Patagonia Women's Sidesend Parka
This all-around windproof, water-resistant soft-shell parka made with 86% recycled polyester/14% spandex with a DWR (durable water repellent) finish delivers stretchy, lightweight weather protection while maintaining a comfortable level of breathability.
- Insulation is covered with a beautiful diamond quilt design
- Center-front two-way zipper finishes above the hem for movement and mobility
- Wide placket features
- Princess seams have discreet handwarmer pockets with secure zipper closures
- Hidden storm cuffs for extra protection from the elements
- Mid-thigh length
- 9.3-oz bonded softshell (stretch woven/brushed tricot), 86% recycled polyester/14% spandex with 4 way stretch and C6 DWR (durable water repellent). Fabric is bluesign® approved
- 949 g (33.5 oz)
- Made in Vietnam.
bluesign® Approved Fabric
Patagonia has worked with bluesign technologies since 2000 to evaluate and reduce resource consumption in our materials supply chain, and to assist us with managing the chemicals, dyes and finishes used in the process. bluesign technologies, based in Switzerland, works at each step in the textile supply chain to approve chemicals, processes, materials, and products that are safe for the environment, safe for workers, and safe for the end customers.
In 2007, Patagonia became the first brand to officially join the network of bluesign® system partners.
Any fabric you see that’s bluesign® approved offers the highest level of consumer safety by employing methods and materials in their manufacture that conserve resources and minimize impacts on people and the environment.
In 1993, we adopted fleece into our product line made from post consumer recycled (PCR) plastic soda bottles. We were the first outdoor clothing manufacturer to do so. PCR® clothing was a positive step towards a more sustainable system – one that uses fewer resources, discards less and better protects people’s health.
Today, we’re able to utilize more sources for recycled polyester and offer it on more garments such as Capilene® baselayers, shell jackets, board shorts, and fleece. We now recycle used soda bottles, unusable manufacturing waste, and worn out garments (including our own) into polyester fibers to produce many of our clothes.
Using recycled polyester lessens our dependence on petroleum as a raw material source, curbs discards and reduces toxic emissions from incinerators.