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.
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 similar to the one you wish to purchase (e.g. if you are looking at buying a collared shirt then use one of your own collared shirts to compare measurements to.)
Referring to the images above, place your garment on a flat surface and record the following measurements:
A. 1/2 Chest: Measure across the front of the shirt from armpit to armpit. Please make sure that your shirt is pulled flat across the chest, but not so tight that the buttons start to pull sideways.
B. Sleeve Overarm: Measure from the end of the cuff to the shoulder seam.
C. Centre Back Length: Measure from the nape of the neck on the back of the shirt to the bottom hem.
Compare your measurements with our size chart and order the size closest to those 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.
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.
Features: ⊙ Made from 100% strong and cool Rufiji™ MaraTech™ Ripstop fabric with moisture wicking; ⊙ Built-in SPF; ⊙ 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
For those who prefer short sleeves, diversify your travel and everyday wardrobe with this outdoor shirt that combines your favoured style with all the benefits and features of MaraTech™ Ripstop fabric.
Although we believe long-sleeved shirts are more practical on safari, adding a MaraTech™ short-sleeved shirt to your wardrobe for your safari, travels, or everyday use is a great choice for style and comfort. MaraTech™ Ripstop fabric sets itself apart as being cool, lightweight, yet very strong. Developed out of years of safari experience in Africa, its moisture wicking capabilities draw moisture away from the skin to keep you dry and comfortable in warmer climates and the built-in SPF offers maximum sun protection. It is also quick-drying and easily releases creases, making it perfect for travel. The +Vent system of hidden vents along the top back seam also serve to promote movement of air around the body.
Expedition testing and countless hours outdoors mean we have developed the Rufiji™ range of clothing that meet our demands and standards. Our in-house testing ensures we deliver high quality clothing with features to make for comfortable, stylish wearing no matter where you are. The Rufiji™ MaraTech™ SafariElite Short-Sleeved Shirt also has two easily-accessible Velcro pockets and an additional zipped security pocket for your convenience. These features combine to create a safari shirt which is adapted to the outdoors, but which is equally enjoyable to wear every day.
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.
**As a general rule, we always recommend our long-sleeved MaraTech™ shirts over the short-sleeved shirts as the long-sleeved shirts offer far more flexibility while on safari.
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.
Rufiji&trade MaraTech™ SafariElite Short-Sleeved Shirt – Further Information:
⊙ MATERIAL: 100% strong, lightweight Rufiji™ Ripstop MaraTech™ fabric. Quickly releases creasing caused by packing. 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.
⊙ 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.
⊙ ANTI-BACTERIAL TECHNOLOGY: SilverPlus anti-bacterial technology keeps your shirt smelling fresh for much longer without washing.
⊙ +VENT SYSTEM: This shirt includes our new +Vent system. This system increases the flow of air around your body by including hidden vents along the seam-line of the top back section of the shirt.
⊙ POCKETS: Pockets: Two chest pockets with velcro closure for easy access, as well as a zipped security pocket (fits 90x125mm passport).