens's Alpine Jacket Designed for Alpine conditions with much attention to detail. Ideal for a multitude of outdoor uses including: professional use, higher level winter hill walking and trekking, snow sports, and general outdoor activities. Features: Pform high performance mini ripstop outer shell AquaTherm pile lining Windproof to 50mph Product Detail: Attached Teclite lined fold away hood. In…
Buffalo Mens Lightweight Parka Buffalo Mens Lightweight Parka
£271.99
1 in stock
Lightweight Parka The same design as the Parka but with a Pertex® Equilibrium shell and AquaTherm lining. The Equilibrium shell and AquaTherm pile make this jacket highly breathable with rapid moisture transfer from the inside. Ideal for high level walking in the worst British weather. Features Pertex® Equilibrium shell AquaTherm pile lining Windproof to 40mph
Buffalo Mens Mountain Jacket Buffalo Mens Mountain Jacket
£246.99
11 in stock
Mountain Jacket This jacket was designed for Scottish winter conditions. This is the jacket for standing about in howling whiteouts, for high level winter walking, walking the dog, bird watching or fishing. It has been tested for over 30 years in the most hostile conditions. Used by Military, Police, Mountain Rescue Teams and outdoor professionals. FEATURES Classic Pertex® shell AquaTherm pile lin…
Buffalo Mens Mountain Shirt Buffalo Mens Mountain Shirt
£188.99
10 in stock
Buffalo Mountain Shirt The Buffalo Mountain Shirt is an award winning design classic and we are flattered that it is probably one of the most copied outdoor garments. Tested for over 30 years in the most hostile conditions it is highly respected by all who use it. Features Classic Pertex® shell AquaTherm pile lining Windproof to 50 mph
Buffalo Mens Windcheater Jacket Buffalo Mens Windcheater Jacket
£199.99
5 in stock
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 Classic Pertex® shell AquaTherm pile lining Windproof to 50mph
Buffalo Teclite Gilet Buffalo Teclite Gilet
£116.99
7 in stock
A classic Gilet lined with our Teclite pile to be used as part of the flexible Buffalo System This NEW Gilet has been designed to be worn as part of any Buffalo System. It’s flexibility enables it to be worn with other Teclite garments, but will also be great under or over a Special 6 Shirt or a Windshirt just for a little extra warmth on the torso. Classic Pertex outer Teclite Pile inner Sizes: S…
Buffalo Tecmax Jacket Buffalo Tecmax Jacket
£244.99
6 in stock
Tecmax Jacket A very warm high performance jacket for high level hill winter walking. The Tecmax pile gives it an extremely high weight to warmth ratio with high wicking performance. Ideal for any activity that involves being stationary for long periods or for general outdoor activities for people who feel the cold. Features Classic Pertex® shell Tecmax pile lining Windproof to 50mph Product detai…
Buffalo Tecmax Shirt Buffalo Tecmax Shirt
£244.99
4 in stock
Buffalo Tecmax Shirt This is a high insulation version of the Mountain Shirt giving a high wicking high warmth performance. The ultra fine acrylic Tecmax pile gives an extremely high weight to warmth ratio. The Tecmax Shirt is used by instructors, mountain guides and outdoor professionals. It is ideal for any activity that involves being stationary for long periods. Features: Classic Pertex® shell…
Buffalo 4 Season Outer Sleeping Bag Buffalo 4 Season Outer Sleeping Bag
£236.99
2 in stock
On its own this is an efficient 2-3 season bag useable from April to September. Combined with the 4S Inner, this can be used all year round in sheltered places. With the further addition of the Thermaliner, either between the Outer and Inner or inside the Inner as protection against dirt, you have a full 4+ Season system, for comfort all year round. Features Classic Pertex® shell AquaTherm Extreme…
Buffalo Baby Buff Buffalo Baby Buff
£94.99
1 in stock
A Buffalo garment designed for the younger member of the family. Ideal for the baby/youngster whose parents take them into the great outdoors in either papoose, push-chair or carry-cot. Fitted hood, enclosed feet and attached mitts on the smallest size, knitted cuffs on larger sizes. Strategically located front zip to facilitate nappy changing. 6 month: Mitts for hands and enclosed feet (pictured)…
Buffalo Big Face Shirt Buffalo Big Face Shirt
£232.99
7 in stock
Developed from the award winning Mountain Shirt specifically for climbing. There is more shoulder room, sleeves are longer and the body shaped to fasten between the legs to lessen ‘ride up’ when reaching for that evasive hold. The pockets are positioned higher than on the Mountain Shirt so they can be used even when wearing a harness. Ideal for climbing, mountain biking and canoeing, or when you n…

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