Women's Rufiji™ BUGTech™ Zip-Off Safari Trousers


Engineered to offer the ultimate protection and convenience for outdoor adventures, experience the comfort and features of our bestselling Rufiji™ Zip-Off Trousers in insect-repellent BUGTech™ material.

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Quick Facts: ⊙ Weight: 300g; ⊙ Made from 100% Rufiji™ Ripstop BUGTech™ fabric with wicking, built-in SPF50+, and anti-microbial finish; ⊙ Zip-off trouser legs for your choice of shorts or trousers

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

Features: ⊙ Made from soft, strong, and cool 100% Rufiji™ Ripstop BUGTech™ fabric with moisture wicking; ⊙ Trousers are easily convertible into shorts by simply zipping off the trouser legs for two garments in one – ideal for space and weight saving when packing; ⊙ Built-in SPF50+; ⊙ Anti-bacterial technology to keep your trousers smelling fresh without washing; ⊙ Quick release from creasing for travel; ⊙ Five multi-functional pockets including two cargo pockets, one zipped back pocket, and two hand pockets; ⊙ QuickDry material means you can wash and go in no time; ⊙ Waist is adjustable through the elasticated strip hidden on the inside of the waistband; ⊙ Belt loops to ensure the best fit and to style your trousers or shorts with your favourite belt; ⊙ Button and loop system for trouser legs to be rolled up and secured when worn as trousers; ⊙ Packaged in a bag made from recyclable paper as part of our 'say no to plastic' environmental philosophy

Engineered to offer the ultimate protection and convenience for outdoor adventures, experience the comfort and features of our bestselling Rufiji™ Zip-Off Trousers in insect-repellent BUGTech™ material.

In developing trousers to cover the bases for your safari, travels, and outdoor adventures, the Rufiji™ BUGTech™ Zip-Off Safari Trousers are designed to ensure convenience, strength, comfort, and style in warm weather destinations and even in extreme locations.

Before jumping on the insect repellent clothing bandwagon, we wanted to be 100% sure our clients were receiving trousers that actually worked. The problem with most other insect repellent brands of clothing is that the wicking effect is retarded by the addition of the insect repellent finish. In effect, you end up wearing a plastic bag. We were most concerned about the following:
• That we developed the best possible insect repellent finish and had it tested independently to ensure that it actually worked;
• That, in the evolution from MaraTech™ to BUGTech™ fabric, the high level of wicking and benefits of our MaraTech™ fabric were not lost or hindered in anyway.

Many other brands forego this testing and rely on intensive marketing campaigns to sell their garments. In developing the BUGTech™ fabric, we were guided by our new mantra for our Rufiji™ clothing range: "No marketing hype. Just the facts." In ensuring we could deliver a product that performs, we undertook to put the Rufiji™ BUGTech™ Zip-Off Safari Trousers through thorough in-house and independent tests.

• The Rufiji™ BUGTech™ Zip-Off Safari Trousers have been proven in independent tests by the South African Bureau of Standards (SABS) Pesticide Trial Section to effectively repel insects. We know of no other manufacturer willing to publish their results. Please see the test results in the images above.

• The majority of insect repellent garments on the market today have very poor wicking as it usually conflicts with the insect repellent finish on fabric and so, while your garment may keep insects away, without wicking the fabric will not keep you cool. We tested our BUGTech™ against our MaraTech™ range which is highly effective at wicking moisture away from your skin.

• 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 protection.

In addition to affording protection from a host of biting insects including mosquitoes, flies, ticks, bed-bugs, fleas, and midges, BUGTech™ also inhibits odour-causing bacteria and fabric degradation.

If you have any questions regarding BUGTech™ and the development of the fabric please do not hesitate to contact us.

In addition to the insect-repellent and moisture wicking qualities of the fabric, the Ripstop fabric is strong and smooth to the touch with built-in SPF50+ to protect you from the sun – the highest sun protection we know of in a garment. Creases from packing are quickly released and anti-bacterial technology keeps your trousers smelling fresh between washes. The material also dries quickly, keeping you on the go and allowing you to wear your trousers – or shorts – over and over.

The Rufiji™ BUGTech™ Zip-Off Safari Trousers have five multi-functional pockets including two cargo pockets, one zipped back pocket, and two hand pockets. The zip-off trouser legs are easily converted into shorts for ultimate versatility and convenience. This also makes these trousers a packing-friendly option for safaris, travel, or weekend trips. With two garments in one, you will save on suitcase space and weight for easy travelling. As much as they are suited to the outdoors, they are also stylish enough to wear at the lodge, in town, and every day.

In an effort to ensure your Rufiji™ BUGTech™ Zip-Off Safari Trousers are the perfect fit, the waist is adjustable through a discreet elasticated strip fitted on the inside of the waistband – designed for a great fit without any compromise on comfort or the overall look of the trousers. The belt loops also allow you to pair your trousers or shorts with your favourite belt for style and fit. The button up tabs allow for the trousers to be rolled up and secured – you really are spoilt for choice in how to wear these trousers.

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.

Rufiji™ BUGTech™ Zip-Off Safari Trousers – Further Information:

⊙ MATERIAL: Made from 100% Rufiji™ Ripstop BUGTech™ fabric. This strong, light material combines the best of MaraTech™ and BUGTech™ to offer you comfort, style, and protection on safari, when travelling, and on outdoor adventures. Creases are quickly released after unpacking and the fabric is quick to dry for your convenience. Anti-bacterial technology also keeps your trousers smelling fresh between washes.

⊙ BUILT-IN INSECT REPELLENT: Independent testing of our BUGTech™ fabric has confirmed the effectiveness of its insect repellent properties without compromising 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.

⊙ SPF50+: The Sun Protection Factor is a measure of the amount of the sun's ultraviolet rays that reach your skin. Our MaraTech™ fabric will protect your skin from harmful sun exposure - in effect, sunblock for your clothing. This is the highest SPF rating we know of on a garment.

⊙ ZIP-OFF TROUSER LEGS: The zip-off legs offer flexibility, allowing for wear as trousers or shorts. This is a packing-friendly option, effectively giving you two garments in one – saving space and reducing the weight of your suitcase.

⊙ ADJUSTABLE WAIST: The waist is adjustable via a discreet elastic strip on the inside of the waistband. Together with the belt loops, you are ensured the most comfortable, stylish fit.

⊙ ROLL-UP TABS: Roll up your trouser legs and secure them by means of the button roll-up tabs – just another way to wear these versatile trousers!

⊙ POCKETS: Five multi-functional pockets including two cargo pockets, one zipped back pocket, and two hand pockets make these trousers a functional safari, travel, outdoor, and everyday choice and complement the overall look of the trousers.

*Please do not assume your size. Always check the size guide.
*The BUGTech™ fabric is perfectly safe and can be worn by all ages. The active ingredient has been approved by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for application on to textiles and clothing. It is non-leaching (i.e. won't transfer from the fabric/garment on to 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.

About product
⊙ MATERIAL: Made from 100% Ripstop BUGTech™ (polyamide) fabric with built-in insect repellent, wicking, SPF50+, and anti-microbial finish.

• 40° warm wash
• Do not bleach
• Cool iron
• Dry cleanable
• Do not tumble dry

⊙ WEIGHT: 300g

⊙ LENGTH OF SHORTS (from top of waistband to bottom hem of shorts):
XS 44cm
S 46cm
M 47.5cm
L 47.5cm
XL 50cm
XXL 50cm
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Size chart
cm / inch XS S M L XL XXL
1/2 Waist 34 cm 37 cm 40 cm 43 cm 46 cm 49 cm
Front Rise 28 cm 29 cm 30 cm 31 cm 32 cm 33 cm
1/2 Hip 47 cm 50 cm 53 cm 56 cm 59 cm 62 cm
Inside Leg 79 cm 79 cm 79 cm 79 cm 79 cm 79.5 cm
The measurements shown above are garment measurements. Please read our guide below before you order.

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 your own pair of trousers which are a 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.
How to measure waist/front rise/inside legk
STEP 2: Referring to the images above, place your trousers flat on the table and record the following measurements: ⊙ 1/2 Waist - Across the top of the waistband from corner to corner. Note that for women we also include hip which is across the trousers, measured 20cm below the waistband, but parallel to the waistband; ⊙ Front Rise - From the top of the front waistband to the crotch; ⊙ Inside Leg - From the crotch to the bottom of the hem on the trouser leg.
STEP 3: Compare your measurements with our size chart and order the size closest to your measurements.Waist is usually the most important measurement if you are in a hurry, but checking all three will make for the most comfortable fit.

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