Build the best product, cause no unnecessary harm, use business to inspire and implement solutions to the environmental crisis.
Our Reason for Being
Patagonia grew out of a small company that made tools for climbers. Alpinism remains at the heart of a worldwide business that still makes clothes for climbing – as well as for skiing, snowboarding, surfing, fly fishing, paddling and trail running. These are all silent sports. None require a motor; none deliver the cheers of a crowd. In each sport, reward comes in the form of hard-won grace and moments of connection between us and nature.
Our values reflect those of a business started by a band of climbers and surfers, and the minimalist style they promoted. The approach we take towards product design demonstrates a bias for simplicity and utility.
For us at Patagonia, a love of wild and beautiful places demands participation in the fight to save them, and to help reverse the steep decline in the overall environmental health of our planet. We donate our time, services and at least 1% of our sales to hundreds of grassroots environmental groups all over the world who work to help reverse the tide.
We know that our business activity – from lighting stores to dyeing shirts – creates pollution as a by-product. So we work steadily to reduce those harms. We use recycled polyester in many of our clothes and only organic, rather than pesticide-intensive, cotton.
Staying true to our core values during thirty-plus years in business has helped us create a company we're proud to run and work for. And our focus on making the best products possible has brought us success in the marketplace.
The Nano-Air revolution accelerates. The Nano-Air Light Hybrid Jacket delivers for high-exertion athletes and cool-weather missions by combining 40g FullRange insulation, a flyweight shell fabric and an airy, wicking knit for warm, stretchy, breathable performance.
Protection up front, breathability in the back. The Nano-Air Light Hybrid Jacket was created to put an end to the clam factor that often accompanies hefty aerobic effort in chilly temperatures and keep you at optimum operating temperature even on bad hair days. A light layer of warm, stretchy and breathable FullRange insulation (40g) is wrapped in a lightweight yet durable, 100% nylon ripstop shell with DWR (durable water repellent) finish for just the right amount of wind- and weather protection up front. Everywhere else, a super stretchy, airy waffle knit swiftly wicks moisture, controls odor and dissipates heat.
The best warmth for weight jacket we’ve ever built, the Micro Puff Hoody delivers ultralightweight, water-resistant, down-like warmth with PlumaFill synthetic insulation—a revolutionary featherlight down alternative.
The Micro Puff Hoody delivers the best warmth-to-weight ratio of any jacket we’ve ever created. This unprecedented combination of warmth, minimal weight, and compressibility—even when wet—offers the versatility of synthetic without compromising the benefits and feel of down. The revolutionary PlumaFill insulation (65-g 100% polyester) is featherlight and compressible, offering down-level warmth that still traps your heat when it’s wet. A nylon ripstop Pertex Quantum shell, with a DWR (durable water repellent) finish, blocks wind and snow. The garment’s design maximizes performance and minimizes useless fluff.
Patagonia have produced a range of super-light kit aimed primarily at trail running but it is so effective at keeping out the wind and rain or dealing with changing conditions that we feel it is suitable for most outdoor activities. From the wind and waterproof Storm Racer which weighs in at around 170g to the high-wicking, quick-drying Capilene Lightweight baselayer Patagonia caters for the weight conscious outdoor adventurer.