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Swanndri Ranger Wool Bushshirt - Olive

Swanndri Ranger Wool Bushshirt - Olive

OFFER   £68.00
Brand: Swanndri
Weight: 786 g         45 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 3 sizes:

  • X Small (35 inch chest)
  • Small (37 inch chest)
  • XX Large (45 inch chest)

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      Delivery in 1-2 days (within UK)
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    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


    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.

    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 45 customer reviews.

    Overall Rating:

      1 of 45

      I purchased this item to replace an old one that I had lost. It's a wonderful shirt and after it arrived a friend asked me to order one for him. Swanndri products have proven themselves over many years and are well worth the money.  

      Derek Eade

    Rated: 5/5

      2 of 45

      I am yet to wear this item in wet weather but very happy with purchase and service. I`m 6ft + and bought the XL which fits fine, I use it more as an outer layer rather than next to the skin. I could get away with a large if worn as a single item. I take a 46-48in shirt and there`s still some room to manoeuvre in this. Not sure about the arm length if you went down a size, the XL is just right for me.  

      Jason Howells

    Rated: 5/5

      3 of 45

      What an awesome shirt, plus excellent service as usual from Woodlore. I ordered an extra large as I usually like a little room (44' chest), but too much room, so exchanged for a large. Thank you for the speedy turnaround. M  

      Mike B

    Rated: 5/5

      4 of 45

      I feel 20 years younger and back in New Zealand; still a great shirt.  

      Urs Maritz

    Rated: 5/5

      5 of 45

      This is a very high quality product that I would recommend. Don't buy a cheap alternative, you will be disappointed.  

      Albert Rockhill

    Rated: 5/5

      6 of 45

      Being new to woollen clothing I have been schooled! This is an awesome outdoor shirt; kept me warm after being rained on, dried quickly, isn't itchy next to the skin and I'm looking forward to enjoying it for years to come. They do come up big in terms of size, so double check that sizing chart. Worth the price tag.  

      Oneday Woodcraft

    Rated: 5/5

      7 of 45

      Excellent. I purchased because, as a youngster, I wore out a similar style shirt and remain equally impressed with both.  

      Daniel Kott

    Rated: 4/5

      8 of 45

      Great quality bush shirt. Kept me warm through the night in -8C conditions with just a base layer and 3-season bag. The only issue I've found is with the zip, which fails constantly and doesn't hold when fully zipped up.  

      Glyn Edwards

    Rated: 4/5

      9 of 45

      I deliberately left my review of this item until we had some bad weather. Well, we only had a few days of bad weather and I must say that the shirt performed fantastically. I tried it with just a cotton shirt on underneath and was very surprised at how warm and dry I was. It's also excellent under the very similar jacket to the Tahr Anorak that I have. The size I picked was a size smaller than I'd normally have, and I found it still generous. My only problem is that the sleeve length is a tad too long on me. Just over my knuckles. I'd buy another one though as a spare for when one is being cleaned. Woodlore delivery is top notch and I can't fault it. Thanks gang. Look forward to more business.  

      Paul Blackburn Elliot

    Rated: 5/5

      10 of 45

      An absolutely brilliant shirt. Warm when you put an extra jumper underneath.  

      Jonathan Ballentine

    Rated: 5/5

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