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Swazi/Ray Mears Hooded Back 40 Shirt - Tussock Green


Swazi/Ray Mears Hooded Back 40 Shirt - Tussock Green


Brand: Swazi
Weight: 586 g         13 reviews
The Swazi Hooded Back 40 Shirt is a rugged, dependable, no-nonsense bush shirt made from heavy-weight polar fleece. It features a long-cut tail to keep your back warm while working hard, a high zip-up collar for extra comfort, domed cuffs and two spacious chest pockets for your kit and valuables.

When you're out in the wilderness you often have to depend on yourself, simply because there is no-one else around. So it is imperative to have gear that you can rely on. With this in mind, Swazi believe that there is no better, or more versatile a shirt, than the Back 40 Shirt.

Being a fleece garment, the Back 40 Shirt has the benefit of being extremely lightweight and quick-drying. In very cold or wet weather, the Back 40 Shirt is an ideal garment to be worn underneath the Swazi Tahr XP Anorak.

This particular version of the Back 40 Shirt is a revised model that is exclusive to Woodlore, following field tests and adjustments made by Ray Mears. The key alteration is the addition of a polar fleece hood, helping you to see out those extra cold days or long nights around the campfire. The Tussock Green colour has also been chosen by Woodlore, and you will not find this special-edition garment anywhere else. As with all collaborations between Swazi and Ray Mears, the Hooded Back 40 Shirt features the subtle Ray Mears 'Snowshoe' logo on the right chest pocket.

Woodlore are proud to be working in conjunction with Swazi Clothing, a company who pride themselves on creating the world's most durable outdoor clothing.

Sizing: To choose a size according to your chest measurements, please select from the drop-down menu. The actual garment measurements are shown for your information in the sizing chart image.

  • Made from 280 gsm polar fleece
  • Custom corded hood
  • Exclusive to Woodlore
  • Subtle Ray Mears logo on chest pocket
  • Long-cut tail for back warmth
  • Two handy, large chest pockets
  • High zip-up collar
  • Colour: Tussock Green


  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 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
East Sussex
TN19 7ZE
United Kingdom

Product Reviews

Swazi/Ray Mears Hooded Back 40 Shirt - Tussock Green is rated 5/5 based on 13 customer reviews.

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

Overall Rating:


  1 of 13

  This is a fantastic shirt made by Swazi.  

  Paul A Hemingway
10th May, 2017

Rated: 5/5

  2 of 13

  Absolutely delighted. Wore this shirt this morning under my Tahr XP anorak (which is also brilliant) and although it was wet, cold and windy, I was extremely toasty. I would highly recommend this great piece of kit. Also the hood is really a touch of brilliance and adds to comfort in inclement weather. Thank you for a great item and the superfast delivery.  

  Stuart John Fear
8th February, 2017

Rated: 5/5

  3 of 13

  Superb quality and very warm to wear. My favourite shirt to wear in cold weather.  

  Don Edge
29th January, 2017

Rated: 5/5

  4 of 13

  Excellent, warm and light fleece top.  

2nd December, 2016

Rated: 5/5

  5 of 13

  Lovely shirt. I've had it on for a 3-night outing. No rain, but the temperature dropped considerably at night. I spent one of the nights out walking. Collecting wood, cutting and building didn't make me sweat in it, and it kept me warm and very comfortable. It is ever so slightly generous in size.  

  R P
6th May, 2016

Rated: 5/5

  6 of 13

  Excellent, amazing quality and a perfect fit. Nice and warm and still breathable.  

  Michael Smith
7th March, 2015

Rated: 5/5

  7 of 13

  Super comfy and very warm. My kids love snuggling up in it and watching TV. Excellent top!  

  Robert Chapman
25th January, 2015

Rated: 5/5

  8 of 13

  After spending a cold and windy week in the woods last week I'm very impressed with the quality and comfort of the shirt, and it looks good with jeans!  

17th December, 2014

Rated: 5/5

  9 of 13

  Simply the best fleece I've ever worn, really comfortable, exceptionally warm, I was on top of High Spy in a very strong wind and didn't feel the slightest chill - nuff said.  

  Simon Turner
22nd April, 2014

Rated: 5/5

  10 of 13

  Excellent, very comfy; the cut of it is perfect.  

  Kevin Peters
17th February, 2014

Rated: 5/5

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