Patagonia Dual Point Alpine Pants
Patagonia’s Dual Point Alpine Pants are the ultimate example of versatility, made with alpine climbing, touring and skiing in mind. They feature an inner, adjustable boot gaiter, as well as lace-hooks and a calf length, watertight zips for compatibility with both ski boots and alpine boots. Made from a mid-weight mixture of polyester and spandex, they are stretchy and easy to move in, as well as water-resistant. Other features include hand pockets, as well as harness compatible, zippered thigh pockets and an extra loop under the rear belt loop which attaches to the snow skirt of any Patagonia snow jacket. Finally, an easily adjustable waistband and removable suspenders make sure you're super secure all day.
|WEIGHT 544 G|
|MATERIAL||63% nylon/26% polyester/11% spandex stretch double weave with a DWR (durable water repellent) finish.|
The DWR finish has become almost ubiquitous in the outdoor industry and the satisfying water beading it provides has become the hallmark of a beautiful jacket. It is not strictly water-proof but will provide protection on it’s own against a light shower; however it does wear off so needs to be topped up from time to time. The DWR stops water from soaking into the outer layer of waterproof fabrics like Gore-Tex meaning they remain breathable and light in even in heavy rain.
Patagonia Lifetime Warranty
Patagonia offer an ‘Ironclad Warranty’ which means if you’re dissatisfied with the performance of a product at the time of purchase or afterwards, or it breaks unexpectedly, they will provide a free exchange, refund or repair. They will also repair damage due to wear and tear for a reasonable price, and have a section on their website that teaches you to repair your own clothing, so there is no need to unnecessarily buy new gear.
Patagonia’s Environmentally Friendly Business Plan
Right from the start, Patagonia has been at the forefront of environmentally friendly production, and are still one of the only companies in the world that offer a completely transparent supply chain to anyone who cares to look.
It all started after the opening of the first Patagonia store; chemicals used in the farming of the cotton started to give the shop staff headaches, so they developed fleeces made from recycled plastic bottles and started to use exclusively organic cotton. As the time’s gone on, Patagonia have implemented a traceable down program, use responsibly sourced merino and Bluesign approved materials. The recycled materials they work with are even more impressive: cotton, nylon, polyester, down and wool, as well as making use of natural materials such as hemp and undyed cashmere.
Aswell as making use of the best possible materials and production methods, Patagonia also make sure everyone of their employees is treated fairly, from the shop floor to factories all over the world. They also donate a percentage of their yearly profits to environmental initiatives and community projects across the world.