Patagonia

Yvon Chouinard, Patagonia's founder, started climbing in 1953 and began making pitons in 1957 after going to a junkyard and buying a used coal-fired forge, an anvil, some tongs and hammers, and teaching himself the art of blacksmithing. By 1970, Chouinard Equipment had become the largest supplier of climbing hardware in the USA. It had also become an environmental villain because its pegs were damaging the rock. After an ascent of the degraded Nose route on El Capitan, which had been pristine a few summers earlier, it was decided to phase out of the piton business. Fortunately, there was an alternative: aluminium chocks that could be wedged by hand rather than hammered in and out of cracks. They were introduced in the first Chouinard Equipment catalogue in 1972. Chouinard Equipment later became Black Diamond.

The clothing business started small with a few rugby shirts imported from the UK. The name Patagonia was chosen as it was decided the range should not be exclusively for climbers and Patagonia was pretty much unknown territory for everyone in those days. Fleece clothing (then used by fishermen) soon followed and then new materials such as polyester for base layers began to be used. During the '80s bright colours were introduced into a world previously dominated by greens, browns and blues.

In the late '80s Patagonia started using recycled material to make some of its clothing, a process that has accelerated in recent years, and also decided to donate 1% of its sales to ecological good causes, which has done ever since, most notably by buying up vast swathes of wild land in South America and then donating them back to the country concerned as national parks.

Patagonia make brilliant outdoor clothing and equipment but there are some other very good reasons to support them as a company which are partly why Needle Sports has such a major stockist of their range for so long.

Patagonia Men’s Outdoor Everyday Shorts
Patagonia Men’s Outdoor Everyday Shorts
Patagonia Men’s Outdoor Everyday Shorts
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Patagonia Men’s Strider Pro Shorts - 5"
Patagonia Men’s Strider Pro Shorts - 5"
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Patagonia Men's '73 Skyline Organic T-Shirt
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Patagonia Men's '73 Skyline Organic T-Shirt
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Patagonia Men's A/C Shirt
Patagonia Men's A/C Shirt
Patagonia Men's A/C Shirt
£72.00
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Patagonia Men's Essential Boxer Briefs 3" Black
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Patagonia Men's Essential Boxer Briefs 3"
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Patagonia Men's Forge Mark Responsibili-Tee
Patagonia Men's Forge Mark Responsibili-Tee
Patagonia Men's Forge Mark Responsibili-Tee
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Patagonia Men's Go To Shirt
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Patagonia Men's Go To Shirt
£63.00
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Patagonia Men's Houdini Jacket
Patagonia Men's Houdini Jacket
Patagonia Men's Houdini Jacket
£90.00
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Patagonia Men's Isthmus Anorak Pullover
Patagonia Men's Isthmus Anorak Pullover
Patagonia Men's Isthmus Anorak Pullover
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Patagonia Men's Lightweight Synchilla Snap-T Fleece Pullover
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Patagonia Men's Lightweight Synchilla Snap-T Fleece Pullover
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Patagonia Men's Long-Sleeved Capilene Cool Daily Graphic Shirt
Patagonia Men's Long-Sleeved Capilene Cool Daily Graphic Shirt
Patagonia Men's Long-Sleeved Capilene Cool Daily Graphic Shirt
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Patagonia Men's Long-Sleeved Capilene Cool Daily Graphic Shirt - Lands
Patagonia Men's Long-Sleeved Capilene Cool Daily Graphic Shirt - Lands
Patagonia Men's Long-Sleeved Capilene Cool Daily Graphic Shirt - Lands
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Patagonia Men's Long-Sleeved P-6 Logo Responsibili-Tee
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Patagonia Men's Micro Puff Hoody
Patagonia Men's Micro Puff Hoody
Patagonia Men's Micro Puff Hoody
£243.00
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Patagonia Men's Microdini Fleece Hoody
Patagonia Men's Microdini Fleece Hoody
Patagonia Men's Microdini Fleece Hoody
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Patagonia Men's Nano Puff Hoody
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Patagonia Men's Nano Puff Jacket
Patagonia Men's Nano Puff Jacket
Patagonia Men's Nano Puff Jacket
£225.00
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Patagonia Men's Nano-Air Light Hybrid Hoody
Patagonia Men's Nano-Air Light Hybrid Hoody
Patagonia Men's Nano-Air Light Hybrid Hoody
£243.00
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Patagonia Men's Nano-Air Light Hybrid Hoody
Patagonia Men's Nano-Air Light Hybrid Hoody
Patagonia Men's Nano-Air Light Hybrid Hoody (2023 colour - sizes S & XL)
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Patagonia Men's Nano-Air Light Hybrid Jacket
Patagonia Men's Nano-Air Light Hybrid Jacket
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Patagonia Men's P-6 Logo Responsibili-Tee
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