Patagonia Women's Dusty Mesa Fleece Vest
This cozy, 100% recycled high-pile vest provides versatile warmth in chilly conditions.
- Made of 100% recycled polyester ½" -pile sherpa fleece for cozy comfort
- Oversized, tall, stand-up collar provides neck protection
- Center-front Metaluxe® zipper
- Two handwarmer pockets with rib-knit trim
- Great layering piece
- Rib-knit trim on hem is a nod to heritage design
- Hip length
- 462 g (16.3 oz)
Body: 11-oz 100% recycled polyester ½" -pile sherpa fleece.
Lining: 100% recycled polyester plain weave.
Pocket bags: 5.3-oz 100% recycled polyester brushed tricot.
Trim: 4.5-oz 100% recycled nylon plain weave
Although we’ve been using recycled polyester in our garments for 20 years, for some reason locked deep in polymer chemistry, nylon is more difficult to recycle than polyester. After years of research, development, and testing, we’re finally finding some recycled nylon fibers that are suitable for apparel.
Some of the recycled nylon we use comes from post-industrial waste fiber, yarn collected from a spinning factory, and waste from the weaving mills that can be processed into reusable nylon fiber.
We’re diligently searching for a success story with recycled nylon. The challenge lies ahead of us, and we’re committed to discovering the best methods to recycle nylon fiber, but it appears this evolution will take many years.
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.