The Long-Sleeved Island Hopper II is our classic tropical fishing shirt, with a relaxed fit and functional design for female anglers. Its lightweight, breathable and moisture-wicking 60% organic cotton/40% recycled polyester blend provides excellent ventilation for afternoons on the chase; it also dries quickly, resists wrinkling and washes easily with a quick dunk in the sink. Built for performance and casual comfort, the shirt features a single chest pocket with an invisible zip at the side, and a rear zippered fly-box and security pocket. Roll-up sleeve tabs allow you to easily regulate heat and sun exposure.
- Easy-care 60% organic cotton/40% recycled polyester blend
- Quick-drying fabric is highly breathable and comfortable
- Front chest pocket; rear zippered fly-box/security pocket
- Roll-up sleeve tabs
- 60% organic cotton/40% recycled polyester plain weave
- 204 g (7.2 oz)
In 1993, we adopted fleece into our product line made from post consumer recycled (PCR) plastic soda bottles. We were the first outdoor clothing manufacturer to do so. PCR® clothing was a positive step towards a more sustainable system – one that uses fewer resources, discards less and better protects people’s health.
Today, we’re able to utilize more sources for recycled polyester and offer it on more garments such as Capilene® baselayers, shell jackets, board shorts, and fleece. We now recycle used soda bottles, unusable manufacturing waste, and worn out garments (including our own) into polyester fibers to produce many of our clothes.
Using recycled polyester lessens our dependence on petroleum as a raw material source, curbs discards and reduces toxic emissions from incinerators.
In 1996, with an increased awareness of the dangers of pesticide use and synthetic fertilizers in growing conventional cotton, we began the exclusive use of organically grown cotton in all of our cotton products.
The quality of organic cotton is equal to or better than conventionally grown cotton, yet organically grown methods support biodiversity and healthy ecosystems, improve the quality of soil and often use less water. Growing organically takes more time, requires more knowledge and skill, and, for now, costs more. But it’s worth it.
To ensure we are buying cotton that is organic as defined by the USDA’s National Organic Program, we require numerous certificates issued by an accredited third-party certification body for every step of the supply chain, from farm to factories.