With its newly released Down Sweater line, our partner Patagonia has once again proven the brand's ability to combine environmental protection with functionality, resulting in high-quality Patagonia articles. The tell-tale sign of this quality in the Down Sweater jackets, hoodies and vests is the choice of materials: the outer layer is made from 100% recycled polyester Ripstop material equipped with a DWR coating (DWR stands for durable water-repellent). For Down Sweater products Patagonia uses European 800 fill power goose down that is 100% retraceable, meaning that every single bit of down can be traced back to a specific flock of birds - which have never been force-fed or plucked alive.

S16-Black Hole CAMPAIGN ALL RIGHTS: Photo rights expire February 15, 2017: Post-run tailgate party of one. Luke Nelson refuels after a run in the San Juans, Colorado.
S16-Black Hole CAMPAIGN ALL RIGHTS: Photo rights expire February 15, 2017: Post-run tailgate party of one. Luke Nelson refuels after a run in the San Juans, Colorado.

Another practical feature of Patagonia Sweater articles is that they can all be stored in their own chest pockets. There is a snap-link loop hanging off this pocket, making it possible for you to hang the garment from your climbing belt or attach it to your rucksack. The high collar and elasticated cuffs on all of the jackets and vests provide a high level of comfort, while the warm hand pockets have a drawstring on the inside with which to adjust the hem - perfect to arm yourself against cold wind. Patagonia's Down Sweater jackets, hoodies and vests have turned out to be very versatile products that are suited a large spectrum of temperatures and outdoor activities. What do you think of these products?