Women's Rufiji™ Essential Long Sleeve Safari Fleece


A fleece is an absolute safari necessity. Early morning starts and evenings on an open Land Rover can get cold and this snug, cost effective fleece will prove essential even during African summers.

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Elements and activities – the Rufiji™ Essential Long-Sleeved Safari Fleece:

Quick Facts: ⊙ Weight: 350g; ⊙ Made from 100% Rufiji™ fleece fabric; ⊙ Adjustable elasticated waist; ⊙ Elasticated cuffs; ⊙ Two hand pockets’ ⊙ Full-length zip

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

Features: ⊙ Made from soft, warm Rufiji™ fleece fabric; ⊙ Adjustable elasticated waist to suit conditions; ⊙ Full-length zip; ⊙ Elasticated cuffs; ⊙ Two hand pockets; ⊙ Packaged in a bag made from recyclable paper as part of our 'say no to plastic' environmental philosophy

A fleece is an absolute safari necessity. Early morning starts and evenings on an open Land Rover can get cold and this snug, cost effective fleece will prove essential even during African summers.

It is absolutely essential that you pack either a gilet or long-sleeved fleece for your safari - no two ways about it. Pack this safari fleece if you are travelling to Africa or to an area that is known to be cold due to local climatic conditions or height above sea level. Please do not be fooled by hot midday temperatures - the hotter it is at midday, the earlier you go on safari! Also, always pack either our Rufiji™ MaraTech™ or Classic Long-Sleeved Shirts along with this safari fleece to ensure that you are warm enough.

You will need a fleece for all 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!

The Women’s Rufiji™ Essential Long-Sleeved Safari Fleece combines fit and fabric with design to keep you warm on safari and outdoor adventures. With a full-length zip, elasticated wrists, and adjustable elasticated waist, warmth is trapped and cold draughts are kept out. The two hand pockets are there for carrying smaller items or keeping your hands warm.

About Rufiji™ Outdoor Apparel:
As we have spent years going on safari, know African conditions intimately, and were not entirely happy with the other outdoor and safari products available on the market, we have designed and manufactured the Rufiji™ range of clothing and accessories. The result is a range of clothing that has been tailored for your travels, with the Women's Rufiji™ Safari Fleece a key part of the range.

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.

*Our sizes differ from UK sizes. Please always use the garment measurements on the size guide.

Rufiji™ Essential Long-Sleeved Safari Fleece – Further Information:

⊙ MATERIAL: Made from 100% warm, soft, and comfortable Rufiji™ fleece.

⊙ ELASTICATED WAIST AND CUFFS: The elasticated waist of the Rufiji™ Essential Long-Sleeved Safari Fleece is a design feature which allows you to adjust the waist of your fleece according to conditions. Trap the warmth and avoid cold drafts by adjusting it to a snug fit. The cuffs are also elasticated to avoid draughts creeping in when it is cold.

⊙ ZIPS: The Rufiji™ Essential Safari Fleece has a full-length zip, so you can choose how to wear it and adjust the look and keep warm on safari and outdoors.

⊙ POCKETS: This safari fleece has two hand pockets for carrying smaller items but, more importantly, as a soft, fleecy place to put your hands when the weather is crisp to keep them warm.

About product
⊙ MATERIAL: Made from 100% Rufiji™ fleece fabric

• Hand wash in cold water
• Do not bleach
• Cool iron
• Do not dry clean
• Do not tumble dry

⊙ WEIGHT: 350g
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Size chart
cm / inch 8 10 12 14 16 18 20 22
1/2 Bust 50 cm 52 cm 54.5 cm 57.5 cm 60.5 cm 63.5 cm 66.5 cm 69.5 cm
1/2 Waist 46 cm 48 cm 50.5 cm 53.5 cm 56.5 cm 59.5 cm 62.5 cm 65.5 cm
Centre Back Length 63 cm 64 cm 65 cm 66 cm 67 cm 68 cm 69 cm 70 cm
Sleeve Overarm 60.4 cm 61 cm 61.6 cm 62.2 cm 62.8 cm 63.4 cm 64 cm 64.6 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 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.
How to measure chest/bust/arm/back
STEP 2: Referring to the images above, place your garment flat on the table and record the following measurements: ⊙ 1/2 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.

Customer review


11 Apr 2016

I received this LS Fleece today and I love it. The color and quality are exactly what is pictured and expected. We are going on Safari in June-July so this will be perfect for the morning and evenings. I followed the sizing chart for the jacket and ordered a 16 for an XL. The only bummer was having to pay $50.00 for shipping, etc. living in the US. I probably would have bought more if there was a US connection.

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