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Our DWR Problem

Our DWR Problem

Mar 6, 2015 March 6, 2015

Please refer to the updated version of this post for the most recent information about Patagonia’s work to improve chemical safety in our supply chain. Patagonia—as well as other high-quality outdoor outerwear suppliers—for years relied on a Durable Water Repellent (DWR) of a certain chemistry (described below) to… Read More

Lucid Dreaming [Updated with video]

Lucid Dreaming [Updated with video]

Jan 30, 2015 January 30, 2015

Patagonia climber Alexander Megos made the third ascent of Lucid Dreaming (V15) this week on the Grandpa Peabody boulder in the Buttermilks. It was a double-milestone effort for the German phenom. “Feels like a DREAM but it’s not. Finally took down my hardest boulder ever and as… Read More

Above: David Rosenbarger stands below the North Face of Mont Blanc and looks across to the Chamonix Valley. Chamonix, France. Photo: Christian Pondella

Dave Rosenbarger 1976-2015

Jan 23, 2015 January 23, 2015

We are saddened today to give you the tragic news that Patagonia ski ambassador Dave Rosenbarger—“American Dave” as we knew him—died on Friday, January 23 when he was caught in an avalanche while skiing on the Italian side of the Mont… Read More

Freediving the Wreckage of Lelu Harbor

Freediving the Wreckage of Lelu Harbor

Jan 23, 2015 January 23, 2015

Story by Matt Rott, Photos by Matt Shepherd It’s funny how easily we miss out on opportunities lying just under our noses—especially when we’re trapped in the narrow-minded, one-dimensional pursuit of something as fleeting as a wave. I’d been chasing the left-hander breaking into Lelu Harbor for nearly fifteen… Read More

Major Environmental Victory in Chile!

Major Environmental Victory in Chile!

Jun 10, 2014 June 10, 2014

“Chile’s Committee of Ministers – the country’s highest administrative authority – has cancelled the environmental permits for the five-dam hydropower project, HidroAysén, effectively stopping the scheme that threatened the Baker and Pascua Rivers in Patagonia.” –Emily Jovais, International Rivers This is an issue we’ve been involved with since… Read More

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