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Swanndri Mosgiel Bushshirt - Olive


Swanndri Mosgiel Bushshirt - Olive


Brand: Swanndri
Weight: 1750 g         23 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
  • Colour: Olive

Out of Stock in 2 sizes:

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

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


A full refund or exchange will be given provided that the items have not been worn or used, and are returned to us within 30 days of purchase, together with all relative labels and packaging. You are responsible for the cost of returning items.

Please ensure that you include a copy of your invoice, along with an explanation of why you have returned your goods. 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

Product Reviews

Swanndri Mosgiel Bushshirt - Olive is rated 5/5 based on 23 customer reviews.

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

Overall Rating:


  1 of 23

  The Swandri Mosgiel Bushshirt is a really good bit of kit. I’ve worn it everyday. It has kept me warm and dry whilst out in the rain and in the very early morning chill. It’s quite addictive to wear, and once it wears in it’s so comfortable. I ordered a medium but for me it was to baggy, I have a 40 inch chest and big shoulders. After exchanging for a small, it had a tailored fit and more to my liking. This was my first Swanndri purchase and the quality of the Bushshirt is top notch. The Woodlore customer service team are very helpfull and friendly.  

  Adam Murray
28th February, 2024

Rated: 5/5

  2 of 23

  Incredibly good product, going to order three more.  

  Dieter King
20th April, 2022

Rated: 5/5

  3 of 23

  I love this garment, it is extremely warm and something I will probably have for the rest of my life. That being said, it has not proven to be the most practical of garments. It’s big and it’s heavy. I only ever see myself using this when the weather is atrocious and I’ll be wearing it at all times, and not try to pack it away. Walking any distance in it, with a few layers on and the temp. around 5 degrees C and I’ll be sweating buckets, and it’s too big to pack away. I prefer this full zip version to the overhead version which a friend owns, this is much easier to get on, has a big stand up collar, the hood is detachable and has hip pockets, none of which the other version has. One flaw in the garment which doesn’t make sense to me, Swanndri makes a point of noting that the shirt is lined with a finer, softer wool and it is, but only the main body. The sleeves are unlined, and the heavier wool is very coarse against the skin. If you’re going to have bare skin in contact with it, it’ll be because you have short sleeves on, so the sleeves should too be lined, not the body. So great for time spent static around camp, vehicle assisted camps, birdwatching etc, not great for hiking, wild or minimalist camping in my honest opinion.  

4th April, 2022

Rated: 3/5

  4 of 23

  Great warm jacket. Order a size smaller, dont go by sizes on chart or you be sending back. My chest is 41 inches and medium was perfect and has some room for layering.  

  Philip Christopher Richards
8th May, 2021

Rated: 5/5

  5 of 23

  Really good, I haven't put it through its paces yet. Its been out in some cold wind, that's where the high collar comes in along with the hood of course. It's quite a warm coat which has not used in the rain but I have tried it in the snow for a couple of hours and I was dry afterwards. It's quite long on me, it comes down to my knees, I'm 5 foot 5 inches. It reminds me of a first world war trench coat, and is a really good Woolly coat. Being wool it is very breathable, there are hand warming pockets and an inside pocket for your phone as well as a breast pocket the two way zip. All in all it's an awesome coat but I don't know why they call it a shirt. Someone said you couldn't wear it in the street in town but I don't see why not, have you seen what some people wear out.  

  Peter Walker
19th April, 2021

Rated: 5/5

  6 of 23

  Simply the best comfort and protection in the worst weather and I have tried many others. On my 3rd one now due to bodily expansion but this is the best all rounder coat by far. If you don't believe reviews just check out how long a second hand Mosgiel stays on Ebay for... don't blink!  

  Jeffery Berry
26th March, 2021

Rated: 5/5

  7 of 23

  Overall, a high quality, durable product. I had an issue with the zip where it detached itself. This was quickly resolved by Ray Mears Bushcraft. Fantastic service.  

  J Williams
17th March, 2021

Rated: 5/5

  8 of 23

  A great piece of well made clothing. The service from Woodlore was awesome. Free next day delivery. Cant get better than that.  

  Shaun Marshall
3rd February, 2021

Rated: 5/5

  9 of 23

  Got this for working in the allotment over winter. It’s tough and warm enough for the farmers back home so totally able to cope in the allotment. Think of it as the New Zealand equivalent of a waxed jacket. Service was great and arrived wrapped well and on time. I went for the full zipped option over the bush shirt to enable me to vary my temperature which proved a good idea. A true New Zealand classic, and you can’t go wrong.  

  Daniel L
6th January, 2021

Rated: 5/5

  10 of 23

  Bought as a birthday gift for my husband. He has wanted one for a while and he loves it. He’s a gamekeeper and this keeps him warm and dry and doesn’t make any noise. I was a bit worried about the size. I wasn’t sure if I should get large or extra large. The extra large is quite big but I think the large would of only just fit him.  

  Lynne Dennis
4th January, 2021

Rated: 5/5

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