Patagonia have featured in every single Outdoors Magic 100 series we've run, and for good reason – if you want technical performance gear made from quality materials and with good eco-credentials, the California-based company a very safe bet.
Here's some good news for you: we've scoured the interweb for all the deals on Patagonia kit and found a number of items that hold our Outdoors Magic 100 stamp of approval which are now at great prices. Some of the reductions are as big as 50 per cent.
We've picked out all of those items and listed them all below, with everything from the high spec, 3-layer waterproof jacket that is the Cloud Ridge and the classic Torrentshell jacket, to the brand new Causey Pike trekking pants and Nine Trails backpack.
Here they all are...
Patagonia Nano Air Light Hybrid Jacket
Our tester's verdict: "Designed for high-energy adventures in a wide variety of climates and temperatures, this can be worn as either an outer layer, or as an insulating mid-layer under an outer shell, should the mercury really drop. It’s a staggeringly light piece of clothing, at just 283 grams. That’s about the same as ten fresh-cut roses, but far more practical when you’re half way up a mountain. The outside shell is made from 100 per cent Nylon RipStop, which is not only lightweight, but also stretches easily, allowing you a full range of motion when you’re wearing it."
Patagonia Micro Puff
Our tester's verdict: "The ultralight nylon shell of the Patagonia Micro Puff is durable, water resistant, water repellent and windproof. Underneath this, there’s Patagonia’s revolutionary PlumaFill synthetic insulation which is capable of offering the lightweight warmth and compression of down, with the added bonus of being able to perform effectively even when it gets wet. The takeaways of the Micro Puff should be that it’s warm while wet, incredibly compressible, soft to wear with limited cold spots, and able to perform no matter what the conditions. And on top of that it’s the lightest, most compressible synthetic jacket Patagonia have ever made."
Patagonia Nano Puff Hoody Mens
Our tester's verdict: "The Nano Puff's simply a no-nonsense, all-round piece of portable, water-resistant, all-round outdoor insulation. It has a trim fit, a neat, close-fitting hood that also sits nicely under a climbing helmet and packs just enough warmth to up your comfort on short stops and for general pottering about."
Patagonia Nano Puff Hoody Womens
We also tested out the women's version which made it into our Outdoors Magic Summer 100 in 2017.
Patagonia Better Sweater
Our tester's verdict: "If you’re out on the mountain and you’re wearing this under a waterproof jacket, you’re not going to have a problem with comfort. You can sleep soundly at night knowing that the Better Sweater is produced in compliance with Patagonia’s eco-friendly commitments as well. The heathered polyester fleece is dyed in such a way that reduces the use of dyestuffs, energy and water and it's put together with Fair Trade Certified sewing (which means the people who put in the effort to make it were paid a fair wage to do so)."
Patagonia Causey Pike Pants
Our tester's verdict: "There are few things worse than getting a pair of trousers which leave you too hot, too cold or - literally - in any way uncomfortable when you’re in the great outdoor. I found a favourite in the Patagonia Causey Pike trousers while testing them out in Kingussie in the Scotland Highlands. The stretch feels really natural, the built-in belt was great for getting the right fit and the pockets are comfortable and secure. A really well made product and one to rely on."
Patagonia Nine Trails 20
Our tester's verdict: "The first thing I noticed when I was using this is the slight rigidness to the back panel, but you quickly begin to see how much you can fit inside and how useful all the details really are. It's deep, and the long two-way zip means you can access your contents either form the top of from right down at the side. The stretch pocket on the front is one you’ll end up using far more than you imagine. It’s so handy. And the side pockets can stash a fair bit into them to as well. Despite the rigid back, it is still a comfortable wear overall. I feel there’s no upper limit to how long I could spend wearing it. And it looks good too. A really great pack from Patagonia."
Patagonia Black Hole Duffel
Our tester's verdict: "If you’re looking for a decent carry-on bag that’s easy to lug around not just to-and-from the airport, but during the whole course of your travels, then the Patagonia Black Hole Duffel 60L would be a very good choice.
Its capacity is big enough to fit plenty of kit for a week away, and even if you don’t tend to pack light, never fear, because the internal compression straps should help you out (and save you struggling with the zip)."
Patagonia Cloud Ridge Jacket
Our tester's verdict: "The Cloud Ridge knows what it has to do and it does the job extremely well. With it's 3-layer H2No Performance Standard waterproof/breathable protection, watertight zippers and an interior storm flap, it keeps water very firmly where it belongs – on the outside. The alpine helmet compatible hood is easy to adjust on the move when wearing gloves and the laminated visor ensures rain runs straight off the peak and not into your eyes."
Patagonia Torrentshell Jacket
Our tester's verdict: "It's not the lightest, flashest or most packable waterproof jacket out there, but for a combination of no-nonsense all-round performance, the unfussy Torrentshell is hard to beat.
It's 'light enough', 'packable enough' and, good grief, it even manages to cool your arm-pits and swallow a climbing helmet if you need it to. And while it's not super breathable, it's not bad and we've found it both reliably waterproof and durable too."