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⊙ Made from softer than ever, strong, and cool 100% BUGTech™ ripstop fabric with built-in anti-insect treatment and moisture wicking.
⊙ Built-in UPF50+.
⊙ Anti-bacterial technology to keep your shirt smelling fresh without washing.
⊙ Quick release from creasing for travel.
⊙ Two chest pockets with button closure.
⊙ +Vent hidden system along back top seams to keep you cool.
⊙ QuickDry material means you can wash and go in no time.
⊙ Double roll-up sleeve tabs on each sleeve.
⊙ Sunglasses loop 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.
This essential women’s long-sleeve outdoor & safari shirt in our latest BUGTech™ fabric has anti-bug, SPF, & wicking properties, with a superior, soft feel to the lightweight, durable ripstop fabric.
Meticulously tested and refined for efficacy, this women's outdoor & safari shirt is the latest upgrade to our BUGTech™ fabric. It has been designed to offer the same insect defence, sun protection, and wicking properties with an unparalleled soft, luxurious feel to the fabric. This technical shirt is truly a pleasure to wear.
Developed to perform in the sometimes extreme conditions in the outdoors & on safari, this shirt boasts a range of features for Africa, outdoors, and travel. Very importantly, it is made to be as stylish as it is functional in a classic, flattering design.
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.
This shirt features our new, smaller ripstop fabric, making it ultra-lightweight and durable. With built-in UPF50+, this long-sleeve shirt is a packing essential to protect your skin from the sun. The double roll-up sleeve tabs on each sleeve keeps rolled sleeves out of the way and looking good as the day heats up and during activities in the outdoors & on safari. These are especially handy on active safaris and you will be glad to have them should your shirt get wet on a canoe safari. This shirt also has a handy sunglasses loop, so you can hook your glasses to your shirt with a little added peace of mind.
Mostly, this shirt is designed to be travel-friendly. It releases wrinkles quickly, but also dries fast for your convenience. The anti-microbial formula also keeps your shirt smelling fresh between washes. Together with its wicking properties, the +Vent system achieves optimal ventilation for warm-weather destinations and adventure travel.
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. Hence, even if one was to perspire heavily or lick the fabric, there is no chance of the Vital Protection transferring.
* 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 Pioneer BUGTech™ Long-Sleeved Safari Shirt – Further Information:
⊙ MATERIAL: Made from 100% Rufiji™ ripstop BUGTech™ fabric. Ripstop gives the fabric strength and it is smooth to the touch. This strong, light material combines the best of MaraTech™ and BUGTech™ to offer you comfort, style, and protection in the outdoors & on safari and when travelling. Creases are quickly released after unpacking and the fabric is quick to dry for your convenience. Anti-bacterial technology also keeps your shirt smelling fresh between washes.
⊙ 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.
⊙ +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 back, top section of the shirt.
⊙ FEMININE CUT: The shape of this shirt ensures that the days of boring, shapeless outdoor & safari shirts are long gone!
⊙ 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.
⊙ POCKETS: Two chest pockets with button closure for easy access.
Please read the information below before selecting your size to get the best fit & save on returns costs:
⊙ We have included the following estimated conversion sizes for UK / US / EU sizes for this product. However, please do still scroll down and always use the garment measurements and instructions to get the best fit. Size 8/XXS: UK Size 6/8 | USA Size 4 | EUROPE Size 36 Size 10/XS: UK Size 10 | USA Size 6 | EUROPE Size 38 Size 12/S: UK Size 12 | USA Size 8 | EUROPE Size 40 Size 14/M: UK Size 14 | USA Size 10 | EUROPE Size 42 Size 16/L: UK Size 16 | USA Size 12 | EUROPE Size 44 Size 18/XL: UK Size 18 | USA Size 14 | EUROPE Size 46 Size 20/XXL: UK Size 20 | USA Size 16 | EUROPE Size 48 Size 22/3XL: UK Size 22 | USA Size 18 | EUROPE Size 50
⊙ The measurements shown in the size chart above are garment measurements so should be compared to the measurements for a similar garment you already own, rather than your body measurements. For this shirt please select a collared long-sleeve shirt with buttons down the front - made from non-stretch fabric - which you own and which fits you comfortably. For instructions on how to measure please scroll down to see 'Three easy steps to ordering the right size' below. Once you have worked out your size please scroll back up this page to place your order for this item.
⊙ Fit guide: 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.
⊙ 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.
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 long-sleeved collared shirt then use one of your own long-sleeved 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 Bust/Chest: Measure across the front of the shirt from armpit to armpit. Please make sure that your shirt is pulled flat across the bust/chest, but not so tight that the buttons start to pull sideways. It is also worth noting for a shirt that if you are uncertain about your size, going one size bigger usually makes only a small difference to the fit of the shirt. For example if your shirt measures 50cm across the bust, then please use your discretion to decide whether you should opt for a size XS or S for this shirt. We would probably suggest going for the Small.
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.
Bought two of these for my safari trip in March. These are great. Really light weight, was able to wear each two to three times before I felt they needed to be washed. They dry super fast and don't look overly creased after hand washing it on the sink.
Most importantly, I did not get any mosquito bites (and I attract them!) and I did not get sun burned. I highly recommend this shirt.
6 May 2018
Just to give you feedback on your Rufji shirts we purchased for our trip to Botswana. They were excellent! Great quality, well made and extremely comfortable to wear. Looked terrific too. Couldn't find fault with anything. Would highly recommend. Dennis
22 Mar 2018
I love this shirt - the fit is perfect and it is stylish and easy to wear. I am just about to buy another one!
Alex Wilsey, Ultimate Travel
8 Feb 2018
I think this shirt is brilliant and it is great to have a shirt with a feminine cut in the bush that is still practical.
14 Oct 2016
I have used this shirt every second day for 4 weeks in the Jungle in Asia. I just love it. It sits perfect, it is great to wear, and it still looks new after my jungle trip ! I am thinking about getting a second one for my next trip!
19 Jan 2016
We spent the last week in October in the South Luangwa River Valley. These were perfect!
We were cool, dry, bite and burn free. Easy to pack.
And you have the BEST customer service. Really, outstanding.