I know that it’s mid July, and that it’s freaking hot out, but I had to write about Patagonia’s new Nano Puff® Hybrid Jacket. A combination of two of their best sellers, the Nano Puff® Jacket and iconic R2® fleece, this hybrid jacket brings the best of both worlds together. The weather-shedding qualities of the Nano Puff insulation at the top offers warmth and protection to crucial body areas while the breathable R2 fleece offers comfort and flexibility for cold-weather activity. This jacket is just further proof that Patagonia continues to be innovative in their designs and responsive to what their customers need. I hope this post helped you all mentally cool off and think about the winter sports you can’t wait to jump back into some months down the road.
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My respect for Patagonia doubled when I discovered their new Common Threads Initiative. It takes a bold, honest, and moral company to encourage their customers not to buy new product from them more often. Instead of just being reactive by recycling, Patagonia encourages their loyal customers to consume less. Repair and reuse product until you’ve exhausted it, then recycle it. And considering the quality of Patagonia’s goods, wearing, say, their Retro-X fleece to the ground will take a lot longer than you might think. Patagonia partnered with eBay to create the Common Threads Initiative store where you can sell or buy used Patagonia gear. Take a moment and pledge to join the Common Threads Initiative and the next time you need a fleece, shell, or fishing waders, head to the shop on eBay first before heading to the store.
Patagonia recently released their new Fly Fishing 2011 digital catalog and my oh my, does it make me and my boyfriend (an avid fisherman) ache to get ourselves out of the city and into our waders. Patagonia has worked with fabric mills around the world to source the best fabrics and develop them into the durable and trustworthy fly fishing products we know and love. What’s commendable, not only of this collection but of the entire brand, is that Patagonia seeks out the feedback of their core users to ensure the functionality and quality of their products. Check out some of our favorites from the 2011 collection above. We hope to grabs some of our picks before some long overdue fishing on the Mettawee and Battenkill near my home in Southern Vermont this Spring.