Men's RØ® Sun Shirt

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How cool is this shirt? Let's just say the last guy that wore one was seen all day.

We've all been there. "Hey (fill in your name here), let's go to the beach today! I've heard it's supposed to be sunny." Two hours later you feel like a french fry. That plain cotton tee you were wearing didn't stop any of the UV rays beating down and you're forced to cut the day short and head home to bathe in aloe. If you'd only been wearing Patagonia's  RØ Sun Shirt you wouldn't have missed getting to try out that new SUP your friend just bought at West Marine. Lightweight and loose-fitting, this all-purpose shirt not only keeps you cooler, it stops almost all the damaging sunlight from reaching your skin and it has Polygiene® permanent odor control so you'll get invited to the parties that night as well. Did we also mention how good you'll feel knowing that the fabric is certified as bluesign® approved and sewn at a Fair Trade Certified™ factory? (Explained in detail below.) 4.6-oz., 94% polyester (35% recycled)/6% spandex jersey. Imported.

The Design

By utilizing a loose-fitting cut, this shirt promotes cooling airflow over your skin. The self-fabric crewneck rests lightly on your skin, and in combination with the set-in sleeves, ensures chafe-free, next-to-skin comfort that travels well.

The Fabric

The RØ Sun Shirt is made from a lightweight blend of partially recycled polyester and spandex jersey that helps reduce our need for petroleum to make raw materials and cuts landfill and incinerator waste.

50+ UPF

This shirt features a sun protection rating of 50+ UPF (Ultraviolet Protection Factor), which means only 1/50th of the sun's UV rays that fall on the surface will pass through and reach your skin. The sun protection is built-in so, unlike messy sunscreen, it won't wear off or need to be reapplied throughout the day. 

Polygiene® Odor Control

Polygiene permanently protects your garments from smelling like those running shoes you left closed up in your gym bag for a week. Although sweat itself is odorless, it creates the conditions that bacteria need to multiply, and some of those bacteria produce odors. Polygiene permanent odor control stops the growth of the odor-causing bacteria on the fabric, so you can wear your shirt more and wash it less. Polygiene-treated products can be washed at lower temperatures and washed less often, because they can be worn several times between launderings. This is significant because energy and water used to wash and dry garments at home is a major contributor to water use, energy use, and greenhouse gas emissions over the lifetime of a garment. The useful lifetime of your shirt is diminished with bacteria and repeated laundering. The Polygiene treatment adds life to your shirt so you don't need to buy a new one as often.

Fair Trade Certified™ Sewing

What makes a factory Fair Trade Certified? Rigorous standards for health and safety, respect for the environment, no child or forced labor, maternity and paid leave, community empowerment and additional money back to workers. Patagonia pays a premium for every Fair Trade Certified item that carries their label. That extra money goes directly back to the factory workers, and they decide how to spend it. They can allocate it as a cash bonus, use it for a collective social investment or both.

bluesign® Approved

bluesign technologies, based in Switzerland, works at each step in the textile supply chain to approve chemicals, processes, materials and products that are safe for the environment, safe for workers and safe for the end customers. Fabric that is certified as bluesign approved offers the highest level of consumer safety by employing methods and materials in its manufacture that conserves resources and minimizes impacts on people and the environment.

Key Features

  • Partially recycled polyester/spandex blend fabric for reduced environmental impact
  • 50+ UPF sun protection so you can stay out longer
  • Polygiene® permanent odor control for extended wear
  • Lightweight, loose-fitting cut promotes cooling airflow over your skin
  • Fair Trade Certified sewing provides extra money for factory workers
  • bluesign approved fabric offers the highest level of consumer safety
  • Crewneck style with self-fabric neck and set-in sleeves to eliminate chafing


Men's RØ® Sun Shirt

Name Value
Best Use Casual
Paddle Boarding
Care Machine Wash Cold, Do Not Bleach, Tumble Dry Low, Cool Iron
Fit Regular/Relaxed
Material 94% Polyester/6% Elastane
Pattern Graphic
Sleeve Length Short Sleeve
Style Crew Neck
Technologies Sun Protection
Sun Protection UPF 50+


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