Woodlore — School of Wilderness Bushcraft

Swanndri Ranger Wool Bushshirt - Olive

Swanndri Ranger Wool Bushshirt - Olive

 Weight: 786 g        

The Swanndri Ranger Shirt is a superb, tough work shirt made from 100% woollen yarn. It has become a staple outdoor garment for Ray and the Woodlore team, thanks to its warmth, quietness, and durability. Just take a look at the cover of the Outdoor Survival Handbook for an idea of how long Ray has been putting Swanndri Ranger Shirts to the test.

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The Swanndri Ranger Shirt is a superb, tough work shirt made from 100% woollen yarn. It has become a staple outdoor garment for Ray and the Woodlore team, thanks to its warmth, quietness, and durability. Just take a look at the cover of the Outdoor Survival Handbook for an idea of how long Ray has been putting Swanndri Ranger Shirts to the test.

In 1913, New Zealand tailor William Broome, frustrated by the country's incessant rain, developed a work shirt with a secret waterproofing. The shirt, made from 100% wool, was fabled for its durability and practicality, quickly becoming the clothing choice of pioneering New Zealanders the length and breadth of the country, its unsurpassed fabric keeping them warm and dry in the winter and cool in the summer. William named the shirt the Swanndri, due to the way that water ran off the wearer's back. To this day the original design remains unchanged and is as relevant to today's outdoorsmen and women as it was almost one hundred years ago.

Sizing: Please note that the Swanndri Ranger Shirt features a very generous fit, which allows plenty of room underneath for extra layers. If you do not like your shirts to be loose-fitting, we recommend that you purchase the next size down. Please bear this in mind when placing your order.


  • Material: 100% wool, sourced from farms in New Zealand and Australia/li>
  • Extra loose fit
  • Wind and water-resistant
  • Wool weight: 345gsm
  • Two chest pockets with button closures
  • Long-tail cut
  • Buttoned cuffs
  • Quarter-length zip
  • Colour: Olive green
  • Weight: 800g approx. in size Large


  Delivery in 1-2 days (within UK)
  Orders placed before 2PM GMT will be dispatched the same working day
  Overseas delivery times will vary depending on the destination

Please note that our offices are closed on weekends, so any orders placed after 2PM GMT on Friday will not be dispatched until the following Monday.

Orders with a total value over £300.00 will be dispatched via a next day delivery service within the UK at no extra cost.

Please note that in some instances, orders for heavy items may take an extra day to arrive.

For overseas deliveries, please refer to the following estimated delivery times:

  • Europe: 3 - 5 working days
  • Rest of the world: 5 - 7 working days


If you wish to return your goods for any reason, please do so to the following address:

Woodlore Limited
PO Box 3
East Sussex
TN19 7ZE
United Kingdom

  A full refund or exchange will be given provided that the items have not been worn or used, and are returned to us within 14 days of purchase, together with all relative labels and packaging. Please ensure that you include a copy of your invoice, along with an explanation of why you have returned your goods.

Product Reviews

There are 20 reviews of the Swanndri Ranger Wool Bushshirt - Olive

  1 of 20

  Very hard wearing. Very baggy so size down. Excellent at keeping you at just the right temperature. Not the best cut shirt so probably best not to wear it on a date.  

  Robert Chapman
25th January, 2015

  2 of 20

  Very happy with the shirt. Got in touch about the size. Very quick and helpful response. Got here really fast too. The shoulders seemed a bit too big but have softened with wear. Very comfy shirt. Keeps the wind out nicely. Have yet to get caught out in the rain to test how warm and dry(ish) I might get.  

  Dee Synnott
25th January, 2015

  3 of 20

  This is one piece of kit that I I have been after for a while now. I am more than pleased with it. It is light weight and easy to carry. After all, all the Woodlore team only wear the best kit. So why not follow suit?  

  Paul Titterrell
14th January, 2015

  4 of 20

  I love the bushshirt. It feels right and fits really well. I personally like the feel of wool, especially my wool blanket, so there is no irritation on my skin. I am hoping this will last for years for dog walking, bushcraft and general use.  

  Paul Baker
25th November, 2014

  5 of 20

  This truly is an essential for anyone wanting to spend time outdoors, warm and tough. This one replaces my last that I've worn to a hard-earned death over the last decade. Not that I'm retiring the old one yet, but it's time to refresh my look with a new yarn.  

  Jamie Dakota
9th October, 2014

  6 of 20

  Everything is fine. Shipping was fast. The shirt has a little bit the shape of a churchbell, but that is easy to change. It's on a high quality level.  

  Hans-peter Krug
3rd September, 2014

  7 of 20

  A few thoughts to the shirt I ordered. Sizing: For people usually wearing XL, L is the right choice. Back length and shoulders are perfect, arm length, at least in my case, is quite tight. Seams are perfectly straight, done with overlock-stitch. Robust and really warm, but it isn't as windproof as I had expected it to be. A windproof vest is a complementary piece of clothing you need. Pricing to me would be fair if there wasn't the label “MADE IN CHINA” inside. Given the price it should be possible to do this in New Zealand or somewhere in Western Europe. Anyway, I love to wear it. Best regards from Feldberg in Taunus  

  Tim Ehrentreich
20th August, 2014

  8 of 20

  I bought the bush shirt before I purchased the Ranger Shirt... I was totally convinced by Swanndri before I ordered and this did not change with this product. It is long enough to be tucked into the pants safely, which is my preferred way to wear this shirt. It is light yet very warm. Glad I spent the money.  

  Tim Arntz
17th May, 2014

  9 of 20

  Love my new Swanndri Ranger Shirt. Everything I hoped for; comfortable, warm and quality made. Definitely err on the smaller side though; they must be big made. I followed the reviews which suggested this and glad I did; I measured a medium but ordered a small and it fits perfect. Gave it a good soak in tepid water and left it out to drip dry on washing line at first as well to soften it up and lose the cardboard cut out shape from being new. Great piece of kit, highly recommend it.  

  Bryan Murphy
8th May, 2014

  10 of 20

  35 Bushshirt fitted me (38 chest) over base layer but changed for a 37 which fits nicely over an Ulfrotte 400. Bushshirt feels good from day one: Warm, comfortable, versatile and robust. Woodlore service is impeccable.  

  Adrian Rawlins
7th February, 2014

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