An open-and-shut case for lightning-fast access, the sleek Arbor Daypack has a zippered, panel-loading design so you can stuff your gear in and go. Made from all-recycled fabrics—a durable 600-denier 100% recycled and solution-dyed polyester shell with a lining of 200-denier 100% recycled polyester; the main compartment carries a day’s worth of goods and includes a raised, padded laptop sleeve to protect your 15″ computer from hard knocks; it also doubles as an insulated hydration reservoir when you hit the trails. A zippered outside pocket keeps small items like your phone and sunglasses handy. The padded Human Curve shoulder straps provide all-day, ergonomic comfort for cruising through town or hiking through open country. Finer points include a top-mounted, reinforced haul handle and a bottom grab loop. Both fabrics have a polyurethane coating and a DWR (durable water repellent) finish. DWR (durable water repellent) fabric finish repels light rain and snow and decreases dry times.
In 1993, Patagonia adopted fleece into their product line made from post consumer recycled (PCR) plastic soda bottles. Patagonia were the first outdoor clothing manufacturer to do so. PCR® clothing was a positive step towards a more sustainable system – one that uses fewer resources, discards less and better protects people’s health.
Today, they are able to utilize more sources for recycled polyester and offer it on more items like the Arbor Day Pack. Patagonia now recycle used soda bottles, unusable manufacturing waste, and worn out garments (including our own) into polyester fibers to produce many of their clothes.
Using recycled polyester lessens our dependence on petroleum as a raw material source, curbs discards and reduces toxic emissions from incinerators.