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What Run Oregon is Wearing: Toad & Co. Sunhemp Quilted Jacket

“Save the planet. Go nude.” You gotta love a company that lives by this motto. No, this isn’t the tagline for a naked race. This is what’s on the tag for the Toad & Co women’s Sunhemp Quilted Jacket I was given to review.

We live in a world where our footprint on earth is getting larger every day, and the clothing industry doesn’t help with this problem. Luckily, places like Toad & Co want to make an impact and diminish this by making clothes that are 100% eco-friendly. “Save the planet, wear sustainable” is another motto of theirs and one I want to stand behind. Also a portion of the proceeds go toward supporting people with disabilities.

I love the guarantee that comes with Toad & Co’s products: “ If you don’t get a compliment within 3 wearings or if you find something wrong, we’ll take it back and make it right.” This is not your typical promise with clothes. This company aspires to make clothes that are functional as well as attractive, and they care about quality too.

The Sunhemp Quilted Jacket feels like a blanket. It’s soft, snuggly, and perfect this time of year, with the winter fading and the temperatures starting to rise. It’s made from a blend of hemp and Tencel and is filled with recycled polyester insulation, which is probably why it feels so much like something I’d cuddle under on our couch. When you put it on, it feels like you are draped in comfort. Also, the hemp and Tencel have better wicking and drying properties than cotton would.

The jacket has built in odor control and there’s a minimum of 80% sustainable fibers and/or fabrics that have met Bluesign or Oeko-Tex 100 Standards. The jacket is sturdy and easy to repair, if necessary.

I got the jacket in a deep navy color and it can easily be dressed up or down. I want pockets on everything, (all the pockets!) and this jacket doesn’t disappoint. There are two on the outside as well as two deep pockets on the inside. There are no zippers or itchy tags, just some buttons up the front to close it easily.

I received the jacket in a medium and I would say it runs a little smaller than some jackets do. It’s not super tiny, but I personally like a little room in the shoulders and to close it over shirts. If you’re on the fence between two sizes, I’d say go with the larger of the two just to be safe.

And in case you’re wondering, I got a compliment the first time I wore it.


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Specs (from website):

  • Forward shoulder seam for backpack compatibility
  • Snap placket
  • On-seam hand pockets
  • Internal drop-in pocket
  • 40 gsm recycled polyester insulation
  • Easy-fit silhouette
  • Quick-dry
  • Lightweight
  • Moisture-wicking
  • UPF 25+
  • 25″ length

More about Toad & Co:

We’re not in the business of making clothes – we’re in the business of change. We aim to clean up a dirty apparel industry, educate people on sustainable practices, and inspire folks to live their fullest lives. From our California headquarters to our storefronts across the country, we do our part to be good neighbors everywhere you find the Toad. You’ll find us volunteering with local non-profits and creating opportunities for adults with disabilities. You’ll find our name signed on petitions to support carbon caps, reduce fossil fuels and keep public lands public. We’ve been named one of Outside Magazine’s Best Places to Work seven years in a row and our annual Grilled Cheese Smackdown will go down in history as the cheesiest, most gourmet battle of humankind. We’re a bunch of dreamers and mountain movers, preaching the gospel of sustainability and spontaneity – because every day is an adventure.


 

Thank you to Toad & Co for providing us with a sample pack. Please read our transparency page for info on how we do our reviews.

About Nikki Mueller (523 Articles)
I'm the owner of Healthy Girl Fitness and I'm a personal trainer, certified AFAA group exercise instructor, and an RRCA certified running coach in SW Portland. I am also the mother of two young boys and am on the board at my youngest son's school. I led a relatively inactive life throughout my 20's until I discovered the world of fitness and running. I ran my first marathon in 2006 and haven't looked back since.

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