Cap Air Gaiter - Black
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Made by Patagonia with an airy blend of Responsible Wool Standard-certified merino wool and recycled polyester, which has been airblasted to increase loft while reducing weight, this multi-use piece can be worn as a balaclava, a gaiter or a beanie. All of the virgin wool Patagonia sources is certified to the Responsible Wool Standard (RWS) to help ensure protection both for the animals that supply it and the land they graze.
The fine 18.5-micron-gauge merino wool blended with Capilene® recycled polyester provides enhanced warmth, wicking, durability and dry time. The Cap Air Gaiter's seamless 3-D construction eliminates chafe points and wastes almost no material, it also means it packs down small for keeping with you.
- Materials: 5.6-oz 51% RWS-certified merino wool/49% recycled polyester seamless box-stitch knit comprised of 18.5-micron-gauge lofted wool
- Country of Origin: Made in China
- Weight: 43 g (1.5 oz)
PROVENANCE AND ETHICS
Patagonia was founded by Yvon Chouinard in 1973, the company's roots are in clothing for rock and alpine climbing, but they now produce a diverse mix of apparel targeted towards skiers, snowboarders, surfers and climbers. Patagonia are a world leader in creating ethical, sustainable clothing.
Recycled Polyester - In 1993, Patagonia adopted fleece into their product line made from post consumer recycled (PCR) plastic soda bottles making them the first outdoor clothing manufacturer to do so. PCR® clothing was a positive step towards a more sustainable system – one that uses fewer resources, discards less and better protects people’s health. Using recycled polyester lessens dependence on petroleum as a raw material source, curbs discards and reduces toxic emissions from incinerators.