Elements and activities – the Rufiji™ MaraTech™ Safari Shirt Dress:
Quick Facts: ⊙ Weight: 300g; ⊙ Made from 100% MaraTech™ RipStop fabric with moisture wicking and built-in SPF; ⊙ SilverPlus anti-bacterial technology
Activities: ⊙ Safari✓ ⊙ Outdoors✓ ⊙ Travel✓ ⊙ Everyday ✓ ⊙ Adventure✓
Features: ⊙ Made from 100% strong and cool Rufiji™ MaraTech™ Ripstop fabric with moisture wicking; ⊙ Built-in SPF50+; ⊙ SilverPlus anti-bacterial technology to keep your dress smelling fresh between washes; ⊙ Flattering, feminine cut; ⊙ Quick release from creasing for travel; ⊙ Comes standard with fabric belt which can be worn on or above the waist according to your preferred style; ⊙ Two chest pockets with button closure; ⊙ Tab and loop system for securing sleeves when rolled up; ⊙ +Vent hidden system along back top seam to keep you cool; ⊙ QuickDry material means you can wash and go in no time; ⊙ Packaged in a bag made from recyclable paper as part of our 'say no to plastic' environmental philosophy
The MaraTech™ fabric of this dress is full of features for safaris, travel, and outdoors. Combined with its elegant safari look, it’s easily adapted to wear daily – a great crossover dress.
Add a feminine yet practical touch to your safari wardrobe with this flattering shirt dress. This exciting item in the Rufiji™ range has a number of features which make it a great choice for women on safari and outdoors. Its versatility lies in its design, making it the kind of dress you’ll want to wear for safari style around the lodge, to dinner, or daily.
MaraTech™ Ripstop fabric sets itself apart as being cool, lightweight, yet very strong. Its moisture wicking capabilities draw moisture away from the skin to keep you dry and comfortable in warmer climates and the built-in SPF50+ offers maximum sun protection. The SilverPlus anti-bacterial technology keeps your shirt smelling fresh between washes. It is also quick-drying and easily releases wrinkles, making it perfect for travel. The +Vent system of hidden vents along the top back seam also serves to promote movement of air around the body.
The roll-up sleeve tabs are hidden when the sleeves are down, but hold your sleeves in place when rolled up for flexibility and convenience. The Rufiji™ Safari Shirt Dress comes standard with a fabric belt (leather belt in the photographs not included). You can choose where to wear this – on or above the waist or on the empire line – according to your preferences and to give added shape to the dress. Dress it up with shoes or change belts to spice up the look a bit. Worn as a dress or shirt over trousers, leggings, or shorts and paired with boots or sandals, you will love its versatility.
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 safari and adventure clothing range. The Rufiji™ range was born. The result is a line of clothing that has been tailored for your travels.
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.
*Please do not assume your size - always check the size guide.
Rufiji&trade MaraTech™ Safari Shirt Dress – Further Information:
⊙ MATERIAL: 100% strong, lightweight Rufiji™ Ripstop MaraTech™ fabric. Quickly releases wrinkling caused by packing. Ripstop gives the fabric extra strength. The fabric is quick to dry for your convenience.
⊙ MOISTURE WICKING: Moves 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.
⊙ ANTI-BACTERIAL TECHNOLOGY: SilverPlus anti-bacterial technology keeps your shirt dress smelling fresh for much longer without washing.
⊙ +VENT SYSTEM: This shirt dress includes our +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 dress.
⊙ FEMININE CUT: Merging technical fabric with a feminine design, the shape of this shirt dress ensures that the days of boring, shapeless safari clothing 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 functional and stylish button-up chest pockets.
⊙ BELT: The Rufiji™ MaraTech™ Safari Shirt Dress comes standard with a fabric belt you can wear along the empire line or above or on the waist according to your preferred style. (Leather belt in the photographs not included.)
|cm / inch||6||8||10||12||14||16||18||20|
|1/2 Bust||46.5 cm||48.5 cm||50.5 cm||52.5 cm||55 cm||58 cm||61 cm||64 cm|
|1/2 Waist||41.5 cm||43.5 cm||45.5 cm||47.5 cm||50 cm||53 cm||56 cm||59 cm|
|1/2 Hem||51 cm||53 cm||55 cm||57 cm||59.5 cm||62.5 cm||65.5 cm||68.5 cm|
|SL version (Shorter Length) Centre Back Length||86 cm||87 cm||88 cm||89 cm||90 cm||91 cm||91 cm||91 cm|
|ML version (Medium Length) Centre Back Length||92 cm||93 cm||94 cm||95 cm||96 cm||97 cm||97 cm||97 cm|
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 dress, then using a collared long sleeve shirt which is a comfortable fit will give you an idea of the bust size which will fit you the best. You can then use our measurements to work out how long the dress would be and so on. ⊙ 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. 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 to the bottom hem of the dress, on the back. 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.
Bought this last year and wore it plenty of times on our last safari. Perfect. Lightweight, washes and dries easily and looks equally good on a game drive as it does for a casual dinner in the bush. Am about to purchase another. Highly recommended.