Patagonia Women's PowSlayer Bibs
The PowSlayer Bibs are lightweight, packable, optimized for backcountry touring and feature a minimalist design. The GORE-TEX® Pro fabric package includes the first ever 100% recycled nylon face fabric to deliver the highest level of durable waterproof/breathable and windproof protection available.
- Lightweight, highly breathable—and now with a recycled face textile—the 3-layer GORE-TEX® Pro shell fabric offers the highest level of durably waterproof/breathable and windproof protection
- These low-profile bibs have a drop-seat configuration with 2-way slider side zips for venting, a zip fly with a single-snap closure and grown-on belt loops at the waist for convertibility when hiking
- Vislon® zippers on side zips and pockets are watertight and easy to use
- Loop on rear yoke attaches bibs to the powder skirt on any Patagonia® Snow jacket
- Articulated patterning for increased range of motion; stretch mesh fabric at low back for increased breathability and comfort
- Gaiters seal out snow; tough scuff guards protect inside of leg and bottom hem; zippered pockets: two thigh cargo and one right hip
- Concealed RECCO® reflector
- 564 g (19.9 oz)
3-layer, 4-oz 40-denier 100% recycled nylon plain-weave GORE-TEX® Pro shell with a DWR (durable water repellent) finishView The Footprint Chronicles
GORE-TEX Pro products have a 3-layer construction that comprises a special high performance GORE-TEX membrane, bonded to a tough outer material and a specially developed robust inner lining. The benefit: no movement between the three layers for exceptional durability and the option of combining the layers with insulation.
The GORE-TEX® membrane has 9 billion pores per square inch, with each pore 20,000 times smaller than a water droplet. These tiny holes are too small for water and wind to pass through from the outside. But these same pores are large enough for moisture vapor to pass through, so your body's perspiration is able to escape and you won’t feel clammy or uncomfortable inside your jacket.
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.