Patagonia R1® Full Zip Jacket (Woman)
The R1 zip fleece follows the same design as Patagonia’s cold weather R2 fleece but with the added bonus of being super lightweight, more packable and fast drying for multiple activities. Made from gridded Regulator Fleece, the R1 is super stretchy and incredibly breathable, meaning it dries fast and wicks moisture away from your skin in record time. Two harness compatible hand pockets and a chest pocket make for easy access when wearing a shell over the top, and subtle thumb holes and micro grid fleece around the underarms and shoulders increase comfort and decrease drying time. As with all Patagonia products, this fleece is super durable and won’t let you down.
|MATERIAL||Polartec® Power Dry® 93% polyester (41% recycled)/7% spandex. Fabric is bluesign® approved.|
Patagonia have been recycling polyester since 1993 as it’s so much better for the planet than using un-recycled polyester. Patagonia make use of many different materials, such as plastic bottles, worn out polyester products, and manufacturing waste, which not only constructively uses materials which are hard to dispose of, but uses less energy than making polyester from scratch.
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 it breaks unexpectedly, they will provide a free exchange, refund or repair. They will also repair damage due to wear and tear for a reasonable price, and have a section on their website that teaches you to repair your own clothing, so there is 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.
It all started after the opening of the first Patagonia store; chemicals used in the farming of the cotton started to give the shop staff headaches, so they developed fleeces made from recycled plastic bottles and started to use exclusively organic cotton. As the time’s gone on, Patagonia have implemented a traceable down program, use responsibly sourced merino and Bluesign approved materials. The recycled materials they work with are even more impressive: cotton, nylon, polyester, down and wool, as well as making use of natural materials such as hemp and undyed cashmere.
Aswell as making use of the best possible materials and production methods, Patagonia also make sure everyone of their employees is treated fairly, from the shop floor to factories all over the world. They also donate a percentage of their yearly profits to environmental initiatives and community projects across the world.