Quick Facts: ⊙ Weight: 120g; ⊙ Made from 100% Rufiji™ Ripstop BUGTech+™ water-resistant fabric with built-in SPF50+ and anti-microbial finish; ⊙ Interchangeable zip-off trouser legs to be worn with the Rufiji™ MaraTech™ Zip-Off Safari Trousers; ⊙ 31-inch inside leg; ⊙ Comes in a water-repellent bag
Activities: ⊙ Safari✓ ⊙ Outdoors✓ ⊙ Travel✓ ⊙ Everyday ✓ ⊙ Outdoor activities✓ ⊙ Water-based outdoor hobbies✓ ⊙ Hiking and walking safaris✓ ⊙ Adventure✓ ⊙ Expeditions✓
Features: ⊙ Made from soft, strong, and cool 100% Rufiji™ Ripstop BUGTech+™ water-resistant and insect repellent fabric; ⊙ Interchangeable zip-off trouser legs to be worn with the Rufiji™ MaraTech™ Zip-Off Safari Trousers – shorts and trousers in a single garment; ⊙ Leg and ankle protection for walks and night time in the bush; ⊙ Built-in SPF50+; ⊙ Anti-bacterial technology to keep your trouser legs smelling fresh without washing; ⊙ Quick release from creasing for travel; ⊙ QuickDry material means you can wash and go in no time; ⊙ Red zips for easy identification of your BUGTech+™ trouser legs when washing and packing; ⊙ 31-inch inside leg; ⊙ Comes in a water-repellent bag
Eliminate sodden trouser legs and ticks from walks in the bush and to your favourite fishing spot with water-resistant, insect-repellent BUGTech+™ trouser legs for your MaraTech™ Zip-Off Safari Trousers.
These trouser legs marry protection and comfort with the convenience of Rufiji™ MaraTech™ Zip-Off Safari Trousers – the garment that gives you trousers and shorts in one to save on space and weight when packing. We decided to design these separate trouser legs in water-resistant, insect-repellent BUGTech+™ fabric for additional protection on walks and evenings outdoors. Simply zip off and add a new feature to these popular safari and outdoor trousers. Stay dry and comfortable on dewy early morning walks, through muddy and wet terrain, or on fishing trips and enjoy peace of mind that your clothing is working for you to minimise bites on your vulnerable legs and ankles.
Perfectly paired with the MaraTech™ Zip-Off Safari Trousers, the shorts section will continue to wick moisture away from your skin – keeping you dry and cool – whilst the leg section (where you do not sweat) will keep your legs dry and the ticks at bay. Of course, we recommend that you use a good dose of RID Insect Repellent to prevent tick bites in other areas of the body and for overall protection.
In addition to these features, BUGTech+™ fabric also has built-in SPF50+, releases creasing quickly (another great feature for packing), and is quick to dry after washing, meaning these convertible legs can be worn time and again outdoors, for travel, and on safari. These zip-off legs also come in a water-resistant bag for your convenience. These legs have red zips for easy identification of your BUGTech+™ trouser legs when washing and packing.
Product note Rufiji™ MaraTech™ Zip-Off Safari Trousers are trousers and shorts in one garment. Simply zip off the legs to convert your trousers to shorts with ease. Please note that these are the interchangeable leg section only and the Rufiji™ MaraTech Zip-Off Safari Trousers are sold separately.
Before jumping on the insect repellent clothing bandwagon, we wanted to be 100% sure our clients were receiving products that actually worked. Our primary concern was to develop the best possible insect repellent finish and have it tested independently to ensure that it actually worked. In the evolution from MaraTech™ to BUGTech™ and BUGTech+™ fabric, we needed to know that the benefits of our MaraTech™ fabric were not lost or hindered in any way.
Many other brands forego this testing and rely on intensive marketing campaigns to sell their garments. In developing the BUGTech™ fabric, we were guided by our new mantra for our Rufiji™ clothing range: "No marketing hype. Just the facts." In ensuring we could deliver a product that performs, we undertook to put our garments through thorough in-house and independent tests.
The BUGTech+™ legs for the Zip-Off Safari Trousers have been proven in independent tests by the South African Bureau of Standards (SABS) Pesticide Trial Section to effectively repel insects. We know of no other manufacturer willing to publish their results. Please see the test results in the images above.
The active ingredient in our BUGTech™ fabric is permethrin which is used at the ultra low dosage of 500ppm. Permethrin is a man-made version of a natural insect repellent found in certain Chrysanthemum plants. BUGTech™ utilises a proprietary permethrin formula to provide effective, odourless insect protection.
In addition to affording protection from a host of biting insects including mosquitoes, flies, ticks, bed-bugs, fleas, and midges, BUGTech™ also inhibits odour-causing bacteria and fabric degradation.
If you have any questions regarding BUGTech™ and the development of the fabric please do not hesitate to contact us.
BUGTech+™ Legs for the Women’s Rufiji™ Zip-Off Safari Trousers – Further Information:
⊙ MATERIAL: Made from 100% Rufiji™ Ripstop BUGTech+™ fabric. This strong, water-resistant, insect-repellent fabric offers you comfort, style, and protection on safari, when travelling, and on outdoor adventures. Creases are quickly released after unpacking and the fabric is quick to dry for your convenience. Anti-bacterial technology also keeps your trousers smelling fresh between washes.
⊙ BUILT-IN INSECT REPELLENT: Independent testing of our BUGTech+™ fabric has confirmed the effectiveness of its insect repellent properties. In the case of these trouser legs, get protection on vulnerable legs and ankles for walks and evenings outdoors.
⊙ WATER-RESISTANT: Strong, cool BUGTech+™ fabric keeps legs and ankles dry on hikes, walking safaris, or for outdoor activities like fishing. Experience these benefits where you do not sweat as well as the moisture wicking properties in the shorts section by pairing these legs with the Rufiji™ MaraTech™ Zip-Off Safari Trousers.
⊙ SPF50+: The Sun Protection Factor is a measure of the amount of the sun's ultraviolet rays that reach your skin. Our BUGTech+™ fabric will protect your skin from harmful sun exposure - in effect, sunblock for your clothing. This is the highest SPF rating we know of on a garment.
⊙ ZIP-OFF TROUSER LEGS: These zip-off legs offer flexibility, allowing you to wear the Rufiji™ MaraTech™ Zip-Off Safari Trousers as trousers or shorts. This is a packing-friendly option, effectively giving you two garments in one – saving space and reducing the weight of your suitcase.
⊙ WATER-REPELLENT BAG: These trouser legs come in a water-resistant drawstring bag for your convenience.
*Please note that these are only the legs for the zip-off trousers and they are only available in Serengeti Stone.
|cm / inch||XS||S||M||L||XL||XXL|
|1/2 Waist||34 cm||37 cm||40 cm||43 cm||46 cm||49 cm|
|Front Rise||28 cm||29 cm||30 cm||31 cm||32 cm||33 cm|
|1/2 Hip||47 cm||50 cm||53 cm||56 cm||59 cm||62 cm|
|Inside Leg||79 cm||79 cm||79 cm||79 cm||79 cm||79.5 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 pair of trousers which are 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 trousers flat on the table and record the following measurements: ⊙ 1/2 Waist - Across the top of the waistband from corner to corner. Note that for women we also include hip which is across the trousers, measured 20cm below the waistband, but parallel to the waistband; ⊙ Front Rise - From the top of the front waistband to the crotch; ⊙ Inside Leg - From the crotch to the bottom of the hem on the trouser leg.
STEP 3: Compare your measurements with our size chart and order the size closest to your measurements.Waist is usually the most important measurement if you are in a hurry, but checking all three will make for the most comfortable fit.