Over the years, Patagonia has been honing their use of effective materials in their clothing design. They make use of natural materials which allow the regulation of temperature and moisture — this is something that synthetic materials cannot reproduce.
Patagonia just introduced this climber’s jacket, which has an outer fabric made of a blend of 77% hemp and 23% PCR (post-consumer recycled) polyester. It’s tough, but also soft and packable. The interior is made of fleece scraps collected from the cutting-room floor and woven together to create insulation. We’d like to see less synthetic in this jacket but they are on the right track. The jacket is priced at $175. :: Patagonia