Boys & Girls Rufiji BUGTech Long Sleeve Safari Shirt


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Such has been the success of our recently launched BUGTech range, we have decided to also add BUGTech to our range for boy's and girl's - helping you protect your children from biting insects. No marketing hype. Just the facts. Proven by independent testing, our BugTech fabric not only effectively repels insects, but it does so without affecting the wicking efficacy of our fabric. Available now in our bestselling Rufiji SafariElite shirt design.

Product Information

Features that make this BUGTech SafariElite shirt the ideal shirt for your children:
• Our BUGTech™ fabric has been proven in independent tests by the South African Bureau of Standards (SABS) Pesticide Trial Section to effectively repel insects. What is more, the majority of insect repellent garments on the market today have very poor wicking as it usually conflicts with the insect repellent finish on fabric and so, while your garment may keep insects away, without wicking the shirt will not keep you cool. We tested our BUGTech™ against our MaraTech™ range which is highly effective at wicking moisture away from your skin and the results were impressive. Please view both test results in the product images above. We know of no other manufacturer willing to publish their results.
• Weight: Only 240 grams.
• 100% Rufiji™ Ripstop BUGTech Fabric. Quickly releases creasing caused by packing. Ripstop gives the fabric extra strength.
• Anti-bacterial technology keeps your shirt smelling fresh for much longer without washing.
• Pockets: Two chest pockets with velcro closure for easy access, as well as a zipped security pocket.
• Moisture Wicking: Strong, cool, BUGTech fabric draws perspiration away from skin and promotes quick evaporation for maximum dryness and comfort.
• +Vent System: This shirt includes our new +Vent system. This system increases the flow of air around your body by including hidden vents along the seam-line of the back, top section of the shirt.
• QuickDry: This shirt will wash and dry quickly allowing you to wash and wear your shirt time and again on your safari or travels.
• Roll-up Sleeve Tabs: Use the tab-and-loop system for flexibility and convenience. The tabs secure the sleeves when they're rolled up but remain hidden when sleeves are down.
• SPF50+: The Sun Protection Factor is a measure of the amount of the sun's ultraviolet rays that reach your skin. Our MaraTech fabric will protect your skin from harmful sun exposure - in effect sunblock for your clothing. This is the highest SPF rating we know of on a garment.

Product notes

*Please do not assume your children's size - always check the size guide below. For the best possible protection from insects and the sun, combine this shirt with The Ultimate Protection Special Offer
which includes RID repellent and SafariSUN sunscreen.

How many to pack

1-3 nights on safari: 1 - 2 long sleeve safari shirts 4-6 nights on safari: 2 - 3 long sleeve safari shirts 7-10 nights on safari: 3 - 4 long sleeve safari shirts 11+ nights on safari: 4 or more long sleeve safari shirts

Further Information

*Please do not assume your children's size - always check the size guide below. For the best possible protection from insects and the sun, combine this shirt with The Ultimate Protection Special Offer
which includes RID repellent and SafariSUN sunscreen.

Customer Reviews

19th January 2016 by Alexis Miller

I was bringing my daughter to the South Luangwa River Valley in late October. Your customer service was incredible. I live in California and wanted to make sure that if I ordered an item, it would arrive before our trip. My email was replied to immediately and Leila assured me that the items I needed were due any day and she would make sure they got to me in time. She personally emailed me when they had shipped. Just incredible. I ordered Bugtech pants and shirts for both my daughter and I. The quality was wonderful, we spent 8 days in the bush comfortably cool & dry and safe from sunburn and bug bites. What an easy way to keep kids safe so they can just enjoy safari. You guys are amazing in every possible way. Thank you!!

Product Review

In a nutshell we did not want to jump onto the insect repellent clothing bandwagon without first being 100% certain that you as our clients were receiving a shirt which actually worked. We were most concerned about the following: • That we developed the best possible insect repellent finish and had it tested independently to ensure that it actually worked; • That in the evolution from MaraTech to BUGTech fabric, the high level of wicking of our MaraTech fabric was not lost or hindered in anyway. The problem with most other insect repellent brands of clothing is that the wicking effect is retarded by the addition of the insect repellent finish. In effect you end up wearing a plastic bag. • Many other brands forego this testing and rely on massive marketing campaigns to sell their garments. In developing the BUGTech fabric we were guided by our new mantra for our Rufiji clothing range: "No Marketing Hype. Just the Facts." Please click here to view the test results for the independent Mosquito testing by the SABS. • If you have any questions regarding BUGTech and the development of the fabric please do not hesitate to contact us.
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