Page Updated: Jan 2020
Practical and stylish women's safari jackets and vests are quite hard to find. Women often end up buying men's safari clothing and compromising on fit and comfort.
The features of good women's safari jackets are much the same as for men. However, if you are not hunting or walking in the African bush, you can be more flexible with muted colours, not so many pockets or shooting features and cosiness for chilly early mornings.
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This classically styled and functional safari jacket for women offers UPF50+ sun protection, moisture and odour control and anti-insect properties. It is made from a polyamide fabric and is a great cross-over garment for warm and cold weather destinations. It has two sets of buttoned bellows pockets on the chest and lower section of the jacket, together with a belted waist. The internal pockets are convenient and give peace of mind when travelling, with one zip 'n' clip pocket and one RFID pocket. Buy Now
This weathered breathable pure cotton anorak has the softness of a sweatshirt. It has a zip-front and an internal drawstring waist to help give a custom fit. Buy Now
This women's fleece is made from soft, warm, double-bonded fleece fabric with a tight weave. It comes with an adjustable elasticated waist, elasticated cuffs, full-length zip, a storm flap at the top of the zip for extra warmth and two zipped hand pockets. Buy Now
This women's jacket is made of soft, comfy cotton with a hint of stretch for ease of movement. It comes with a concealed button-front placket, flap-top patch pockets, chest pocket with hidden zip to keep essentials safe and a half lining. Buy Now
A fleece is an absolute safari necessity. Early morning starts and evenings on an open Land Rover can get cold and this snug fleece will prove essential even during African summers. This fleece is made from soft, warm fleece fabric and has an adjustable elasticated waist, full-length zip, elasticated cuffs and two hand pockets. Buy Now
This stretch sporting jacket has dual-purpose patch pockets with snaps and expandable bellows and a side entry to keep hands warm. Finished with leather elbow patches, arrowhead details on the back pleat and leather trim on the snap cuffs. It comes with antiqued brass hardware including snaps on the front, pockets and cuff and grommets for ventilation, a pleat and vent on the back for freedom of movement and a snap-on/off throat latch. Buy Now
This jacket has two flap pockets and a waist drawstring inside tom ensure a custom fit. A snap placket covers a zipper closure. Buy Now
This stand collar safari jacket is cut from soft, lightweight material with a zip-front, 4 flap pockets, long sleeves and a drawstring waist authenticate the classic design. Buy Now
This jacket is made of pure cotton canvas that's been garment washed to feel soft and comfortable. It is styled with princess seams and waist-defining button tabs on the back, zip front with buttoned storm flap, corduroy trim on the collar, pockets, and adjustable button cuffs, and an internal button-close security pocket. Buy Now
This ExOfficio Women's Bugsaway jacket is lightweight with an airy mesh and woven panels. It has a drawcord hood, cinchable hem and elastic-bound sleeves and the whole garment stuffs into the left front security pocket for easy packing. Buy Now
Cotton fabric combines stretch and water-repellent protection in this jacket. It comes with a snap on/off hood with a large rain-shielding brim that folds back when not needed, a removable quilted half lining in the shoulders and patch pockets with side-entry handwarmer pockets. Buy Now
This jacket is made of 100% cotton with has clean lines, a stand-up collar, zip pockets and a waist-defining drawstring. Buy Now
This unisex lightweight waterproof jacket keeps you perfectly dry and comfortable when the weather starts to turn - it is wind-proof, water-proof and breathable. It comes with a concealed hood, taped seams, adjustable drawcord, a reversible zip and packs away into its own bag, making it a compact addition to your backpack or day-bag. Buy Now