Patagonia Men's Shelled Insulator Pants
These versatile, highly water-resistant, insulated soft-shell pants provide stretch, warmth and windproof protection for fishing in cool or cold conditions.
- Tough 3-layer, stretch-woven soft-shell fabric is water-resistant and lined with a windproof laminate and soft grid fleece insulation and 50+ UPF sun protection
- Two front pockets and one rear zippered security pocket
- Side elastic for proper fit
- 519 g (18.3 oz)
9.6-oz 86% polyester/14% spandex bonded to a windproof membrane, with a DWR (durable water repellent) finish and 50+ UPF sun protectionView 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).
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.