Patagonia Women's All Weather Zip-Neck
Worn alone or as a second layer, the All Weather Zip-Neck offers versatile performance potential for conditions ranging from mildly cool to cold.
- Durable and soft recycled nylon (prints: 79% recycled polyester)/21% spandex jersey knit with 100% polyester highly breathable mesh panels on sides and back for ventilation; with Polygiene® permanent odor control
- Deep front zipper ventilates and covers neck for protection
- Multifunctional cuffs with thumb holes and fold-over mitts
- Reflective logo on left-front hem and at center-back neck
- 136 g (4.8 oz)
Solids: 4.2-oz 79% recycled nylon/21% spandex jersey knit.
Prints: 4-oz 79% recycled polyester/21% spandex jersey knit.
Panels: 2.4-oz 100% polyester highly breathable mesh with Polygiene® permanent odor controlView The Footprint Chronicles
Polygiene® odor control permanently protects your garments from smelling like a middle school locker room. Sweat itself is odorless, but it creates the conditions that bacteria need to multiply, and some of those bacteria produce odors. Polygiene permanent odor control stops the growth of odor-causing bacteria on fabrics, so you can wear more and wash less.
Active only on the fabric surface, Polygiene permanent odor control does not interfere with perspiration or with the skin’s natural bacterial flora. Polygiene particles are more than 100 times larger than nanoparticles and therefore are too large to penetrate to the skin’s barrier. Polygiene-treated fabrics have received Medical Class 1 approval in Europe, the same class that includes bandages.
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.