Patagonia Women's Sidesend Parka
This all-around windproof, water-resistant, insulated 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.
- Thermogreen® insulation (100% polyester) is kept in place with diamond-shaped quilting
- Center-front two-way zipper finishes above the hem for movement and mobility
- Wide placket with 2-way zipper
- Princess seams have discreet handwarmer pockets with secure zipper closures
- Hidden storm cuffs for extra protection from the elements
- Mid-thigh length
- 949 g (33.5 oz)
Shell: 9.4-oz 86% recycled polyester/14% spandex bonded soft-shell fabric with 4-way stretch and a DWR (durable water repellent) finish.
Lining: 2.2-oz 50-denier 100% recycled polyester taffeta with a DWR finish.
Insulation: 80-g (60-g in sleeves) Thermogreen® 100% polyester (92% recycled)View The Footprint Chronicles
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.
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.