In early 2021, the famed outdoor brand Patagonia released a statement that shocked the custom apparel industry.
Citing environmental concerns, the Ventura, CA based retailer announced that it would no longer authorize private companies to add their logo to Patagonia products. In one fell swoop, tech companies, finance firms and other eager businesses were no longer able to provide their employees with the high-end branded equipment that Patagonia has become synonymous with.
While this could be viewed as a setback for the custom apparel industry, we at Swag.com see it as a great opportunity to highlight some other brands in the same space that are making excellent jackets, vests, raingear and more!
These brands all make great equipment that stands up to Patagonia’s any day of the week in terms of quality, style and durability. If you had your heart set on custom Patagonia, just take a moment to consider some of these awesome alternatives that will make your employees just as excited to rock their company pride:
Here are some brands that are great alternatives to branded Patagonia products:
The North Face is one of the oldest and most distinguished outdoor bands in the game. Their line of products are meant to keep you comfortable in all conditions, and last a lifetime.
Read more: Brand Spotlight— The North Face
Based in foggy San Francisco, Marine Layer have mastered the comfortable casual wear that’s a cut above the rest. Their products make awesome office wear, but are also popular as WFH apparel.
Read more: Brand Spotlight— Marine Layer
Rhone makes office gear and every day wear that’s stylish, comfortable and casual. They are a favorite when it comes to building out onboarding kits for new employees.
Marmot is an outdoors outfitter that equips top athletes for expeditions to the most rugged locations around the world. They also make excellent outerwear for your employees to display some company pride.
Ogio is best known for making rugged luggage for outdoor enthusiasts. They bring the same attention to detail and durability into their line of outerwear.
Spyder is an active apparel company focusing on skiers and snowboarders. What’s not specifically designed for the slopes is designed for cold weather, making them a good choice for offices in cooler areas.
For over 100 years Eddie Bauer has designed rugged outdoors apparel for extreme athletes and weekend warriors alike. Their apparel is understated and durable, making for excellent office wear.
One of the most storied Sportswear brands in the world, Columbia makes clothes that are good for adventuring, traveling, or just commuting!
We’re as bummed as you are that Patagonia is no longer making branded apparel… But, there’s so many alternatives out there that we think you’ll come to get as excited about as we are! If you are interested in some help picking out the perfect apparel for your office, please fill out the form below, and one of our expert swag representatives will reach out to help you create an amazing set of gifts.