Patagonia Men's Dirt Craft Bike Shorts - 11 1/2"
Mountain-biking short system featuring a comfortable-yet-durable, removable liner and chamois pad paired with versatile, breathable, adjustable outer shorts.
- Outer shorts built with stretchy nylon/spandex plain-weave fabric (with recycled content) have a DWR (durable water repellent) finish for breathability and airflow on warmer rides
- Curved waistband follows the natural shape of the hips and allows total freedom of movement
- Low-profile external hook-and-webbing waist adjustment for a customizable fit
- Two drop-in hand pockets, one secure zipper pocket at left thigh
- Liner shorts and outer shorts may be paired with Dirt Roamer Bike Shorts and Endless Ride Liner Shorts
- Reflective logo at left hem and right-back hip
- 11.5" inseam length covers the tops of most knee pads
- 309 g (10.9 oz)
Outer shorts: 4.2-oz 95% nylon (65% recycled)/5% spandex stretch plain weave with a DWR (durable water repellent) finish.
Liner: 5.2-oz 72% polyester/28% spandex stretch interlock knitView The Footprint Chronicles
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.