Patagonia Men's Recycled Wool Vest
A classic vest made of a recycled wool/polyester blend that's lined with smooth, plain weave nylon and insulated with PrimaLoft® Gold ECO.
- Shell made of recycled wool stretch twill with a DWR (durable water repellent) finish. It’s lined with nylon plain weave and insulated with PrimaLoft® Gold ECO
- Zippered handwarmer pockets
- Media-compatible Interior zippered pocket
- 516 g (18.2 oz)
Shell: 60% recycled wool/33% recycled polyester/4% other fiber/3% spandex with a DWR (durable water repellent) finish.
Lining: 100% nylon plain weave.
Insulation: 100-g PrimaLoft® Gold ECO 100% polyester (55% recycled)View The Footprint Chronicles
We use PrimaLoft® insulation inside insulated garments for its warmth, compressibility, and soft comfort. While the human body uses energy to stay warm, PrimaLoft insulation uses a patented microfiber structure to help the body retain warmth and conserve energy.
The proprietary ultra-fine fibers of PrimaLoft insulation form a tight collection of air pockets that trap heat from your body and keep the cold out, providing an excellent warmth-to-weight ratio. When insulation gets wet, it loses these air pockets and consequently, its insulating properties. PrimaLoft ultra-fine fibers were developed to be water resistant so your insulation stays drier and maintains its insulating properties even when wet.
One of the ways we can lessen the impact of wool production is to recycle used wool.
The practice of recycling wool dates back hundreds of years. After wool sweaters had been worn threadbare, they were collected and shredded into individual fibers and then converted into blankets.
Patagonia’s recycled wool comes from this same process. Aided by modern-day quality controls, the wool goes through a meticulous sorting of materials into color categories prior to shredding. By selecting and blending colors of dyed wool fabrics and garments, we can completely eliminate the dyeing process, saving water and chemicals and eliminating the resulting wastewater.