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Swazi/Ray Mears Hooded Back 40 Shirt - Olive


Swazi/Ray Mears Hooded Back 40 Shirt - Olive


Brand: Swazi
Weight: 586 g         No reviews yet
The Swazi Hooded Back 40 Shirt is a rugged, dependable, no-nonsense bush shirt made from heavy-weight polar fleece. It features a long-cut tail to keep your back warm while working hard, a high zip-up collar for extra comfort, domed cuffs and two spacious chest pockets for your kit and valuables.

When you're out in the wilderness you often have to depend on yourself, simply because there is no-one else around. So it is imperative to have gear that you can rely on. With this in mind, Swazi believe that there is no better, or more versatile a shirt, than the Back 40 Shirt.

Being a fleece garment, the Back 40 Shirt has the benefit of being extremely lightweight and quick-drying. In very cold or wet weather, the Back 40 Shirt is an ideal garment to be worn underneath the Swazi Tahr XP Anorak.

This particular version of the Back 40 Shirt is a revised model that is exclusive to Woodlore, following field tests and adjustments made by Ray Mears. The key alteration is the addition of a polar fleece hood, helping you to see out those extra cold days or long nights around the campfire, you will not find this special-edition garment anywhere else. As with all collaborations between Swazi and Ray Mears, the Hooded Back 40 Shirt features the subtle Ray Mears 'Snowshoe' logo on the right chest pocket.

Woodlore are proud to be working in conjunction with Swazi Clothing, a company who pride themselves on creating the world's most durable outdoor clothing.

Sizing: To choose a size according to your chest measurements, please select from the drop-down menu. The actual garment measurements are shown for your information in the sizing chart image.

  • Made from 280 gsm polar fleece
  • Custom corded hood
  • Exclusive to Woodlore
  • Subtle Ray Mears logo on chest pocket
  • Long-cut tail for back warmth
  • Two handy, large chest pockets
  • High zip-up collar
  • Colour: Olive

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•  XX Large (50 inch chest)

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

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Orders with a total value over £300.00 will be dispatched free 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.

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

  • 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

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