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Patagonia Rubicon (Women's)
An insulated jacket designed for cold-weather skiing and snowboarding, the Rubicon features a feminine fit and aesthetic but with all the warmth and practicality that Patagonia are known for. The 2.5-layer polyester ripstop will keep out wind, water and snow, while the recycled polyester insulation will keep you super warm - even if it gets wet. Features include lots of pockets, so you can easily store all your essentials, as well as a snow skirt to keep the powder at bay, which connects to any Patagonia snow or alpine pants, so it won’t ride up when you're working hard. All in all, the perfect combination of an insulator and a hard-shell - you won’t need many layers underneath, which makes it ideal for hiking lines.
|MATERIALS||Shell: 5oz 2-layer polyester ripstop with DWR. Lining: 100% polyester plain-weave. Powder skirt: 91% recycled polyester, 9% Spandex. Insulation body: 150g Thermogreen. Insulation sleeves: 100g Thermogreen.|
|POCKETS||Two front, Zip. Two chest: one zip, one snap closure. One internal, zip. One internal pouch.|
Patagonia's Thermogreen Insulation
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.
Patagonia's Apparel 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.