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NEW Rufiji™ BUGTech™ Safari Outdoorsman Shirt

$57.00

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Packed with features, it’s no surprise this is our bestselling outdoor shirt for men. Having withstood rigorous testing, benefit from wicking fabric that is unhindered by built-in insect repellent.

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Product Information

Elements and activities – the Rufiji™ BUGTech™ Safari Outdoorsman Shirt:

Quick Facts: ⊙ Weight: 240g; ⊙ Made from 100% Rufiji™ honeycomb BUGTech™ fabric with wicking, built-in SPF, and anti-microbial finish

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

Features: ⊙ Made from soft, strong, and cool 100% Rufiji™ honeycomb BUGTech™ fabric with moisture wicking; ⊙ Built-in SPF; ⊙ Anti-bacterial technology to keep your shirt smelling fresh without washing; ࣻ Quick release from creasing for travel; ⊙ Two chest pockets with velcro closure; ⊙ Zipped security pocket; ⊙ Sunglasses loops to safely wear your sunglasses on your shirt; ⊙ +Vent hidden system along back top seam to keep you cool; ࣻ QuickDry material means you can wash and go in no time; ⊙ Double tab and loop roll-up sleeve tabs

Introduction:
Packed with features, it’s no surprise this is our bestselling outdoor shirt for men. Having withstood rigorous testing, benefit from wicking fabric that is unhindered by built-in insect repellent.

In developing a shirt to cover the bases for your safari, travels, and outdoor adventures, the Rufiji™ BUGTech™ Safari Outdoorsman combines a host of features that ensure strength, comfort, and style even in more extreme locations.

Before jumping on the insect repellent clothing bandwagon, we wanted to be 100% sure our clients were receiving a shirt 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™ Safari Outdoorsman Shirt through thorough in-house and independent tests.

• The Rufiji™ BUGTech™ Safari Outdoorsman Shirt has been proven in independent tests by the South African Bureau of Standards (SABS) Pesticide Trial Section to effectively repel insects. Please click here to view the test results. We know of no other manufacturer willing to publish their results (see test results in images above). Please click here to view the test results for the independent Mosquito testing by the SABS.

• 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 shirt will not keep you cool. We tested our BUGTech™ against our MaraTech™ range which is highly effective at wicking moisture away from your skin. Please click here to view the test results.

• Off the back of our own expedition-testing, the features of the shirt have evolved out of experience in the outdoors to make the Rufiji™ BUGTech™ Safari Outdoorsman the ideal shirt for you.

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 octagonal weave of the light honeycomb fabric is strong and smooth to the touch with built-in SPF to protect you from the sun. Creases from packing are quickly released and anti-bacterial technology keeps your shirt smelling fresh between washes. The material also dries quickly, keeping you on the go. Another feature that promotes dryness and comfort is the +Vent system which is hidden along the top seams at the back of the shirt, increasing airflow around your body while you’re on the move.

The Rufiji™ BUGTech™ Safari Outdoorsman Shirt has two front pockets with Velcro closure for easy access, as well as a zipped security pocket. The double roll-up sleeve tabs are hidden when the sleeves are down, but hold your sleeves in place when rolled up. The double loop and tab design is an adaptation added from our expedition-testing and was developed to keep your rolled-up sleeves in place even when wet.

Many of us wear our sunglasses over the top button of our shirts. We have added industry-first sunglasses loops to the inside of the shirt which have been tried and tested to keep your sunglasses in place – a simple solution for your convenience and peace of mind.

Cleaning instructions:
Please wash as per cleaning instructions on the label
- Warm wash
- Do not bleach
- Cool iron
- Dry cleanable
- Do not tumble dry


How many to pack

1-3 nights on safari: 1 - 2 long sleeve safari shirts 4-6 nights on safari: 2 - 3 long sleeve safari shirts 7-10 nights on safari: 3 - 4 long sleeve safari shirts 11+ nights on safari: 4 or more long sleeve safari shirts

Further Information

Rufiji&trade BUGTech™ Safari Outdoorsman Shirt – Further Information:

⊙ MATERIAL: Made from 100% Rufiji™ honeycomb BUGTech™ fabric. This strong, light material combines the best of MaraTech™ and BUGTech™ to offer you comfort, style, and protection 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 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.



⊙ +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.

⊙ SUNGLASSES LOOPS: An industry first! Many of us carry our sunglasses hooked over the top button of our shirts but, as we all know, our sunglasses often fall out when we bend over. We tested and trialled new sunglasses loops on the inside of the shirt. To prevent your sunglasses from falling out, simply use the first loop to secure them in place. If you are doing more active outdoor activities, loop through the top and bottom loop. It is a simple solution, but highly effective.

⊙ ROLL-UP SLEEVE TABS: Use the double tab-and-loop system for flexibility and convenience. The tabs secure the sleeves when they're rolled up but remain hidden when sleeves are down. We have added in a second sleeve tab per sleeve to keep your sleeves in place when wet – another adaptation based on our expedition testing.

⊙ POCKETS: Two chest pockets with velcro closure for easy access, as well as a zipped security pocket.


*Please do not assume your size - always check the size guide. For the best possible protection from insects and the sun, combine this shirt with The Ultimate Protection Special Offer
which includes RID repellent and SafariSUN sunscreen.


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