The ultimate eco-friendly brand, Patagonia was born on the Pacific coast of California. Founded by climber Yvon Chouinard, it quickly became a leader in the outdoor industry, manufacturing some of the best hiking and climbing clothing and equipment. Recognized for its involvement in the fight against climate change, Patagonia supports various environmental initiatives. A symbol of a new way of doing business, Patagonia is today a must in the outdoor world.


NetPlus: Patagonia reels in new, recycled materials

NetPlus: Patagonia reels in new, recycled materials

This spring, researchers discovered microplastics in human blood for the first time ever. Of the 22 anonymous donor samples analyzed in the study, 17 contained microplastics - just over...

NetPlus: Patagonia reels in new, recycled materials

This spring, researchers discovered microplastics in human blood for the first time ever. Of the 22 anonymous donor samples analyzed in the study, 17 contained microplastics - just over 80%. Microplastics, ever-present in our water, are now a part of our diet, as other studies have shown a presence of microplastics in the sea salt we use to season our meals. But the problem of plastic in our oceans is not a recent one. As much as 8.8 million tons of plastic are carelessly discarded into the sea every year. Recent studies estimate that there are around five thousand billion

Patagonia Wants You to Know How Your Clothes are Made

It’s no secret that the clothing industry produces a staggering amount of waste each year. Fast fashion and leftover material from textile production are two of the biggest reasons how the garment sector contributes to 10% of all annual pollution. For outdoor apparel brands whose business model relies upon producing clothing to get you from trail to peak, the question becomes; how do we balance our love for protecting the outdoors with the technical apparel needed to hike, camp, and climb? Patagonia is tipping the scales in the right direction. Patagonia believes that in order to protect the backcountry we

Gorpcore Trend 101: What is it & How to Adopt it

The Gorpcore trend owes its name to a hiker's primary source of energy: Good Ol' Raisins and Peanuts. Trail mix, in other words. The past few years have seen a massive influx of technical clothing into the wardrobes of streetwear enthusiasts, but more recently, it's been outdoor brands that have broken into the high-fashion market. Among others, we've seen renowned designers partner with Arc'teryx, The North Face, Salomon, Snow Peak and other industry leaders. Like many other trends, this one has been embraced by big-name celebrities, to the point where the style has found a niche in our culture. And

Battle of the Brands: Patagonia VS Arc’teryx

Like politics, people feel a strong sense of loyalty towards their favourite brands. This is perhaps no truer than among the outdoor community. For you, a brand is about much more than fashion—it’s a philosophy. And, unlike politics, a brand’s commitment to sustainability, fairness, performance, and quality actually mean something.In this article, we find out how Patagonia stacks up against Arc’teryx. After touching on their respective histories, sustainable practices, and social responsibility, we’ll review one of their flagship products. We’ll also evaluate each product across five metrics: durability, performance, style, price, and corporate responsibility.Let's dive in!Patagonia brand overviewArc'teryx brand overviewPatagonia

12 Eco-Friendly Clothing Brands Looking to the Future

Where our clothes come from is a question we ask ourselves more and more these days. It used to be taken for granted where (or how) our clothing was made. But today’s consumers, with the help of top outerwear brands, are educating themselves on what goes into making the latest technical shells, hiking boots, and other eco-friendly clothing. Adventurers want to know what materials their packs are made from, and skiers want to know where the down in their jacket comes from. After everything nature has given us, we need to do our best to conserve it.Outdoor brands have taken

Patagonia Down Sweater Review

Since 2008, the Patagonia Down Sweater  has been a brand icon. And not just among climbers and hikers. Commuters, city slickers, urban explorers, fashionistas, and the environmentally conscious have all remained loyal to the legendary garment. So what makes it so iconic? Besides its many top-notch features, the Down Sweater marked a drastic change in the lightweight jacket aesthetic, ushering in a new era of functional minimalist design and inspiring other outdoor companies to do the same. ShoeChaussureBagSacTentTente Patagonia Down Sweater Jacket Product Type Product Name Price: 0.00$ The Down Sweater may not the most ultralight down jacket on the

Growing a Revolution

Can agriculture save the planet? That’s what Patagonia believes. Patagonia is the outdoor company that’s made battling climate change their front line. Even their slogan states it: We’re in business to save the planet.   I certainly didn’t expect to find myself on a farm up to my elbows in earth, gardening with the precursors to an agricultural revolution. My impression of California was more of a place ravaged by years of withering drought and wildfires, an ironic twist to the supposed cornucopia of America. And yet it is in precisely this climate that Patagonia is working on their new project:

Patagonia Stretch Rainshadow Jacket Review

Patagonia - the name conjures a remote part of Argentina and incredible natural beauty. To the outdoor clothing industry, it represents an iconic brand logo of a mountain sunset, amazing clothing, and sustainability. Led by its founder Yvon Chouinard, the clothing company has promised 1% off all profits toward environmental causes. The company also doesn't sell Vests to finance bros, which is a plus. Patagonia's renowned apparel collection includes high-quality technical gear that ranges from casual styles to Gore-Tex shells for summiting alpine peaks. I had high expectations for the men's Stretch Rainshadow jacket as the brand has a reputation

The Ultimate Guide to Patagonia’s H2No® Performance Standard Shell

Patagonia’s H2No® Performance Standard ensures that each product that beholds this standard is backed by their Ironclad Guarantee to provide a high level of long-term performance. These products have met all the criteria within the H2No® Performance standard and have undergone the most rigorous testing within the industry. Shop Patagonia What is H2No® Performance Standard?At Patagonia, they have the H2No® Performance Standard as well as the H2No® Performance Standard Shell. The standard is as it sounds, a standard that consists of a series of criteria that products must reach in order to be considered completely waterproof, windproof and breathable.The H2No® Performance Standard Shell includes most Patagonia waterproof jackets

Patagonia Micro Puff Hooded Jacket Reviewed

Down or down-alternative jackets that are geared for shoulder season wear are incredibly versatile.  Compared to larger winter weight jackets, lighter jackets can be worn under shells more easily, and compress down to small sizes which makes them perfect for keeping in your pack on overnight trips.  Nothing beats finishing a long day on the trail, crawling into your tent with some warm dinner, and throwing on a puffy. Shop Patagonia Our review of this product The pros are: Length is great - long enough to not slide up when bending over or crouching Huge pockets on the outside Very

Discover Patagonia’s Fair Trade & Recycled Swimwear

Patagonia is well-known in the outdoor industry for their environmental initiatives and for the ways that they have adapted their brand in order to decrease their environmental impact. Their products are designed for those who appreciate the nature surrounding their favourite hobbies and sports and are aware of the impact that their actions may have on the environment. Something as simple as knowing where the fabrics and materials for the products you are wearing come from can have a large impact and Patagonia's fair trade and recycled swimwear is a great initiative. Shop Patagonia [caption id="" align="alignnone" width="2400"] *Left Photo By

Patagonia Men’s Better Sweater Jacket reviewed

  The first day I put this on it felt like a warm hug. A very comforting sensation as this was going to be my main sweater during a series of multi-day hikes through the Yukon. My first impression of comfort transferred well into the field and took the edge off of those Northern nights. Shop Patagonia Better Sweater Our review of this product 9 / 10 The pros are: Warm Comfortable Flexible Form-fitting The cons are: A bit heavy In regards to the aesthetic, I believe this sweater can work well in a casual setting but is best suited

Patagonia Men’s Lightweight Synchilla Snap-T Pull Over Reviewed

I had a Patagonia Synchilla fleece before, a long time ago.  It was a pull over like this one, in a green and blue colour that I liked very much.  It had a marsupial pouch in the front that I did not like very much, because aside from keeping my hands warm I couldn’t really put anything in it.  It also wasn’t very long and wearing a pack with it was a bit uncomfortable because the hem in the back would ride up and end up above my belt.  I ended up giving it to my brother, who still wears