Patagonia Men's Down Sweater Vest
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Impossible to confuse with the sweater vests found at golf courses and bingo parlors, the Patagonia Men's Down Sweater Vest comes packed with ultra-toasty 800-fill down that traps heat in alpine conditions. It has a minimalist design that practically floats and so compact it stuffs into its own mesh-lined internal pocket (with carabiner clip-in loop). The innovative, super light, polyester shell (100% recycled) provides wind and water protection; as well as high tear-strength and quilting that stabilizes the down. With zippered handwarmer pockets and a drawcord hem.
GOOSE DOWN FILL : THERMAL INSULATION
Down is considered to be the single-most warmest insulating material ever found on Earth. Down quality is measured by placing 1 oz. of goose down into a graduated cylindrical tube & measuring the
volume that the down material condenses down to (in cubic inches).
The "number" of fill power for each down material corresponds to the end results of condensing the goose down feathers in a cylindrical tube measured in cubic inches; as the number of
fill-power number goes up, so does the quality, loft, and condensability of the down material itself.
To Patagonia, quality means more than how a garment looks or functions: It also includes the way it affects the environment and quality of life. This means working to source materials and develop processes that minimize damage to the environment.
In 1993, we adopted fleece into our product line made from post consumer recycled 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. Over the course of 13 years, we saved some 86 million soda bottles from the trash heap. That’s enough oil to fill the 40-gallon gas tank of the diminutive Chevy Suburban 20,000 times.
Today, we're able to utilize more sources for recycled polyester and offer it on more garments such as Capilene baselayers, shell jackets and board shorts, as well as fleece. We now recycle used soda bottles, unusable second quality fabrics and worn out garments into polyester fibers to produce many of our clothes. We've also started the world's first garment recycling program – bring us your old, worn-out Capilene baselayer, Patagonia fleece or Polartec® fleece (from any maker) and we'll make a new polyester garment from it using an innovative process developed by our friends at TEJIN.
Benefits of recycled polyester:
Lessens dependence on oil
Curbs discards, thereby prolonging landfill life and reducing toxic emissions from incinerators
Helps to promote a new recycling stream for polyester clothing that is no longer wearable
Creates less air, water and soil contamination
|• Shell fabric is superlight, windproof and water-resistant with high tear-strength
|• Quilted construction stabilizes the down
|• Center-front zipper
|• Pockets: two zippered handwarmers and a zippered interior stretch-mesh that doubles as a stuff sack, with carabiner clip-in loop
|• Elastic binding at armholes
|• Drawcord hem
|Fabric||Shell and lining: 1.4-oz 22-denier 100% all-recycled polyester ripstop with a DWR (durable water repellent) finish
|Insulation||800-fill-power premium European goose down
|Weight||241 g (8.5 oz)
|Size||S, M, L, XL
|Technology||Deluge DWR: Patagonia’s proprietary durable water repellent fabric finish, Deluge DWR, lasts substantially longer than standard DWRs. Garments with the Deluge DWR finish have like-new repellency after years of extensive use.
|Garment Fit||Regular Fit: Click here to view the Patagonia Fit Guide
|Forge Grey-961,X Small||885657208746||84621-961-XS|
|Forge Grey-961,X Large||885657208784||84621-961-XL|
|Forge Grey-961,XX Large||885657208791||84621-961-XXL|
|Graphite Navy-526,X Large||887187216604||84621-526-XL|
|Graphite Navy-526,XX Large||887187216611||84621-526-XXL|
|Green Super Sonic-568,Small||887187045327||84621-568-S|
|Green Super Sonic-568,Medium||887187045341||84621-568-M|
|Green Super Sonic-568,Large||887187045365||84621-568-L|
|Green Super Sonic-568,X Large||887187045372||84621-568-XL|
|Green Super Sonic-568,XX Large||887187045396||84621-568-XXL|
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