Women's Sun Jacket from Patagonia
It is great to see that several of the major brands have launched wider ranges of tailored women's fishing clothing over the last year or so - no more having to wear baggy clothing designed for men (unless that's what you want of course.) Sofi Wolstenholme took a Patagonia Women's Sun Jacket out for a test despite the recent weather!
“The long beach walk to that remote and isolated point break just got shadier. This soft, light, quick-drying hoody (made from a 57% all-recycled polyester/43% nylon blend with 40-UPF sun protection) is a mobile sun shelter. The jacket has rear princess seaming for a feminine fit, drop-in chest pockets, two handwarmer pockets and elasticized cuffs. Self-fabric drawcords cinch hood and hem. Hip length.”
- Quick-drying, all-recycled polyester/nylon blend is exceptionally soft and light; with 40-UPF sun protection
- Hooded, lightweight jacket with a full-length zip
- Two drop-in chest pockets; two handwarmer pockets on lower side seams
- Flattering front yoke detailing
- Long sleeves have elasticized cuffs
- Drawcords on hood and hem
- Hip length
- 2.5-oz 57% all-recycled polyester/43% nylon, with 40-UPF sun protection
- 198 g (7 oz)
- Made in Vietnam.
We recycle used soda bottles, unusable second quality fabrics and worn out garments into polyester fibers to produce many of our clothes.
UPF = 40. The UV protection offered by this garment is rated “excellent.” *
* When tested in accordance with Australian/New Zealand test methods AS/NZS 4399 or AATCC 183/ASTM6603/ASTM D6544.
RRP: £90 - Click here for more details or to order
I must confess that I was slightly partial from the moment I heard that I was reviewing a Patagonia Women's Sun Jacket. I have had many Patagonia items of clothing and they have always lived up to and exceeded my expectations and this jacket turned out not to disappoint.
When the parcel arrived at the office and while the jacket was still in the plastic wrapping I must admit that it looked slightly like a table cloth (thanks to the pale blue/white gingham style pattern called "Upcountry - Nile Blue" - Ed). This feeling quickly vanished as I put the jacket on and looked in the mirror, the pattern and colour really does work. My first impressions were of a quality jacket made from a material which is so soft that you almost do not feel that you are wearing it. Being tall I am very impressed how Patagonia has come up with a tailored jacket which has long enough sleeves and large enough hood not to constrict your movements. The pockets, two on the outside and two on the inside are large and comfy and do not interfere with the tailored look. You also have two small secure pockets on the chest with overlapping material, ideal to keep a small purse or some change, anything small that you do not want to lose.
We have not had much beach weather this year; therefore I brought the jacket with me on a fishing trip to the River Itchen in Hampshire. As I thought, the jacket worked very well in action. I was casting a few lines and the jacket followed my movements, it felt weightless and the material was not noisy. It kept off the worst of the wind and I can imagine it would work well as protection against the elements on the coast. I would definitely keep one in the back pack (it takes up next to no space) in case I get a bit too much sun and need to cover up and still look and feel good.
This jacket is a keeper and gets 10 out of 10 from me.