Patagonia is a well-established, California-based apparel manufacturer that bills itself as an “Activist Company” that wants to make a difference in protecting and saving the environment. It also makes high quality clothing for outdoor activities, including running. (In fact, two of the earliest running-related gifts I received from my wife and kids were a wool/synthetic blend T-shirt and a wool/synthetic blend longsleeve shirt. I was so excited I tested the T-shirt that day, even though it was 95 degrees out!)
For this review, I received the short-sleeved Slope Runner Shirt in a deep blue color. It’s a tech shirt made from a blend of recycled polyester and nylon, and at 5.2 ounces, is lightweight and ideal for warm weather activities.
I’ve tested this shirt for running and for regular casual wearing, and it’s everything you’d want in a tech shirt. I didn’t know at the time that it was mostly made from recycled soda bottles and other recycled materials; it certainly didn’t feel like it had such an unusual (but environmentally conscious) pedigree.
Note that the shirt is billed as “slim fit,” defined as:
Closer-fitting. Slim-fitting technical garments may be worn over baselayers and light midlayers.
I felt that the fit was ideal for me – not bodyhugging, but not baggy. I would’ve liked it to be a little longer, but that’s a personal preference of mine.
Product & Price:
- Men’s Short-Sleeved Slope Runner Shirt ($59)
- 5.2-oz 77% recycled polyester/23% nylon with Polygiene® permanent odor control and miDori® bioSoft for added wicking and softness
More about Patagonia:
Our Mission: Build the best product, cause no unnecessary harm, use business to inspire and implement solutions to the environmental crisis.
The quality of Patagonia depends, to a large degree, on whether we can reduce our impact on the environment. This means auditing the materials and methods we use to make our products, taking responsibility for the entire lifecycle of our products and examining how we use resources at our buildings and facilities.
Thank you to Patagonia for providing us with a sample pack. Please read our transparency page for info on how we do our reviews.