Women's Pioneer BUGTech Anti-Insect Safari Shirt

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Women's Pioneer BUGTech Anti-Insect Safari Shirt
This anti-insect safari shirt is our best-selling, essential, stylish safari shirt which offers a boost of added protection from biting insects & the sun making it the best for the outdoors.
Key Features: ⊙ Anti-insect ⊙ Ripstop fabric ⊙ Moisture wicking ⊙ Built-in UPF50+ ⊙ Anti-bacterial finish ⊙ Roll-up sleeve tabs ⊙ +Vent system ⊙ Quick crease release ⊙ QuickDry ⊙ Sunglasses loop ⊙ Light, strong, cool ⊙ Soft-hand feel.
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 3XL
Full Bust (Body) 82 cm 87 cm 91 cm 97 cm 100 cm 105 cm 108 cm 112 cm

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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): Women's Pioneer/Everyday/Everything Safari Shirt Size Chart
⊙ 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.
Product information

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Quick Facts: ⊙ Weight: 160g ; ⊙ Made from 100% Rufiji™ Ripstop BUGTech™ insect defence fabric with wicking, built-in UPF50+, anti-microbial finish, and soft hand feel

Activities: ⊙ Safari ⊙ Outdoors ⊙ Travel ⊙ Everyday ⊙ Outdoor sports and activities ⊙ Adventure ⊙ Expeditions

⊙ 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.
⊙ 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.
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 (Medium and larger), the darts are absent as the waist is not pulled in by the dart seam.

This essential women’s long-sleeve outdoor & safari shirt in our latest BUGTech™ fabric has anti-bug, UPF, & 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.
* 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.

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Customer reviews

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C. Jensen

23 Mar 2019

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.

Marian Unitt

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

Kirstin Sercombe

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!

Alexis Miller

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.

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Additional information

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⊙ MATERIAL: Made from 100% ripstop BUGTech™ (polyamide) fabric with built-in anti-insect treatment, wicking, UPF50+, anti-microbial finish, and a soft hand feel.

⊙ BUILT-IN UPF50+: Due to the unique construction of our BUGTech fabric, independent laboratory tests found that BUGTech
provides the wearer with an ultra-violet protection factor of UPF50+.

• 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.

⊙ WEIGHT: 160g
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