Patagonia Men's RØ® Long-Sleeved Top
This long-sleeved surf shirt is made from light, fast-drying 85% recycled polyester/15% spandex with 4-way stretch, an antimicrobial finish and 50+ UPF sun protection. Worn in or out of the water, it offers excellent protection from sun and wind.
- Made of 5.5-oz 85% recycled polyester/15% spandex with 4-way stretch, an antimicrobial finish and 50+ UPF sun protection; light and fast-drying
- Self-fabric crewneck, flatlock seams and seamless underarms provide chafe-free, next-to-skin comfort while paddling
- Boardshort connector, thumb loops and key loop
- Fits close to body for maximum comfort and flex
- 201 g (7.1 oz)
5.5-oz 85% recycled polyester/15% spandex jersey with 4-way stretch, 50+ UPF sun protection and an antimicrobial finishView The Footprint Chronicles
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.
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).