Patagonia Wavefarer™ Bucket Hat
A durable, packable, stretch-woven recycled nylon bucket hat for wear in and out of the water.
- Made with tough, easy-care, recycled stretch-woven nylon with semi-rigid foam that floats in the water
- Built-in 50+ UPF sun protection
- Treated with a DWR (durable water repellent) finish
- Rolls up into an interior pocket
- 71 g (2.5 oz)
4.3-oz 100% nylon (92% recycled) with a DWR (durable water repellent) finishView The Footprint Chronicles
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.
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.