Patagonia Men's Recycled Wool Jacket
A classic hooded jacket made with a blend of recycled wool and recycled polyester with a DWR (durable water repellent) finish.
- Recycled wool/recycled polyester face fabric with a DWR (durable water repellent) finish and a recycled polyester jersey back fabric
- Front zipper backed with interior storm flap
- Kissing zipper-garage chin guard
- Water-resistant PU-coated zippers
- Zippered handwarmer pockets
- Self-fabric snap cuff closures seal out precipitation
- Adjustable hood
- 893 g (31.5 oz)
16.2-oz bonded fabric: (face) 44% recycled wool melton/53% recycled polyester/3% other fiber with a DWR (durable water repellent) finish; (back) 100% recycled polyester jerseyView The Footprint Chronicles
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.
DWR (durable water repellent) fabric finish repels light rain and snow and decreases dry times. When DWR is used in conjunction with a waterproof/breathable barrier, the DWR finish keeps the outer fabric from becoming saturated so that the breathable barrier can do its job.