Patagonia SnowDrifter Pack 20L
Built for quick descents in the backcountry, this slim-profile, close-fitting, freeride-oriented backpack has a spacious main compartment to hold plenty of layers, extra calories, snow safety tools and other short-tour essentials. Made with 100% recycled fabrics.
- Made with durable recycled nylon for puncture and abrasion resistance
- Long, bridge-style opening for quick access to main compartment
- Internal organization for snow safety tools and external helmet carry
- Adjustable sternum strap; mesh on the shoulder straps, back panel and padded waistbelt with zippered stash pockets
- Multiple carry options for skis and snowboards
- Hydration compatible with insulated hydration sleeve
- Available in two sizes: S/M, L/XL
- 940 g (2 lbs 1.2 oz)
Body: 6.4-oz 420-denier 100% recycled nylon plain weave.
Lining: 3.3-oz 200-denier 100% recycled polyester plain weave.
Both treated with a polyurethane coating and a DWR (durable water repellent) finishView The Footprint Chronicles
940 g (2 lbs 1.2 oz)
S/M: 20.5" x 11.8" x 2.75"
L/XL: 22.5" x 11.8" x 2.75"
20L (1,220 cu in)
Durable Water Repellent
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.
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.