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.
Happy with Patagonia
Ordered numerous items over past several months. Happy with what I kept & returned what didn't work. Very happy with return process. Top notch.
Best customer service
Best customer service I have ever received in my life. Replaced a very expensive jacket for free. Unbelievable.
Yes, they are political and expensive.
Yes, they are political - to protect lands so we can recreate. Yes, they do profit from this. Would you rather have an oil company profit from drilling on public lands? And yes, they are expensive - because they produce quality products. They perform research to make better gear, and sponsor athletes to test it. Patagonia is a reputable, transparent and responsible company. If you don't like their political views or prices, then buy from someone else --there is plenty of cheap outdoor gear sold by corporations out there.