Patagonia Boys' Long-Sleeved Rio North Shirt
With a nod to Western styling, this shirt provides 40-UPF sun protection and has a curved shirttail hem and the versatility of roll-up sleeves.
- Lightweight shirt wears lightly against the skin and provides 40-UPF sun protection
- Traditional button-front shirt with two chest pockets
- Forward shoulder seams and Western-style back yoke seam details
- Buttoned cuffs roll up and secure with a tab and button
- Curved shirttail hem
- Contrasting yarn-dyed detail at inner collar, cuffs, sleeve tabs and side hem tabs
- 128 g (4.5 oz)
3-oz 100% nylon plain weave with a DWR (durable water repellent) finish and 40-UPF sun protection.
Fabric is certified as bluesign® approved
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).
bluesign® Approved Fabric
Patagonia has worked with bluesign technologies since 2000 to evaluate and reduce resource consumption in our materials supply chain, and to assist us with managing the chemicals, dyes and finishes used in the process. bluesign technologies, based in Switzerland, works at each step in the textile supply chain to approve chemicals, processes, materials, and products that are safe for the environment, safe for workers, and safe for the end customers.
In 2007, Patagonia became the first brand to officially join the network of bluesign® system partners.
Any fabric you see that’s bluesign® approved offers the highest level of consumer safety by employing methods and materials in their manufacture that conserve resources and minimize impacts on people and the environment.