A must-have for a seasoned hiker – the Saxon Long Sleeve’s Dri-Release® fabric blend offers permanent moisture management that won’t wash out over time and FreshGuard® to curb odor. Forward shoulder seams and flat-locked seams reduce the dreaded rub on this soft and lightweight trail-happy shirt.
UPF stand for Ultraviolet Protection Factor. Clothing can protect you from the sun's ultraviolet rays. It all depends on the fiber content, weave, weight of fabric and color.
SPF stands for the Sun Protection Factor, most commonly associated with sunscreen. This measures the amount of time it takes for skin to burn.
UPF on the other hand stands for Ultraviolet Protection Factor, which is a measure of the amount of UV radiation that penetrates a fabric and reaches your skin. For example, a fabric rated with a UPF of 20 will allow only 1/20th of the sun's UV rays to pass through.
Marmot UPF fabrics come in UPF 20, 25, 30, 35, 45 & 50.
Wearing a UPF fabric would greatly reduce your exposure to UV rays, (where it covers your body).
Dark colors and tight weaves will have higher UPF ratings. As well, nylons and polyesters are better than plain cotton because they reflect radiation.
drirelease with FreshGuard® is a moisture-transport system built into the yarn that delivers everlasting wicking that won't wash out.
drirelease with FreshGuard® wicks moisture by moving liquid away from skin and pushing it to the outside of the fabric. FreshGuard® is embedded in the fabric eliminating odors and stopping the attraction of odor-causing bacteria.
drirelease® fabric dries quickly, in fact it dries 4x faster than cotton making it energy saving because your drirelease® garment will spend less time in the dryer. And because no harmful chemicals are used, drirelease® is environmentally friendly.
A patented blend of 85-90% hydrophobic/synthetic ("water-hating") fibers
10-15% natural/hydrophilic ("water-loving") fibers
Why do we encourage proper care of our clothing and gear?
Because you have invested in (or are thinking about investing in) one of the most technically advanced pieces of apparel or equipment you'll ever own and we want to make sure you have the information you need to protect and care for your purchase. Proper care assures you will optimize the performance of your Marmot product and maximize its service-life.