Breathable, lightweight, quick drying and abrasion resistant:
The North Face's
women's Horizon Becca Short has everything you need for warm weather adventure, plus plenty of pocket space.
- Quick drying
- Abrasion resistant
- bluesign approved
- UPF 30 sun protection
- Cargo Pocket
- Velcro closure rear pockets
- Stowaway pocket
Ultraviolet (UV) radiation is the invisible part of sunlight associated with suntans, sunburns, premature aging and skin cancer. The Ultraviolet Protection Factor (UPF) rating system measures the UV protection provided by the fabric. A garment with a UPF of 30 only allows one thirtieth of the UV radiation falling on the surface of the garment to pass through it. In other words, it blocks twenty-nine thirtieths or 96.6 percent of the UV radiation. Fiber selection, construction and finishes determine the level of UPF protection. Only covered areas are protected, and protection may be reduced if the fabric is wet or stretched, the garment has seen heavy use or after repeated launderings.
The North Face's rapidly growing engagement with bluesign technologies is the cornerstone of their efforts to drive improvements in their supply chain. The bluesign standard is a rigorous, independent system to ensure that factories address harmful chemicals at the fabric level and meet demanding requirements for consumer and worker safety, efficient resource use and environmental protection. The bluesign system also requires that mills meet the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA), the European REACH (Registration, Evaluation, and Authorisation of Chemicals) protocols and all other relevant requirements. The North Face has aggressive goals for increasing the percentage of bluesign approved fabric they develop each season and aim to convert 65% of their fabric to the bluesign standard by 2015. Their approach has always been to prioritize their high volume fabrics and largest suppliers to create the greatest and most immediate impact.