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 bust in the size chart above. Body measurements are approximates.
⊙ For the Full Bust Body measurement measure around your body: under your arms and around the fullest part of your bust.
⊙ Fit guide for Waist: The sizes XXS to S are fitted at the waist; sizes Medium & Large are slightly fitted at the waist; and from XL and up the waist size is the same as the bust size. For the Everyday Shirt which has a relaxed fit, XXS to S are slightly fitted at waist, and from M upwards the waist is not fitted and matches the bust measurement.
⊙ Darts: Please note that the darts shown in the image - the seam which is just below the pockets - are only on the smaller sizes which are fitted, as the dart seam is used to pull in the waist. For the larger sizes which are not fitted, the darts are absent as the waist is not pulled in by the dart seam. Medium and sizes upwards therefore do not have darts.
⊙ For finished garment measurements, please scroll further down this page.
⊙ We have included the following estimated conversion sizes for UK / US / EU sizes for this product. Please do still use the size chart. Size XXS: UK Size 6/8 | USA Size 4 | EUROPE Size 36 Size XS: UK Size 10 | USA Size 6 | EUROPE Size 38 Size S: UK Size 12 | USA Size 8 | EUROPE Size 40 Size M: UK Size 14 | USA Size 10 | EUROPE Size 42 Size L: UK Size 16 | USA Size 12 | EUROPE Size 44 Size XL: UK Size 18 | USA Size 14 | EUROPE Size 46 Size XXL: UK Size 20 | USA Size 16 | EUROPE Size 48 Size 3XL: UK Size 22 | USA Size 18 | EUROPE Size 50
⊙ Garment Measurement: To assist you with choosing the right size, we have also included the garment measurements for the Half Bust 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 bust 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 bust measurement is made from the point where each sleeve meets the bust 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 bust.
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 54 and 56cm, as the half bust measurement is 55cm.
3. For your shirt which measured 53cm / 20.6 inches, we would suggest that you order a Medium shirt. If you wanted a tighter fit you could also go for a Small, but Medium would be our suggestion. A little too loose is better than a little too tight.
Garment Measurement Size Chart for Half Bust (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.
⊙ Made from our latest, feather-soft, strong, and cool BUGTech™ ripstop fabric, which combines built-in insect defence treatment and moisture wicking properties.
⊙ The relaxed fit is achieved through a less fitted waist for sizes XXS, XS, and S (bust measurement slightly bigger than the waist measurement for a little tapering in the cut)- and a straight fit for the waist from M upwards (bust measurement the same as waist measurement).
⊙ Built-in UPF50+ sun protection.
⊙ Anti-microbial finish to keep your shirt smelling fresh.
⊙ Quick release from creasing for travel and adventure.
⊙ Relaxed fit feminine cut and styling in a pocketless design. Seam across the back for blouse-like drape.
⊙ QuickDry material means you can wash and go in no time.
⊙ Roll up the long sleeves of this shirt and secure with the roll-up sleeve tabs
⊙ 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.
Simplified styling and a more relaxed fit for warm-weather everyday wear, full of features for comfort and protection on safari, local adventures, and in the outdoors. This is a shirt true to its name: you will want to wear it every day.
We’ve made our outdoor and safari clothing to look great without compromising on technical features for the outdoors. This pocketless women’s button-down shirt is made in our latest BUGTech™ fabric, which has been tested and adapted to be the best - offering insect defence, sun protection, and moisture wicking built into the micro-ripstop fabric. This ultra-lightweight fabric works hard, looks great, and does it all with the luxury of a soft hand feel.
We’ve focused our shirt designs on cut and styling - and this pocketless technical shirt also has a more relaxed fit for the urban and outdoor explorer. The Everyday Shirt is right at home on safari, adventure travels, during outdoor hobbies, or for simple everyday style and functionality. It’s been expedition tested to ensure it performs, so you can set the pace of your adventures with the assurance that your clothing will keep up.
BUGTech™: it's in the fabric of who we are
The wicking effect of many anti-insect clothing brands is retarded by the addition of anti-insect finish. This traps heat and can be very uncomfortable. In developing BUGTech™, we wanted to ensure our clients got the technical benefits of our highly-successful MaraTech™ fabric with added invaluable insect defence.
The mantra behind Rufiji™ clothing is "No marketing hype - just the facts" - and so we embarked on intensive in-house and independent testing to make sure BUGTech™ performed.
• BUGTech™ fabric has been proven in independent tests by the South African Bureau of Standards (SABS) Pesticide Trial Section to effectively repel insects. Please view the test results in the images above. We know of no other manufacturer willing to publish their results.
• We have tested and compared BUGTech™ and MaraTech™ and concluded that the wicking has not been affected by the anti-insect treatment of our BUGTech™ shirts.
• 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.
In Africa, out on your favourite trails, or on warm summer days, a long-sleeved shirt helps you to cover up and escape the sun’s rays. The Everyday Shirt takes it a step further by offering built-in UPF50+ sun protection. The roll-up sleeve tabs on each sleeve also give you the option of securing your sleeves at the elbow to adapt to conditions.
It also provides advanced features that are a match for travel and the outdoors. It releases creases fast, so you can go from packed to perfectly wrinkle-free in no time. The fast-drying ripstop also helps you to pack light knowing you can wash and go for fresh shirts all adventure long. Its anti-microbial finish also works to keep your shirt fresh between washes.
The ripstop fabric wicks moisture and dries fast, keeping you dry, cool, and comfortable for everything from active outdoor pursuits to warm-weather travels.
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 outdoor & 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.
Women’s Everyday BUGTech™ Long-Sleeved Safari Shirt – Further Information:
⊙ MATERIAL: Made from 100% Rufiji™ micro ripstop BUGTech™ (polyamide) fabric. This latest BUGTech™ fabric is feather-soft, lightweight, and offers a range of made-for-the-outdoors features for comfort and protection. Features include sun quick crease release, quick-drying properties, and an anti-microbial finish.
⊙ BUILT-IN INSECT DEFENCE: Independent testing of our BUGTech™ fabric has confirmed the anti-insect properties do not compromise 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.
⊙ FEMININE CUT WITH RELAXED FIT: The shape of this shirt ensures that the days of boring, shapeless outdoor & safari shirts are long gone! This shirt also offers a looser, more relaxed fit for comfort.
⊙ ROLL-UP SLEEVE TABS: Roll up and secure the sleeves of this long-sleeved shirt for flexibility and convenience. The tabs secure the sleeves when they're rolled up but remain hidden when sleeves are down.
• While the sunglasses loops reduce the chance of losing your glasses, it may not prevent them from falling from your shirt in every instance. Please always be vigilant when it comes to your precious eyewear
• Please do not assume your size. Always check the size guide.
⊙ MATERIAL: Made from 100% BUGTech™ ripstop (polyamide) fabric with built in anti-insect treatment, wicking, UPF50+, anti-microbial finish, and feather soft hand feel.
⊙ 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.