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Help Your Gear Last

Though it may seem counterintuitive, washing and drying your waterproof outerwear — and periodically reapplying durable water repellent (DWR) — will help to ensure it remains water and stain repellant for years to come. Patagonia wants to help you get the most out of your gear; here you'll find brief explanations and some guides to proper care.

In The Field Fixes

If you're on an adventure, miles from civilization, and you rip a hole in your gear you can't just whip out your sewing machine. For those unexpected situations, we've got your back with a special series of on-the-go fixes.

Designed to Endure

Buy Less, Repair More

During an extended backcountry trip or a faraway expedition, if your gear breaks, you make a repair. There are no other options. But back at home when something breaks, many people are in the habit of throwing it out. Fortunately, most Patagonia® gear can easily be fixed, so we've partnered with iFixit to show you, step-by-step, how to repair your Patagonia® clothing. A patch on your jacket or a gleaming new zipper not only gives you bragging rights, but completing the repair yourself extends the life of your gear. Learn more about the Patagonia Worn Wear® Program on

Learn More About Worn Wear®

It's better than new.

Quality, built-to-last stuff accumulates character and meaning through extended use and repair. It becomes greater than the sum of its threads.