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Our Mission

Build the best product, cause no unnecessary harm, use business to inspire and implement solutions to the environmental crisis.

Our Reason for Being

Patagonia grew out of a small company that made tools for climbers. Alpinism remains at the heart of a worldwide business that still makes clothes for climbing – as well as for skiing, snowboarding, surfing, fly fishing, paddling and trail running. These are all silent sports. None require a motor; none deliver the cheers of a crowd. In each sport, reward comes in the form of hard-won grace and moments of connection between us and nature.

Our values reflect those of a business started by a band of climbers and surfers, and the minimalist style they promoted. The approach we take towards product design demonstrates a bias for simplicity and utility. For us at Patagonia, a love of wild and beautiful places demands participation in the fight to save them, and to help reverse the steep decline in the overall environmental health of our planet. We donate our time, services and at least 1% of our sales to hundreds of grassroots environmental groups all over the world who work to help reverse the tide. We know that our business activity – from lighting stores to dyeing shirts – creates pollution as a by-product. So we work steadily to reduce those harms. We use recycled polyester in many of our clothes and only organic, rather than pesticide-intensive, cotton. Staying true to our core values during thirty-plus years in business has helped us create a company we're proud to run and work for. And our focus on making the best products possible has brought us success in the marketplace.

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Cold mornings at the Buttermilks, Bishop CA  © Penny Orr

Patagonia Micro Puff Hoody

Patagonia have something of a reputation when it comes to creating cult classics, and the Nano Puff is one of them. So how does its lighter cousin fare in comparison?


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Latest Reviews

These are reviews from the UKH editorial team

Down Jackets  © UKC Gear

Down Jackets

In this group review we test out a range of down jackets. Our review brief was to test 'standard mid-weight down jackets that are suitable for a range of uses for the British climber'. What we wanted was a do-everything jacket - the k...

Heather Swift alpine climbing in the Patagonia Women's Nano-Air Hoody  © HSwift
Heather Swift alpine climbing in the Patagonia Women's Nano-Air Hoody  © HSwift

Patagonia's Women's Nano-Air Hoody

There's been a big buzz around Patagonia's Nano-Air Hoody with rave reviews and a '2015 Outside Gear of the Year' Award. We sent intrepid gear tester Heather Swift up the North Face of the Grandes Jorasses wearing one to see if the hype was true. She...

Winter's end from the top of Schiehallion  © vscott
Winter's end from the top of Schiehallion  © vscott

Patagonia Adze Jacket

The Adze jacket is Patagonia's "all mountain" softshell jacket – available with a hood ("Adze Hoody"), and without ("Adze Jacket"). A solid all-round softshell jacket giving plenty of protection from the elements in all but heavy rain in a tough, simple package.

Mountain Shells Montage Image  © UKC Gear
Mountain Shells Montage Image  © UKC Gear

Mountain Hard Shells

In this review we outline the important things to look for in a hard shell, then compare eight men's and women's jackets we've had...

Patagonia Piton Hybrid Hoody keeping out the evening breeze on An Teallach  © Patrick Cadell
Patagonia Piton Hybrid Hoody keeping out the evening breeze on An Teallach  © Patrick Cadell

Mid Layer Fleeces

Dan and Pegs Bailey test out a selection of lightweight fleece tops for men and women.

Sarah testing the Patagonia UL Down Jacket  © Neil Howett
Sarah testing the Patagonia UL Down Jacket  © Neil Howett

Patagonia Ultralight Down Jacket

Sarah Stirling reviews the Patagonia Ultralight Down Jacket. Back in Spring 2011, Patagonia introduced 'the lightest piece...

Georgina Smith / Patagonia Rock Guide Pants 1  © Daniel Fitzgerald
Georgina Smith / Patagonia Rock Guide Pants 1  © Daniel Fitzgerald

Patagonia Rock Guide Pants

Georgie Smith tests out and reviews Patagonia's Rock Guide Pants on climbs in Chamonix and walks along Itay's Amalfi Coast. The Rock Guide...


Latest News

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Climbers  © Patagonia

Patagonia - Shell, Yeah!

Patagonia is the first in the industry to make all shells with recycled materials and sew them all in a Fair Trade Certified factories. That's what is being celebrated with their Shell, Yeah! campaign. The focus is on the achievement - causing les...

Micro Puff Jacket  © Patagonia
Micro Puff Jacket  © Patagonia

Introducing The Patagonia Micro Puff™ Collection

The Micro Puff™ Collection was created for days when you need one piece of insulation to do it all—for startstop activities in cold climates, when space in your pack is crucial and temperature changes inevitable.

Outside Crag Clean Up 2018  © Outside
Outside Crag Clean Up 2018  © Outside

Outside Crag Clean Up 2018

It's that time of year again! Let's all go out and give our crags, hills and woods a spring clean (yeah alright, we know it's autumn already)!

Micro Puff Hoody 1  © Patagonia
Micro Puff Hoody 1  © Patagonia

The Micro Puff Hoody: Patagonia's lightest, most packable insulated jacket ever.

Down gets wet and loses its heat-trapping loft whilst synthetics never...

Patagonia Worn Wear  © Patagonia
Patagonia Worn Wear  © Patagonia

The Patagonia Worn Wear Tour Comes to Europe: Bet

Extending the life of our garments is the single most important thing we can do to lower our impact on...

Photo Courtesy of Patagonia / Mikey Schaefer  © Mikey Schafer
Photo Courtesy of Patagonia / Mikey Schaefer  © Mikey Schafer

Patagonia Invests in the Business of Science

Through our $20 Million & Change venture fund, we're investing in a ground breaking company working to create better...

ISPO 2015  © UKC Gear
ISPO 2015  © UKC Gear

What's New? ISPO 2015: Clothing Report

A couple of weeks ago UKC/H were out in Germany at the huge tradeshow of ISPO in Munich. We dropped in to as many outdoor brands...


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Save Our Rivers  © Patagonia

Opinion Future Landscapes Wales - a Conservation Concern

In March this year, conservationists criticised a draft report on the future of Welsh National Parks, written by Future Landcapes Wales, a working group set up by Welsh Government in 2015. Environmentalists are concerned that the report makes n...


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