The Buffalo Active Lite Shirt comes from one of the main proponents of the DP, pertext-and-pile, clothing system. Based in Shefield, UK their clothing is based around a Pertex outer layer over a pile inner layer and has a well-regarded status. This clothing system requires a different mind-set when compared to a membrane shell-based clothing system – most notably, none of their garments contain a water-proof membrane and as a result you run the risk of getting ‘wet’, but I won’t be discussing this aspect of their clothing. This is what Buffalo say about the smock:
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 efficiently when worn next to the skin.