/ Special Six or Mountain Shirt

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Mountain Jedi - on 18 Jan 2013

Has anyone got first hand experience of the differences between a Buffalo Special Six and a Mountain Shirt?
I know the hard facts about shape/material etc but would welcome any wearer experiences....Use is for winter climbing/walking and general winter dog walking

Best Regards
Mr Ed - on 20 Jan 2013
In reply to Mountain Jedi:

The only difference I think is the special 6 is a wee bit longer? I've used a special 6 for years. One of the best kit purchases I ever made!

TobyA on 21 Jan 2013
In reply to Mountain Jedi: It always used to be that the Mtn Shirt was Pertex 5 and the Special Six and Big Face shirts were Pertex 6 (slightly heavier, so slightly harder wearing).

If climbing is involved, I'd get the Big Face, they are superb things designed purely with climbing in mind.
ballsac - on 21 Jan 2013
In reply to Mountain Jedi:

from recall - and noting how shit the buffalo website is in telling you differences between the differing garments - the S6 has a heavier and therefore more wind/showerproof pertex, and is about 2 inches longer at the hem.

i would say that the S6 is more geared towards marginally less strenuous winter walking, and the MS geared more towards the mountaineering/climbing/active end of the spectrum. i rather doubt that you'd notice much difference between the two in terms of performance on any given day, but i imagine that the S6 is warmer and more weatherproof in absolute terms.

broadly, i'd have said that the saving incured by buying the MS rather than the S6 would pay for the hood or a pair of mitts and would therefore be the better buy.

on a somewhat windswept hilltop radar station in the Falklands, the S6 and MS - along with the Montane Extreme and the Snugpak shirts - are pretty much compulsory. the choice seems to be purely personal with no real swingers either way - though the Montane became very fashionable, but its shit pockets, chest venting and velcro-tastic map pocket have led to a big dip in its popularity.
Roberttaylor - on 21 Jan 2013
In reply to TobyA: Agreed. Best bit of kit ever.
Mountain Jedi - on 21 Jan 2013
In reply to Roberttaylor:
Thanks guys ,

I've gone for the Mountain Shirt......

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