Let my people go surfing
Yvon Chouinard, founder and CEO of Patagonia, is and has always been a fan of the outdoors, be it conquering mountain peaks or surfing. His attitude and view of life were used to formulate the company’s mission statement.
Till this day, you can really feel the positive spirit behind the Patagonia brand. There’s hardly any other brand that encourages such a close connection between man and nature. Plus, the brand has an inspiring philosophy of life that Patagonia’s global customers truly appreciate.
Patagonia's quality standards
The use of recycled materials in the production of functional outdoor wear is a no-brainer at Patagonia. They’ve experimented for a long time with their own development and recycling programs.
The American brand is truly proud of its successful manufacturing of high-quality products. Customers can keep the garments for years without their showing any noticeable signs of wear, which not only saves natural resources, but also reduces the amount of waste produced. As a result, Patagonia continues to work with particularly long-lasting fabrics, such as Pertex or GORE-TEX membranes, to produce the best high-quality products with a premium finish.
Experiencing crazy expeditions, wearing high-performance functional clothing, supporting excellent values and having lots of fun – who wouldn't want to represent Patagonia professionally?! It therefore comes as no surprise that a number of top-class athletes around the world represent the American brand. Among these athletes are some legends, such as Steve House, Lynn Hill, and Tommy Caldwell, but also rising stars like the German Alexander Megos.
These partnerships benefit everybody. The athletes can give Patagonia feedback thanks to their requirements and experiences in their respective disciplines. In return, Patagonia creates the best possible products for their customers.
Functional clothing for outdoor and mountain sports
Mountain sports are multi-faceted and require specifically-designed clothing, which is why Patagonia produces tailor-made products for almost all types of mountain sports:
- Mountaineering: mountaineering, ice climbing, expeditions – these entail rough conditions, fluctuating temperatures and extreme exertion. Wearing the right clothes won't relieve the physical stress, but it will make it a lot easier to endure. From functional base layers and softshell garments to hybrid-solutions and GORE-TEX Pro Shell hardshell jackets, you’re guaranteed to find what you need at Patagonia.
- Climbing & bouldering: climbing and bouldering-specific clothing should conform to your every movement and be durable. Patagonia's climbing line includes climbing trousers and hoodies, and is specially designed for the sport. Plus, you’ll look stylish in their cool prints and eye-catching designs.
- Skiing & snowboarding: ski clothing must not only be insulating and protect you against the snow, but it should also offer excellent ventilation. Patagonia is well-known for its premium quality insulating down jackets and vests. So with their great knowledge in the production of these types of clothes, you can’t go wrong with their warm, reliable and flexible garments.
- Trail running and other mountain sports: the brand also creates clothing for other disciplines. They produce garments from T-shirts made of lightweight merino wool to outdoor socks and shoes. So, you’re guaranteed to find high-quality Patagonia clothing for trail running, for example.
Lifestyle meets functionality
When a great design meets excellent functionality, it’s like a match made in heaven. Patagonia’s T-shirts, trousers, shirts and jackets all feature designs that will make you feel great in the mountains, in the pub, or when you’re hanging out with your friends. Patagonia – a unique combination of lifestyle and functionality.