Patagonia’s mission is deceivingly simple: Build the best product, and use business to inspire and implement solutions to the environmental crisis. The Ventura, California-based company started making climbing gear for Yosemite dirtbags in the ‘60s and has gone on to make some of the most bomber outerwear, baselayers, and puffies out there. Their environmental ethic runs strong—they put a lot of time and effort into keeping rivers and oceans clean, and protecting our winters—and they’re committed to what they call the “silent sports:” climbing, skiing, snowboarding, surfing, and fishing.
evo’s own cause, helping underserved children, grew in-part from being inspired by Patagonia and following their lead. We love their products, and we love their commitment to lightening our footprint on the places we play.
Free the Snake: Restoring America's Greatest Salmon River
From dam removal to preserving wilderness areas, Patagonia often leads the charge on many contemporary environmental issues by documenting and raising awareness through film projects like DamNation or Jumbo Wild.
This year, they’ve redesigned Capilene® baselayers to incorporate fabrics that keep you warmer, less sweaty and more comfortable, all while using more recycled materials than ever before. They’re using Polygiene® anti-microbial technology, so you’ll stink less, too. Their outerwear is built to face the elements and incorporates Gore-Tex® or their own H2No® waterproof breathable technology. Everything they make, from dresses to down jackets, is built to be durable, functional, and stylish.