As Yvon Chouinard progressed from making climbing hardware out of the back of his van to being perhaps the most well-known outdoor brand on the planet, he had to lay down some fundamental principles. The company’s North Star is in the first two phrases of its mission statement: “Build the best product, cause no unnecessary harm.” Well, Patagonia has done a pretty solid job at both of these things. It’s far and away the most progressive and action-oriented company in the outdoor industry and the gear it produces is pretty damn good too.
Good enough for any sale on its wares to be noteworthy. Right now, Patagonia is offering up to 50 percent off on a wide selection of gear for all seasons. Stalwart classics like the Nano Puff are as much as $68 cheaper and newer items like the Stretch Rainshadow Pullover are available as well. The sale is worth your full perusal (think fall, think Christmas), but here are five of my personal favorites to get started with.