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Built with 100-percent recycled Gore-Tex face fabric, the new Powder Bowl jacket from Patagonia eases consumers mind when thinking about the impact their new jacket takes on the environment. Manufacturing gear and creating them to withstand the elements takes energy and water.
And given our sport is so heavily reliant on winter climate conditions, it is refreshing to see Patagonia cut their reliance on petroleum while creating new products. The company increased their recycled material garments this year by 23 percent, diverting 325,082 pounds of factory scraps and plastic bottles from the waste stream. In total, 77 percent of Patagonia’s snow garments are now made with recycled content. Or, as Patagonia likes to market: Out of the Waste Cycle and into Your Snow Gear.
At POWDER’s annual Thread The Needle event, which forms the 2019 Apparel Guide, testers raved about the Powder Bowl’s post-consumer recycled material, which is soft and impressively quiet. The light liner, consisting of a 90 percent recycled polyester–called Thermogreen–has 60g and 100g fill for slight warmth and is stitched to provide easy repair. However, the Powder Bowl jacket’s attributes don’t end with its eco-friendly nature. The jacket is refined, with a fit that isn’t too baggy or tight and is extremely durable. Both the jacket and pant are available in men’s and women’s cuts.