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Seriously, that’s a lot of Patagonia

patagonia-logo.gifWe currently have 566 Patagonia products up online. Yes, 566. That’s about a million different size and color combinations, so you’re sure to find something you like. Come check it out.
If Patagonia makes it, there’s an overwhelming chance we have it at RockCreek.com. We just rolled several hundred new styles online, so come check it out if you haven’t seen the extent of the new Spring line. I’ll be featuring a few products over the coming weeks, but here’s a quick rundown of one of my favorites:
Patagonia R1 Flash PulloverR1 Flash Pullover – I have owned several of these over the years and wear one almost every day, as outerwear in the Spring and Fall, and as insulation during the cooler months. Soft and stretchy, the R1 fleece is great next to skin or just over a thin wool or Capilene shirt if you want to be able to shed it as the temperature rises. Last year Patagonia reworked the bottom and cuffs, making them thinner and easier to use with gloves and harnesses. The new waist also keeps the Flash from riding up. The zipper runs to the right of your chin so you only have soft fleece against your neck instead of a zipper. This is a great example of Patagonia’s commitment to making versatile clothing that can fulfill more than one function so you can buy less and have a lower overall environmental impact.
Patagonia continues its commitment to environmental causes with a range of t-shirts like the Steelhead Trout T-Shirt, where $5 from each purchase goes to direct action environmental causes. Of course, Patagonia only uses organic cotton throughout the product line.
If you haven’t already seen it, check out the video on Patagonia’s Common Threads Recyling program. We can now take your polyester and organic cotton clothing once you’ve worn them out and they will be made into new Patagonia garments. Just save your packaging materials when you order from us, and return your old clothes to us. Oh, and include a note that they’re destined for the Common Threads program so our warehouse folks won’t be too confused when they get your old underwear in the mail.