Swanndri Ranger Wool Bushshirt - Olive




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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% pure New Zealand 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.

Here at Woodlore we wear these shirts year in, year out, and we love them! They are woven from 100% woollen yarn, a natural fabric, and because of this they are very quiet when worn. Wool is also the perfect fabric to wear when around campfires, as it will not melt into the skin if an ember from the fire spits out!

Details:

  • Material: 100% New Zealand wool
  • 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
Sizing: Please note that the Swanndri Ranger Shirt features a particularly generous fit, allowing room underneath for extra layers. Please bear this in mind when placing your order.

More information on the properties of wool clothing can be found in our Bushcraft Tips and Advice section.

11 Reviews of: Swanndri Ranger Wool Bushshirt - Olive
Average Customer Rating:

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.
Swanndri Ranger Wool Bushshirt - Olive reviewed by customer Adrian Rawlins on 7th February, 2014
Just perfect, warm enough but not too warm, nice long back so you can work and it won't ride up.
Swanndri Ranger Wool Bushshirt - Olive reviewed by customer chris Russell on 19th January, 2014
Very warm. Warning! Really generous in size; had to wash mine in hot water to make it fit well. Choose your size carefully.
Swanndri Ranger Wool Bushshirt - Olive reviewed by customer Andrzej Musko on 22nd December, 2013
Nice shirt. I'm wearing it in our cool west Canadian weather almost every day. Comfy, tough, sheds water. Bit surprised that it's actually made overseas, even though it's a NZ company. Still a worthy investment. Will recommend it to outdoor people.
Swanndri Ranger Wool Bushshirt - Olive reviewed by customer Silverfox on 2nd December, 2013
Lovely bit of kit. It's at the tailors at the moment getting the length reduced by 10cm as it was like a nighty as I wouldn't tuck it in. Regardless of this, it's hard, warm and silent and I don't doubt will out-live me.
Swanndri Ranger Wool Bushshirt - Olive reviewed by customer Matt Fletcher on 30th September, 2013
Very generously sized and lovely long rollable sleeves. Garment has a soft feel, can be comfortably worn next to skin and is instantly warm when donned. A great classic bomb proof piece of outdoor clothing.
Swanndri Ranger Wool Bushshirt - Olive reviewed by customer Stewart Lomax on 14th April, 2013
Excellent bushshirt. Virtually waterproof and windproof, makes an ideal outer layer for almost all weather conditions. Love how wool is so silent and warm... but it does itch a bit. Very roomy so do order by your chest size. It also withstands harsh treatment: I had to force my way through thorns several times, and it didn't get damaged in any way. Very pleased!!
Swanndri Ranger Wool Bushshirt - Olive reviewed by customer Rogelio Luque Lora on 7th February, 2013
I love my new swanndri ranger bush shirt. The shirts do come up on the big side but it makes it a bit more comfortable and allows for more layers underneath. Great product.
Swanndri Ranger Wool Bushshirt - Olive reviewed by customer Andrew Jelley on 24th January, 2013
A great looking hard wearing shirt, though be aware that this is sized with lots and lots of spare space. N.B. Sizing range seems odd as it jumps from 41 straight up to 45! Being a 42 chest I thought that 41 would be too small, so got the 45 to allow for extra layers underneath, but this was still way too big. Best to call first to confirm before ordering. Replaced with Nahanni shirt instead and really pleased with this.
Swanndri Ranger Wool Bushshirt - Olive reviewed by customer Mike Woolnough on 28th October, 2012
Lovely shirt, nice and long with well placed good size pockets. Be honest with the chest size and you won't be disappointed.
Swanndri Ranger Wool Bushshirt - Olive reviewed by customer Darren Williams on 27th September, 2012
Just got my Swanndri. Love the way it smells and feels. It's not just for the New Zealand elements as it's doing a great job of keeping me plenty warm in the freezing Korean winter!
Swanndri Ranger Wool Bushshirt - Olive reviewed by customer Thomas Luke Bartlett on 22nd February, 2010
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