Patagonia has just launched several new products for the outdoor adventurer always looking for new and better gear.
The products include a redesign of the popular Dirt Roamer shorts, seen in the video below. T-shirts made from recyclable materials, shorts for trail running, and rain jackets free from industrial chemicals round out the lineup.
Patagonia also offers new packs, some for trail runs and others for alpine outings. Let’s dig into the details.
Dirt Roamer Shorts redesign
For the latest edition of the Dirt Roamers, Patagonia made these mountain-bike shorts to be durble (with low-bulk, no-stitch welded seams and four-way stretch fabric), and lightweight at 159 grams (claimed, no size specified). They have a contoured fit, a 12 ½” inseam, and cost $120.
Patagonia builds the Dirt Roamer with a 4 oz. 90-denier 86% recycled polyester/14% spandex fabric with a durable water-repellent (DWR) finish.
Patagonia says the shorts work best when paired with the Dirt Roamer Liner Shorts, which sell for $90. They feature recycled material and Fair Trade Certified sewing. You can find them in both men’s and women’s options.
Other new additions to the Dirt Roamer category include the Dirt Roamer 3L Waist Pack ($70) and Dirt Roamer 20L Pack ($150). Designed for stability and storage on the trail, they also feature Patagonia’s regulator air mesh to keep hotspots from starting.
Tee-Cycle and Responsibili-Tees
With the Tee-Cycle, Patagonia starts a new program that upcycles old T-shirts into “new” products using a product called Infinna Fiber. It’s the result of Patagonia’s partnership with Infinited Fiber, which created the fiber to be recycled and rewoven many times.
When finished with a Patagonia T-shirt made with cotton, hemp or linen, the company suggests bringing them into your nearest Patagonia retail store. Or you can mail them to Patagonia’s Reno distribution center for recycling.
The resulting soft, durable fibers are then combined with factory cotton scraps to create the Tee-Cycle collection.
Patagonia offers another sustainable T-shirt option with its Responsibili-Tees. These carbon-neutral, 100 percent recycled shirts are built with factory cotton scraps and recycled polyester. Their colors come from re-spun T-shirt scraps. Check out the full collection here.
Trail Running Shorts
Offering extra pockets and breathability, the updated Endless Run Shorts help minimize your kit for longer trips in the mountains.
The shorts feature two side pockets, a back pocket, and a breathable front panel. Now made with NetPlus 74 percent post-consumer recycled nylon, they come from recycled fishing nets. That helps reduce ocean plastic pollution, the company said.
Patagonia made these with NetPlus 100 percent post-consumer recycled nylon ripstop, again from recycled fishing nets. The PFC-free DWR finish is a durable water-repellent coating that does not contain perfluorinated chemicals. Patagonia said the Granite Crest Pant will also be launching soon.
Altvia Trail Packs
The Altvia collection of technical packs (14L, 22L, 28L, 36L) offer a mix of hardcore alpine climbing packs and easy on-the-go trail packs. These packs use 100 percent recycled materials, and include new colors for summer.
Altvia packs have a breathable back panel and shoulder straps. Rain cover is included in all four packs. Prices range from $100-$180.
Slope Runner Exploration Pack
With The Slope Runner, Patagonia offers a new day/overnight trail run pack. It works well for a variety of sports, the company said, and functions well as an overnighter or for carrying extra gear. The $180 pack will launch soon.
It includes four chest harness pockets and several storage options. The pack includes two 500ml HydraPak flasks and a vest-style construction. You can get a sneak peek here.
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