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Swanndri Ranger Wool Bushshirt

rated 5.0 of 5 stars
photo: Swanndri Ranger Wool Bushshirt fleece top

It's extremely versatile and made well enough you'll only ever need to buy one.

Pros

  • Wool
  • Wide temperature range
  • Top or mid layer
  • Tuck it in if you want
  • Sturdy
  • Durable

Cons

  • Wool
  • Might be too bulky for some
  • Might be too heavy
  • Not windproof

 

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Winter hike in Bryce Canyon NP. This was 2011 and I'd had it a couple of years. Still have it!

 

I'll just say up front, I'm a big fan of wool. It doesn't get stinky. Works when it's wet and wears a long time. The Swanndri Bushshirt is a great spring and fall shirt. It can be worn as a shirt with a heavier outer layer if you need extra warmth or it can be worn as an outer layer and with a hardshell over it if you need. It's plenty in most conditions if you're moving...think skiing, snowshoeing or hiking. I generally pair mine with a merino long sleeve base layer with an UnderArmor tee in between. It has a quarter zip in front and button cuffs that can be rolled up if you get too warm. I use mine from fall through spring and will sometimes toss it in during summer if I'm expecting weather or going high. It isn't windproof but that isn't really a dealbreaker for me. Because it's wool, it breathes very well and you shouldn't ever wet out wearing it. It's not bad on Friday nights for football games either. It can be a but bulky if you are trying to pack small and it's not a super light garment but for me the pros outweigh (sorry) those cons. I highly recommend this shirt.

Background

I've had mine over 10 years and it's going strong. I won't ever need another!

Source: bought it new
Price Paid: Around $110 USD

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