In celebration of their upcoming 40th anniversary, the designers at Patagonia decided to go back to where it all started. They culled from the archives and dug up their most iconic pieces, 9 of which have been reinterpreted and reproduced for the Legacy Collection debuting in September.
Patagonia founder Yvon Chouinard, family, friends, and many of the original crew were asked to select their favorite pieces from over the years. All were pretty much in agreement about which ones to bring back. “It’s really just a moment that you are actually doing your activity”, says designer John Rapp, “most of it is prepping”. He describes this as a “lifestyle” collection, inspired by those technical pieces but created to “get you there and back”.
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ROW 1: 1968 Doug Tompkins, who along with Patagonia founder Yvon Chouinard and Dick Dorwith, set off on a legendary adventure to climb Cerro Fitz Roy in Patagonia. Photograph by Chris Jones; The trio from “MOUNTAIN OF STORMS”, the documentary about that epic trip which inspired Chouinard to found Patagonia.
ROW 2: THE POST FOAMBACK CAGOULE, old and new, designed as portable refuge from inclement weather and voluminous enough to squat, fully covered, and wait out a storm. Photograph by Michael Williams/A Continous Lean; The original SUMMIT PACK; The new ALL WEAR DOWN JACKET
ROW 3: The Patagonia Ventura Gang in front of the original tin shed; Yvon Chouinard from “MOUNTAIN OF STORMS”.