Patagonia Insulated Powder Bowl Pants - Slim (Women's)
A slim-fit, lightly insulated version of Patagonia's Powder Bowl Pants, the Slim Insulated Powder Bowl Pants are ideal for women who feel the cold, or are skiing and riding temperatures. The articulated fit makes these pants super-comfortable for skiing and snowboarding, while the thigh zip-vents mean you can cool down a bit if you need to. Other features include an attachment loop at the back that’s compatible with all Patagonia snow jackets and top-quality Thermogreen recycled insulation. Plus, the 2-layer Gore-Tex shell is guaranteed to help keep you warm and dry all day.
|MATERIALS||Shell: 2-layer 150 denier Gore-Tex with DWR. Lining: 100% polyester mesh. Insulation: 100% polyester (90% recycled) Thermogreen insulation.|
|POCKETS||Two front zip. One thigh zip. One back zip with added flap colsure.|
Gore-Tex 2-layer Fabric
Gore-Tex 2-layer fabric is not quite as rugged and robust as its equivalent Pro shell, but it still has all the same waterproof, windproof and breathable capabilities, making it ideal for snow sports and good-weather backcountry hiking or ski touring. The Gore-Tex membrane is bonded with a soft outer fabric and then teamed with a floating liner, for lightweight comfort, freedom of movement and performance over a range of different temperatures and activities. The Gore-Tex membrane is so effective because it is covered with millions of tiny pores, which are too small to let water droplets, but are large enough to let water vapour out. The high pressure that builds inside a sweaty jacket is what allows the moisture vapour to escape through the membrane to the low pressure of the outside world, keeping you comfortable and warm at all times.
Patagonia's Thermogreen Insualtion
Patagonia’s own synthetic insulation, Thermogreen, is made from 90% recycled polyester and has all the characteristics of high-performance synthetic insulation, as well as being one of the most environmentally responsible forms of insulation on the market. It’s super-lightweight, and will keep you warm, even when it’s wet.
The DWR (Durable Water Repellent) finish has become almost ubiquitous in the outdoor industry, and the satisfying water beading it provides has become the hallmark of a beautiful jacket. It is not strictly waterproof but will provide protection on it’s own against a light shower; however it does wear off so needs to be topped up from time to time. The DWR stops water from soaking into the outer layer of waterproof fabrics like Gore-Tex, meaning they remain breathable and light in even in heavy rain.
Bluesign is an international standard for fabric production which ensures that stringent environmental, safety and efficiency standards are are met by any fabric bearing this logo. Bluesign fabrics use fewer chemicals, less water, safer processes and highly efficient manufacturing techniques to ensure that the creation of your new jacket doesn’t destroy the world you hope to use it to enjoy.
Patagonia Lifetime Warranty
Patagonia offer an ‘Ironclad Warranty’ which means if you’re dissatisfied with the performance of a product at the time of purchase or afterwards, or if it breaks unexpectedly, they will provide a free exchange, refund or repair. They will also repair damage from wear and tear for a reasonable price, and have a section of their website that shows you to repair your own clothing, so there’s no need to unnecessarily buy new gear.
Patagonia's Environmentally Friendly Business Plan
Right from the start, Patagonia has been at the forefront of environmentally friendly production, and are still one of the only companies in the world that offer a completely transparent supply chain to anyone who cares to look. They are constantly experimenting and developing new ways to bring us durable and sustainably produced clothing - recycled polyester, organic cotton, traceable down, responsibly sourced merino and undyed cashmere are all common materials in the Patagonia catalogue. As well as using the best materials and production methods for the planet, Patagonia also make sure every one of their employees is treated fairly, from the shop floor to factories all over the world. And they donate a percentage of their yearly profits to environmental initiatives and community projects in many different countries.