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 softer than ever, strong, and cool 100% SAFARITech ripstop fabric with built-in UPF50+ sun protection and moisture wicking.
⊙ The fabric construction is tested to offer UPF50+ sun protection and the weave of the fabric is difficult for mosquitoes to penetrate, offering insect defence properties.
⊙ 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.
⊙ Please always back up SAFARITech with a reliable sunscreen as part of your sun protection strategy.
⊙ 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.
The number one way to ensure sun protection is to cover up in a sun shirt and sun protective clothing. This women’s SAFARITech Sun Shirt has built-in UPF50+ and top performance features for sun care and comfort. This is the highest sun care fabric rating.
The weave of SAFARITech ripstop offers enhanced sun protective properties over other and natural fabrics. It is also feather-light, with a soft hand feel that is perfect for warm weather wear. The fabric wicks moisture for cooling and the +Vent system along the back seams promotes airflow. The micro-ripstop finish is also durable and smooth - adding a luxury feel to even rough and tough outdoor adventures.
SAFARITech fabric has a range of performance features that are a match for adventure - and light packing. The ultra-light fabric dries quickly so you can wash on the go. It also releases creases fast to keep you looking crisp. The fabric construction also makes it difficult for mosquitoes to bite through the fabric.
The classic safari shirt styling means you’ll look as good as you feel - whether you’re on the back of a game-viewer, on a multi-day hike, or heading outdoors for a summer outing.
The long sleeves provide full coverage, but the double roll-up sleeve tabs on each sleeve provide the convenience of choice. As the day heats up or whenever you need to roll up your sleeves on activities, rolled up sleeves are optimally secured and look neat. These are especially useful on the water to keep wet sleeves out of the way.
The handy sunglasses loop on the inside of the shirt allows you to hook your sunglasses to your shirt for a little extra peace of mind.
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.
* 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 SAFARITech Long-Sleeved Safari Sun Shirt – Further Information:
⊙ MATERIAL: Made from 100% Rufiji™ ripstop SAFARITech fabric. Ripstop gives the fabric strength and it is smooth to the touch. This strong, light material offers you comfort, style, and protection outdoors, on safari, and when travelling. Creases are quickly released after unpacking and the fabric is quick to dry for your convenience.
⊙ BUILT-IN UPF50+ SUN PROTECTION: SAFARITech fabric construction offers built-in UPF50+ sun protection. This means it protects your skin from harmful UVA and UVB sun exposure - in effect, sunblock for your clothing. This is the highest UPF rating for garments.
⊙ WICKING: Strong, cool SAFARITech fabric draws perspiration away from skin and promotes quick evaporation for maximum dryness and comfort.
⊙ +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.