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Swanndri Ranger Wool Bushshirt - Olive

Swanndri Ranger Wool Bushshirt - Olive

Brand: Swanndri
Weight: 786 g         69 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

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  • Small (37 inch chest)

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


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    Woodlore Limited
    PO Box 3
    East Sussex
    TN19 7ZE
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    Product Reviews

    Swanndri Ranger Wool Bushshirt - Olive is rated 5/5 based on 69 customer reviews.

    Overall Rating:

      1 of 69

      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.  


    Rated: 5/5

      2 of 69

      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

    Rated: 5/5

      3 of 69

      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

    Rated: 5/5

      4 of 69

      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

    Rated: 5/5

      5 of 69

      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

    Rated: 5/5

      6 of 69

      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

    Rated: 5/5

      7 of 69

      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

    Rated: 5/5

      8 of 69

      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

    Rated: 5/5

      9 of 69

      Great. I buy one every 10 years or so when they finally give up. I really put these through their paces. Watch the sizes, I am usually XL but take a Large in this. Love them.  


    Rated: 5/5

      10 of 69

      A great shirt to wear over baselayer clothing.  

      Toby R Faiers

    Rated: 5/5

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