Patagonia Men's Guidewater II Pants - Regular
These sturdy, versatile and fast-drying lightweight nylon pants feature an elastic waist for exceptional fit and comfort, a DWR (durable water repellent) finish and 50+ UPF sun protection.
- Durability, comfort, versatility and performance converge to bring you the best pants with 50+ UPF sun protection
- Elastic waist with durable belt loops
- Side pockets, lower-side security pocket, rear zippered pocket
- Stretch panels in seat, front thigh and knee areas for comfort
- Inseam is 32"
- 329 g (11.6 oz)
Body: 4.3-oz 100% nylon (92% recycled) with a DWR (durable water repellent) finish and 50+ UPF sun protection.
Panels: 4.2-oz 95% nylon (65% recycled)/5% spandex with a DWR finishView 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.