Elements and activities – the Mara&Meru™ BUGTech™ Everything Shirt:
Quick Facts: ⊙ Weight: 200g; ⊙ Made from 100% honeycomb Polyamide BUGTech™ anti-insect fabric with wicking, built-in SPF, and anti-microbial finish
Activities: ⊙ For wear around the lodge on safari (please note we do not recommend this shirt beyond the lodge as midnight blue is not a safari-friendly colour)✓ ⊙ Outdoors✓ ⊙ Travel✓ ⊙ Work✓ ⊙ Formal✓ ⊙ Everyday ✓ ⊙ Outdoor activities✓ ⊙ Adventure✓
Features: ⊙ Made from soft, strong, and cool 100% honeycomb BUGTech™ anti-insect fabric with moisture wicking; ⊙ Built-in SPF; ⊙ Anti-bacterial technology to keep your shirt smelling fresh without washing; ⊙ Quick release from creasing for travel; ⊙ Two styled chest pockets with button closure; ⊙ Comes in three colours with contrasting colour strips that run with the buttons and on the inside of the collar; ⊙ QuickDry material means you can wash and go in no time; ⊙ Packaged in a bag made from recyclable paper as part of our 'say no to plastic' environmental philosophy
Inspired by the modern man – the man who loves the outdoors but enjoys a night out; the man who takes work seriously but knows how to have fun – the Everything Shirt was styled for every occasion.
This stylish shirt has all the technical fabric benefits of our Rufiji™ shirts, but with added softness and our new honeycomb Ripstop with built-in insect defence. The honeycomb was designed and tested in-house by our team, is unique to The Safari Store, and offers unparalleled strength and comfort. It also adds to the styling of the shirts. The shirt comes in three unique colours which are complemented by a contrasting colour strip that runs with the buttons and on the inside of the collar.
Before jumping on the anti-insect clothing bandwagon, we wanted to be 100% sure our clients were receiving a shirt that actually worked. The problem with most other anti-insect brands of clothing is that the wicking effect is retarded by the addition of the anti-insect finish. In effect, you end up wearing a plastic bag. We were most concerned about the following:
• That we developed the best possible anti-insect finish and had it tested independently to ensure that it actually worked;
• That, in the evolution from MaraTech™ to BUGTech™ fabric, the high level of wicking and benefits of our MaraTech™ fabric were not lost or hindered in anyway.
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 clothing range: "No marketing hype. Just the facts." In ensuring we could deliver a product that performs, we undertook to put the Mara&Meru™ BUGTech™ Everything Shirt through thorough in-house and independent tests.
• The Mara&Meru™ BUGTech™ Everything Shirt has been proven in independent tests by the South African Bureau of Standards (SABS) Pesticide Trial Section to effectively repel most insects. We know of no other manufacturer willing to publish their results (see test results in images above).
• The majority of anti-insect garments on the market today have very poor wicking as it usually conflicts with the anti-insect finish on fabric and so, while your garment may keep insects away, without wicking the shirt will not keep you cool. We tested our BUGTech™ against our MaraTech™ range which is highly effective at wicking moisture away from your skin.
• 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 odourless insect defence.
In addition to affording defence from a host of biting insects including mosquitoes, flies, 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.
The octagonal weave of the light honeycomb Ripstop fabric is strong and smooth to the touch with built-in SPF to protect you from the sun. Creases from packing are quickly released and anti-bacterial technology keeps your shirt smelling fresh between washes. The material also dries quickly, keeping you on the go. The Mara&Meru™ BUGTech™ Everything Shirt has two styled chest pockets with button closure for easy access.
Why blue? We only recommend neutral colours on safari, but we wanted an everyday shirt that has all the technical qualities of our safari shirts for other outdoor and day-to-day adventures. Whether you are at work, at a wedding, or travelling, you can now wear a bright colour that will keep you cool and protected from most biting insects. The properties of this shirt make it ideal for outdoor activities and hobbies and is a must for the active outdoorsman and adventurer.
Say no to plastic packaging
Your Mara&Meru™ 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.
⊙ MATERIAL: Made from 100% honeycomb BUGTech™ fabric. This strong, light material combines the best of MaraTech™ and BUGTech™ to offer you comfort, style, and protection on when travelling, outdoors, and every day. Creases are quickly released after unpacking and the fabric is quick to dry for your convenience. Anti-bacterial technology also keeps your shirt smelling fresh between washes.
⊙ 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.
⊙ SPF50+: The Sun Protection Factor is a measure of the amount of the sun's ultraviolet rays that reach your skin. Our MaraTech™ 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.
⊙ THREE COLOUR OPTIONS: The Mara&Meru™ Everything Shirt is available in three colours with contrasting colour strips running along the buttons and on the inside of the collar. The different colours – Midnight Blue, Safari Willow, and Safari Baobab – are suitable for different occasions. Enjoy the Midnight Blue as a formal or everyday shirt or for outdoor activities and enjoy the same benefits in neutral Safari Willow and Safari Baobab on safari, outdoors, and every day for comfort and protection. Please note we do not recommend Midnight Blue on safari as this is not a safari-friendly colour.
⊙ POCKETS: Two styled chest pockets with button closure for easy access.
*Please do not assume your size - always check the size guide.
|cm / inch||S||M||L||XL||XXL||XXXL|
|1/2 Chest||52 cm||56 cm||60 cm||64 cm||67 cm||71 cm|
|Centre Back Length||73 cm||76 cm||82 cm||85 cm||88 cm||91 cm|
|Sleeve Length||65 cm||66 cm||67 cm||68 cm||69 cm||70 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.