For Spring 2016 Patagonia now of fer its famous rainwear range Torrentshell with a 100% recycled nylon face fabric.
The nylon used in Patagonia technical shells is neither infinite nor sustainable. In addition, the extraction of the fossil fuels required to produce this material contributes to climate change. Fossil fuels like those that end up in these jackets are commodities, and despite Patagonia having a much deeper knowledge of its supply chain than most companies in the industry, it still has no way to know where those fossil fuels were extracted. To reduce its shells’ contribution to climate change, Patagonia’s best option at this point is to buy recycled-content fabrics and to continually find new ways to recycle its products at the end of their life and keep them out of traditional disposal methods.
M’s & W’s Torrentshell Jacket (£110 I Regular Fit)
The Torrentshell Jacket keeps you dry through any variety of bone-soaking wet, with H2No® Performance Standard protection that’s durable, lightweight and versatile. The 2.5-layer jacket uses a new 100% recycled nylon face fabric; has a waterproof/breathable barrier; a DWR (durable water repellent) finish; and stuffs into one of two zippered handwarmer pockets (with a carabiner clip-in loop). The 2-way-adjustable hood has a laminated visor, rolls down and stows away with a simplified cord-and-hook design; and the center zipper has a minimal-welt exterior and interior storm flaps. The ventilating pit-zips have storm flaps and DWR-treated zippers, and we’ve slightly lengthened the torso. With a microfleece-lined neck, hook-and-loop cuff closures and a drawcord hem.
W’s Torrentshell Poncho (£160 I Regular Fit)
Don’t dismiss the practicality of a poncho. A simple design with the basic concept of staying dry in wet weather, we’ve taken a reliable style and made it better by using 100% recycled fabric. The stock essentials are made better with a three-way adjustable-brim hood, side snaps and front marsupial mesh pockets. This poncho conveniently packs into the left front pocket for a quick and compact stash. The Snap-T® neck and pocket finish round out this sure to become a back-of-the-car staple for when you want to stay dry on a wet trail, wet bleacher or wet bike seat. Fabric is bluesign® approved.