Outdoor Gear with a Conscience

Outdoor Gear with a Conscience

Marmot has been designing top-of-the-line mountaineering equipment and camping gear since 1974, when it opened in a century-old building in Grand Junction, Colorado. The company’s driving philosophy is based on three principles: People, Product, and Planet. Marmot believes that designing progressively better products of exceptional quality and durability is the best way to reduce our overall impact on the environment. This sustainable mindset has been—and will always be—the driving force behind our product strategy. To further this belief, Marmot’s product development teams are championing innovative solutions to produce raw materials and products as cleanly, efficiently, and effectively as possible.

Here’s a list of some of Marmot’s best outdoor gear and the initiatives behind each.

Featherless Hoody

Marmot’s Featherless Hoody is as light and as warm as a 700-fill down jacket, but minus the environmental impact of down. (Though when Marmot does use down in its jackets, it’s from suppliers who comply with the company’s animal rights policies, such as not live plucking geese and ducks.)
Marmot’s Featherless technology is made of hydrophobic yarns that repel moisture and retain loft even when wet. Engineered with 3M™ Thinsulate™ Featherless Insulation, the synthetic loose-fill insulation was developed over a span of two years to create the most innovative product on the market. 3M™ has lead synthetic insulation since the 1970’s, with the launch of their Thinsulate™ products.

Coastal Short-Sleeve T-Shirt

Whether you’re pushing your limits on the trail or grabbing post-climb beers in town, the Coastal Short-Sleeve T-Shirt is comfy and breathable—and it looks great. This Marmot UpCycle® T-Shirt blends recycled polyester for quick-drying performance and organic cotton for minimal heat loss.

Tungsten 2-Person Tent

Lots of products say it, but the just under 5.5-pound Tungsten 2-Person Tent truly walks the walk: it’s everything you need, and nothing you don’t. With dual doors for convenient entry and exit, ample vestibule storage space, and a footprint included, the Tungsten lightweight tent is the perfect backpacking tent for backpackers who don’t want to sacrifice all their comfort in the name of packing light. The fabrics used on the tent are PFC-free! Best of all, you can rest easy knowing that the tent was manufactured according to Marmot’s Vendor Compliance Policy, a social sustainability initiative that requires partners to pay at least minimum wage, limit overtime, prohibit child and forced labor, and apply non-discrimination policies.

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