The National Operations Committee has approved the wearing of the long sleeve lightweight activity shirt, as an approved uniform alternative for adult and youth members entitled to wear uniform in their Branch. These changes are also reflected in the current version of Policy and Rules (Rule 14.2.2). Please refer to these rules for details on badge placements.
The long-sleeve shirt is sun-safe (SPF 50+), super lightweight & breathable with a little bit of stretch, wicks moisture from your skin and dries super-fast. It is designed for use in hot conditions – well suited to our warmer Australian climates. It even has under-arm vent mesh to maximise air flow and keep you cool. It’s also great for camps as it will dry overnight and doesn’t require ironing.
The shirt is made from 60% Supplex N66 nylon which is the strongest, most stable and most heat resistant nylon yarn available and combined with 40% T400 stretch polyester. Unlike most of your stretch garments that have elastane yarns added, where the stretch eventually gives up and the garments ‘bag out’ at the knees and elbows and just stop stretching – this won’t happen to this shirt. The Supplex N66 nylon yarn is not only super strong and stable, it is further enhanced by exposing it to high pressure jet air texturization at yarn stage. This process loops and tangles the microscopic filaments, creating a little more bulk, which produces a yarn that is super flexible, super soft and not shiny like your sports gear. It looks and feels like cotton, but is anti-abrasion, breathable, holds its shape, anti-tear, dries super-fast, retains colour – it won’t fade like cotton does, and in this case is UV resistant.