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  • PSA – Montane Extreme (like Buffalo) 50% off
  • Premier Icon RustyNissanPrairie
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    Montane’s pile and pertex version of a Buffalo but in jacket form with hood included.
    I bought one at full price last year and it’s an awesome jacket – very warm!
    Size down though as you wear them closer and ideally with nothing underneath or a thin base layer.
    50% off at Sportshoes.com

    https://www.sportsshoes.com/product/mon2611/montane-extreme-jacket/#sku-mon2611

    https://www.sportsshoes.com/product/mon2651/montane-extreme-jacket/#sku-mon2651

    https://www.sportsshoes.com/product/mon2610/montane-extreme-jacket/#sku-mon2610

    Premier Icon el_boufador
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    I do not need a new jacket
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    Great PSA though. Was thinking about getting one of these earlier in the year, but the above applies

    Premier Icon RustyNissanPrairie
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    I do not need a new jacket
    I do not need a new jacket

    Seriously good jackets. I have an Extreme and a Montane Hydrogen which is the lighter pile and pertex version – also on 50% off at Sportshoe. I’ve sold most of my other jackets as these two cover 99% of conditions.

    Premier Icon CountZero
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    As the owner of a Buffalo Special 6, that doesn’t work for me at all. I really like having a chest pocket along with a full-width hand-warmer pocket. Having worn mine through two winters, pretty much continuously from December to March, the only reason I won’t be wearing it for work now is that we’ve been issued decent breathable hi-viz jackets that I can layer easily underneath.
    It hasn’t been cold enough to start wearing the Buffalo yet, though.

    Premier Icon matt_outandabout
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    Montane Hydrogen

    Mrs_oab lives in hers. It’s meant the Montane down puffa jacket never gets worn now. The hydrogen is much more breathable, a wider range of temperatures and doesn’t feel clammy.

    Premier Icon Spin
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    Great kit for sitting or standing around in in cold damp conditions.

    Premier Icon househusband
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    I do not need a new jacket

    That’s what I thought until I saw this post… just bought one; it was my 51st last month and I’d been struggling for something to buy and say it was from my wife – that struggle is now over!

    Thanks for the PSA @RustyNissanPrairie

    Premier Icon sandboy
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    Couldn’t resist, my old Rab is showing it’s age! great PSA, thanks OP.

    Premier Icon RustyNissanPrairie
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    Montane Hydrogen
    Mrs_oab lives in hers. It’s meant the Montane down puffa jacket never gets worn now. The hydrogen is much more breathable, a wider range of temperatures and doesn’t feel clammy

    Women’s
    https://www.sportsshoes.com/product/mon2637/montane-hydrogen-direct-women%27s-jacket/#sku-mon2637

    Mens
    https://www.sportsshoes.com/product/mon2616/montane-hydrogen-direct-jacket/#sku-mon2616

    https://www.sportsshoes.com/product/mon2614/montane-hydrogen-direct-jacket/#sku-mon2614

    These don’t feel as ‘good value’ as they are thinner/lighter than the Extreme but they work for more weather conditions as the Extreme is a really warm jacket. The sizing on the Hydrogen is a little smaller than the Extreme – I wear a XL in the Hydrogen in line with other Montane stuff and a large in the Extreme.

    Premier Icon shortbread_fanylion
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    How do these size up? Looking for a jacket which will predominantly be used hanging around at kids football etc through the winter. Therefore will be wearing a normal top underneath rather than a base layer – is there enough space or should I size up? I’m a medium in most tops – skinny chest/long torso/chimp arms.

    Premier Icon RustyNissanPrairie
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    How do these size up? Looking for a jacket which will predominantly be used hanging around at kids football etc through the winter. Therefore will be wearing a normal top underneath rather than a base layer – is there enough space or should I size up? I’m a medium in most tops – skinny chest/long torso/chimp arms.

    Not really how these jackets work – they need body heat to drive moisture out with capillary action so ideally are worn with nothing underneath. If you are stood still then they are not as warm as a down/puffa jacket. They are only water resistant and not like a membrane/goretex jacket – they do get wet but stay warm.

    From what I googled before I bought mine last year pile and pertex is Marmite but for me it works far better than membrane/Goretex as they don’t need the faff of constant TX treatment to maintain the DWR.

    Premier Icon stevious
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    I’d buy one but my current one that I bought in 2005 is still awesome.

    It’s now my ‘getting around at toddler pace’ jacket for cold conditions.

    Premier Icon shortbread_fanylion
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    Cheers RNP.

    Premier Icon ElShalimo
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    Thanks RNP. After some really windy and cold days out on the fells recently, I decided to buy one soon anyway. This is just very good timing for me.

    I used to have the Extreme smock but sold it to someone on here many years ago as I lost weight. Sadly I’ve put that weight back on now. My excuse is Montane XL used to be 45″ chest but now it’s a svelte 44″..😎

    Premier Icon jeffl
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    Didn’t need one but bought as an early Christmas present for myself. Thanks for the PSA.

    Premier Icon RustyNissanPrairie
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    I used to have the Extreme smock

    I bought the jacket after Googling it to death as it vents more than the smock – you can have the zipper fully open but close the jacket on the velcro tabs to let air in/heat out and also the 2main pockets are mesh lined ‘temperature regulators’. It’s also apparently easier to put on than the smock if you get the correct snug size.

    Premier Icon plus-one
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    I’m a jacket whore 🙂 Blue extreme for me !! Cheers

    Premier Icon mrchrist
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    Thanks. Been thinking about one of these for a while.

    Premier Icon johnnymarone
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    @shortbread- fanylion,
    I bought one several years ago, and i have chimp arms too, but am built a bit stockier than you describe. I had to send it back because ,from memory, it was plenty long enough in the arms but the body portion was way too tight around the chest and back, I couldnt make my hands touch in front of me without feeling that I was gonna pop the back seams, if that makes any sense to you.
    This is the extreme smock version Im talking about, I dont know if the fit is similar in the jacket version, sorry.
    My buffalo fits just fine though as you have plenty of adjustment built in to the design.

    Premier Icon sofaboy73
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    damn you OP, you’re just feeding my habit, like a jacket dealer! green XL extreme on the way

    for my self justification i’ve been thinking of replacing my buffalo special 6 for a while to the jacket version for better venting – never liked the short neck zip and event with side zips open i’d overheat doing anything other than a walking the dog.

    at that price i can probably sell on my special 6 and end up pretty cost neutral on the new jacket!

    i have however just been informed by sofagirl that we are having a jacket rationalisation / amnesty this evening and some have to go!

    Premier Icon doris5000
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    Some good deals on that site- thanks RNP! That might be my Xmas present sorted…

    Premier Icon benp1
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    Montane Prism also half price if anyone needs a warmish layer

    Premier Icon avdave2
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    How do these size up? Looking for a jacket which will predominantly be used hanging around at kids football etc through the winter.

    It’s what I bought one for years ago when they were reduced. I’m usually a small in anything but I went with a medium because I found when I bought my Montane Featherlite jacket that a small was much too tight across my shoulders.

    Premier Icon bruceandhisbonus
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    Not really how these jackets work – they need body heat to drive moisture out with capillary action so ideally are worn with nothing underneath

    I can’t get my head around this as it goes against how I have worn jackets my entire life! So you are bare chested under the jacket? So when you go inside and leave your jacket at the door..?

    Premier Icon w00dster
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    I’ve had mine for about 2 years. Can’t help with size, mine is a small and I’m a small chap.
    I wear
    Mine with a long sleeve base layer for cold wet days walking the dogs. Also never wore them topless underneath….nor my Buffalo and I’ve been wearing them for over a decade.

    Premier Icon RustyNissanPrairie
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    “”””””I can’t get my head around this as it goes against how I have worn jackets my entire life! So you are bare chested under the jacket? So when you go inside and leave your jacket at the door..?””””””

    Yep – dump tshirt at door put Extreme jacket on. It works in a wider temperature range than if you wear a base layer as it allows quicker dumping of heat. You also dont get any feeling of being wet if its seriously hammering it down as there’s no base layer stuck to you – its the pile directly against your skin working to pull moisture away by capillary action.

    I will however generally wear the Hydrogen with a base layer just because its not as thick/warm as the extreme.
    If you read the small print of Buffalo its how they recommend them worn.

    I googled this subject to death as I was sick of membranes not working but couldn’t get my head round not wearing anything underneath Buffalo/Montane/Pile&Pertex

    https://www.ukclimbing.com/forums/gear/wearing_buffalo-180754

    Premier Icon iainc
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    I have had one for close to 2 years, great for gentle activity, dog walking, family stroll on a cold wintery day. I wear it with a regular top of some form under it – I think my family would be a bit horrified if i took my jacket off in pub/cafe/wherever and was bare chested beneath it !

    I guess for proper ‘extreme’ use then the buff approach is efficient but for normal life…

    Premier Icon sofaboy73
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    for day to day, mooching around, standing about in the cold and damp usage, buffalos (and i assume the montane extreme, as it’s effectively the same thing) work fine with a layer / layers underneath – so no fear of exposing yourself in the pub (at least not because of your jacket choice). it’s only when you’re doing higher intensity activity causing you to sweat (which you will in a buffalo) that your apparently not meant to wear anything underneath as it interferes the wicking of sweat away from your body. when i have used my buffalo in these situations (sub zero winter hikes) i’ve tried it both without and with a decent wicking based layer and couldn’t really notice much difference, other than with a base layer it kept bit of the initial wind-chill off the soft flabby bits when using the side vents

    Premier Icon big_n_daft
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    Brynjie style base layers work, but no good for the pub

    Premier Icon Mounty_73
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    Bloody hell, I have got to stop looking at threads about jackets!!

    I seem to have an obsession with jackets, anyone else? lol

    Premier Icon plus-one
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    Yup I’ve got more jackets than the wife !!!

    Premier Icon mrchrist
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    Me too!!!

    Premier Icon sofaboy73
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    I seem to have an obsession with jackets, anyone else?

    when it comes to jackets I strongly adhere to the old forces adage ‘one is none, two is one’. But then again I’m pretty sure I’m the Goldilocks of upper body-ware which results in multiples of similar function jackets in different ‘weights’

    Premier Icon Superficial
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    I do not need a new jacket

    Nor did I… Still, I’ve ordered one. Cheers for the PSA.

    I strongly adhere to the old forces adage ‘one is none, two is one’.

    That’s merely another way of saying N+1 🙂

    Premier Icon csb
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    I seem to have an obsession with jackets, anyone else? lol

    I too succumbed to this psa. It’s diabolical isn’t it – so many jackets for every eventuality. Wife stole my Buffalo hence why this was justified.

    Premier Icon Dorset_Knob
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    I have a Buffalo Special-6 for sale, worn twice, washed once, size 44, black.

    Reason for sale: I needed a size 42 (with size 46 arms apparently).

    Premier Icon jimmy
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    I berate my missus for having so (too) many jackets. I’m not playing.

    (Unless someone buys my coat in the classifieds).

    Premier Icon dyna-ti
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    “I have a Buffalo Special-6 for sale, worn twice, washed once, size 44, black.

    Reason for sale: I needed a size 42 (with size 46 arms apparently).”

    Pity. Im after another 46. The cycling one i have isnt really suitable for anything other than bike with its red lining, yellow body and purple arms and hood.

    So comfy, but not nice to look at.

    Actually I’ve just discovered one that looks worse.

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/125013551768?hash=item1d1b636a98:g:alYAAOSwMoVhh-oO

    Premier Icon matt_outandabout
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    If anyone has a medium Hydrogen in the black with blue zips that is wrong size, I’ll take it off your hands.

    Premier Icon dissonance
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    Cheers, I fell to temptation and brought one.
    On slightly related PSA for those on strava Montane currently have a 50k running/walking challenge for the next 15 days or so which if you complete you get chance to win something plus a 20% online discount.

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