, and more specifically, the Double-P system was the inspiration of Hamish Hamilton, an inventor of inspired enthusiasm.
Once upon a time Hamish worked for Vango and in the mid-sixties gave tent design a quantum leap with the invention of the Force Ten.
Buffalo sleeping bags and latterly clothing arose from experiments to reproduce, in modern materials, Eskimo use of animal fur. The then relatively new fibre piles being used by HeIly Hansen and Javelin provided the perfect fur and a search for an up to date version of Ventile produced Pertex.
The big manufacturers were unimpressed however and, reluctantly Hamish chucked in the day job, sold up the house and put his money where his ideas where. Thankfully, it seems to have paid off - "from total disbelief to undisputed acceptance by thousands of people in five years" as the ads say.
Hamish has long since sold up the company but his philosophy lives on with the new owners and Buffalo is noteworthy for being one of the very few outdoor clothing brands still manufacturing in the UK.