Patagonia Men's Field Hacking Jacket
This rugged and versatile field jacket is built to bust through cover; stretchy and durable body fabric offers unrestricted freedom of movement, while waterproof shoulder and arm paneling provides excellent abrasion and puncture resistance. A DWR (durable water repellent) finish helps shed morning dew and light drizzle.
- Durable, stretchy 50% nylon/43% polyester/7% spandex body fabric provides comfort and freedom of movement; shoulders and arms have a 2-layer waterproof and puncture-resistant fabric for these high-abrasion areas. Body and panel fabrics have a DWR (durable water repellent) finish
- Two zippered vertical chest pockets for protecting your essentials
- Large internal back storage pouch with zippered entry on both sides and hook-and-loop flap at top; storage pouch is made of 2.5-layer waterproof/breathable fabric for easy cleaning
- Two lower, snap-closure cargo pockets are bellowed for added expansion
- Fleece-lined, side-entry hand pockets are located behind lower cargo pockets
- 930 g (2 lbs 1 oz)
Body: 8.1-oz 50% nylon/43% polyester/7% spandex.
Shoulders and arms: 2-layer, 5.2-oz 100% polyester twill.
All with a DWR (durable water repellent) finish.
Collar and hand pocket lining: 4.6-oz 100% polyester anti-pilling tricot.
Storage pouch: 2.5-layer, 2.7-oz 100% recycled nylon solid ripstop with a DWR finishView The Footprint Chronicles
Although we’ve been using recycled polyester in our garments for 20 years, for some reason locked deep in polymer chemistry, nylon is more difficult to recycle than polyester. After years of research, development, and testing, we’re finally finding some recycled nylon fibers that are suitable for apparel.
Some of the recycled nylon we use comes from post-industrial waste fiber, yarn collected from a spinning factory, and waste from the weaving mills that can be processed into reusable nylon fiber.
We’re diligently searching for a success story with recycled nylon. The challenge lies ahead of us, and we’re committed to discovering the best methods to recycle nylon fiber, but it appears this evolution will take many years.
DWR (durable water repellent) fabric finish repels light rain and snow and decreases dry times. When DWR is used in conjunction with a waterproof/breathable barrier, the DWR finish keeps the outer fabric from becoming saturated so that the breathable barrier can do its job.