American outdoor sportswear brand Patagonia has long been committed to keeping the environment protected while ALSO developing leading technologies for outdoor wear. Patagonia recently presented various jackets under the theme of “Warm When It Matters”, and each is suitable for different weather conditions. What is common in all these jackets is the use of recycled materials for the fabrics, as well as Fair Trade-certified sewing.
The Frozen Range Parka is one of the warmest jackets from Patagonia, if not the most. It’s insulated with 700-fill-power 100% recycled down, while the 2-layer 100% recycled polyester GORE-TEX shell is waterproof and breathable, and the lining has been treated with a durable water repellent finish, so even in wet-weather conditions, the thermal functionality of the jacket is not compromised. The adjustable, fixed snorkel hood, storm cuffs, handwarmer pockets, and full front zip design all ensure maximum warmth and protection. The Frozen Range 3-in-1 Parka offers similar excellent functionality but can be worn as a waterproof shell, an insulated jacket, or an insulated parka.
The Tres 3-in-1 Parka can also be worn in multiple ways. The H2No Performance Standard shell is made of 2-layer recycled polyester, the shell lining and the zip-out shell are treated with DWR, and the insulation is supported by 700-fill-power 100% recycled down. The hood is removable, and both the shell and the zip-out jacket features various pockets.
The DAS Light Hoody is a good alternative for those who prefer wearing synthetic insulation. The ultra lightweight, water-resistant hoody is filled with 100% recycled polyester PlumaFill that offers down-like warmth, as well as excellent warm-when-wet performance of synthetic insulation. Lastly, the Nano Puff Jacket and Vest are the go-tos for less chilly weather. The 100% post-consumer recycled polyester insulation found in the Nano Puff styles is now made with P.U.R.E. (Produced Using Reduced Emissions) technology, which reduces carbon emissions when compared to conventional production methods.