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 read the information below before selecting your size to get the best fit & save on returns costs:
⊙ We have shown the Body measurement for the full chest in the size chart above. Body measurements are approximates.
⊙ For the Full Chest Body measurement measure around your body: under your arms and around the fullest part of your chest.
⊙ The Waist measurement matches the chest measurement for all sizes - apart from Small and Medium where the waist measurement is marginally less than the chest (about 2 cm less on the full waist measurement).
⊙ Garment Measurement: To assist you with choosing the right size, we have also included the garment measurements for the Half Chest for this shirt below. If you are not sure which size to order, we recommend checking both the body and garment measurements. If you are still not sure about your size please do contact us so we may assist you, before you order. It may also be a good idea to first place a smaller order to check on your size, and then place a larger order once you are sure of your size.
⊙ How to Measure the half chest garment measurement for this shirt:
-Select a long sleeve, button-up, collared shirt which you own and which is a good fit - and which looks similar in design to the shirt which you are ordering.
-Place the shirt flat on a table. The half chest measurement is made from the point where each sleeve meets the chest area of the shirt, across the front of the shirt, as shown on the image below.
-It is important that you gently pull the shirt flat from each side so that it is truly as flat as it can be, as we have shown in the image below. No creases or wrinkles as that will affect the measurement.
-Record the measurement for your shirt in either inches or centimeters.
-Compare the measurement to our size chart to determine the size to order, as follows:
1. Lets say that your measurement comes to 53cm / 20.6 inches across the half chest.
2. Allow 1cm tolerance for our size chart (the international standard for all clothing measurements). As an example, with the international tolerance included, our Medium shirt in the garment size chart below is 'allowed' to measure between 55 and 57cm, as the half chest measurement is 56cm.
3. For your shirt which measured 53cm / 20.6 inches, we would suggest that you order a Medium shirt. Should you prefer to wear your shirts more loose, then a Large may fit you too.
Garment Measurement Size Chart for Half Chest (for this shirt):
⊙ Please note: Measuring shirts is not always an exact science and so 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: 200g / 7.1oz ; ⊙ Made from 100% Rufiji™ Ripstop BUGTech™ insect defence fabric with wicking, built-in UPF50+, and anti-microbial finish with a soft hand feel
Activities: ⊙ Safari✓ ⊙ Outdoors✓ ⊙ Travel✓ ⊙ Everyday ✓ ⊙ Outdoor sports and activities✓ ⊙ Adventure✓ ⊙ Expeditions✓ ⊙ Farm wear and outdoor workwear✓ ⊙ Country wear✓
⊙ Weight: 200g / 7.1oz
⊙ Made from softer than ever, strong, and cool 100% BUGTech™ polyamide ripstop fabric with built-in anti-insect treatment and moisture wicking.
⊙ Contrast buttons add to the everyday look of the shirt: further bridging the gap between a pure outdoor shirt and a shirt to wear whenever you please.
⊙ Built-in UPF50+.
⊙ Anti-microbial finish to keep your shirt smelling fresh without washing.
⊙ Quick release from creasing for travel.
⊙ QuickDry material means you can wash and go in no time.
⊙ Single roll-up sleeve tabs on each sleeve.
⊙ Sunglasses loops to hook your sunglasses to your shirt.
⊙ Packaged in a bag made from recyclable paper as part of our 'say no to plastic' environmental philosophy.
⊙ In addition to the anti-insect finish we apply to our BUGTech™ fabric, the unique woven construction of BUGTech™ fabric also offers a high level of protection against mosquitoes as it is not easy for mosquitoes to bite through the fabric.
⊙ Please always back up BUGTech™ with an insect repellent which is proven to work for optimal anti-insect protection.
Everyday-styled and safari friendly, with top-performance features for outdoors and everyday wear – including insect defence, SPF, and wicking. This is a shirt which you will go to time and again when you open your wardrobe. We know that we do. In fact part of the story behind the name for this shirt, the "Everyday shirt" is from the fact that our founder, Steve, wore the Everyday shirt samples he was testing before we made it, just about each and every day. The styling also means that it is a performance collared shirt which you are able to wear in your everyday life.
Rugged styling and top performance features for the outdoors meets a luxurious lightweight and soft feel in the Everyday Shirt. Our BUGTech™ fabric has evolved over the years and carries on our expedition-tested tradition of tried and trusted anti-insect defence, UPF50+ sun protection, and wicking. Without pockets, this easy-wearing shirt is a great addition to your adventure – and everyday – wardrobe.
BUGTech™: it's in the fabric of who we are
Anti-insect clothing very rarely offers effective wicking properties, with the fabric trapping heat and sacrificing comfort for insect defence. This was one of the key issues we sought to avoid in developing our BUGTech™ range. We wanted our clients to enjoy the same features and comfort level they had come to expect from our MaraTech™ range with the added advantage of insect defence for their safaris, adventure travels, and outdoor experiences.
• As a result, BUGTech™ has been tested, refined, and re-tested on safari, but also in some rather extreme conditions on expedition around Africa. We are happy to report that the wicking properties of our fabric is unhindered by the anti-insect treatment.
• Apart from our in-house tests, we wanted to offer our clients the added assurance of independent tests. In tests conducted by the South African Bureau of Standards (SABS), BUGTech™ fabric was proven to offer defence against most biting insects. We are unaware of any other manufacturer willing to publish their results.
• 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 defence.
• BUGTech™ is effective against most biting insects.
If you have any questions regarding BUGTech™ and the development of the fabric, please do not hesitate to contact us.
A long-sleeved shirt is essential for every outdoorsman – the best way to cover up and protect yourself from the sun’s rays. The Everyday Shirt is made for sun and safari and, as the name suggests, its benefits keep you feeling and looking cool for daily wear.
During active outdoor activities and in warm-weather conditions, the BUGTech™ fabric provides UPF50+ sun protection and is feather-light and soft, wicking moisture away from your body and drying quickly for ultimate performance.
This shirt gets top marks for versatility. The sleeves have tabs on each arm for extra security if the day heats up or activities demand you roll up your sleeves. It is also ultra-compact and light for travel and trail, but releases wrinkles quickly for instantly smooth style for long days outdoors or a crisp dinner shirt. The quick drying fabric means you can wash and go for a steady supply of fresh shirts all adventure long – and the anti-microbial finish keeps the fabric fresher for longer between washes.
If you hook your sunglasses over your shirt, the sunglasses loops on the inside of the shirt are a feature for you - helping you to hold on to your shades when you're on the move.
About Rufiji™ Outdoor Apparel: We have spent years going on safari and we know African and adventure travel conditions intimately. We know what works best in extreme climes and what we demand from the clothing we wear. Simply put, other products on the market did not perform to our standards. The next step was obvious: to design and manufacture our own safari and adventure clothing range. The Rufiji™ range was born. The result is a line of clothing that has been tailored for your travels.
*Please do not assume your size - always check the size guide below.
* The BUGtech™ fabric can be worn by all ages. The active ingredient has been approved by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for application onto textiles and clothing. It is non-leaching. I.e. it won't transfer from the fabric / garment onto the wearer's skin.
* While the sunglasses loop reduces the chances of losing your glasses, it may not prevent them falling from your shirt in every instance. Please always be vigilant when it comes to your precious eye wear.
Say no to plastic packaging
Your Rufiji™ clothing is packaged in a recyclable paper bag. At The Safari Store, we are working hard to eliminate plastic from all of our packaging. This forms part of our commitment to a green future and the preservation of the environment, so future generations can enjoy pristine natural spaces.
Everyday BUGTech™ Anti-Insect Long-Sleeved Safari Shirt – Further Information:
⊙ MATERIAL: Made from ripstop BUGTech™ fabric. Ripstop makes the shirt strong, smooth, and soft for comfort, protection, and style on safari and every day. It is quick-drying, releases creases fast, and has anti-microbial properties for extra freshness.
⊙ BUILT-IN INSECT DEFENCE: Independent testing of our BUGTech™ fabric has confirmed the effectiveness of its anti-insect properties without compromising on its moisture wicking ability, which is often the case within the industry.
⊙ WICKING: Strong, cool BUGTech™ fabric draws perspiration away from skin and promotes quick evaporation for maximum dryness and comfort.
⊙ UPF50+: The Ultraviolet 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 UPF rating we know of on a garment.
⊙ ROLL-UP SLEEVE TABS: Roll up and secure the sleeves of this long-sleeved shirt for flexibility and convenience. The tabs on each sleeve secure the sleeves when they're rolled up but remain hidden when sleeves are down.
⊙ MATERIAL: Made from 100% BUGTech™ ripstop (polyamide) fabric with built in anti-insect treatment, wicking, UPF50+, anti-microbial finish, and feather soft hand feel.
⊙ BUILT-IN UPF50+: Due to the unique construction of our BUGTech fabric, independent laboratory tests found that BUGTech
provides the wearer with an ultra-violet protection factor of UPF50+.
⊙ CLEANING INSTRUCTIONS:
• 30° cold wash
• Do not bleach
• Cool iron
• Do not dry clean
• Do not tumble dry
• Wash separately
• Keep away from fire
⊙ ANTI-INSECT FINISH: BUGTech™ lasts approximately 20 washes. Note that, for any anti-insect finish on a garment, you should always back up the garment with a good insect repellent. It is worth noting too that the tight weave of our BUGTech™ (and SAFARITech fabric) has been shown to also offer a measure of protection against mosquitoes.