Patagonia Men's Burly Man Vest
Offering all-day warmth with unrestricted movement through the shoulders and arms, this versatile soft-shell work vest has a durable face with a weather-shedding DWR (durable water repellent) finish and a thick pile fleece interior lining.
- Tough, weather-shedding 100% nylon (49% recycled) shell with a DWR (durable water repellent) finish and a thick 100% polyester (45% recycled) pile fleece back for warmth
- Rib-knit collar
- Sturdy YKK® #8 main zipper with oversized zipper pull for easy operation with work gloves or cold hands
- Zippered vertical-entry security pocket on left chest; two oversized drop-in front patch pockets; right pocket has internal cell phone sleeve with elastic opening; a back storage pouch with zippered entry for hat, gloves or other essentials
- Webbing hang loop
- Drop-tail hem for additional coverage
- 709 g (25 oz)
15.4-oz 100% nylon (49% recycled) face bonded to 100% polyester (45% recycled) pile fleece back; face has a DWR (durable water repellent) finishView The Footprint Chronicles
To accommodate a wide range of movement and layering, our Workwear styles have a generous cut. The pants fit true to waist size but are roomy through the legs. The jackets are bigger than most of our styles—especially around the shoulders and back. Folks who have a leaner build or don't wear multiple layers might want to order one size smaller than usual.
Durable Water Repellent
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.
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.