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Swanndri Ranger Wool Bushshirt - Olive

Swanndri

Swanndri Ranger Wool Bushshirt - Olive

OFFER   £75.00

Brand: Swanndri
Weight: 800 g         71 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.

Details:
  • 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 one size:

•  XX Large (45 inch chest)


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Shipping

1-2 Day Delivery possible

  Delivery in 1-2 days (within 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 on weekends, so any orders placed after 2PM GMT on 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.

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

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

Returns

A full refund or exchange will be given provided that the items have not been worn or used, and are returned to us within 14 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
Etchingham
East Sussex
TN19 7ZE
United Kingdom

Product Reviews

Swanndri Ranger Wool Bushshirt - Olive is rated 5/5 based on 71 customer reviews.

Overall Rating:

  1 of 71

  A large fitting shirt, I am usually a large or xl but the medium is plenty big enough to wear over any base layers, it is a bit itchy as are most woollen garments next to the skin but this will probably lessen with usage and washing. I haven't had chance to wear it as it was bought as a autumn/winter over shirt.  

  Simon Ellis
8th July, 2017

Rated: 5/5

  2 of 71

  I have lived in this bushshirt every single day from 4th January to approx 2nd April. From then onwards I have still worn it most days, just a bit less so because of hotter conditions. For this period of time (up until mid-May) I have been living in very remote mountainous locations. Working on the land with goats, construction work, collecting firewood, walking through brambles (etc.), this shirt has proved invaluable. Being very cold in Jan and Feb (I was in an ancient farmhouse with holes in the walls/roof and without central heating or hot water except by wood fire), the bagginess of this top was perfect as it allowed me to comfortably wear 3 (or 4 - maybe 5 if necessary) layers underneath it to keep me warm. The top is also somewhat water-resistant, so very good when working outside all the time, for protection against showers, just in general when washing dishes etc. The wool is strong I felt fairly confident carrying large bundles of rough firewood/rough clay tiles etc in this shirt without being too concerned that it might snag/tear, which it never did. Only when it was heavy rain, or really cold/windy did I swap this for my waterproof winter coat, but in general the bushshirt was sufficient as an outer layer (bearing in mind that I was wearing several layers underneath obviously though it always totally depends on the climate/conditions you are in!). Definitely worth the price, thoroughly recommended for outdoor life. Also I made a mess of the order/delivery details, but Woodlore responded immediately and resolved the issue straight away.  

  Matthew G Walpole
29th May, 2017

Rated: 5/5

  3 of 71

  Just took this on a week long trip in Iceland and it did a great job of keeping me warm. I wore a merino base layer under it, but it was wide enough in the chest to add a fleece under it as well. I went with a size down as recommended and it fits perfectly. I'm especially hard to fit at 6'5' with a slim build. Usually I wear an XL for length, it's usually too wide around the middle. I went with the L and it is still long and wide enough. I especially love the collar which can be flipped up for extra wind protection. Great buy.  

  Tim
14th April, 2017

Rated: 5/5

  4 of 71

  I bought this shirt after a recommendation from a friend. I wore it all last weekend on a course and had changeable conditions from warm to cool. It handled both really well. I didn't have to remove it when it warmed up and when it got colder and windy with a shower or 2 it really worked well. Very happy.  

  Simon Laughton
20th March, 2017

Rated: 5/5

  5 of 71

  Great Ranger Wool Shirt, arrived promptly while we were out filming at a natural shelter location. Now worn regularly at many outdoor festival team meetings. Great for keeping very warm and dry.  

  Stay Wild Festival
18th March, 2017

Rated: 5/5

  6 of 71

  Excellent bit of kit, it has not been tested in very cold weather but kept me warm and dry when out wild camping in the rain recently. Very fast delivery, very happy with my purchase.  

  Alan K
17th March, 2017

Rated: 5/5

  7 of 71

  This Bushshirt is light and warm with good ventilation. This will definitely be one of my favourite items of clothing whenever I will be in nature.  

  Jonathan Blaessar
15th March, 2017

Rated: 5/5

  8 of 71

  Fantastic. I love this jacket, I wear it everyday. It does not itch and keeps you toasty warm even in rain, my order arrived 24 hours earlier than expected with no faults at all.  

  J Jeffries
9th March, 2017

Rated: 5/5

  9 of 71

  Excellent shirt. I wear it outside during backyard work. Warm and comfortable. As other reviewers pointed out, it is very loose fit. Buy one size smaller as usual.  

  Jan Kusniar
9th March, 2017

Rated: 5/5

  10 of 71

  Great quality and great looking. If you are thinking of purchasing please take heed of the sizing advice given on the site. These garments really are generously cut. I am usually between a 41' and 42' fit and my 41' shirt will easily allow me to add extra layers underneath. This is perfect for me but if you prefer a more tailored look perhaps best go for an inch or two down in size. Great and speedy service as always.  

  Stuart John Fear
2nd March, 2017

Rated: 5/5




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