Patagonia First Sun Jacket

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Specs

men's
Weight 8.3 oz / 235 g
Fabric 2.5 oz 57% All-Recycled Polyester / 43% Nylon, 40-UPF Sun Protection

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The hood covers head, back, and sides of neck for…

Rating: rated 5 of 5 stars
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $50?

Summary

The hood covers head, back, and sides of neck for great sun protection, cooler than a hat. I use as a shirt, a bit heavier than some hiking shirts, but the hood is great.

Pros

  • Hood offers sun protection
  • Covers neck better than hats, not as hot

Cons

  • Heavier than some shirts (it's listed as a jacket though)

Sells as a jacket, so probably want a size smaller, and still get a relaxed fit for venting.

Hands can be pulled inside cuffs for sun protection, if not holding something. Hood can be pulled down for more protection or not. Front unzips for venting, though that exposes skin to the sun. Elastic cuffs can be slid up arm to ventilation as well.

Not waterproof, but dries quickly with just body heat.

Nice zippered side pockets can hold more than what you would want to put in them.

You could layer with this, it if cool but sunny for instance. Not sure why you would want to do this otherwise, though it could add a bit of warmth in a layering system.

Manufacturer's Description

Visit Patagonia's Men's First Sun Jacket page.

Retailers' Descriptions

Here's what other sites are saying:

Providing 40-UPF protection, the First Sun Jacket offers airy skin-saving coverage to keep you from burning when you're spending long hours in the atolls. Made from a lightweight all-recycled polyester/nylon blend, it protects from the sun and keeps the wind at bay when you're casting lines or catching a panga ride across the lagoon. With roomy pockets, drawcord hem and a longer, trimmer body for more coverage and contemporary style.

- Patagonia.com refers to the men's version

Description of Patagonia First Sun JacketAs the winds of change begin to gust this Patagonia First Sun jacket jabs winter gut with a cunning confidence and the First Sun rises like a Phoenix from the ashes of seasons past. Recycled through the Common Threads Recycling Program FeaturesMade from nylon and recycled polyester with 40-UPF sun protection3-panel hood with drawcordFull-length front zip with zipper garageMesh-lined, zippered handwarmer pockets each with a zipper garage2.5-oz 57 all-recycled polyester43 nylon, with 40-UPF sun protection. Recyclable through the Common Threads Recycling Program235 g 8.3 oz

- US Outdoor Store refers to the men's version

A lightweight hooded windbreaker made from an all-recycled polyester/nylon blend with 40-UPF sun protection, updated in a longer length for more coverage and casual style. Providing 40-UPF protection, the First Sun Jacket offers airy skin-saving coverage to keep you from burning when you're spending long hours in the atolls. Made from a lightweight all-recycled polyester/nylon blend, it protects from the sun and keeps the wind at bay when you're casting lines or catching a panga ride across the lagoon. With roomy pockets, drawcord hem and a longer, trimmer body for more coverage and contemporary style. Patagonia Men's First Sun Jacket - A lightweight and casual hooded windbreaker with roomy pockets and a drawcord hem; made of an all-polyester/nylon blend with 40-UPF sun protection. Made of an all-recycled polyester/nylon blend with 40-UPF sun protection Full-zip hooded jacket with zipper garage Hood has casual fit and a self-fabric drawcord Zippered pockets: two mesh-lined handwarmers with zipper garages Longer length adds coverage and more style 2.5-oz 57% all-recycled polyester/43% nylon with 40-UPF sun protection 235 g (8.3 oz) Regular fit

- Rocky Mountain Trail refers to the men's version

Patagonia Men's First Sun Jacket - Closeout - Providing 40-UPF protection, the First Sun Jacket offers airy skin-saving coverage to keep you from burning when you're spending long hours in the atolls. Made from a lightweight all-recycled polyester/nylon blend, it protects from the sun and keeps the wind at bay when you're casting lines or catching a panga ride across the lagoon. With roomy pockets, drawcord hem and a longer, trimmer body for more coverage and contemporary style. Details Made of an all-recycled polyester/nylon blend with 40-UPF sun protection Full-zip hooded jacket with zipper garage Hood has casual fit and a self-fabric drawcord Zippered pockets: two mesh-lined handwarmers with zipper garages Longer length adds coverage and more style 2.5-oz 57% all-recycled polyester/43% nylon with 40-UPF sun protection 235 g (8.3 oz) Made in Vietnam.

- Massey's Outfitters refers to the men's version