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Swanndri Mosgiel Bushshirt - Olive


Swanndri Mosgiel Bushshirt - Olive


Brand: Swanndri
Weight: 1750 g         12 reviews
The Swanndri Mosgiel 100% Wool Bushshirt is a thick, durable and long woollen jacket with a full-length zip. It is an ideal garment for working in the outdoors in the cold, providing protection from the wind and rain, and is a personal favourite of Ray Mears'.

The Mosgiel Bushshirt features a strong, 100% wool outer, providing not only protection from snags and brambles, but also resistance from wind and rain. A softer, more comfortable Wool Rich Lining is fitted to the inside of the jacket. As a woollen garment, the Mosgiel is of course resistant to embers from the campfire, and is suitably quiet for use in the woods.

The Mosgiel is fitted with a full-length, two-way zip, enabling you to manage your temperature more easily. The outsized collar can be worn up or down depending on the weather, and is complemented with a detachable, adjustable woollen hood. The cuffs are buttoned and adjustable, while two hand pockets and a single chest pocket are included.

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.

  • Material: 100% wool with Wool Rich Lining
  • Fabric weight: 475 gsm
  • Detachable hood with drawstring
  • Colour: Olive
  • Wind and water-resistant
  • Weatherproofed using a traditional Swanndri 99 year old secret method
  • Full-length, two-way zip for control of air circulation
  • Detachable hood with drawstring adjustment
  • Adjustable buttoned cuffs
  • Two large side pockets
  • One large button up chest pocket

Out of Stock in 3 sizes:

• Small (37 inch chest)
• Medium (39 inch chest)
• Large (41 inch chest)

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Product Reviews

Swanndri Mosgiel Bushshirt - Olive is rated 5/5 based on 12 customer reviews.

All of our product reviews are from customers with verified purchases.

Overall Rating:


  1 of 12

  Great piece of kit. The sizing was spot on. The only thing I would point out is that it can feel a bit scratchy on bare skin especially around the neck. I will need to wear something with a collar on underneath. Finally, it was fantastic service from the Woodlore team.  

  Gregory Craig
16th September, 2020

Rated: 5/5

  2 of 12

  This is a fantastic product. Long cut, fairly windproof, great quality. A little quirky looking, so maybe not for the high street.  

  Steven Kirk
10th April, 2020

Rated: 5/5

  3 of 12

  Basically it's a tailor made, but not on Savile Row blanket, cut from Swanndri's almost bullet proof heavyweight woolen yarn. It is a great comfort, thoroughly recommended.  

  Alan Hunter Blair
5th March, 2020

Rated: 5/5

  4 of 12

  This is a quality coat. I've been in the woods when it's sunny and warm, I have not been sweaty and uncomfortable. I've been out in cold weather, the Mosgiel Bush shirt kept me warm and dry. I don't know how they do it but it works. The long back allows you to sit on it. Very tough. Best price you can find on the web. Thanks Ray.  

  Richard Atkins
12th January, 2020

Rated: 5/5

  5 of 12

  Excellent. I had considered getting this for some time, having had a Ranger shirt for many years. I have purchased from Woodlore previously and with a very good price and excellent service it seemed the best place to try. Roomy and well made, very classic in design, but that is the attraction rather than all of the very modern type clothing available. Very Pleased with my new purchase, long may it last. Many Thanks.  

  Guy Morris
6th December, 2019

Rated: 5/5

  6 of 12

  Very good product. This my fourth Swanndri. All still going strong.  

31st March, 2019

Rated: 5/5

  7 of 12

  Excellent base layer for snowshoeing, worked great with my canvas outer shell.  

  Harry English
29th January, 2019

Rated: 5/5

  8 of 12

  I like that it is wool, traditional yet not too traditional so it looks good on a young person. It definitely fits well into the Bushcraft theme. I would not prefer it during long distance hikes due to its weight, otherwise a wonderful choice around the camp. I would recommend it to a friend.  

  Faruk Gunan
14th May, 2018

Rated: 5/5

  9 of 12

  Woodlore has done it again. Great service. The item arrived in 24 hours. I can see why this item is one of Ray's favourites. It will be my favourite also. Great colour to blend in with nature and very well made. The fit is perfect. It looks even better if you wear a leather belt around the waist of the bushshirt (to hold your knife etc). The hood hangs nicely when you're not wearing it up. There is room to move and work without feeling too bulky, a fleece can be worn inside if needed. The only way it could be improved is if the inner pocket was lower down (I find it a bit too high and awkward) but other than that I give it full rating. The length is just above the knee. Thanks Woodlore, You always sell quality goods and provide a great service.  

  John Wind De Leigh
10th May, 2017

Rated: 5/5

  10 of 12

  Brilliant quality, lovely feel and has an original look. Arrived just in time for me to wear on a boat journey. It was warm, functional and stood out from the crowd in truly foul weather. I intended to use it under a Swazi Tahr XP to ensure my kit is bomb-proof. Service and delivery time were outstanding. The guys at Woodlore must have quick release knots securing their stock as it always arrives so speedily.  

  Stuart John Fear
10th March, 2017

Rated: 5/5

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