Maximized for a lighter environmental footprint, minimalized to perfection, Patagonia's Down Shirt exemplifies their less-is-more philosophy—100% recycled polyester shell and lining, 600-fill-power 100% Recycled Down (duck and goose down reclaimed from used down products) and essential pockets. That’s it.
Sure, there’s jumping jacks, the hot-water-bottle-against-the-belly trick and the time-honored partner spoon. But when you need a touch more warmth, our Down Shirt makes life easier. Its minimalist, pared-down design traps your heat with 600-fill-power 100% recycled down (reclaimed from used down products) inside a lightweight, windproof 100% recycled polyester shell with a DWR (durable water repellent) finish. The center-front zipper has an internal storm flap and chin guard, and the construction of the two external handwarmer pockets (set into the forward side seams) creates two internal drop-in pockets. The whole jacket stuffs into either outside pocket.
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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. Learn More
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Recycled Down is a mix of 600-fill-power goose and duck down reclaimed from cushions, bedding and other used items that can’t be resold. It is hypoallergenic and offers the identical performance benefits to virgin down.
There was already a market in Europe for recycled down and feathers, but it took some time before we found the perfect partners who were able to meet our high-quality standards; the legwork really paid off. Both the collector and the processor we partner with are family-owned and share our values for high quality and uncompromising performance.
Our demand for high-quality Recycled Down has already led to an increase in supply. As other apparel companies follow our lead, we expect their demand will boost down recycling in even more countries. By plucking some of our down (and associated fabrics) from the trash, we reduce discards; help expand and add value to the recycling stream; and more fully realize our mission to "build the best product, cause no unnecessary harm, and use business to inspire and implement solutions to the environmental crisis."
Patagonia's Down Shirt is a minimalist down jacket that provides warmth, windproof protection and has the usual great style for the hills or city streets.
This lightweight offering still has two good sized hand warmer pockets which the jacket can stuff into along with a high collar, elasticated cuffs and windproof shell so the jacket does a great job of keeping out the elements while keeping you warm. The small pack size and lightweight mean this is a great piece to throw in your pack for when you need it in the hills and mountains. However, this jacket does weigh more than some of the other super-light down jackets if weight is your main requirement.
Made with 100% recycled polyester shell and lining and 100% recycled duck and goose down this piece really does exemplify what Patagonia is all about and what they are trying to achieve. Top quality products that perform amazingly well outdoors with minimal impacts on the environment.
- Reviewed by Ultralight Outdoor Gear
(Unfortunately, we are unable to ship Patagonia products outside of the European Area (defined as the European Economic Area plus Switzerland and the UK))
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