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Swanndri Ranger Wool Bushshirt - Olive


Swanndri Ranger Wool Bushshirt - Olive


Brand: Swanndri
Weight: 800 g         80 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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•  XX Large (45 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 - Olive is rated 5/5 based on 80 customer reviews.

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

Overall Rating:


  1 of 80

  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

  2 of 80

  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

  3 of 80

  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

  4 of 80

  What more can I say, these are great shirts.  

  Steven Longster
1st March, 2019

Rated: 5/5

  5 of 80

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

  Megan Batt
9th January, 2019

Rated: 5/5

  6 of 80

  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

  7 of 80

  Ranger shirt delivered in less than 24 hours despite severe travel disruption. Christened it straight away as mid-layer between a cotton t-shirt and a Swanni Bushshirt for a 2 hour walk in -8C and driving snow courtesy of Storm Emma; result = toasty warm, dry and very happy. Who needs anything else?  

  Roy Harold
2nd March, 2018

Rated: 5/5

  8 of 80

  The shirt is great. Very warm, robust and looks good too. The delivery went smoothly. At 178 and 75 kg size M fits perfectly.  

  Gegenfurtner Werner
21st November, 2017

Rated: 5/5

  9 of 80

  Great item just as expected after checking out people’s reviews here. Fits well, fantastic bit of kit that I’m sure will last for many years  

  Stephen Hart
8th November, 2017

Rated: 5/5

  10 of 80

  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

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