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Swanndri Ranger Wool Bushshirt - Olive


Swanndri Ranger Wool Bushshirt - Olive


Brand: Swanndri
Weight: 800 g         84 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: Olive green
  • Weight: 800g approx. in size Large

Out of Stock in 2 sizes:

• X Small (35 inch chest)
• XX Large (45 inch chest)

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  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 - Olive is rated 5/5 based on 84 customer reviews.

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

Overall Rating:


  1 of 84

  These are fantastic shirts, its my 3rd one and I went a size up so I could add multiple layers underneath. They keep you warm & dry when rain hits.  

  Stephen Hart
25th October, 2020

Rated: 5/5

  2 of 84

  Thanks to the Woodlore team for another quick service. The shirt is well made and I can see it's going to be warm for the coming winter months, however a t-shirt is needed because (being wool) it is harsh on the skin. I ordered a size down as I like a more fitted shirt and that was the correct thing to do, but the arms are about three inches too long. Not a problem as I can fold them back. All in all I am pleased with it. I gave it four stars instead of five only because of the sleeves being very long.  

  John Wind De Leigh
9th September, 2020

Rated: 4/5

  3 of 84

  No school like the old school. Robust, hard wearing shirt. I'm 5'9', average build and an XS fits me well, with a wee bit room for 1 to 2 thin layers underneath. Like other reviews have said, the wool is quite coarse and it really isn't meant to be worn next to your skin, but I don't mind, to be honest. The wool will become easier on your skin after time with a bit wearing and washing to felt the wool together. Really comfy and a simple practical item. The look is quite old fashioned, but I like that. It is quite a long cut as well reaching just to my upper thigh which is welcome to help trap extra warmth. Really pleased with it and glad to finally own one after seeing these all over the place when I was in New Zealand several years ago. Looking forward to wearing it more often when winter starts in.  

24th August, 2020

Rated: 5/5

  4 of 84

  I have wanted to purchase one of these Ranger Bushshirts for ages. My reservation was it has almost become the Bushcrafter Uniform. Having several holes on almost all my fleece garments from campfires I decided to buy this wool shirt which should be much more durable. I haven’t worn it outdoors yet as the weather has been far too warm but I look forward to testing it out. Size wise I went for the large(41”) I’m 6ft, chest size 44-46” in suit jackets and the large fits well. It’s quite snug which I prefer. Thank you Woodlore Team for excellent customer service as always.  

  Seamus Gallagher
7th August, 2020

Rated: 5/5

  5 of 84

  I'd always hankered over one of these and I'm wearing it now. My previous reservations over the weight of the shirt are forgotten. It is light, tough with an incredibly tight weave. it's marvellous, and feels like a second skin. Well, I can tell the world that this is one of the most comfortable garments that I've ever owned. Combined with (at this time of year) my Swazi micro shirt (what a fantastic combo), again sourced through Woodlore (thanks Ray). I simply love it. Thank God for Kiwis. Vincent  

  Vincent Joseph Ruane
1st April, 2020

Rated: 5/5

  6 of 84

  Great quality, exactly what I was looking for. Very generous size so plenty of room for a few layers underneath. Good price and fast delivery. Thanks.  

  R G Carr
22nd September, 2019

Rated: 5/5

  7 of 84

  Very good, durable and warm shirt. I already had one for work and liked the style and durability, so I purchased another for general use and also as a natural alternative to the modern plastic fleeces.  

  Jason Wyng
31st March, 2019

Rated: 5/5

  8 of 84

  What more can I say, these are great shirts.  

  Steven Longster
1st March, 2019

Rated: 5/5

  9 of 84

  This is a high quality item. Lovely to wear and it arrived promptly.  

  Megan Batt
9th January, 2019

Rated: 5/5

  10 of 84

  I'm not usually up for Wool clothing since I live in TX I rarely get to use them anyway. But made a trip to the Ozarks and I was very surprised. These top were comfortable and very warm without being too heavy. May make working in the cold much easier.  

  David L Milligan
9th September, 2018

Rated: 4/5

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