Patagonia Boys' Long-Sleeved Silkweight Rashguard
This boys’ long-sleeved rashguard provides 50+ UPF sun protection and is made of Capilene® Silkweight fabric (94% polyester that’s 35% recycled/6% spandex) with Polygiene® permanent odor control. Fair Trade Certified™ sewing.
- Cool-wearing polyester (35% recycled)/spandex jersey blend, with 50+ UPF sun protection and Polygiene® permanent odor control. Fair Trade Certified™ sewing. Fair Trade Certified™ sewing.
- Rib-knit collar for easy on/off
- Raglan sleeves
- Angled side panels extend through sleeves to eliminate underarm chafing
- Flying-fish graphic on center-back
- 133 g (4.7 oz)
4.6-oz 94% polyester (35% recycled)/6% spandex with 50+ UPF sun protection and Polygiene® permanent odor control.
Fair Trade Certified™ sewing.
Fabric is certified as bluesign® approved.View The Footprint Chronicles
Lacking fur, feathers or scales, we humans have to think up clever ways to protect ourselves from the sun. Products with the UPF designation provide built-in sun protection that won’t wear off.
To achieve sun protection, Patagonia takes a varied approach, depending on the degree of protection desired and the fabric used. Elements of the strategy can range from yarn selection to fabric construction to the use of special finishes (especially for light colors which generally provide less protection).
In 1993, we adopted fleece into our product line made from post consumer recycled (PCR) plastic soda bottles. We were the first outdoor clothing manufacturer to do so. PCR® clothing was a positive step towards a more sustainable system – one that uses fewer resources, discards less and better protects people’s health.
Today, we’re able to utilize more sources for recycled polyester and offer it on more garments such as Capilene® baselayers, shell jackets, board shorts, and fleece. We now recycle used soda bottles, unusable manufacturing waste, and worn out garments (including our own) into polyester fibers to produce many of our clothes.
Using recycled polyester lessens our dependence on petroleum as a raw material source, curbs discards and reduces toxic emissions from incinerators.