Patagonia Boys' Light & Variable™ Hoody
For comfort at the beach or on the trails, our Boys’ Light and Variable™ Hoody is made of 100% recycled polyester with a DWR (durable water repellent) finish and 50+ UPF sun protection.
- Wind- and water-resistant recycled polyester is durable and offers 50+ UPF sun protection
- Full-zip hoody silhouette
- Two zippered handwarmer pockets with self-fabric pulls
- Mesh taped inner neck and hood edge
- Print and color-blocked option
- Hand-me-down ID label
- 2.3-oz 100% recycled polyester with a DWR (durable water repellent) finish and 50+ UPF sun protection. Fabric is certified as bluesign® approved
- 147 g (5.2 oz)
- Made in Vietnam.
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).
In 1993, we adopted fleece into our product line made from post consumer recycled (PCR) plastic soda bottles. We were the first outdoor clothing manufacturer to do so. PCR® clothing was a positive step towards a more sustainable system – one that uses fewer resources, discards less and better protects people’s health.
Today, we’re able to utilize more sources for recycled polyester and offer it on more garments such as Capilene® baselayers, shell jackets, board shorts, and fleece. We now recycle used soda bottles, unusable manufacturing waste, and worn out garments (including our own) into polyester fibers to produce many of our clothes.
Using recycled polyester lessens our dependence on petroleum as a raw material source, curbs discards and reduces toxic emissions from incinerators.