Elements and activities – the Boys’ and Girls’ Rufiji™ MaraTech™ Long-Sleeved Safari Shirt:
Quick Facts: ⊙ Weight: 200g; ⊙ Made from 100% MaraTech™ RipStop fabric with moisture wicking and built-in UPF30; ⊙ SilverPlus anti-bacterial technology;
Activities: ⊙ Safari✓ ⊙ Outdoors✓ ⊙ Travel✓ ⊙ Everyday ✓ ⊙ Outdoor sports and hobbies✓ ⊙ Adventure✓
Features: ⊙ Made from 100% strong and cool Rufiji™ MaraTech™ Ripstop fabric with moisture wicking; ⊙ Built-in UPF30; ⊙ SilverPlus anti-bacterial technology to keep your shirt smelling fresh between washes; ⊙ Quick release from creasing for travel; ⊙ Two chest pockets with velcro closure; ⊙ Roll-up sleeve tab system for securing sleeves when rolled up; ⊙ QuickDry material means you can wash and go in no time
Full of features for comfort, convenience, and protection, this shirt is ideal for your child’s safari. Styled to be practical, it also looks great for adventure travel, outdoor hobbies, and daily wear.
We have extended our Rufiji™ range to include children's safari clothing. The MaraTech™ Long-Sleeved Safari Shirt is the first and most important piece in our range of safari, travel, and outdoor clothing for children. We strongly recommend wearing long-sleeved shirts on safari as they are very adaptable and afford protection from the elements - roll up your sleeves when too hot and secure with the sleeve tabs, roll down your sleeves for protection from the sun or when it gets chilly. This is important in ensuring that your child's skin is protected from the sun and their protection is further enhanced by the built-in UPF30 sun protection. The Skin Cancer Foundation recommends a rating of UPF30 or higher.
In developing our clothing, we looked at the elements we felt were important once out on the open savanna, dense tropical forests, while travelling, or for your child’s outdoor hobbies and adventures. MaraTech™ Ripstop fabric sets itself apart as being cool, lightweight, yet very strong. Its moisture wicking capabilities draw moisture away from the skin to keep you dry and comfortable in warmer climates and the fabric has a sun protection rating of UPF30. The SilverPlus anti-bacterial technology keeps your shirt smelling fresh between washes. It is also quick-drying and easily releases wrinkles, making it perfect for travel.
In addition to this, the shirt has two chest pockets which are secured with Velcro for quick and easy access. The features of this shirt combine to make it the ideal safari shirt for your child – one that is built tough to be used time and again for fishing trips, hikes, and long days outdoors.
'Safari 8' & Rufiji™ Safari Clothing:
We provided the BBC with expert advice and our boys’ and girls’ safari clothing for the recently aired series, 'Safari 8'. This unique CBBC series follows four British and four South African children as they spend a month training to be game rangers in the Kruger National Park in South Africa. The camera and production crew also chose to wear our adult Rufiji™ safari clothing while on location in the Kruger National Park.
Rufiji&trade Boys’ and Girls’ MaraTech™ Long-Sleeved Safari Shirt – Further Information:
⊙ MATERIAL: 100% strong, lightweight Rufiji™ Ripstop MaraTech™ fabric. Quickly releases wrinkling caused by packing. Ripstop gives the fabric extra strength. The fabric is quick to dry for your convenience.
⊙ MOISTURE WICKING: Moves perspiration away from skin and promotes quick evaporation for maximum dryness and comfort.
⊙ UPF30: The Skin Cancer Foundation recommends a UPF rating of 30 or higher. Our MaraTech™ fabric will protect your skin from harmful sun exposure - in effect, sunblock for your clothing. This shirt has a sun protection rating of UPF30.
⊙ ANTI-BACTERIAL TECHNOLOGY: SilverPlus anti-bacterial technology keeps your shirt smelling fresh for much longer without washing.
⊙ ROLL-UP SLEEVE TABS: Roll up and secure the sleeves of this long-sleeved shirt for flexibility and convenience. The tabs secure the sleeves when they're rolled up but remain hidden when sleeves are down.
⊙ POCKETS: Two functional chest pockets which are secured by means of Velcro for quick and easy access.
|cm / inch||XS||S||M||L||XL|
|1/2 Bust / Chest||41.5 cm||43.5 cm||45.5 cm||47.5 cm||49.5 cm|
|1/2 Waist||41.5 cm||43.5 cm||45.5 cm||47.5 cm||49.5 cm|
|1/2 Hem||40.5 cm||42.5 cm||44.5 cm||46.5 cm||48.5 cm|
|Sleeve Overarm||47 cm||51 cm||55 cm||57 cm||59 cm|
|Centre Back Length||57.5 cm||60.5 cm||63.5 cm||68 cm||72.5 cm|
Three easy steps to ordering the right size:
With so many different brands from all over the world available on the high street and online, the only way to get your size right the first time round is to compare a garment you own and which fits you well with one of our garments.
STEP 1: You will need a measuring tape, a flat surface such as a table, a notepad to record your garment's measurements - and your own collared long sleeve shirt which is a comfortable fit. ⊙ Tip: If you do not have a measuring tape, use your credit card. The long side of a credit card measures 8.5cm and the short side is 5.4cm. Simply use the centimetre measurements on our chart and divide by 8.5cm to get an idea of how many credit card lengths equals the measurement you are recording.
STEP 2: Referring to the images above, place your shirt flat on the table and record the following measurements: ⊙ 1/2 Bust/Chest - Across the front of the shirt from armpit to armpit; ⊙ Centre Back Length - From the nape of the neck on the back of shirt to the bottom hem; ⊙ Sleeve Overarm - From the top of the sleeve where it joins the shoulder to the end of the cuff.
STEP 3: Compare your measurements with our size chart and order the size closest to your measurements. Chest/bust is usually the most important measurement if you are in a hurry, but checking all three will make for the most comfortable fit.