Protect what you love With the environmental crisis looming before us, what can we do? Get out of bed and do something about it. We all know that the planet is in dire trouble. An
That’s why grassroots activism at the local level
extinction crisis, climate change and the general
is critical and why Patagonia supports many knowl-
breakdown of ecological systems is occurring on a
edgeable, impassioned local citizens in groups that
global scale. You don’t have to be a scientist to recog-
work to protect land and water systems. Many have
nize record-breaking heat, hundred-year fl oods two
fewer than five full-time employees and severely limited
years in a row, severe drought or degraded soils.
resources, but they are effective precisely because they
We know intellectually how bad things are, but
are so rooted in the community. This is the time to
the truth is most of us are not affected directly by
engage and work elbow to elbow with our neighbors, to
these events in our daily lives, and so the crisis can
protect the quality of all life in the place we call home.
feel far away. Not true for the ice-core paleoclimatol-
We’ve learned from the grassroots groups we
ogist crunching numbers, the commercial fi sherman
support all over the world that when people see harm
who knows the cod have crashed or the farmers who
done in their home territory, they act. And the more
don’t recognize weather patterns for their crops
each of us acts, the more we see just how much dif-
anymore. It’s real to the climber on Kilimanjaro
ference one action makes when followed by another.
who sees just how far the glacier has retreated, or
That is a seed that takes root but also carries on
to parents who live near a fracking site and read in a lab report what chemicals are now in the blood of their kids. The crisis is in our backyard and each of us has to get out of bed and do something about it.
the wind. We can all name places we feel most ourselves. A backyard. A favorite surf spot. A sandstone tower. But no matter where we may call home, that home is in trouble and it’s up to every one of us to act. Jenny Abegg on Sister Superior. Castle Valley, Utah. Forest Woodward
The instinct to protect beloved places has no ecological boundaries. Across North America wild lands—desert, rainforest, mountains—are under threat from privitization, development, extractive industries and overuse. Many areas, even those already designated as national monuments, face uncertain futures, yet across the continent the people who love these places are finding ways to respond. Clockwise from left: The Free the Snake flotilla at Lower Granite Dam on the Snake River, Washington (Ben Moon); Basin and Range National Monument, Nevada (Tyler Roemer); Quinault Gorge, Olympic Peninsula, Washington (Thomas O’Keefe); the Susitna River, Alaska (Travis Rummel); Bears Ears National Monument, Utah (Isaiah Branch-Boyle); Amboy Crater, Mojave Trails National Monument, California (Bob Wick, Bureau of Land Management). At right: Loose, scary and beautiful: Peter Vintoniv and Karl Freytag set off on the north face of Tides of Mind. Valley of the Gods, Bears Ears National Monument, Utah. Andrew Burr
We tried everything and came up with nothing.
The Micro Puff ™ Hoody Our lightest, most packable insulated jacket ever It took us nearly a decade to reimagine insulation, but we’re pretty happy with the result—a jacket as impressively warm, light and packable as down, but that stays warm even when wet. Through a unique combination of PlumaFill synthetic insulation and a patent-pending construction technique that prevents shifting, clumping and cold spots, we’ve combined the efficiencies of down with the versatility of synthetic to develop an insulation piece with the best warmth for its weight of anything we’ve ever created.
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Previous: Troy Swanson, Andrew Findlay and Graeme Marshall carry on to the Northeast Ridge, even though they no longer see the point. Bugaboo Spire, British Columbia, Canada. Steve Ogle Right: Colin Haley layers up for a cold ascent in the central Alaska Range. Mikey Schaefer
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NEW Micro Puff ™ Hoody The Micro Puff ™ Hoody was made for days when you need one jacket to do it all—for start-stop activities in cold climates, when space in your pack is crucial and temperature changes inevitable. Using strands of heat-trapping, ultrafine synthetic filaments, along with an innovative construction technique, we’ve combined the best qualities of down and synthetic insulation. You’ll never again have to ask the question: Which jacket should I pack? Imported.
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NEW Pluma Jacket Protective construction in a lightweight, durable, packable GORE-TEX® Pro™ hard shell As reliable as a good climbing partner, this apex alpine shell was engineered to move and handles even the most unsavory conditions— think screaming barfies, spindrift and disorienting storms—pitch after pitch. The face fabric is 100% recycled, making it one of the first technical pieces in our line with this feature. Imported.
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Previous: Colin Haley packs up base camp after a groundbreaking solo of Begguya, the third highest peak in the Alaska Range. Mikey Schaefer
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Women’s Pluma Jacket
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Left: Anne Gilbert Chase mixes business with pleasure on Super Domo. El Chaltén, Patagonia, Argentina. Jason Thompson
Waterproof Alpine Shells Bomber outer layers for the biggest objectives When handling variable conditions in the mountains, the last thing you want to be thinking about is whether you brought the right jacket. Our line of alpine shells elegantly handles the move-and-stop cycle of alpine climbing, while keeping weight to a minimum and protection to a maximum. Imported.
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Next page: Caroline Gleich sporting an epic grin (trust us) on an epic day. Big Cottonwood Canyon, Utah. Mike Schirf
Stretch Nano Storm
A breathable, durable, lightweight combination of unrestricted movement and protection for the worst conditions
A belay parka plus waterproof storm shell to buffer blowing, wet and cold conditions
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A one-jacket quiver with a waterproof/breathable 3-layer GORE-TEX® fabric to keep you protected on exposed belay ledges and mixed wind and snow conditions
SKI + SNOWBOARD
Extended Play Forty-fi ve years of trying to lessen our environmental footprint has taught us that sometimes the simplest solution has the biggest impact. On average, people keep a piece of clothing for just three years, yet the materials and processes of making any new garment are hugely costly to the planet. The most effective way to reduce the environmental footprint of your clothes is to keep them in use longer (by you or someone else). In fact, wearing your gear out and fi xing it is one of the most radical things you can do. We make clothes that last. But if your Patagonia garment finally gives out, send it back to us. We’ll fix it at our repair facility (the largest of its kind in North America), or we’ll teach you how to fix it so that it stays in play for a long, long time. wornwear.com/repairs
Now lighter and more packable than ever, the PowSlayer Jacket is our pinnacle backcountry piece, providing the highest level of longwearing stormproof performance available. This season, it features a GORE-TEX® Pro™ fabric package with a 100% recycled nylon face, with zero loss in performance. Imported.
Women’s PowSlayer Jacket $699.00 I 30313 I XS-XL I Regular fit I 521 g (18.4 oz)
Men’s PowSlayer Jacket $699.00 I 30305 I XS-XL I Regular fit I 547 g (19.3 oz)
Helmet-compatible, 2-way-adjustable hood has a laminated visor for optimal visibility; discreet, easyto-operate Cohaesive® embedded cord locks in the hood and hem eliminate loose ends.
A re-engineered pattern minimizes bulk, for a perfectly articulated fi t.
The right pockets in the right places: two zippered chest (one has secure media pocket with cable routing); two handwarmers; one arm pocket for a pass or small items; two internal drop-in and one internal stash.
Lightweight, packable GORE-TEX® Pro fabric delivers the best available waterproof/ breathable and windproof storm protection— now with a 100% recycled nylon face fabric. A DWR (durable water repellent) finish beefs up durability and helps prevent wet-out.
Low-profile, fully adjustable powder skirt has a webbing loop to connect to any Patagonia Snow pants and holds tight for deep sessions.
MEN’S SKI + SNOWBOARD
Stay Out Longer Your kit is your protection from the elements, your temperature regulation system and your best ally for staying out longer. Layer up for a custom snow system that works as hard as you do. Imported.
Nano-Air ® Hoody $299.00 I 84365 I XS-XXL I Slim fit I 396 g (14 oz)
Snowshot Pants $199.00 I 30689 I XS-XXL I Regular fit I 677 g (23.9 oz)
Powder Town Beanie $39.00 I 29187 I One size I 172 g (6.1 oz)
SnowDrifter 20L $129.00 I 48190 I 952 g (2 lbs 1.6 oz)
Capilene® Midweight Zip-Neck $69.00 I 44446 I XS-XXL I Slim fit I 212 g (7.5 oz)
Hestra® Wakayama Gloves $140.00 I 30720 I 8-11 I 198 g (7 oz)
Snowshot Jacket $299.00 I 30942 I XS-XXL I Regular fit I 830 g (29.3 oz)
WOMEN’S SKI + SNOWBOARD
Glade Beanie $29.00 I 28886 I One size I 82 g (2.9 oz)
Powder Bowl Jacket $399.00 I 31407 I XS-XL I Regular fit I 785 g (27.7 oz)
Centered Bra $49.00 I 32065 I XS-XL I Formfit ting I 69 g (2.5 oz) Crosstrek™ Bottoms $99.00 I 23865 I XS-XL I Formfit ting I 209 g (7.4 oz)
Down Sweater $229.00 I 84683 I XXS-XL I Regular fit I 345 g (12.2 oz)
Powder Bowl Pants $299.00 I 31432 I XS-XL I Regular fit I 640 g (22.6 oz)
Capilene® Midweight Crew $59.00 I 44436 I XXS-XL I Slim fit I 161 g (5.7 oz) 23
D O W N I N S U L AT I O N
Traceable Down Insulation
Down Sweater Goldilocks warmth and compressibility for just about anything
Women’s Down Sweater $229.00
Women’s Down Sweater Vest $179.00
Men’s Down Sweater Vest $179.00
84683 I XXS-XL I Regular fit I 345 g (12.2 oz)
84628 I XXS-XL I Regular fit I 221 g (7.8 oz)
84622 I XS-XXL I Regular fit I 277 g (9.8 oz)
Lightweight, compressible, resilient warmth for cold, dry conditions As of 2017 our entire line of down products contains either recycled or
are not force-fed or live-plucked. Our Traceable Down Standard
traceable plumes. Our virgin down (used in all styles shown here) is traced
is the highest animal welfare assurance in the apparel industry. Imported.
from parent farm to apparel factory to help ensure the birds that supply it
Fitz Roy Down
Warmer than the Down Sweater and ideal for transitions from cool to cold
Lightweight and toasty when weight, packability and warmth matter most
For cold bivies and uncompromisingly frigid conditions
Women’s Hi-Loft Down Sweater Hoody $279.00
Men’s Ultralight Down Jacket $299.00
Men’s Fitz Roy Down Jacket $349.00
84907 I XS-XL I Regular fit I 464 g (16.4 oz)
84757 I XS-XXL I Regular fit I 269 g (9.5 oz)
84586 I XS-XXL I Regular fit I 487 g (17.2 oz)
SKI + SNOWBOARD
Crosstrek Collection Polartec® Power Stretch® fleece for the in-between moments The best technical midlayers do it all. Our new Crosstrek collection was styled to be more casual-looking than the Regulator ® series, but supports a full range of activities, from breezy to burly. Imported.
Anne Gilbert Chase gets pampered at the local salon. Garhwal Himalayas, India.
Men’s Crosstrek™ 1/4-Zip
Women’s Crosstrek™ Hoody
$119.00 I 23830 I XS-XL I Regular fit I 337 g (11.9 oz)
$169.00 I 23795 I XS-XL I Regular fit I 394 g (13.9 oz)
women’s available online
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BY LUKE NELSON
Out of Breath From the runners to the volunteers serving blueberry pancakes and bacon at 4 a.m., everyone wanted to be involved for reasons so much bigger than just racing another race. In the past few years, Utah has logged
in the country, 100 or so runners gath-
a few dollars to a cause in your own
some of the worst air-quality days in
ered at the Church Fork trailhead for the
backyard can make a big difference on a
the country. But a group of local run-
fi rst offi cially organized event that now
ners aim to change that. The air in Salt
consists of 6-,12- and 24-hour variations
Wel l over 4 0 0 laps were r u n on
Lake City is getting hard to bre athe. On
of quad-busting, lung-bursting ascent,
the peak, adding up to nearly 1.2 mil-
certain days, the brown, acrid-smelling
all in the name of better air. I jumped
lion vertical feet of ascent. The money
haze that hangs over the Wasatch Front
into the 6-hour version and completed
raised— close to $8,000 —is currently
is so bad that residents are told to stay
five laps before changing into warm
being used to lobby Utah lawmakers to
inside and exercising is an antithetical
clothes and sticking around to volunteer,
clean up the air.
which was extraordinarily motivating on
But people still fi nd ways to do it.
My good friend and local ultrarun-
From the runners to the volunteers
ner is one of them. A few years ago Jared
serving blueberry pancakes and bacon at
was spending so much time trying to get
4 a.m., everyone wanted to be a part of
in long runs above the inversions in the
Running Up For Air for reasons so much
valley that he partnered with Breathe
bigger than just racing another race. At
Utah, a nonprofi t working on air quality
one point, photographer Andrew Burr
issues, in order to do something about
even traded his camera for a bib and
he balances his many roles as physician
it. He pledged to spend a day running
headed out into the night.
assistant, Patagonia trail running ambas-
3 , 0 0 0 fe e t up a nd t hen back dow n
U n l i ke a ny t h i n g I ’ve e ve r b e e n
Grandeur Peak, and to donate money for
a par t of, Running Up For A ir is all
each lap. He recruited a group of friends
ab o u t t h e s m a l l s t e p s t h at l e a d t o
to join him, and though informal at fi rst,
change. Summiting the peak is as sim-
Running Up For Air was born.
ple as putting one foot in front of the
On Februar y 11, 2017, just days
other, but those small steps accomplish
after Utah recorded the worst air quality
a much larger objective. Just as pledging
Luke Nelson spent his childhood wandering the mountains, but it wasn’t until he agreed to a really bad bet, which involved a marathon, that he found running. He relies on long mountain runs for his everyday connection to the natural world as
sador, race director, husband and father (not necessarily in that order).
Well above Salt Lake City’s inversion layer, Luke Nelson burns off a few blueberry pancakes and raises a few dollars for clean air. Grandeur Peak, Wasatch Mountains, Utah. Andrew Burr
NEW Slope Runner Shirt Seamless movement for the long haul When it comes to adding more miles to your legs, the last thing you want is more stuff to deal with. Maximal minimalism is key. The Slope Runner Shirt is light, supple and seamless. And because men and women sweat differently, we’ve vented the gender-specific styles for maximum cooling. Imported.
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Women’s Long-Sleeved Slope Runner Shirt $69.00 I 23965 I XS-XL I Slim fit I 116 g (4.1 oz)
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Jenn Shelton threads through sun and shadow in the 13-miles of Buckskin Gulch, the longest slot canyon in the world. Paria Canyon-Vermilion Cliffs Wilderness, Utah and Arizona. Ken Etzel
MEN’S TRAIL RUNNING
Only a Little Bit Lost One of the best things about trail running is leaving room for interpretation. That boulder-scrambly ridge traverse in the distance? Probably worth a detour. An invitation for a 20-miler shortly after ski season? Probably worth doing. This applies to your gear as well. Our trail running collection offers the full spectrum so you can prepare for the intentionally unexpected. Imported.
Airshed Pullover $119.00 I 24190 I XS-XL I Slim fit I 104 g (3.7 oz)
Nine Trails Shorts $65.00 I 57600 I XS-XL I Regular fit I 218 g (7.7 oz)
Duckbill Trucker Hat $35.00 I 28755 I One size I Adjustable fit I 82 g (2.9 oz)
Strider Shorts - 7" $55.00 I 24648 I XS-XL I Regular fit I 99 g (3.5 oz)
Long-Sleeved Slope Runner Shirt $69.00 I 23960 I XS-XL I Slim fit I 153 g (5.4 oz)
Houdini® Jacket $99.00 I 24141 I XS-XL I Slim fit I 102 g (3.6 oz)
Capilene® Lightweight T-Shirt $39.00 I 45651 I XS-XXL I Slim fit I 76 g (2.7 oz)
WOMEN’S TR AIL RUNNING
Long-Sleeved Slope Runner Shirt $69.00 I 23965 I XS-XL I Slim fit I 116 g (4.1 oz)
Borderless Tights $99.00 I 24000 I XS-XL I Formfitting I 195 g (6.9 oz)
Duckbill Cap $29.00 I 28816 I One size I Adjustable fit I 62 g (2.2 oz)
Active Compression Bra $55.00 I 32070 I XS-XL I Formfitting I 82 g (2.9 oz)
R1® Pullover $129.00 I 40118 I XXS-XL I Slim fit I 279 g (9.9 oz)
Strider Pro Shorts - 2½" $65.00 I 24656 I XXS-XL I Regular fit I 93 g (3.3 oz)
Houdini® Jacket $99.00 I 24146 I XS-XL I Slim fit I 93 g (3.3 oz) 33
B A S E L AY E R
Capilene® Lightweight For the gnarliest temperature transitions This versatile baselayer collection does double duty under ski gear while touring, but plays just as well as a nimble trail-running top. Made from our lightest-weight, fastest-drying polyester, Capilene Lightweight layers breathe easily, wick moisture and control odor, wear after wear. Imported.
Key details — Smooth face for easy layering — Polygiene® permanent odor control — Offset shoulder seams to prevent chafing under pack straps — Underarm gussets to allow for range of motion while poling or running
Previous: Madaleine Sorkin faces Excommunication. Castle Valley, Utah. Jeremiah Watt
Women’s Capilene® Lightweight Crew
Men’s Capilene® Lightweight Zip-Neck
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Left: Dylan Johnson, cornered. Romantic Warrior, The Needles, California. Bernd Zeugswetter
MEN’S ROCK CLIMBING
Sending Temps Autumn is the season for projects, redpoints and sticky slopers. Our climbing collection was designed to keep you out until you’re working moves by headlamp. Imported.
Crosstrek™ Jacket $149.00 I 23810 I XS-XL I Regular fit I 402 g (14.2 oz)
Fitz Roy Hex Trucker Hat $29.00 I 38185 I One size I Mid crown I 90 g (3.2 oz)
Short-Sleeved Nine Trails Shirt $45.00 I 23470 I XS-XL I Slim fit I 133 g (4.7 oz)
Capilene® Daily Graphic T-Shirt
UPF $39.00 I 45286 I XS-XXL I Regular fit I 121 g (4.3 oz)
Cragsmith Pack 35L $129.00 I 48055 I S/M, L/XL I 1,048 g (2 lbs 5 oz) Venga Rock Pants $79.00 I 83080 I 28-40/even + 31, 33, 35 Regular fit I 354 g (12.5 oz)
Baggies™ Longs - 7" $49.00 I 58033 I XS-XXL I Regular fit I 209 g (7.4 oz)
WOMEN’S ROCK CLIMBING
R3® Hoody $199.00 I 25708 I XXS-XL I Regular fit I 428 g (15.1 oz)
Airshed Pullover $119.00 I 24195 I XXS-XL I Slim fit I 93 g (3.3 oz)
Femme Fitz Roy Interstate Hat $29.00 I 38145 I One size I Mid crown I 87 g (3.1 oz)
Lightweight Black Hole™ Cinch Pack 20L $79.00 I 49040 I 479 g (1 lb 0.9 oz)
Fleur Tank $49.00 I 54932 I XS-XL I Regular fit I 110 g (3.9 oz)
Baggies™ Shorts - 5" $49.00 I 57057 I XXS-XL I Relaxed fit I 147 g (5.2 oz)
Latticeback Tank $59.00 I 54770 I XS-XL I Slim fit I 158 g (5.6 oz)
RPS Rock Pants $89.00 I 83075 I 0-14/even I Regular fit I 274 g (9.7 oz) 39
BY KELLY CORDES
Short Guy Chooses Night Skiing Over Cyanide Pill A crisp snap echoes in the night as I lock into my bindings. Somehow, that tiny motion, that tiny sound, reminds me that joy and concern are not mutually exclusive. Off go the interwebs. Radio, too. The Kelly is cooked. Media headlines, rants and imaginary arguments spin through my mind. The ever-falling sky clouded/consumed/swallowed/devoured
Liberal Snowfl ake Deigns Self to Humor in Troubled Times. I giggle and park at the trailhead, then step out and stare into the darkness.
round a bend and between the trees I see a fl ash. Then another. Headlamps. They’re several hundred feet above me on a long, steep slope. I ski closer and yahoo. The headlamps turn. They yell
my day in doom and gloom. Now I’m grumpy,
God how I love the stars, the sound of silence
damn it, and, like boxers, rappers and bad poli-
and the illusion of universal stillness in the night
ticians, I’m referring to myself in the third person.
sky. I am so small. The world is so old. Sometimes
“No,” I yell, “I’m trying to get some mileage
I rise and mumble something that rhymes with
involuntary laughter escapes from me, simple
in, gonna continue to blahblahblah and back. You
amusement at the complexity and improbability of
guys wanna join me for some flat, boring skinning?”
“duck lit.” As I grab my skis, my incessantly nattering
back. Friends. Warmth rises in my chest. They ask if I’m coming up. I pause.
Brief pause. I picture their faces. In the quiet
narrator taunts me: How dare you fiddle while
A crisp snap echoes in the night as I lock into
beneath the stars I wonder if they’re frightened,
Rome burns? The Kelly fi res back: Shut your
my bindings. Somehow, that tiny motion, that
intimidated, don’t want to be shown up. Is it The
tiny sound, reminds me that joy and concern are
Kelly’s extreme skiing moves? “No!”
I pause in the doorway. The day’s last light
not mutually exclusive. But sometimes I wonder:
fl ickers along the skyline of Rocky Mountain
The voting, marching, the countless letters to
Real Skiers Opt Out of Plodding with Short Guy.
National Park. Maybe I should make a marg.
my representatives, the money I’ve donated, is it
An hour later, I’ve returned for another lap.
Save gas. Global warming, you ruinous rube.
enough? The Kelly slips back in: not even close. I
I round another bend and see another fl ash, this
But it’s cold, and if I stay I’ll keep the heat on.
parry: OK, I’ll start a Kickstarter for my climbing
time far in the distance and far below. I watch as
More fossil fuels. You are part of the problem.
expedition to Asia to raise awareness for the kids.
headlights bob and weave in rhythm, like fi refl ies
Double damn it.
Chuckle. Yesss. #bestideaever.
dancing in the dark. They’re too far to hear, but
I dance a jitterbug half-step on the porch. Park, booze, park, booze? Out of cyanide pills, the park it is.
I put in earphones to override my internal chatter. Lately I’ve been listening to Leonard
I know they’re laughing and smiling. It makes me smile, too.
Cohen’s last album, practically on loop. I fi rst
My mushy gray matter molds alternative head-
heard it two weeks before his death, in early
lines, fi rst shaped by my snarky side: Secret Tapes
November of last year, and I haven’t stopped since.
While Kelly Cordes is determined to be less grumpy
Show Satan Saving Puppy Dog. Conscientious
I begin to move, gliding across a long, easy
and (maybe) less of a hermit, he claims he can’t do
Earth Goddess Revealed as Pro Wrestling Fan. I
trail of snow. Cohen’s aging, tired, raspy voice
laugh for the fi rst time all day.
delivers another beautiful, dark, haunting verse
Random clips continue on the drive: God Busted for Littering His Cheeseburger Wrapper. That’s blasphemous. Jesus Shaves. David Sedaris rip-off.
anything about his stature or his skiing.
from one of his poems. A couple of hours in, fi nally I’m traveling light, and I turn off the music and listen to the silence. I
As Kelly Cordes demonstrates, sometimes the best place for a snack is wherever you happen to be hungriest. Kt Miller
S Y N T H E T I C I N S U L AT I O N
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Women’s Nano Puff® Vest
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$149.00 I 84247 I XXS-XL I Regular fit I 206 g (7.3 oz)
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Women’s Nano Puff® Jacket
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$219.00 I 84196 I XXS-XL I Regular fit I 311 g (11 oz)
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AC T I V E I N S U L AT I O N
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Men’s Nano-Air® Jacket
Women’s Nano-Air® Light Hoody
$299.00 I 84266 I XXS-XL I Slim fit I 328 g (11.6 oz)
$249.00 I 84251 I XS-XXL I Slim fit I 351 g (12.4 oz)
$249.00 I 84290 I XXS-XL I Slim fit I 260 g (9.2 oz)
Dynamic, breathable warmth for start-stop activity Put it on, leave it on. That’s what active insulation should allow you to do,
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Men’s Nano-Air® Light Hoody
Women’s Nano-Air® Light Hybrid Vest
Men’s Nano-Air® Light Hybrid Jacket
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Tucker Tech verifies that these are indeed not tulips. Joshua Tree National Park, California. Greg Epperson
From Long Miles to Late Night Burning daylight, miles from the trailhead and late for
dinner with out-of-town friends? It’s OK, you planned
for this. With our versatile trail collection, you’ll be able to go straight to the cold ones without anyone knowing you didn’t have time to change. Imported.
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WAT E R P R O O F J AC K E T S
Torrentshell and Rainshadow Jackets The protection you need for every pursuit We build rain jackets on the premise that weather shouldn’t slow you down. That’s why we use waterproof but breathable fabric and incorporate features like a dropped tail and cuffed arms that keep you dry when you bend and reach. The Torrentshell Jacket is lightweight and pared down so you never have to ponder whether to pack it. The Stretch Rainshadow Jacket features waterproof stretch fabric for agile movement, plus an alpine-compatible hood and an additional chest pocket. Imported.
Women’s Torrentshell Jacket $129.00 I 83807 I XXS-XL I Regular fit I 300 g (10.6 oz)
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BY DEIA SCHLOSBERG
Damn Lucky If simply believing in basic human rights made me an activist, or even a radical, then so be it. The chains on my orange handcuffs rattled as
outside Walhalla, North Dakota. Performed in
If simply believing in basic human rights made
my hands shook. I was holding a piece of paper
solidarity with the largely indigenous protes-
me an activist, or even a radical, then so be it.
that said, “Felony, 20 years, Felony, 20 years,
tors known as the Water Protectors at Standing
I make fi lms to help advocate for human
Misdemeanor, 5 years.” I mumbled through my
Rock Indian Reservation, this consisted of the
rights and environmental and social justice. I’d
tears and snot, “This is insane. This is insane,”
closing off of all tar sands oil coming in from
rather live in a society where those things are a
over and over to everyone I walked past on my
Canada by five activists across four states who
given, and I could just tell stories. In that regard,
shuffl e to the courthouse, trying to make eye
manually turned the emergency shut-off valves
I kind of resent the fact that I am an activist
contact with other humans for the fi rst time in
on the pipelines. The net result was stopping the
and not just a storyteller. I see storytelling as
48 hours. Incidentally, 48 hours without eye con-
equivalent of 15 percent of U.S. oil consumption
having the ability to enrich human life through
tact is much longer than 48 hours with it.
for that day, a whole lot of arrests and felony
teaching, entertaining, holding up a mirror and
It’s not that I don’t want to be an activ-
charges for activists and fi lmmakers alike, and
recognizing the human condition smattered all
ist—I respect the hell out of activists—but I
several opportunities to use the necessity defense
over the place. When stories can’t simply exist to
don’t think of myself as one for reasons I con-
in court—essentially arguing that an illegal
enrich, but rather must work toward rectifying
sider character fl aws: I’m too timid to be a good
action (say, trespassing) is warranted if it’s done
social and ethical injustice, we’re all missing out.
organizer, too measured to let my convictions
in an effort to stop a greater harm (trespassing to
So we have a choice. We can be engaged
escape my mouth in unqualifi ed declarations
pull someone out of a burning building). In this
with the world or just ride the planet around
that will inspire others. But, like activists, I
case, the burning building was climate change.
the sun a bunch of times. We’re here, and we’re
am compelled to work toward social, political
The results of many of these trials are yet
damn special as sentient life, and we’re damn
and environmental change in ways that will
to be determined, but in my case, I had my gear
lucky. If any of us were born into a time and
benefi t the majority of people. In a circuitous
and footage confi scated and spent a few days in
place and a circumstance that has us looking at
fashion that involved several peripherally related
jail before being charged and released on bail.
any Patagonia catalog at any point, I believe we
careers, I became a fi lmmaker in my late 20s. If
It was terrifying not simply because it was my
have a responsibility to do some work that we
I wasn’t going to do the things, I could at least
fi rst time in jail and I was alone in a cell block
wouldn’t otherwise be able to do. Call it activ-
fi lm others doing the things and share their con-
(crappy), but because of the greater implications.
ism. Call it altruism. Call it selflessness. Call it
victions and actions with a broader audience to
I knew I didn’t break any laws. I did my due dili-
selfishness. But we can’t let that responsibility—
make more people ask, “Why am I not doing
gence going into this shoot—I didn’t assist in any
that chance—go to waste.
something about that, too?”
way, I fi lmed from public property, I identified
On October 11, 2016, I was informed,
myself as media—and yet there I was facing 25
rather startlingly on the side of a gravel county
years in prison (two of the 20-year charges were
road, that North Dakota law enforcement
alternate charges). What were the implications of
doesn’t necessarily make a distinction between
that? For freedom of the press, for transparency
activist and fi lmmaker when said fi lmmaker is
of information, for the First Amendment, for our
documenting said activist interfering with the
democracy? And keep in mind, the wee hours
fossil-fuel-based status quo. On that bitter-cold
of November 9 had yet to come. Something
high plains morning, I had fi lmed the Shut It
clicked for me (and I suspect for a lot of other
Down action on the Keystone XL pipeline just
people) late in the night of November 8 though:
If we can make the world a better place for everyone, why wouldn’t we? Documentary filmmaker Deia Schlosberg currently lives (in a state of mountain withdrawal but quite happy) in Harlem, New York, with her fiancé, Conrad, the best jail-support person a girl could ask for. Sunset at Standing Rock, site of one of the country’s most dedicated stands for indigenous rights and environmental justice. North Dakota. Colin McCarthy
Pile and Synchilla® Fleece The birth of an outdoor staple In the early ‘70s, when mountaineers still relied on traditional
the only available colors and the pile-side-in/glue-side-out
moisture-loving layers of cotton, wool and down, we set out
construction looked rough, but they sold faster than we could
to find something better. We liked the lightweight, packable
make them. We pressed the fabric mill to work closely with us to
pile jackets being sewn for North Atlantic fishermen but the
improve that original fleece for the specific demands of alpinism,
acrylic fabric held water like a sponge. As climbers, we needed
and eventually Synchilla® fleece was born: a soft double-faced
a garment that would still keep you warm when it got wet, but
fabric that didn’t pill and lasted for years. Our modern pile and
would dry out fast via your own body heat. Using a stiff polyester
Synchilla® fleece styles are refined riffs on the original: some are
pile fabric intended for toilet seat covers, we sewed ourselves
made with up to 85% recycled polyester, many are Fair Trade
up a prototype so warm and quick-to-dry it astonished even
Certified™ sewn, and all are easy to wear but near-impossible
us. Our first jackets weren’t pretty—powder blue and tan were
to wear out. Imported.
Retro Pile Hoody
Re-Tool Snap-T® Pullover
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Diamond Capra Jacket
Classic Retro-X® Vest
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Lightweight Synchilla® Snap-T® Pullover
Mixed Snap-T® Pullover
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Hooded Waffle Tunic $79.00 I 53560 I XS-XL I Slim fit
Cable Beanie $39.00 I 28995 I One size
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Off Country Turtleneck $99.00 I 50570 I XS-XL I Regular fit
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Headway Tote 20L $119.00 I 48775
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13 Diamond Capra Hoody $159.00 I 25105 I XS-XL I Regular fit
11 Long-Sleeved Fjord Flannel Shirt $89.00 I 53915 I 0-14/even I Regular fit
14 Corduroy Pants $89.00 I 55061 I 24-32/even + 25, 27, 29, 31 I Regular fit
Traveling Therapy Climbers and skiers usually discover the benefits of yoga after a ligament snaps or muscles become hypertonic from overuse. Yoga is a restorative counterbalance to your passion of choice. We suggest packing a few key pieces that move with you and mixing in layers for outside salutations. Imported.
2 6 4
Lisa Bedient finds the perfect rock for a downward dog in Yosemite Valley. Drew Smith
Centered Bra $49.00 I 32065 I XS-XL I Formfitting
Lightweight Black Hole™ Duffel 30L $79.00 I 49070
Long-Sleeved Blythewood Top $45.00 I 53530 I XS-XL I Regular fit
Centered Crops - 20½" $69.00 I 21915 I XS-XL I Formfitting
Cotton Quilt Hoody $179.00 I 25315 I XS-XL I Regular fit
Light & Lined Studio Pants $99.00 I 21190 I XS-XL I Regular fit 57
Fair Trade Fleece Supporting the people behind the product In fall 2014, we introduced 10 Fair Trade Certified™ products. This season we have grown our Fair Trade collection to 480 products, which includes all of our Better Sweater ® styles. Every time you make a Fair Trade purchase, it sends more money back to factory workers who earn premiums that can be allocated as cash, used for a collective social investment or both. Since 2014, your purchases have added up to $900,000 in premiums. Next month (October) is Fair Trade month, and we’ll be launching a campaign to push premium payments over the million-dollar mark, and then some. Easy-wearing and bulk-free, all our Better Sweater ® styles thrive as urban outerwear or layered under a shell on the trail. They’re made of soft, knitted, heathered polyester fleece dyed with a low-impact process that reduces the use of dyestuffs, energy and water compared to conventional dyeing methods. Fabric is certified as bluesign® approved. Imported.
Previous: When it comes to bumps (or humps) in the road, size and species may vary. Kate Rutherford and Brittany Griffi th make their way to Mt. Ololokwe, Kenya. Eric Bissell
Left: The plot thickens. Jacq Smith checks her bearings in Vatnajokull National Park, Iceland. Tyler Roemer
Performance Better Sweater® Jacket $149.00 I 25970 I XS-XL I Slim fit
Better Sweater® Vest $99.00 I 25886 I XXS-XL I Slim fit
Lightweight Better Sweater® Marsupial Pullover $119.00 I 26010 I XS-XL I Regular fit
Better Sweater® Jacket $139.00 I 25542 I XXS-XL I Slim fit 61
The Lowdown on Down For years, and for various reasons, we didn’t have down insulation in our line. It took a sustained effort to get it right, but it was well worth the effort. Today, we’re still looking for ways to let down’s naturally insulating abilities shine—from field-testing baffling construction to lab-testing shells and liner fabrics that are suitably downproof. We’re also increasing our use of 100% Recycled and Traceable Down, so we can continue to use this natural resource in a respectful way. Imported.
Jenny Abegg works the Tofino tree-verse. Tofino, British Columbia. Forest Woodward
Bivy Hooded Vest
Prow Bomber Jacket
Down With It Vest
$179.00 I 27746 I XS-XL I Regular fit I 669 g (23.6 oz)
$199.00 I 28105 I XS-XL I Regular fit I 473 g (16.7 oz)
$179.00 I 28045 I XS-XL I Slim fit I 544 g (19.2 oz)
Insulated with 100% Recycled Down (duck and goose down reclaimed from down products)
100% recycled nylon shell; 600-fill-power Traceable Down insulation (duck down traced from parent farm to apparel factory to help ensure the birds that supply it are not force-fed or live-plucked)
100% recycled polyester shell; 600-fill-power Traceable Down insulation (duck down traced from parent farm to apparel factory to help ensure the birds that supply it are not force-fed or live-plucked)
Pass It On The jacket was probably red once but it’s now more
Less consumptive and more communal? That your
of a muddy pink with an overlay of permanent scuff
“new” jacket is not actually new, it’s just new to you.
and smudge. The zipper, replaced four years ago,
Could kids be OK with that? Could they embrace the
stands out a little brighter. The interior sports a size
idea that a patch or a stitch might have more cachet
tag (Kids XXS) but has no hand-me-down label—it
and certainly more stories to tell than a jacket with
predates that Patagonia tradition. Around 13 years
a tag that says “new”?
ago, it made its debut on Kyle Anderson’s 4-year-old
Not ma ny ga r ment s c a n ma ke it 13 yea rs
brother, Huck. Kyle, who was about 20 at the time,
through a string of hard-charging mountain kids.
remembers teaching Huck to snowboard, leading
The Andersons’ red puffy lives on, with a little love
the then-red jacket around Crested Butte’s ski area.
and a bright new zipper from our Reno repair center.
Today, the same puffy jacket is as much a part
The sleeves are still long on Mac and the hood slips
of the extended Anderson family as whichever kid is
over his eyes every so often, but both jacket and kid
wearing it. Now serving its fifth confirmed owner,
it was probably worn by a cousin or two as well. Cormac “Mac” Anderson, Kyle’s youngest child,
“Mac, what happens when you grow out of this jacket?”
is the one presently putting the thing through its
“Then I will give it to someone else.”
paces. He follows his dad (a former semipro snow-
“Who will that be?”
boarder) around the mountain and regularly into
“Don’t you think it’ll be a little small for him?”
Kyle figures Mac got 40-plus days of snowboarding in this winter. At age 3. What dedicated kids and parents pull off makes us here at Patagonia wonder what else is possible. If we can hand down to our kids a mind-set that makes
“Then I’ll give it to a tree.” “Do you think the tree will need it?” “No ... a tree won’t need it. I’ll give it to a baby cousin. But it’ll probably be too big.” True. But not for long.
no assumptions about what they can or can’t do on a snowboard at age 3, think of what else we could pass on. Can we help our kids imagine that their relationship to clothes—or any other material thing for that matter—could be less wasteful and more thoughtful?
How many days can a small kid shred if a small kid could shred pow? Mac Anderson finds out. Crested Butte, Colorado. Jeff Cricco
Snowbelle Jacket and Pants If only she had the same enthusiasm for making her bed as she does for getting first tracks. Outfit her gusto in the Girls’ Snowbelle Jacket and Pants. Together they’re a fully-featured kit for girls who charge hard all winter long. Imported.
Key jacket details — H2No® Performance Standard 100% polyester (45% recycled) shell with a waterproof/ breathable barrier, a DWR (durable water repellent) finish and fully taped seams — Thermogreen® 100% polyester (92% recycled) insulation stays warm even when wet — Insulated, removable hood — Articulated, tapered sleeves have grow-fi t feature for an extra season of wear — Internal microfleece cuffs with thumb holes
Key pants details — Adjustable waistband is lined with microfleece so it’s super comfy — Articulated knees for full range of shred — Internal gaiter fi ts over boot to keep cold out — Grow-fi t feature increases length by 2” so the kit will fi t next season, too
We didn’t forget the boys: check out the Snowshot Jacket and Pants at patagonia.com/snow. Girls’ Snowbelle Jacket
Girls’ Snowbelle Pants
$199.00 I 68485 I XS-XXL I Regular fit I 708 g (25 oz)
$139.00 I 68495 I XS-XXL I Regular fit I 498 g (17.6 oz)
Start ‘em young. Roan Harvey learns why going up is just as fun as coming down. Kennan Harvey
Jack-Frost-of-all-trades outerwear for kids: The insulated Aspen Grove Jacket can be worn for everyday warmth and as a ski/snowboarding jacket. Its lightweight, windproof shell fabric has high tearstrength and a DWR (durable water repellent) finish.
Versatile, lighter-weight ski/snowboarding jacket that’s fully featured, insulated and has a fi t that allows for layering; this H2No® Performance Standard shell has a waterproof/ breathable barrier and a DWR finish.
Girls’ Aspen Grove Jacket
Boys’ Aspen Grove Jacket
Girls’ Fresh Tracks Jacket
$159.00 I 68590 I XS-XXL I Regular fit I 589 g (20.8 oz)
$159.00 I 68585 I XS-XXL I Regular fit I 564 g (19.9 oz)
$179.00 I 68555 I XS-XXL I Regular fit I 564 g (19.9 oz)
Built tough for unstoppable kids Our kids’ snow styles share elements we find essential. For an extra season of wear,
throughout—even in the hood. Powder skirts make the jackets slope-worthy, and
our grow-fit feature adds two inches in length to sleeves and pant legs. Warm kids
reflectivity and media-compatible pockets mean that kids are visible and wired
are happy kids, so there’s Thermogreen® 100% polyester (92% recycled) insulation
for sound. Plus, it’s all backed up by our Ironclad Guarantee. Imported.
Snowbelle & Snowshot Our premium ski/snowboarding jackets for kids are insulated, have sophisticated style lines and feature an H2No® Performance Standard 2-layer polyester shell with a waterproof/breathable barrier and a DWR finish.
Boys’ Fresh Tracks Jacket
Girls’ Snowbelle Jacket
Boys’ Snowshot Jacket
$179.00 I 68550 I XS-XXL I Regular fit I 564 g (19.9 oz)
$199.00 I 68485 I XS-XXL I Regular fit I 708 g (25 oz)
$199.00 I 68480 I XS-XXL I Regular fit I 734 g (25.9 oz)
Fleece Friends for the Fast-Growing The paradox of parenting First steps. First solo bike ride. First school bus
believed encouragement and hide our tears when
pickup. It’s our kid’s job to leave the feel-good
they disappear around a corner. These soft fleece
safety of our embrace and take those first small
talismans are designed to protect adventurous
steps out into the world on their own. It’s our job
spirits while they explore the unknown. Imported.
to dress them warmly, whisper words of half-
Not only do our built-in ID labels help keep track of their favorite fleece, but there are also extra lines for lucky hand-me-down owners to fill in.
Guaranteed for Life Patagonia clothing is built to last a lifetime, including our kids’ gear, which makes these perfect for hand-medowns, donations or building a wardrobe for future siblings.
Baby Synchilla® Cardigan
Baby Fuzzy Lop Hoody
$59.00 I 60092 I 6M-5T I Regular fit I 184 g (6.5 oz)
$59.00 I 61170 I 6M-5T I Regular fit I 223 g (7.9 oz)
Baby Retro-X® Vest
Baby Synchilla® Vest
$69.00 I 61035 I 6M-5T I Regular fit I 181 g (6.4 oz)
$55.00 I 61006 I 6M-5T I Regular fit I 104 g (3.7 oz)
Baby Micro D® Snap-T® Jacket
Baby Furry Friends Hoody
$49.00 I 60155 I 6M-5T I Regular fit I 130 g (4.6 oz)
$55.00 I 61155 I 6M-5T I Regular fit I 206 g (7.3 oz)
BY MALCOLM JOHNSON
Great Again With a kid of my own on the way, I wanted to find a place that could be a source of optimism for the future. Only two years had passed since the Glines
The bustle and noise of the dam removal
here to see something that wasn’t there, yet
Canyon Dam came down, and the unbound
work is hard to imagine as we walk upstream
I’d found a powerful presence in the dam’s
Elwha was still fi nding its way. While full with
along the empty road, and with beams of
absence. The beautiful Elwha ran as free as it
rain after a winter storm, the newly freed river
autumn sun angling through moss-laden
once did—a testament to nature’s ability to
had washed out a small bridge and two camp-
t re e s , I ’m a l re ady fe el i ng g ratef u l a nd
heal and the capacity of humans to amend the
grounds built on the floodplain; turning off
inspired. Carrying on, we watch a few big
mistakes of our past.
the highway, we fi nd that the road to the for-
coho salmon fi nning in the river shallows in
As my friend Mark puts his camera down
mer dam site is still closed for repair.
the last days of their life, spawning in gravel
and dives into the cold river, I can’t help
beds that had been cut off from the ocean
thinking back to the blustering words that
when the Elwha dam was built.
brought a backward-looking administration
We park at the locked gate and shoulder our packs under a bright October sky. The afternoon before, we’d pulled on wetsuits to
After a few miles, we reach the Glines
to power: “Make America Great Again.” But
swim a lower section of the Elwha, sharing the
Canyon Dam site and walk out onto the old
this tranquil valley—with the reborn river
water with salmon smolts and alder leaves as
spillway on the edge of the canyon cliff. Far
running to the Pacifi c, and these miraculous
the current whisked us along inches above the
below, a tongue of whitewater marks the
fi sh swimming up the rapids to spawn—is
cobblestones. Now, we’re hiking higher into
entrance to the gorge where the dam had
where the true promise lies. This is where
the valley to see how the river is slowly coming
stood; a huge driftwood log now spans the
back to life.
river like a prehistoric footbridge. To the
In the company of a few friends, I’d come
south, the Elwha traces a glittering path along
Malcolm Johnson grew up on southern
to the Elwha to report on the dam removals
the bottom of what was once Lake Mills, the
Vancouver Island, just across the strait from
and restoration efforts of recent years. There
reservoir that formed behind the dam; in the
the Elwha rivermouth. An editor at Patagonia,
was another side to it, too: I grew up just
distance, forested mountains march off toward
he is a committed surfer and a poor but
a few dozen miles away, and watching the
the river’s protected headwaters.
salmon return to the rivers every fall was one
Wanting a closer view, we leave the spill-
of my favorite things as a kid. With a kid of
way and scramble a few hundred feet down
my own on the way, I wanted to fi nd a place
to the old lake bed, its banks now covered
that could be a source of optimism for the
by head-high trees. We follow elk and deer
future. From clear-cut forests to disappear-
tracks on the sandbars, watch ravens soaring
ing fi sh stocks, I knew the story of the land
overhead, witness a few more coho making a
I loved was one of human-caused depletion
place for their young in their age-old home.
and decline. I was hoping to see something
Crossing the river, I take off my shoes
that could turn that story around, something
and wade to the canyon entrance, looking up
to assure me that the next generation would
to the old spillway and down to the emerald
have a chance to know their world as a wild
water that pours seaward past my feet. It’s an
and magical place—that for them, the Great
impressive and affecting sight, and I feel my
Northwest could still be true to its name.
heart lifting. It strikes me that I’d traveled
The Elwha River dams are gone, but there’s still work to be done. Through our Environmental Grants Program, we’ve supported the Coastal Watershed Institute—based in Port Angeles, Washington. Its projects include documenting and promoting the restoration of the Elwha’s nearshore environment. Learn more at coastalwatershedinstitute.org. Washington’s Elwha River flows free through the former Glines Canyon Dam site. The removal of the Elwha Dam, seven miles downstream, was completed in 2012; the 210-foot-tall Glines Canyon Dam followed in 2014. After the two obsolete dams were hauled down, wild salmon were able to reach their traditional habitat in the upper Elwha watershed for the first time in over a hundred years. Mark McInnis
Wilder Waters A tribute to river restoration and the free-flowing waters that give us life
A R T + ACTIV I S M
Different visions of the restored and thriving Elwha River. Photos by Mark McInnis except left column, middle by Matt Stoecker and center column, bottom by Juan Luis De Heeckeren .
Pairing art with activism, our Wilder Waters collection pays tribute to the
We haven’t always treated our rivers with the reverence they deserve. But by
important work of river restoration. Inspired by the revival of Washington’s
taking down dams and rewilding watersheds, we can help our lands, seas
Elwha River after the removal of two obsolete dams, the collection includes six
and rivers come back to life. The story continues: Let’s set the rivers free!
original T-shirt graphics that celebrate clean water and healthy river systems.
Pods On It Cotton/Poly T-Shirt
River Rewilding Cotton T-Shirt
Keystone Species Cotton T-Shirt
$29.00 I 39104 I XS-XXL I Slim fit
$35.00 I 39097 I XS-XXL I Regular fit
$35.00 I 39098 I XS-XXL I Regular fit
Wild Rapid Band Cotton/Poly T-Shirt
Rainforest Fed Cotton/Poly Responsibili-Tee®
Back For Good Cotton/Poly Responsibili-Tee®
$29.00 I 39105 I XS-XXL I Slim fit
$35.00 I 39111 I XS-XXL I Regular fit
$35.00 I 39110 I XS-XXL I Regular fit
The Strong but Silent Type At the core of our design approach is the intent to strip away features until only the essential remains. That ethos is evident in the versatile new Ukiah Jacket. Built for motion, warmth and packability, it serves unobtrusively as outdoor guide, versatile travel companion and everyday journeyman. Imported.
Zipper-garage chin guard prevents chafing
Left-chest zippered security pocket is headphonecompatible
Made of 100% polyester (50% recycled) with a smooth mesh face and heat-trapping fleece back
Pouring rain—perfect weather for music and mate. Mendoza, Argentina. Diego Sáez B.
Ukiah Jacket $149.00 I 26030 I XS-XXL I Regular fit I 453 g (16 oz)
hoody available online 76
Synchilla® Snap-T® Pullover $139.00 I 25450 I XXS-XXL I Relaxed fit
Retro Pile Jacket $139.00 I 22800 I XXS-XXL I Regular fit
Brodeo Beanie $35.00 I 29206 I One size
Long-Sleeved Pima Cotton Shirt $79.00 I 53837 I XS-XXL I Relaxed fit
Performance Twill Jeans $99.00 I 56490 I 28-40/even + 31, 33, 35 I Slim fit
Fitz Roy Crest LoPro Trucker Hat $29.00 I 38055 I One size I Low crown
P-6 Label Midweight Crew Sweatshirt $59.00 I 39486 I XS-XXL I Regular fit
Performance Straight Fit Jeans $119.00 I 56025 I 28-40/even + 31, 33, 35 I Slim fit
Reversible Bivy Down Vest $189.00 I 27587 I XXS-XXL I Regular fit
Toromiro Pack 22L $79.00 I 48015
Straight Fit Cords $89.00 I 55930 I 28-40/even + 31, 33, 35 I Slim fit
Long-Sleeved Lightweight Fjord Flannel Shirt $79.00 I 54020 I XXS-XXL I Regular fit
Cotton Quilt Snap-TÂŽ Pullover $149.00 I 25371 I XXS-XXL I Regular fit
all styles imported
Who Needs Pants?
UPF $79.00 I 55181
Straight Fit Cords $89.00 I 55930
Performance Twill Jeans $99.00 I 56490
28-40/even + 31, 33, 35 I 453 g (16 oz)
28-40/even + 31, 33, 35 I 283 g (10 oz)
28-40/even + 31, 33, 35 I 518 g (18.3 oz)
Slim fi t; cut straight from knee to ankle; with stretch performance
Slim fi t; fast-drying; 50+ UPF sun protection
Slim fi t; cut straight from knee to ankle; soft-wearing and durable
While not mandatory, they do come in handy … … like when you’re squirming your way up a Vedauwoo skin scraper or figuring
Pants—because we match the fabric and fit to the intended purpose. Here’s
out how to get into (and out of) Frog pose. No two styles are exactly alike—
a breakdown of how this quiver of six fits into your plans, based on fit and
from our big-sky-loving Quandary Pants to our sofa-surfing Mahnya Fleece
performance features. Imported.
UPF $69.00 I 55210
Performance Regular Fit Jeans $119.00 I 56200
Mahnya Fleece Pants $79.00 I 56665
28-40/even + 31, 33, 35 I 595 g (21 oz)
XXS-XXL I 413 g (14.6 oz)
XXS-XXL I 292 g (10.3 oz)
Regular fi t for extra room in the hips, seat and thighs; with built-in mobility and moisture management
Power loungers; with extra room in the hips, seat and thighs; cut straight down to the ankle
Slim fi t; straight cut with tapered leg openings; quick-drying nylon with 50+ UPF sun protection 81
True Grit Sometimes you don’t need a jacket to get you up a mountain on a bluebird day, you need one to pry your body out of a sleeping bag after waking up to the season’s first overnight frost. These jackets are built for everyday use but still comply with the same design thinking, materials sourcing, fabriclab-testing gauntlet and ambassador prototype-use as our more technical jackets. Imported.
Stout splitters demand stout chai. Derek Craig serves it up in Indian Creek, Utah. Austin Siadak
Insulated Fjord Flannel Jacket
Maple Grove Canvas Jacket
Diamond Quilt Bomber Hoody
$169.00 I 27640 I XS-XXL I Regular fit I 703 g (24.8 oz)
$199.00 I 26995 I XS-XXL I Regular fit I 1,153 g (40.7 oz)
$169.00 I 27610 I XXS-XXL I Regular fit I 493 g (17.4 oz)
Fair Trade Fleece 94 great reasons to buy Fair Trade This season we’ve increased our Fair Trade Certified™ fleece styles to 94 products, which is 56 percent of our total fleece offering. Simply put, there’s a direct correlation between the number of Fair Trade Certified products sold and the amount of money that goes back to factory workers. We think that makes the legendary softness and durability of our Synchilla®, Better Sweater ® and Retro Pile styles that much better. Imported.
Better Sweater® Vest
Lightweight Synchilla® Snap-T® Pullover
Performance Better Sweater® Hoody
$99.00 I 25881 I XS-XXL I Regular fit I 388 g (13.7 oz)
$119.00 I 25580 I XXS-XXL I Regular fit I 405 g (14.3 oz)
$159.00 I 25960 I XXS-XXL I Slim fit I 473 g (16.7 oz)
Everyday champion of core warmth— from boardrooms to tents
Cousin to the original Synchilla® Snap-T®, in a slightly lighter weight
For approach trails or sidewalks; moisturewicking fleece interior; sweater-knit face
Retro Pile Jacket
Lightweight Better Sweater® Marsupial Pullover
Classic Synchilla® Jacket
$139.00 I 22800 I XXS-XXL I Regular fit I 649 g (22.9 oz)
$119.00 I 26000 I XS-3XL I Regular fit I 453 g (16 oz)
$99.00 I 22990 I XS-XXL I Regular fit I 453 g (16 oz)
Our thickest pile: made from polyester double-sided solid shearling
Lightweight, packable and versatile; sweater-knit face
Full-zip outer jacket or layering piece for cooler weather
D AY PA C K S
Our new and redesigned daypacks are built to handle the rough realities and constant transitions of the daily drill
Patagonia Daypacks are born organizers—tough, direct
across the board, plus three new styles made specifically
and comfortable under pressure. Now built with even
for women, our durable daypack line deftly handles an
more recycled materials, fit and comfort improvements
action-packed life, year after year. Imported.
Fits 17" to 21" torso
Fits 14" to 18" torso
Curved, wider straps
Shorter, narrower straps with a straighter cut and more tapered fi t
Our designers started from scratch and questioned the accepted thinking behind what makes a pack fi t better for men and women. For example, most women’s backpacks have a sharper radius curve in the shoulder straps, which is the exact opposite of what makes a pack rest more comfortably across a woman’s sternum. And the torso length for men’s packs is traditionally taller—which never made much sense to shorter men and taller women. Gender-neutral features include durable construction and smart organization without unnecessary bells and whistles.
Refugio Pack 28L
Women’s Refugio Pack 26L
$89.00 I 47912 I 666 g (1 lb 7.5 oz)
$89.00 I 48080 I 601 g (1 lb 5.2 oz)
Left: A very especial summit. Canyonlands National Park, Utah. Austin Siadak
Previous: Patagonia, where the wind will blow your mind. Chile. James Q Martin 89
D AY PA C K S
TSA-approved zippered fold-out sleeve holds a 15" laptop
Top pocket protects sunglasses, phone or tunes
Dedicated 15" laptop pocket and padded internal tablet sleeve
Stretch-woven front pocket for quick-grab items
Womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Paxat Pack 30L
Paxat Pack 32L
Womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Chacabuco Pack 28L
$119.00 I 48090 I 768 g (1 lb 11.1 oz)
$119.00 I 48046 I 861 g (1 lb 14.4 oz)
$99.00 I 48085 I 612 g (1 lb 5.6 oz)
Made for commuting and travel, these daypacks aren’t your run-
packs. This season we’ve further reduced our environmental
of-the-mill book bags. They’re made from 630-denier nylon, the
impact by employing 50% recycled face fabric and 100%
same durable and field-tested fabrics we use in our technical
recycled liner fabric. Imported.
Internal sleeve holds a 15" laptop
Stretch cord for jacket or bike helmet
Front organization compartment for cords and accessories
Front stash pocket for tickets and cell phone
Chacabuco Pack 30L
Women’s Refugio Pack 26L
Refugio Pack 28L
$99.00 I 47927 I 674 g (1 lb 7.8 oz)
$89.00 I 48080 I 601 g (1 lb 5.2 oz)
$89.00 I 47912 I 666 g (1 lb 7.5 oz)
T R AV E L PAC K S
Packed with Options We’ve all been there: standing on a dirt tarmac or straddling our bike wondering and wishing how
we could grow another arm. Our Black Hole™ MLC®, Headway MLC® and Tres Pack were created to carry three ways—as a briefcase, messenger bag or backpack—depending on how many hands you
— Briefcase handle
have available at the time. Imported.
— Backpack straps — Messenger bag straps
Tres Pack 25L
Headway MLC® 45L
Black Hole™ MLC® 45L
$129.00 I 48295 I 873 g (1 lb 14.8 oz)
$189.00 I 48765 I 1,425 g (3 lbs 2.3 oz)
$199.00 I 49305 I 1,505 g (3 lbs 5.1 oz)
For Monday to Friday commuting/school/work and weekend warrior projects. Large main compartment; front organization for cords and accessories. Highly breathable mesh on back panel and shoulder harness for all-day carrying comfort.
Versatile travel bag in a maximum legal carryon size. Internal, padded sleeve holds up to a 17" laptop; main compartment plus multiple organizational pockets separate the essentials: shoes, clothes, electronics, contraband.
Highly weatherproof carry-on endures floatplanes and skiffs. Main zippered compartment opens like a book; with two separate compartments for easy packing, access and organization. Rear sleeve slips over rolling luggage handles.
Escaping the heat, Cheryl Albrecht-Harvey explores a stone tower on the South Rim of Grand Canyon National Park. Arizona. Kennan Harvey
BY YVON CHOUINARD
In Hot Water Global climate change is happening, and whether you believe it’s human-caused or a natural occurrence makes a big difference. I’m not a scientist. But I am a fisherman of more
and trout. Montana’s government website issued
longer make shells and skeletons because there’s
than 70 years, and I’ve seen firsthand that of the
a report stating the “magnitude of the kill is
not enough mineral content. Warm-water ocean
myriad threats facing cold-water fish all over the
unlike anything our fish health specialists have
fish like mackerel can now travel further north
world, global warming is the most dire.
seen.” The parasite, combined with historically
where they prey on salmon smalls.
Water all over the planet is heating up in
low stream flows and 70-degree waters, created
Winters start later and end sooner. The
response to climate change, and our cold-water
a devastating scenario for fish populations, not
pocket glaciers and permanent snowfields in the
fish are in serious trouble.
to mention the local businesses that rely on the
Coast Range of British Columbia serve as an
essential source of cold water all summer long
The temperature of the earth 50 feet down hovers around 56 degrees Fahrenheit. (That’s
In my home state of California, no Southern
for cold-water fi sh there. In my lifetime, I’ve
also the temperature of freshwater springs and
California steelhead has been able to spawn for
personally seen those glaciers shrink by 30 per-
the perfect temperature for your wine cellar,
the last five years because drought conditions
cent. In these shortened winters, precipitation
by the way). Cold-water fish need cold water.
had creeks so low they never broke through
often comes as rain rather than snow and runoff
Trout and salmon thrive in water somewhere
the sandbars. Hot conditions in Northern
can happen at anytime, resulting in catastrophic
around 56 degrees. In water warmer than 68
California have caused many lakes to be closed
flood events that can alter the course of rivers
degrees, all salmonids experience signs of stress,
to all users because of lethal blue-green algae
and destroy redds (the nests where spawning
and warmer than 75 degrees is lethal.
blooms. By lethal I mean, if your dog drank the
fish lay their eggs).
In 2007, Yellowstone National Park experi-
lake water, it could die.
Global climate change is happening, and
enced a huge fish kill when water temperatures
The freshwater algae Didymosphenia gemi-
whether you believe it’s human-caused or a nat-
in the Yellowstone River and many of its trib-
nata, also known as Didymo or “rock snot,” can
ural occurrence makes a big difference. If it’s a
utaries reached into the 80s. The same year
take over rivers when the water warms. We used
natural cycle, then sit back and relax because
in June, I was salmon fishing in Arctic Russia
to think it was spread by anglers transporting
there’s nothing we can do about it. But if we
when air temperatures hit the 90s for several
it from one body of water to another. Now sci-
are the cause of any of it, we’re also the solu-
days. The rivers there are short and come out of
entists believe that hotter temperatures trigger
tion. I’ve found that the cure for depression is
shallow lakes, and after a few days the Rynda
its growth and spread. I’ve experienced it on
action. What can we do? Protect what you love.
River heated up to the low 70s in the afternoon.
the normally crystal clear Bonaventure River
Get involved with local organizations that take
I hooked and released a 12-pound salmon, but
in Quebec—it was so thick in places you could
care of your stream. Don’t vote for dumbass
it stayed alongside my leg gasping for air for
hardly wade through it. Didymo also encour-
climate-change-denying politicians. Go fishing,
half an hour before it slowly swam away. A few
ages the spread of the tubificid worm that’s a
and take a kid with you.
years later in 2015, the mortality rate for sock-
host for whirling disease, which causes skeletal
eye salmon in the warmed-up Columbia River
deformation and neurological damage in salmon
in the Pacific Northwest was between 80 and
90 percent: 250,000 salmon died before they
Rising temperatures also influence our
could spawn. In August 2016, 350 miles of the
oceans, of course. The oceans capture so much
Yellowstone River and its tributaries were closed
human-produced carbon dioxide that they’re
to boating, fishing and swimming because of a
acidifying, and many of the microorganisms that
parasite that caused kidney disease in whitefish
form the basis of the whole food chain can no
Yvon Chouinard is the founder of Patagonia.
After a steep upstream migration (rising 1200m), a bull trout swims near its redd in the Darkwoods Conservation Area. Selkirk Mountains, British Columbia. Bruce Kirkby
F LY F I S H I N G
NEW Tough Puff Collection Stretchy and durable 100% polyester shell has a moistureshedding DWR (durable water repellent) finish
Autumn’s iffy conditions can lead to equally iffy decisions about what to wear. Designed specifically for cold-weather fishing, our new Tough Puff insulation styles make the conundrum simpler by covering all the essential bases: stretch for movement, abrasion resistance for durability, and warmth even when wet. Durable enough to wear when you’re pushing through cover on the way to the water, their ultralight, highly breathable FullRange® stretch insulation lets you swing flies all day in increased comfort—no matter what kind of weather blows in. Imported.
60-g FullRange stretch insulation combines light weight with excellent warmth, breathability and freedom of motion
Chest pockets hold large fly boxes
100% recycled polyester Capilene® lining in body wicks moisture for increased comfort
Generous fi t gives you room to move but still layers easily under a wading jacket
Elastic cuff on hoody can easily slide up for releasing fish; arms are lined with shell fabric for less water uptake if you go deep
Men’s Tough Puff Shirt
Women’s Tough Puff Hoody
$199.00 I 52730 I XS-XXL I Relaxed fit I 527 g (18.6 oz)
$299.00 I 81765 I XS-XL I Regular fit I 515 g (18.2 oz)
Walk softly and carry a little stick. Steve Olsen puts his tenkara rod to use in Oregon’s Oneonta Gorge. Jay Beyer men’s available online
W O M E N ’ S F LY F I S H I N G
Form Follows Fishing In freezing downpours or mind-melting sun, the best gear can help keep a grin on your face. It might be easy to miss while squinting through sweat, spray or sleet, but there it is nonetheless: a toothy, spontaneous recognition of the whole angling experience, of the opportunity to be out there, anywhere, in every condition—so long as the chance of fish is included. Imported.
Spring River Waders $399.00 I 82081 I XS-MS I Regular fit I 1,197 g (42.2 oz)
Stealth Atom Sling $119.00 I 48326 I 623 g (1 lb 6 oz)
River Salt Jacket $349.00 I 81887 I XS-XL I Regular fit I 530 g (18.7 oz)
Ultralight Wading Boots - Sticky $189.00 I 79290 I 6-10 I 1,020 g (36 oz)
Capilene® Midweight Crew $59.00 I 44436 I XXS-XL I Slim fit I 161 g (5.7 oz)
UPF (Ultraviolet Protection Factor) Patagonia clothes with rated UPF protection are tested to meet Australia/New Zealand or AATCC protocols. A rating of 25-39 earns a product a rating of “very good”; a rating of 40-50+ earns a product a rating of “excellent.” These products have been tested in accordance with Australian/New Zealand test methods AS/NZS 4399 or AATCC 183 or EN 13758. Only covered areas are protected. The protection offered by these items may be reduced with use or if stretched or wet.
M E N â&#x20AC;&#x2122; S F LY F I S H I N G
Long-Sleeved Sun Stretch Shirt
UPF $99.00 I 52197 I XS-3XL
Relaxed fit I 198 g (7 oz)
UPF $69.00 I 52647 I XS-3XL I Relaxed fit I 178 g (6.3 oz)
Fitz Roy Tarpon LoPro Trucker Hat $29.00 I 38007 I One size I 85 g (3 oz)
UPF $79.00 I 82101 I XS-XXL I Regular fit I 286 g (10.1 oz)
Guidewater II Pants
Technical Stretch Shorts $79.00 I 82050 I XS-XXL I Regular fit I 170 g (6 oz)
Technical Sun Gloves
Ultralight Wading Boots - Sticky $189.00 I 79297 I 5-14 I 1,077 g (38 oz)
UPF $45.00 I 81730 I XS-XL I Regular fit I 39 g (1.4 oz)
BY RAMÓN NAVARRO
A Wave Is Forever “I remember waking up in Punta de Lobos every day as a kid and
Born and raised in a small fi shing town on the Chilean coast, Ramón
seeing perfect waves rolling onto the point. It was the place where I
Navarro has become one of the world’s most respected big wave riders.
learned to surf and where my father taught me to fi sh. Now, when
A prominent public figure in his home country, he’s spoken out against
I see the changes that are happening, it gives me more motivation
coastal pollution and unchecked development, and is now one of the
than ever to protect it.
leaders of the ongoing campaign to protect Punta de Lobos.
Getting discouraged or giving up can be easy, especially when it’s an uphill battle and there are people who are trying to stop you
We’re proud to be supporting the locally based Fundación Punta de Lobos
from succeeding. It’s true that there are lots of hard days, but the
in its work to preserve the marine and terrestrial environment surrounding
most important thing is what this place will be for future genera-
this iconic Chilean break. We’ve matched $100,000 in donations raised
tions. I want my son to be able to enjoy this place as I did, and I’ve
by Save The Waves for the Lobos Por Siempre campaign, and all licensing
been learning that anything is possible when communities come
fees we receive from industry use of our patented PSI (Personal Surf
together to fi nd common ground.
Inflation) Vest technology are now going to support work of the Fundación.
For me, this work is really about leaving a legacy, and the only way
Learn more at puntadelobos.org.
to accomplish that is by being an example and protecting the places that gave me the memories I cherish. As a surfer, contests and trophies are good for your ego and that’s about it. But saving a wave is forever.”
Ramón Navarro very much at home. Punta de Lobos, Pichilemu, Chile. Juan Luis De Heeckeren
The Swellest Season
Around our stomping grounds in Southern California, the first few months of fall are pretty hard to beat. The water’s still warm, the hurricanes off Mexico are spinning out swell, and there’s always the chance that a forerunner west will have you screwing fins into your favorite step-up as the points come back to life. And if it still looks like the summer doldrums on your morning surf check, there’s always the solution that California surfers have turned to for decades—pack some boards and a week’s worth of clothes, gas up the truck and bust it down to Baja Sur. Imported.
Lightweight Synchilla® Snap-T® Pullover $119.00 I 25580 I XXS-XXL I Regular fit
Flying Fish Cotton/Poly T-Shirt $29.00 I 38908 I XS-XXL I Slim fit
P-6 Label Midweight Crew Sweatshirt $59.00 I 39486 I XS-XXL I Regular fit
Stretch Planing Board Shorts - 20"
UPF $79.00 I 86611
28-40/even + 29, 31, 33, 35 I Regular fit
Stretch Wavefarer® Board Shorts - 21" 28-40/even + 29, 31, 33, 35 I Regular fit
UPF $69.00 I 86543
2, 3 1
All the styles pictured here, along with all of our board shorts and bikinis , and many of our other surf styles, are Fair Trade Certified™ . By bolstering the wages of workers and ensuring safe and healthy working conditions, Fair Trade allows surfers to directly support the people who make their clothes.
UPF $85.00 I 71871 I XS-XL I Formfit ting
Micro Swell Rashguard
Reversible Telu Bottoms $59.00 I 72180 I XXS-XL I Formfit ting
Board Short Label Lightweight Full-Zip Hoody $89.00 I 39505 I XS-XL I Slim fit
Ahnya Pants $79.00 I 21970 I XS-XL I Regular fit
Pastel P-6 Logo Cotton Crew $35.00 I 39079 I XS-XL I Regular fit
Wavefarer® Board Shorts - 5" $55.00 I 76597 I 0-14/even I Regular fit
Reversible Mamala Top $65.00 I 77220 I XS-XL I Formfit ting 105
BY VINCENT STANLEY
Our Common Ground Most of us can readily name a piece of ground sacred to us as individuals that belongs to every soul in the country. As Americans, regardless of our descent, we share as our greatest
for the maximum possible return to the shareholder. Just when
inheritance, both material and spiritual, the gift of our federal
we need to learn how to restore natural capacity, not just in the
public lands. Most of us can readily name a piece of ground sacred
West but the East, North and South, we see instead an attack
to us as individuals that belongs to every soul in the country:
on the existing protection for federal lands and hear a call for
Yosemite, the Everglades, Acadia, Hot Springs, Shenandoah,
the sell-off of the land itself to individual states for eventual sale
Yellowstone, the Smokies.
to private owners.
Most federal lands, while held in public trust, are only
Not one of those who call for auctioning off our collective
loosely protected. They can be used for private profit—for min-
inheritance has in mind the purpose of conservation, regenerative
ing, drilling, logging, ranching and recreation, depending on the
grazing, organic agriculture or even the creation of more oppor-
landlord, whether it be the BLM, U.S. Forest Service, U.S. Fish
tunities for nonmotorized recreation, which now generates more
and Wildlife Service or National Park Service. Only designated
jobs and income than do traditional extractive industries. The
wilderness areas are conserved to be the place where, in Margaret
fog machine, purporting to represent the rights of the individual
Murie’s words, “the hand of man does not linger.” These con-
versus the overly powerful state, conceals that the benefits will
stitute less than 5 percent of the landmass of the United States.
accrue to only a few, very few, individuals at the expense of us
The biologist E.O. Wilson has argued that—on a planet
all and our future.
fighting for its life, with species going extinct at 100 to 1,000
This is the time to safeguard our material and spiritual inher-
times their natural rate, the lungs of the planet seared by global
itance. We need not sell off what we have, but rather preserve
warming, the seas, the rivers and the soil losing their capacity to
more of nature in more parts of our country so that we may also
regenerate—we now should be devoting half the surface of the
restore and revive the health of our human communities and the
earth to nature so that we may save the lives of as many species
planet as a whole.
of plants and animals as possible, including our own. To make life possible beyond the end of this century we need to slow the rate of global warming; reverse the advance of desertification; and restore the conditions in which life, and individual lives, can persist and thrive. Mr. Wilson’s proposal has not been mentioned during public debate among policymakers in the United States. Instead, a great
Vincent Stanley, coauthor with Yvon Chouinard of The Responsible Company, has been with Patagonia on and off since its beginning in 1973, for many of those years in key executive roles as head of sales or marketing. He currently serves as the company’s director of philosophy and is a visiting fellow at the Yale School of Management.
fog machine has been set to work in the West, where the federal share of land ownership is close to 50 percent and vested interests itch to develop federal land at the lowest possible cost
Wild places make us feel small—and sometimes we are. Indian Creek, Utah. Andrew Burr
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“In a remote corner of Bears Ears, far from any cell tower, I left the manmade world and ran. The hard miles stripped away layers of anxiety and distraction, leaving me exposed and connected to this wilderness, now threatened. In ultrarunning there comes a moment when you must decide to put your head down and embrace the pain and difficulty, or quit. We are now at that moment in the political long run. Wild lands have a place in the future, and I can no longer stand idly by and hope that everything will turn out alright.” - Luke Nelson
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Yulex® Natural Rubber Wetsuits Calling a product “natural” doesn’t always mean it’s better. It can be like snapping a lineup shot just as the one good set of the day rolls in—an intentional half-truth that makes something seem better than it actually is. That’s why we steered clear of natural hevea rubber for our wetsuits until last fall. Renewable rubber tapped from hevea trees performs just as well as conventional, nonrenewable neoprene, but the rubber industry is a major driver of deforestation in tropical countries around the world. Without knowing where the rubber was coming from, we weren’t willing to use it. But when we found a source that was Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC) certified by the Rainforest Alliance, it changed our thinking. We had a material that reduced CO2 emissions by approximately 80 percent compared to conventional neoprene, and it was audited by a third party to ensure that it came from a plantation that preserved biodiversity. Put simply, we knew it didn’t come from newly clear-cut rainforest. We’re now fully committed to using FSC-certified natural rubber, providing the highest performance while minimizing environmental harm. Along with our Yulex full and spring suits, we’re using it in our gloves and booties as well— giving us the world’s first head-to-toe, neoprene-free wetsuit line. Imported.
Key details — The face fabric is a stretchy and abrasion-resistant 85% recycled polyester/15% spandex blend — Torso and thighs are 3.5mm, lined with warm and fast-drying 95% polyester (51% recycled)/5% spandex microgrid — Arms and legs are 3mm, lined with high-stretch 100% recycled polyester jersey — 85% Yulex natural rubber/15% synthetic rubber by polymer content; the synthetic rubber is chlorine-free and adds UV and ozone resistance for greater durability — Natural rubber is from sources that are Forest Stewardship Council certified by the Rainforest Alliance
Men’s R2® Yulex® Front-Zip Full Suit $449.00 I 88438 I XS-XL I Formfitting I 1,247 g (44 oz)
Surf gear has evolved by leaps and bounds, but surfers themselves are still a bunch of knuckle draggers. Dan Ross stalls through an icy barrel in the depths of the North Atlantic winter. Al Mackinnon