BUGTech™ Explorer Gilet (Unisex)

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BUGTech™ Explorer Gilet (Unisex)
The multi-tool of safari and outdoor clothing in BUGTech™ anti-insect ripstop fabric offers premium value. With lots of pockets and fabric benefits, this gilet is your adventure companion.
Key Features: ⊙ Anti-insect ⊙ Ripstop fabric ⊙ Moisture wicking ⊙ Built-in SPF50+ ⊙ SilverPlus anti-microbial ⊙ Nine pockets including a hidden zipped security pocket ⊙ Elasticated, adjustable waistband ⊙ Full-length zip ⊙ Quick crease release ⊙ QuickDry ⊙ Waist and collar studs ⊙ Light, strong, cool ⊙ Unisex.
Made for: ⊙ Safari ⊙ Outdoor pursuits: Fishing, Hiking, Walking ⊙ Travel ⊙ Everyday wear ⊙ Farming
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Please view the size chart before ordering. Our sizes are not US sizes.

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Size Chart & Size Guide

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.

cm/ in" XXS XS S M L XL XXL
1/2 Bust / Chest 51 cm 53.5 cm 56 cm 58.5 cm 61 cm 63.5 cm 66 cm
1/2 Hem 51 cm 53.5 cm 56 cm 58.5 cm 61 cm 63.5 cm 66 cm
Centre Back Length 67 cm 68 cm 69 cm 70 cm 71 cm 72 cm 73 cm

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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.)

How to measure chest/bust/arm/back

Referring to the images above, place your garment on a flat surface and record the following measurements:
A. 1/2 Bust/Chest: Measure across the front of the shirt from armpit to armpit.
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.

Product information

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Quick Facts: ⊙ Weight: 329g / 11.6oz; ⊙ Made from 100% BUGTech™ anti-insect RipStop fabric with moisture wicking and built-in SPF50+; ⊙ Anti-microbial finish; ⊙ Elasticated waistband; ⊙ Nine pockets

Activities: ⊙ Safari ⊙ Outdoors ⊙ Travel ⊙ Everyday ⊙ Outdoor activities ⊙ Fishing ⊙ Hiking ⊙ Adventure ⊙ Expeditions

⊙ Weight: 329g / 11.6oz.
⊙ Made from 100% strong and cool Rufiji™ BUGTech™ anti-insect Ripstop fabric with moisture wicking.
⊙ Built-in SPF50+.
⊙ Anti-microbial finish for odour control.
⊙ Quick release from creasing for travel.
⊙ Two chest pockets with velcro closure.
⊙ One small zipped security pocket in one of the chest pockets and two slots for keeping a torch or pens on the other.
⊙ One large zipped security pocket inside the gilet.
⊙ Two waist pockets with velcro access, one of which has a small security pocket.
⊙ One large pocket on the back of the gilet.
⊙ Elasticated adjustable waistband to adapt the bottom seam to suit conditions.
⊙ Full-length zip with waist and collar studs.
⊙ 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.
⊙ 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.

The multi-tool of safari and outdoor clothing in BUGTech™ anti-insect ripstop fabric offers premium value. With lots of pockets and fabric benefits, this gilet is your adventure companion.

Designed for the hands-on outdoorsman and woman, this handy gilet is made for explorers. From outdoor hobbies and adventure travels to day trips and short jaunts, with this many pockets, keep everything with you and free up your hands for your binoculars, fishing rod, or reference text. From the studious to the athletic, this is a real expedition jacket.

With built-in UPF50+, moisture wicking, and anti-microbial properties, the anti-insect ripstop is lightweight and strong. It also quickly releases the wrinkles of packing and dries quickly, making it a travel-friendly option. Its built-in insect defence properties also make it ideal for those off the beaten track experiences - affording extra protection when you need it most.

Before jumping on the anti-insect clothing bandwagon, we wanted to be 100% sure our clients were receiving a gilet 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 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 the Rufiji™ BUGTech™ Explorer Gilet through thorough in-house and independent tests.

• Rufiji™ BUGTech™ Explorer Gilet has been proven in independent tests by the South African Bureau of Standards (SABS) Pesticide Trial Section to repel most insects. We know of no other manufacturer willing to publish their results. Please see the test results in the 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.

* 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).

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.

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⊙ MATERIAL: Made from 100% Ripstop BUGTech™ (polyamide) fabric with built-in insect defence, wicking, SPF50+, and anti-microbial finish.

• 30° cold wash
• Do not bleach
• Cool iron
• Do not dry clean
• Do not tumble dry
• Wash separately
• Keep away from fire

⊙ WEIGHT: 329g
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