The Baggies windbreaker is made of bluesign® approved recycled nylon with a durable PU coating and DWR finish for maximum weather-proofing functionality while providing 50+ UPF sun protection.
bluesign® Approved - Patagonia has worked with the independent bluesign standard since 2000 to evaluate and reduce resource consumption and to screen raw materials, including dyes and finishes used in Patagonia's supply chain.
bluesign technologies, based in Switzerland, audits the energy, water and chemical usage of its members and helps them achieve continuous, long-term environmental improvement.
Recycled Nylon - Like polyester, nylon fiber is made from petroleum. Some recycled nylon comes from post-industrial waste fiber, discarded industrial fishing nets, yarn collected from spinning factories, and waste from the weaving mills that can be processed into reusable nylon fiber. Incorporating as much recycled nylon as possible lessens the dependence on petroleum as a raw material source. It curbs discards, thereby prolonging landfill life and reducing toxic emissions from incinerators. It helps promote new recycling streams for nylon products that are no longer usable. And it causes less air, water, and soil contamination compared to using non-recycled nylon.
Water Resistant Fabric - A DWR (Durable Water Repellent) finish allows fabric to shed moisture and prevents saturation to keep you warmer. DWR also helps repel oils and stains which can affect the fabric's breathability. Clothing with a DWR finish is a must in snowy or wet conditions.