Been a Puff Junkie (somebody that wears Puff / Down everyday during the fall-spring season), having layers of Puff for my upper and lower body. I have an addiction to these types of insulation and thus buy a few new layers of puff every year.
Even though Patagonia has the best return policy in the industry for their clothing, I still have clothing that has worn out it’s welcome. I wanted to recycle a few. Europe has a very cool recycling program for down (video below), that Patagonia is already using. I couldn’t find a similar program so far here in the USA. But Patagonia would take my old layers and make sure they are recycled, if I simply mailed them to Patagonia. If you are a Puff Junkie address to Patagonia below, to recycle your garments.
How to Recycle Patagonia Garments
Patagonia products for recycling, and the process is easy. While they encourage you to find a new home for any garments or items that are still useable, any Patagonia product that has reached the end of its useful life may be sent back to them to be recycled or repurposed. Simply wash the items first and use one of the following collection methods:
1. Mail them to the Patagonia Service Center at
Patagonia Service Center
8550 White Fir Street
Reno, NV 89523-8939
2. Drop them off at the Patagonia Retail Store nearest you or at a participating Patagonia dealer – ideally, while you’re running other errands, to reduce environmental impact.
Please note: Recycling your old clothes is voluntary. If you choose to recycle, you’ll gain the satisfaction of knowing that your old Patagonia clothing will not end up in a landfill or an incinerator.
- A new color of Digital Camo Mangled Fly Hat is now in stock. The popular Sand Digital Camo from this summer has a new partner. The New color has a little green in the design and is overall a dark shade.
- Also added a different design to the Stocking Cap. Went with the classic logo now. We still have both the Fish Hook Design and Now the Classic Logo in stock. Both stocking caps/ beanie’s are the same fleece lined stocking caps, that is one of the warmest stocking caps that I’ve worn. With Mother Nature looking like she is going be playing business this winter, make sure you stay warm when you head out.
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If you have a few extra minutes, make sure to check out the new issue of This is Fly. Grant Wiswell is the featured photographer, I have fished with Grant a few times and besides being a great guy, he is a bad a$$ photographer. You will not be disappointed with his images from Bikini Atoll.
How I built This with Guy Raz interviews Yvon Chouinard from Patagonia
In 1973, Yvon Chouinard started Patagonia to make climbing gear he couldn’t find elsewhere. Over decades of growth, he has implemented a unique philosophy about business, leadership and profit.
Of course my favorite part is his explanation of fishing “one fly”, and how focusing and using his knowledge he caught more fish than he ever has. He explains that one of the hardest things to do is to simplify your life.