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Swanndri Ranger Wool Bushshirt - Red/Black Check


Swanndri Ranger Wool Bushshirt - Red/Black Check


Brand: Swanndri
Weight: 800 g         2 reviews
The Swanndri Ranger Shirt is a superb, tough work shirt made from 100% woollen yarn. It has become a staple outdoor garment for Ray and the Woodlore team, thanks to its warmth, quietness, and durability. Just take a look at the cover of the Outdoor Survival Handbook for an idea of how long Ray has been putting Swanndri Ranger Shirts to the test.

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% 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.

Sizing: Please note that the Swanndri Ranger Shirt features a very generous fit, which allows plenty of room underneath for extra layers. If you do not like your shirts to be loose-fitting, we recommend that you purchase the next size down. Please bear this in mind when placing your order.

  • Material: 100% wool, sourced from farms in New Zealand and Australia
  • Extra loose fit
  • Wind and water-resistant
  • Wool weight: 345gsm
  • Two chest pockets with button closures
  • Long-tail cut
  • Buttoned cuffs
  • Quarter-length zip
  • Colour: Red/Black check
  • Weight: 800g approx. in size Large

Out of Stock in one size:

•  X Small (35 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

Please note that our offices are closed at weekends, so any orders placed after 2PM GMT on a Friday will not be dispatched until the following Monday.

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

Product Reviews

Swanndri Ranger Wool Bushshirt - Red/Black Check is rated 5/5 based on 2 customer reviews.

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

Overall Rating:


  1 of 2

  I brought this for my fiancé who absolutely loves it. Feels lovely and very snuggly. Looks great with jeans and boots. It will keep him warm and dry in the autumn, winter and spring.  

  Caroline Light
19th February, 2023

Rated: 5/5

  2 of 2

  Got the red and black in Xl intending to use as overshirt, perfect for this I take a large usually, I spend a lot of time out and about, camping and around the fire. The shirt is a large fit so can fit many layers underneath if it's cold. Chest pockets can hold a selection of small items, cut kit and fire pack for example. Long enough to tuck into trousers but can make you look like your wearing nappy. Shoulders are huge. I have pretty broad shoulders and there is space. I wore it during a heavy and sustained rain fall and it kept me surprisingly dry. Good spark resistance. Zip is good quality and allows for chest ventilation if you get warm. Obviously very breathable being wool. Collar can be turned up to give a little protection to neck. Pretty bulky due to length so some synthetics may be a better option for packability. Not that windproof even with dense weave but OK. I use it to throw on over other layers as the temp drops. Its pure wool so if wool annoys the soft parts of your body, neck, inner ams etc this will be tough to wear over a t-shirt. I really feel this adds a nice bit of colour to the green scene and looks pretty cool. Had one in green a few years ago and accidentally washed it on a hot wash and it shrink drastically. Be very careful and of course read the label. Overall I would buy again, great product.  

  Andrew Boe
18th May, 2022

Rated: 5/5

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