How much can we gain from the mountains? How much can we lose? Come watch Patagonia's newest film "Solving for Z" and join an exclusive, in-person Q&A.
Wednesday, February 8
Doors: 7 PM, Film: 7:30 PM, Q&A: 8PM
at Patagonia Burlington
Free / Limited Seating
The Origin of Fleece
When Yvon Choinard was looking for weatherproof insulation for his newly formed Patagonia clothing line, he turned to his heritage for answers. His father was a fisherman, so he checked in with people who fished commercially on what they used to keep warm. He discovered a synthetic pile liner worn under their foul weather gear and made a jacket with the pile on the inside and rough finish on the outside. It worked, trapping body heat if covered with a shell. Yvon next found a polyester-based fabric much like bath mats and fashioned a jacket from this as a prototype. From there, he contacted Malden Mills, the leading maker of fleece, to get a polyester fabric for such jackets. The result was the bunting jacket in the early 1980’s.
Patagonia began to use recycled fibers to save cost and reduce waste. They had fleece in the casual line, such as the Better Sweater, Synchilla, Los Gatos, and Micro D. Patagonia also used fleece in technical applications, such as R1, Retro X windblock fleece, ReTool, and Retro Pile. The lightweight, easy drying and adaptable fabric is a staple of their clothing line.Read More
Skirack and Patagonia Burlington are excited to announce the return of the Banff Mountain Film Festival! The 3-day event will take place at the end of January 2023, bringing the most exhilarating, provocative and inspiring action, environmental and adventure films to Burlington, VT.
Location: UVM Davis Center
Dates: January 26-28, 2023.
Please join us for Patagonia's latest feature-length film starring the incredible surfer Gerry Lopez, hosted at and partnered with Hula Lakeside!
Wednesday, July 27
Doors: 6:30 PM, Film: 7 PM
Suggested Donation: $5-10 to benefit The Rozalia Project
Now that we have learned about the environmental campaigns behind Baggies ™, it’s time to dive a little deeper! Each pair of quintessential Baggies shorts is made using around a 4ft x 4ft square of fishing net that could have easily found its way into the ocean. Wearing a pair of Baggies is a very tangible way to stop pollution and support an incredibly impactful environmental campaign.
We know that our Baggies are now made from the nylon of recycled fishing nets, but what can you really do with these shorts? Let’s hear from our staff at Patagonia Burlington to see how we use Baggies in our daily lives.Read More
Please join us for a screening of Patagonia’s newest film, Newtok, about the town of Newtok, Alaska which is quickly experiencing the effects of climate change.
Thursday, March 24 at Merrill's Roxy Cinema
Doors: 6:30 PM, Film: 7 PM
Tickets: $10 to benefit 350Vermont
For the past 37 years, Patagonia has been funding grassroot environmental organizations in an effort to, as their mission reads, “to Save our Home Planet.” Skirack and Patagonia Burlington have been fortunate to be a part of this effort through grant support to the Intervale Center. In recent years, the grant has been given to the Intervale Center’s Conservation Nursery, whose focus is to raise and plant tens of thousands of native trees every year to support and improve water quality in Vermont. This has also been put forward to sequester carbon, fight erosion and build a better wildlife habitat.
This year, we are happy to announce that through Patagonia’s Action Works Grant Program, Skirack and Patagonia Burlington have been able to once again show our support with a grant of $15,000 to the Intervale Center: to support not just the continuation of critical conservation projects through the nursery, but to expand into supporting the organization’s broad range of conservation and agriculture projects aimed to strengthen community food systems. The grant is providing core resources to maintain the best services they can to their farmers, improve land and water quality, and bring more people into the good food movement.Read More