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Swanndri Ranger Xtreme Wool Shirt - Olive/Black Check


Swanndri Ranger Xtreme Wool Shirt - Olive/Black Check


Brand: Swanndri
Weight: 1196 g         14 reviews
The Swanndri Ranger Xtreme Wool Shirt, now in its second generation, has a waterproof liner which will keep you warm and dry for hours. For more than one hundred years, Swanndri has been providing exceptional quality clothing for nature lovers in New Zealand. Boasting both breathability and waterproofness and with water-channeling seams this shirt will keep you dry and comfortable whatever you are up to in the wild.

The Swanndri Ranger Xtreme is made of wool with three layers of technical lining and a pull over style fit. The front half-placket pockets with branded button closures keep your important items close at hand, while side seam hip pockets keep static away with specially designed zippers.

  • 100% Technical Wool (345gsm), Original Finish
  • 3 Layer Technical Lining - 5K/8K (waterproof/breathable)
  • Medium weight bush shirt wool
  • Classic Swanndri bush shirt fit
  • Pull over style
  • Front 1/2 placket with branded button closure
  • Fully lined with windproof lining
  • Lining seams have been seam sealed for extra protection
  • Displaced shoulder seam on front to aid water transfer
  • Two generous expanding chest pockets with button flaps
  • Zipped side seam hip pockets with anti-static zips and electro shock reductive zip pullers
  • Adjustable cuffs
  • Colour: Olive/Black check

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•  Small (37 inch chest)

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Product Reviews

Swanndri Ranger Xtreme Wool Shirt - Olive/Black Check is rated 5/5 based on 14 customer reviews.

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

Overall Rating:


  1 of 14

  This is a great shirt! Lovely and warm, very well made, and the lining is superb in the wind as well as solving the itching problem. I am 6'3, 108kg and ordered XL which is a good fit over a base and mid layer. I don't wear a watch which is good because the cuffs are snug. I like the Olive/Black check and would certainly buy a second one if other colours become available. I ordered in the morning and the product was delivered the following day which was excellent. It was very well packaged and as usual, the service from Woodlore was excellent!  

  Michael F
3rd February, 2024

Rated: 5/5

  2 of 14

  Excellent product and delivery. Size large fits me well over 3 layers, I am 6ft ish with a fairly normal build. Top top is nice and warm with a good windproof inner lining.  

2nd December, 2023

Rated: 5/5

  3 of 14

  Fantastically warm and comfortable. I've worn this out in the rain a number of times and somehow the rain just runs off the wool whatever way it's been treated, meaning the liner underneath hasn't even been tested yet. The build quality is fantastic. I am 5ft 10inches and of medium build and the medium size is just right for me to wear with a fleece underneath. It is both wind and waterproof. I would think it will get wet on the outside wool layer in heavy rain and become quite heavy but I haven't tested it in this manner as yet but very impressed with the quality and extremely happy with my purchase.  

13th October, 2022

Rated: 5/5

  4 of 14

  A good roomy fit on me at 5 feet 8 inches. Plenty space for layers underneath. I usually wear a hoody under it if it's cold and there's still loads of room to move. Good longer style, which helps keep you warmer. A warm garment as well. I've been wearing it during my work (usually at night recently) and it keeps me warm and comfortable even below zero Celcius. I work in the film & telly business so there can be a fair bit standing around getting cold, but this is a good solution. I already own the standard Ranger shirt but wish I'd just got one of these instead, the windproof lining makes this worth the money. The standard ranger shirt isn't useless but the ranger extreme is better for me personally. Also, the buttons are better than the zip on the normal Ranger shirt. Better style-wise and more practical I think. The side pockets are a great addition too, big and roomy. I love how it looks and the colour is great too. I've not had the chance to test it out in really foul weather but it's survived (with ease) a couple of rainy days around Glasgow. My only negative, a minor one as well, is that the collar is unlined which means it can be a bit itchy on the back of your neck. I'd maybe take half a star off, but it's only a minor inconvenience. Feels like it'll last forever, and be easily repaired if or when it needs it. Really pleased with my purchase. Tapadh leat Woodlore.  

24th March, 2022

Rated: 5/5

  5 of 14

  Was somewhat hesitant about sizing when ordering but went with medium which would generally be my normal size. I’m 5 foot 11 with a 40 inch chest, and 80kg average build. I am happy with sizing which is not too loose or tight, it will comfortably allow for a thin layer underneath. I find wool scratchy enough against skin so glad I went with lined option, just th edge of collar which sometimes scratches but this will probably reduce over time as it wears in.  

  Keith Mitchell
24th August, 2021

Rated: 4/5

  6 of 14

  This is my second Swanndri shirt, I wanted the windproof liner and additional pockets. Perfect fit for me in size medium, worn with a merino long sleeved base layer and merino mid layer, it really has been extremely comfortable at -5 in a northerly wind, regulating the heat is easy just undo a button or two. The quality is excellent, there were no loose threads, pockets are sized and positioned perfectly. The wool doesn’t seem as itchy as my other Swanndri ranger wool shirt. The collar stands high, using a merino buff and the possum fur hat it really seals you in from the elements. You know when you wear it, it’s made to last, I’ve moved away from synthetic materials more and more due to there weak points and cleaning processes. You won’t be disappointed and the price is more than acceptable for something that will last decades.  

  James Barrett
3rd January, 2021

Rated: 5/5

  7 of 14

  Nice warm shirt. Windoroof lining works well. I’m 6’3 and have quite long arms and the shirt is a little shorter than I would like but overall it’s great.  

  Ashley Gill
9th November, 2020

Rated: 5/5

  8 of 14

  This garment was purchased to go with other items of Swanndri clothing bought from Woodlore. It was chosen because it has a liner inside making it comfortable to wear with just a tee shirt, or a Woolpower Ullfrotte turtle neck garment. The only problem I had was that the garment could have done with another button on the sleeve above the cuff, as there is a slight gap. The Swanndri Ranger Xtreme Wool Shirt is an excellent garment and really feels the part when walking out in the woods. Again, excellent service and postal delivery. Will certainly use Woodlore again.  

  Thomas Reemes Allan
30th March, 2020

Rated: 5/5

  9 of 14

  I was fortunate enough to be supplied Swanndri garments through my work in NZ and since returning to the UK have been saving up the pennies to afford one of their products. I am an Arborist/tree surgeon and as a result of my work, I really pushed clothing to it's limitations. The wicking capabilities are unmatched by any other product at a similar price but for me, the strength and durability are what have always been the selling point. I could easy spend £200 on a solid waterproof and see it turned to rags in a matter of weeks. The item was delivered quickly and promptly and I am stoked with it. Good on you guys for promoting such a foreign and quality product.  

  Matthew J Macdonald
2nd January, 2020

Rated: 5/5

  10 of 14

  I love this shirt already - very warm, windproof and will undoubtedly be durable. The inner lining prevents any itchiness of wool direct to the skin, which I imagine the regular ranger shirt may have without wearing a baselayer. The back is longer than the front to give added protection, and the zipped side pockets are a bonus over the other shirt. I personally would have preferred the zipper over buttons, or full length buttons instead of a pullover design, but that's just me. As for sizing, the advice of going a size lower than your usual fit is definitely something to adhere to. I'm 6'1 & 12st and almost always choose a large, but the medium in this shirt is perfect. Very good build quality & value for money.  

  Paul Booth
17th September, 2019

Rated: 5/5

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