Elements and activities – the Boys’ and Girls’ Rufiji™ Long-Sleeved Safari Fleece:
Quick Facts: ⊙ Weight: 350g; ⊙ Made from 100% Rufiji™ polyester fleece fabric; ⊙ Adjustable elasticated waist
Activities: ⊙ Safari✓ ⊙ Outdoors✓ ⊙ Travel✓ ⊙ Everyday ✓ ⊙ Outdoor sports and hobbies✓ ⊙ Adventure✓
Features: ⊙ Made from soft, warm Rufiji™ polyester fleece fabric; ⊙ Adjustable elasticated waist to suit conditions; ⊙ Quarter-length zip
All year round, a fleece is a safari necessity if you are going to Africa. This fleece will keep your child warm on early morning game drives on open Land Rovers or on chilly evenings at the lodge.
You may be asking: “A fleece on safari?” Trust us, on the back of an open Land Rover at six in the morning or eight in the evening, it does get cold! Much of Africa is also over 1000 metres above sea level (the Masai Mara, for example, is at 1,500 metres - the height of many ski resorts in Europe) and this contributes to the morning and evening chill. Please do not be fooled by hot midday temperatures - the hotter it is at midday, the earlier you go on safari. The simple fact is you will be very cold without a safari fleece, as the quote below confirms.
You will need a fleece for the majority of safaris. Not convinced? Please read the quote below, or contact us:
"My husband did not procure one of your safari fleeces before we went and alluded to the fact whilst shivering on the back of a Land Rover on an early morning game drive that obviously you knew what you were talking about." R. Kneller, on safari in Botswana in October - one of the hottest times of the year in the Okavango Delta region!
With a quarter-length zip, elasticated wrists, and adjustable elasticated waist, trap warmth and keep your children snug and insulated with this soft fleece. The material is quick to dry and requires little care – a great choice for safaris, early morning fishing trips, hikes, and other adventures.
'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.
Boys’ and Girls’ Rufiji™ Long-Sleeved Safari Fleece – Further Information:
⊙ MATERIAL: Made from 100% warm, soft, and comfortable Rufiji™ polyester fleece.
⊙ ELASTICATED WAIST AND WRISTS: The elasticated waist of the Rufiji™ Essential Long-Sleeved Safari Fleece is a design feature which allows you to adjust the waist of your fleece according to conditions. Trap the warmth and avoid cold drafts by adjusting it to a snug fit. The elasticated wrists prevent draughts creeping up your sleeves.
⊙ ZIPS: The Rufiji™ Essential Safari Fleece comes with a quarter-length zip which zips right up to the chin so your neck is not exposed when it gets chilly.
|cm / inch||S||M||L||XL|
|1/2 Bust / Chest||45.4 cm||47 cm||49.1 cm||51.2 cm|
|1/2 Waist||45.4 cm||47 cm||49.1 cm||51.2 cm|
|1/2 Hem||46.4 cm||48 cm||50.1 cm||52.2 cm|
|Centre Back Length||50.5 cm||55.5 cm||60.5 cm||65.5 cm|
|Sleeve Overarm||43.5 cm||48 cm||50 cm||52 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 a similar garment which you own. If you do not own a similar outer layer, then using a collared long sleeve shirt which is a comfortable fit will give you an idea of the size which will fit you the best. ⊙ 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 garment 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 (if applicable) - 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.