Elements and Activities – the Women’s Basecamp Microfleece:
Quick Facts: ⊙ Made from polyester fabric; ⊙ Weight: 520g
Activities: ⊙ Safari✓ ⊙ Outdoors✓ ⊙ Travel✓ ⊙ Everyday ✓ ⊙ Outdoor hobbies✓ ⊙ Adventure✓ ⊙ Expeditions✓
Features: ⊙ Made from fast-drying polyester fleece material means you can wash and go in no time; ⊙ Material requires minimum ironing, so you can take the housekeeping out of your travels; ⊙ Full zip from neck to waste; ⊙ Front pockets to keep items safe and your hands warm
A fleece is a must on game drives, chilly mornings, & evenings on safari. Fabulously practical, this fleece keeps you insulated when the weather gets cool. Warm & lightweight, it’s great for travels.
Ideal for functional layering in case of a chill or for cool morning game drives or evenings around the bonfire at camp, the Basecamp Microfleece is a comfortable, practical addition to your travel wardrobe. Its warm polyester fleece material is well-suited to the outdoors or women on the move. Quick to dry and requiring little to no ironing, focus on your adventures and not housekeeping.
With a full-length zip, wear it open as a light layer when you feel a nip in the air and zip it up for optimal warmth and insulation as the mercury drops.The hand pockets are a welcome design addition for cold fingers and give easy access to your small belongings.
You may be asking: “A fleece on safari?” Trust us, on the back of an open Land Rover at six in the morning or eight in the evening, it does get cold! Much of Africa is also over 1000 metres above sea level (the Masai Mara, for example, is at 1,500 metres - the height of many ski resorts in Europe) and this contributes to the morning and evening chill. Please do not be fooled by hot midday temperatures - the hotter it is at midday, the earlier you go on safari. The simple fact is you will be very cold without a safari fleece, as the quote below confirms.
You will need a fleece for the majority of safaris. Not convinced? Please read the quote below, or contact us:
"My husband did not procure one of your safari fleeces before we went and alluded to the fact whilst shivering on the back of a Land Rover on an early morning game drive that obviously you knew what you were talking about." R. Kneller, on safari in Botswana in October - one of the hottest times of the year in the Okavango Delta region!
*Please do not assume your size. Always check the size guide.
|cm / inch||6||8||10||12||14||16||18||20|
|Full Bust||88.9 cm||93.98 cm||99.06 cm||104.14 cm||111.76 cm||116.84 cm||121.92 cm||127 cm|
|Full Waist||83.82 cm||88.9 cm||93.98 cm||99.06 cm||106.68 cm||111.76 cm||116.84 cm||121.92 cm|
|Centre Back Length||63.5 cm||66.04 cm||66.04 cm||68.58 cm||68.58 cm||71.12 cm||71.12 cm||71.12 cm|
|Sleeve length||69.85 cm||71.12 cm||72.39 cm||73.66 cm||74.93 cm||76.2 cm||77.47 cm||78.74 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 a similar garment which you own. If you do not own a similar outer layer, then using a collared long sleeve shirt which is a comfortable fit will give you an idea of the size which will fit you the best. ⊙ 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 garment flat on the table and record the following measurements: ⊙ Full 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 (if applicable) - 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.