I also bought a "Buffalo" top from a fleabay army surplus seller. It does appear to be ex UK army but made in China, is a similar design but shorter zips on vents and chest pocket, and a similar fleece to the Active Lite shirt. I hoped to use and abuse the surplus one keeping the Lite shirt in better nick, the Slate colour is nicer than the Buffalo black or green. But the surplus thing is really sweaty, even has zippits too. The outer looks and feels pertexy but it's flipping horrible. There's a jacket from the same place, same thing, bought for the Mrs for gardening who can't do pullover tops for some reason, but being a Lady doesn't sweat so less of an issue
It's label says SMOCK, LIGHTWEIGHT, THERMAL, (PCS), Light Olive NSN 8415-99-813-3292, about £35 wasted.
Or anything underneath it! They are the most clingy garment ever lolThat's not a Buffalo, that's the Brit Army issue top. Fleece on the inside instead of pile. A nice top on it's own but not a Buffalo, as you have found. And you try putting it on/taking it off when you have a fleece on!
Wore it as designed and the zips on mine are not windproof or resistant. The modest breeze today just blew through the closed up zips and my bare skin felt windchill to some extent. I usually wear a t-shirt under it which stops me noticing it.
Are your zips wind resistant or not? Is this faulty zips in mine? The baffles only protect them from the wind when it's face on to you. From behind our to either side they don't stop the breeze getting into the zips.
I just wonder if anyone else has noticed this too?
I'm 41.75" chest b so got a 42" s6. The straps only just guess to the other side of the zip and often comes undone. Another design niggle. They need to be longer if you're right up to the smock size. I think they should sati go for size above your chest size personally. I think like the old paramo sizing options they got things a bit wrong over at buffalo hq.
I only got the 42 inch because I was told you get the best performance the more snug you get it and to get closest to your measured chest size. I think I'd have n preferred a 44 inch for the feel. Then the side straps would bunch it in and help resist the wind getting through the zips. Would be better if the zips were a more modern design that were wind resistant though.