Safari Shirts

The choice of the right safari shirts for an African hunt is quite important as they, along with your safari pants, are what you will wear every day of your hunt. You will need to think about durability, comfort and the other features you might find useful like pockets, cartridge loops and shooting shoulder pads.

Choosing A Good Safari Shirt

  • Get the size and fit right so the shirt is comfortable for many hours of wear.
  • Choose a shirt made of natural or hi-tech fabric that will wick moisture away and will be quiet when wearing it while stalking.
  • You might want additional cooling features like vents and mesh.
  • Long sleeves with button loops for rolling them up are preferable - rolled down for warmth, protection against sunburn and insect bites, rolled up when hot.
  • Pockets - better to have button closure rather than velcro which can be noisy.
  • Other optional features - cartridge loops, shoulder padding for shooting.
  • Khaki, green, brown colours rather than white or any bright colour.
  • Insect repellent Permethrin-impregnated fabric will generally repel ticks and other insects but does not work on tsetse flies.

Recommended Safari Shirts For Men

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This camo shirt is made of a cool cotton poplin that wears well in the heat. It comes with two pleated pockets with button-through flaps and epaulets on shoulders, back side-pleats for a comfortable fit and orange-stitch detailing under the collar and hemline. Buy Now

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This shirt is made of a nylon-and-polyester blend so is quick to dry and keeps you cool. It has two flap-and-patch chest pockets with hook-and-loop closures, side and back vents provide breathability and contoured side panels provide an active fit. There is a sunglasses cleaning patch on the hem. Buy Now

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This classic, three-button polo shirt is made of durable cotton with underarm gussets to allow freedom of movement, utility loop on the chest, knit box collar and banded sleeves and reinforcement patch at side vents. Buy Now

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This Columbia shirt buttons up and includes flip closed chest pockets, vented back panels, UPF 40 sun protection and roll-up sleeves with tab holders. Buy Now

his shirt is constructed from lightweight, quick-drying, wrinkle-resistant fabric with abrasion-resistant properties. UPF 30 fabric blocks harmful ultraviolet A and ultraviolet B rays. The spread collar is designed to flip up for increased sun protection. Full-button front closure, long sleeves with snap tab roll up and flap chest pocket with a loop to secure sunglasses when not in use. Buy Now

This long sleeve safari shirt is cut from a hemp, recycled polyester blend and features double chest pockets with button flaps and a slim fit. Buy Now

This poplin expedition long-sleeved shirt is designed to take on the heat. It is constructed of a cool, breathable cotton poplin and has 2 pleated pockets and functional epaulets at the shoulder. It comes with articulated elbows if you don't want to roll up the sleeves. Two-button adjustable cuffs and back side pleats ensure your comfort. Buy Now

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This rugged long-sleeved shirt has a thin polymer-based coating on the fabric which wears away gradually through washing and wear, especially at the seams. It has a spread collar, two patch pockets with button-through flaps, two-button adjustable cuffs and a back center pleat with locker loop. Buy Now

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This hunting shirt is made for performance on warm days when you cover a lot of ground. Designed for optimum mobility, the technical stretch fabric combines an active fit with articulation at the elbow for an extended range of shooting motion. Though lightweight, the fabric is very durable. It also wicks moisture and dries fast for comfort in the hottest temperatures. Extended contour cuffs provide extra sun and thorn protection. All the details are low profile, including front snaps, flat pockets. There is also a hidden, chamois sunglasses cleaner built into the hem. Buy Now

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This camo pullover sun hoodie is made of 'drirelease; fabric. You can hide from the sun and keep cool under the hood. The 'drirelease' fabric contains a blend of wicking and fast-drying materials with a soft, natural feel and active fit. Buy Now

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***NEW*** This men's shirt is lightweight, breathable and has quick dry moisture management fabric and cape-back ventilation. It comes with 1 chest pocket with zipper closure and 1 flap pocket. The fabric also has a lightly waterproof surface. Buy Now

This cotton and wool blend shirt has a straight hem, two-button adjustable cuffs, spread collar, two patch pockets with button flaps and back side pleats. Buy Now

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This light, airy cotton shooting shirt is soft and breathable yet constructed to stand up to seasons of use. The fit allows mobility and mesh inserts help ventilate. Quilted shoulder shooting patch with low-profile, secure zip chest pocket. Back pleat allows unrestricted swing. Roll-up sleeve tabs. Buy Now

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This Craghoppers Men's Kiwi long sleeve shirt is easy care, sun-protective and practical. Buy Now

This Columbia Silver Ridge shirt features a soft, quiet fabric with long convertible sleeves with tab keepers and double flap chest pockets. It has Omni-Wick Advanced Evaporation, Omni-Shade UPF 50 sun protection and a sun protection collar. Buy Now

This shirt has button closure, 2 flap pockets with button on chest, shoulder straps with button and camo lining on cuffs and spread collar. Buy Now

This safari shirt is 100% cotton with chest pockets, shoulder epaulettes, roll-up sleeve tabs and zip pockets behind button pockets. Buy Now

Built from tightly woven pure cotton, this midweight Bush Poplin shirt breathes well and wicks dust and moisture to keep you dry and cool on your adventures. Made to take on outdoor use, poplin has been standard issue in expedition and safari clothing for nearly a century. Two big button-through pleated pockets, working epaulets for binocular or camera straps, and roll-up sleeve tabs. Storage pocket on left sleeve, spread collar, two-button adjustable cuffs. Buy Now

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Made for angling, this shirt works as a safari shirt too. The shirt is constructed of soft, 100% cotton poplin with mesh-lined cape vents on the back shoulders to keep air flowing. The sleeves can be rolled up and secured with button tabs and the collar tips have hook and loops that allow you to stand it up to keep the sun off your neck. Buy Now

***NEW*** This lightweight shirt offers sun protection and breathability with a mesh-lined vent at the back and underarm airholes. It has a hidden chest pocket and front chest pocket wth velcro closure, locker loop and adjustable cuffs. Buy Now

The 5.11 Tactical long sleeve Taclite shirt is made from poly/cotton Taclite ripstop fabric which is Teflon treated for stain, liquid and soil resistance.It has hidden document pockets at the chest, reinforced pen pockets at the left sleeve and a cape-back mesh panel maximizes ventilation to keep you cool and comfortable in warm climates. Buy Now

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