Patagonia Women's Happy Hike Shorts - 4"
Made with a lightweight blend of 88% polyester/12% spandex that has a DWR (durable water repellent) finish, these versatile hiking shorts feature 4-way stretch, a fast dry time and a hidden drawstring at the waist for a comfortable fit.
- Lightweight, abrasion-resistant blend of polyester and spandex for mobility and easy care; DWR (durable water repellent) finish sheds moisture
- Clean low-profile waistband has a hidden drawcord, a button closure and zippered fly
- Front drop-in pockets
- Curved back yoke for a flattering fit; one drop-in back pocket and one secure pocket with Vislon® zipper
- 4” inseam
- 266 g (9.4 oz)
4.6-oz 88% polyester/12% spandex with 4-way stretch and a DWR (durable water repellent) finish.
Fabric is bluesign® approvedView The Footprint Chronicles
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.
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).