VIM Short 50610 Team Red

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Product Description

A lightweight soft shell short with four-way stretch and a wicking waistband, the VIM Short is the hiker’s MVP. The abrasion-resistant fabric has a water-repelling finish and rated sun protection. Quick to dry, the VIM fits comfortably with a pack.
Feature List
Abrasion Resistant Nylon
Bluesign Approved Fabric
Lightweight Durable 4-way Stretch Performance Nylon Fabric
Ultraviolet Protection Factor (UPF) 40
Durable Water-Resistant Finish (DWR)
4-Way Stretch for Increased Mobility
Zipper Secure Side Pocket
DriClime® Interior Waistband for Added Comfort
Main Materials
Softshell Double Weave 86% Nylon, 14% Elastane 5.1 oz/yd
Regular Fit
0lbs 9.17oz (260g)

What is it?

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.

So what's the difference between UPF and SPF?

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.

What are the benefits of this technology?

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.
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.

Clothing Care

Machine Wash Cold
With Like Colors
Gentle Cycle
Powdered Detergent
Do Not Use Fabric Softeners
Do Not Bleach
Tumble Dry Low
Remove Promptly
Cool Iron When Needed
Do Not Dry Clean

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