Patagonia specializes in high quality, leading edge outerwear that looks as good as it performs. From alpine peaks to city streets for men women and kids, Patagonia makes shells, fleece and insulated jackets designed for serious outdoor pursuits.
Patagonia’s dedication to the best fabrics available and a their commitment to sustainably sourced materials, as well as recyclable clothing materials, sets them apart from the crowd when it comes to quality and an environmentally minded vision. Patagonia maintains the Common Threads Recycling Program where worn out outerwear can be returned and recycled to create new materials. A growing number of garments from Patagonia can now be recycled through this program. Look for the designation in the product descriptions. In addition, Patagonia is dedicated to using recycled content in many of their pieces. Combined with their dedication to publishing articles about environmental issue and supporting numerous environmental causes, Patagonia has set the bar for environmental responsibility through sustainable business practices.
Fleece is perhaps what first defined Patagonia outerwear, and today, Patagonia’s fleece jackets are the softest, lightest and warmest in the business. Their close relationship with Polartec® results in exclusive fleece fabrics like R1® and R2® and Polartec® Power Dry®. The R-series fleece is a technically advanced fleece that breathes incredibly well and is warmer and weighs less than comparable fleece products on the market. Whether you want a full-zip fleece jacket or a pullover fleece top, Patagonia makes the best.
Another signature category for Patagonia is their insulated sweaters, shells, and parkas. They make high quality insulated garments using synthetic and down insulations. Like their fleece products, Patagonia’s insulated pieces are some of the best available. Their use of high quality PrimaLoft® insulation like PrimaLoft® One creates some of the lightest and warmest synthetic puffies available. Their popular Nano Puff series shells are literally some the lightest, warmest and most versatile insulated pieces available.
Similarly, the 800-fill European goose down used in their down jackets creates high quality down coats designed for serious adventure. Many of their technical insulated garments feature 100% recycled polyester ripstop nylon fabrics. Combined with a durable water-resistant finish (DWR), you get superlight, windproof and water-resistant construction that is truly ready for any adventure.
Patagonia also makes numerous high quality waterproof and breathable shells for skiing, mountaineering and day-to-day wear. Their proprietary H2No® waterproof and breathable three-layer fabric offers excellent protection from the elements and a high level of breathability. Their various shells are designed with a no-nonsense, core-user approach. The result is straightforward, functional clothing that stays away from useless bells and whistles in favor of quality construction and true functionality.
Patagonia clothing stays true to its adventure roots, keeping in-the-field functionality at the top of the features list. And they carry this high quality construction mindset though out their product line. There is no second tier in the Patagonia line. Every jacket for men women, girls and boys is designed for serious adventure. Patagonia’s use of playful colors, clean and simple designs and athletic fit ensures that their gear looks as good as it performs.