Please read the instructions below this size chart before ordering. We have indicated whether this size chart uses body or garment measurements in the notes below the size chart. Allow 1cm variance for all garment measurements (as an example a 56cm garment measurement has a variance of 55-57cm. Please factor that into deciding on the size to order.)
To select cm (cm) or inches (in") please see the top left corner of the size chart table.
•Please use this size chart before ordering this product to ensure that you get the best fit and to save on returns costs.
•You can view the size chart in inches or centimeters by clicking on the "cm" or "inch" text on the green bar above the chart.
The measurements shown above are garment measurements so should be compared to another garment rather than your body measurements. Take a similar item that you own that fits comfortably to do the comparison. Please follow our guide below and scroll back up this page to place your order for this item.
1/2 Waist Measurement Note: These trousers are made with an elasticated waistband and a built-in drawstring so that the best fit is that much easier to achieve. The size chart shows both 1/2 Waist (relaxed), and 1/2 Waist (slightly stretched). Once you have measured your own trousers to get the 1/2 waist measurement for them using the instruction below, simply find the range on our size chart into which your trousers' 1/2 waist measurement falls and you should then get your size right. For example if your trousers measure between 33 cm and 36 cm (13 inches to 14.1 inches) for the 1/2 waist, then you would order our size Medium.
Three easy steps to ordering the right size:
You will need the following items:
• Measuring tape
• A flat surface (such as a table or counter)
• A notepad and pen
• An item of clothing from your wardrobe that fits comfortably and is a similar style to the one you wish to purchase
Referring to the images above, place your garment on a flat surface and record the following measurements:
A. 1/2 Waist: Measure across the top of the waistband from corner to corner.
B. Front Rise: Measure from the top of the front waistband to the crotch seam;
C. Inside Leg: Measure from the crotch seam to the bottom of the leg hem.
Compare your measurements with our size chart and order the size closest to those measurements. 1/2 Waist is usually the most important measurement if you are in a hurry, but checking all three will make for the most 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.
Please note: If you are unsure about which size to order, please contact us before ordering and we will help you as best we can.
Quick Facts: ⊙ Weight: 250g; ⊙ Made from 100% Rufiji™ MaraTech™ Ripstop Polyamide fabric with wicking and built-in UPF30; ⊙ SilverPlus anti-bacterial technology; ⊙ Zip-off trouser legs for a choice between shorts or trousers
Features: ⊙ Made from soft, strong, and cool 100% Rufiji™ MaraTech™ Ripstop Polyamide fabric with moisture wicking; ⊙ Trousers are easily convertible into shorts by simply zipping off the trouser legs for two garments in one – ideal for space and weight saving when packing; ⊙ Built-in UPF30 sun protection; ⊙ SilverPlus anti-bacterial technology to keep your trousers fresh between washes; ࣻ Quick release from creasing for travel; ⊙ Two hand pockets and two cargo pockets; ࣻ QuickDry material means you can wash and go in no time; ⊙ Elasticated waistband; ⊙ Belt loops to further ensure the best fit
These zip-offs are a great item for young adventurers! These strong, lightweight trousers in MaraTech™ fabric are full of features for flexibility and convenience for safaris, travel, and outdoors.
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 your child dry and comfortable in warmer climates. The Skin Cancer Foundation recommends a sun protection rating of UPF30 or higher and these trousers have built-in UPF30. The SilverPlus anti-bacterial technology keeps your trousers fresh between washes. It is also quick-drying and easily releases wrinkles, making it perfect for travel.
These zip-off trousers are great for children who are active outdoors. Worn as trousers, they are a great option for keeping your children warm or protecting them from the sun. Trousers are also a great first barrier to ticks when walking in the grass. As the day heats up or to suit their activities, the legs are easily zipped off to convert the trousers into shorts.
The Rufiji™ MaraTech™ Zip-Off Safari Trousers were built for outdoor and everyday comfort and convenience. The elasticated waistband ensures a good, comfortable fit all day long. These Zip-Off Safari Trousers have two cargo pockets and one hand pocket for carrying their sunscreen, accessories, or interesting artefacts they find along the way.
'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.
*Please note that we recommend that you wear your zip-offs as trousers in the evenings as part of your strategy against malaria. See our insect repellent page for more information.
Boys’ and Girls’ Rufiji™ MaraTech™ Zip-Off Safari Trousers – Further Information:
⊙ MATERIAL: Made from 100% strong, lightweight Rufiji™ Ripstop MaraTech™ Polyamide fabric. Ripstop gives the fabric extra strength. Creases are quickly released after unpacking and the fabric is quick to dry for your convenience.
⊙ WICKING: Strong, cool MaraTech™ fabric draws perspiration away from skin and promotes quick evaporation for maximum dryness and comfort.
⊙ UPF30: The Skin Cancer Foundation recommends a rating of UPF30. This shirt contains built-in UPF30 sun protection.
⊙ ZIP-OFF TROUSER LEGS: The zip-off legs offer flexibility, allowing for wear as trousers or shorts. This is a packing-friendly option, effectively giving you two garments in one – saving space, reducing suitcase weight, and for convenient convertible trousers and shorts for long days of play.
⊙ ELASTICATED WAIST: The elasticated waistband provides an invaluable bit of flex during activities and to achieve the best fit.
⊙ POCKETS: Four pockets including two cargo pockets and two hand pockets make these trousers a functional safari, travel, outdoor, and everyday choice.