When you’re out and about on a hike, breathing in all of that clean air the great outdoors has to offer, it’s easy to feel smug about the environmental impact of your hobby. After all, compared with the people who’d rather spend their weekends driving about in their petrol guzzling automobiles, you’re an absolute saint. Or are you? Over the last few years, there’s been a significant increase in the demand for eco waterproofs and with good reason.
Waterproofs are traditionally imbued with a wide variety of laminates and solvents. This has consequences for the environment, none which can be considered positive. Because outdoor enthusiasts have a clear and obvious vested interest in preserving the planet, kit manufactured with sustainibilty at its heart is clearly the way forward. To help you make a purchase that’s good for the environment, as well as your adventurous activites, we’ve compiled together six of the best eco waterproofs for you to take a look at.
Fjällräven Keb Eco-Shell Jacket
Maybe it’s just us but when we think of Scandinavian manufacturers, we immediately imagine brands that care about the environment. It’s probably because when we think of Scandinavia, we tend to think of snowy forests, icy fjords, and clean living.
The Swedish brand Fjällräven are all about being eco-friendly, and the Keb Eco-Shell waterproof jacket is testatment to that. PFC-Free, made from recyclable polyester, and with any emissions racked up during production climate compensated. It’s also a seriously stylish number, to boot. Allowing you to do your part, while looking the part.