Elements and activities – the Rufiji™ BUGTech™ SafariElite Short-Sleeved Safari Shirt:
Quick Facts: ⊙ Weight: 200g; ⊙ Made from 100% Rufiji™ Ripstop BUGTech™ insect repellent fabric with wicking, built-in SPF50+, and anti-microbial finish
Activities: ⊙ Safari✓ ⊙ Outdoors✓ ⊙ Travel✓ ⊙ Everyday ✓ ⊙ Outdoor activities✓ ⊙ Adventure✓ ⊙ Expeditions✓
Features: ⊙ Made from soft, strong, and cool 100% Rufiji™ Ripstop BUGTech™ insect-repellent fabric with moisture wicking; ⊙ Built-in SPF50+; ⊙ Anti-bacterial technology to keep your shirt smelling fresh without washing; ⊙ Short sleeves; ⊙ Quick release from creasing for travel; ⊙ Two chest pockets with velcro closure; ⊙ Zipped security pocket; ⊙ +Vent hidden system along back top seam to keep you cool; ⊙ 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
This short-sleeved version of our bestselling men’s safari shirt is made from BUGTech™ insect protective fabric with built-in SPF and wicking properties - developed and tested to be effective in Africa.
Whilst we recommend long-sleeved shirts as a safari essential, a short-sleeved shirt is a handy item for warm weather travel. In our specially-developed BUGTech™ fabric, get all the protective features in a shirt that looks good and is comfortable to wear. With built-in SPF50+ and moisture wicking properties, as well as the +Vent system, this shirt is cool, ventilated, and full of features you will appreciate on safari.
In lightweight ripstop fabric which releases wrinkles from packing with ease and dries quickly, this is a superb shirt to add to your safari and travel wardrobe.
Before jumping on the insect repellent clothing bandwagon, we wanted to be 100% sure our clients were receiving a shirt that actually worked. The problem with most other insect repellent brands of clothing is that the wicking effect is retarded by the addition of the insect repellent finish. In effect, you end up wearing a plastic bag. We were most concerned about the following:
• That we developed the best possible insect repellent 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 Rufiji™ clothing range: "No marketing hype. Just the facts." In ensuring we could deliver a product that performs, we undertook to put the Rufiji™ BUGTech™ SafariElite Short-Sleeved Safari Shirt through thorough in-house and independent tests.
• Our BUGTech™ fabric has been proven in independent tests by the South African Bureau of Standards (SABS) Pesticide Trial Section to effectively repel insects. What is more, the majority of insect repellent garments on the market today have very poor wicking as it usually conflicts with the insect repellent 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 and the results were impressive. Please view both test results in the product images above. We know of no 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 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.
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.
|cm / inch||S||M||L||XL||XXL||XXXL||XXXXL|
|1/2 Chest||52.25 cm||56 cm||59.75 cm||63.5 cm||67.25 cm||71 cm||74.75 cm|
|Centre Back Length||76.75 cm||79 cm||81.25 cm||83.5 cm||85.75 cm||88 cm||90.25 cm|
|Sleeve Overarm||24.5 cm||25.5 cm||26.5 cm||27.5 cm||28.5 cm||29.5 cm||30.5 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 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.