What mountains are in the Patagonia logo?
The Patagonia logo is a stylized version of the mountain Monte Fitz Roy (also known as Cerro Chaltén, Cerro Fitz Roy, or simply Mount Fitz Roy).
It is located near El Chaltén village, in the Southern Patagonian Ice Field in Patagonia, on the border between Argentina and Chile.
The first Europeans recorded as seeing Mount Fitz Roy were the Spanish explorer Antonio de Viedma and his companions, who in 1783 reached the shores of Viedma lake.
Argentine explorer Francisco Moreno saw the mountain on 2 March 1877.
He named it Fitz Roy, in honor of Robert FitzRoy, who, as captain of the HMS Beagle had traveled up the Santa Cruz River in 1834 and charted large parts of the Patagonian coast.
Cerro is a Spanish word meaning hill, while Chaltén comes from a Tehuelche (Aonikenk) word meaning “smoking mountain”, due to a cloud that usually forms around the mountain’s peak.
Fitz Roy, however, was only one of a number of peaks the Tehuelche called Chaltén.
Legend has it that the mountain is based on a doodle made by W. W. Hodkinson during a meeting with Adolph Zukor.
It is said to be based on the memories of his childhood in Utah.
What mountains are in the Patagonia logo?
Some claim that Utah’s Ben Lomond is the mountain Hodkinson doodled and that Peru’s Artesonraju is the mountain in the live-action logo, while others claim that the Italian side of Monviso inspired the logo.
Some editions of the logo bear a striking resemblance to the Pfeifferhorn, another Wasatch Range peak.
There is no definitive answer to what mountain is the main part of the logo. Only the founder of Paramount Pictures, Adolph Zukor, knew for sure.
Certain Paramount executives may know, but not likely to disclose for fear of being wrong.
If there is an accepted answer, it remains one of several possibilities.
What is a good jacket to buy for hiking the Patagonia mountains?
Patagonia has amazingly terrible weather for hikers. Its cold, icy, wet and windy.
I have a Mountain Hardware Exposure II jacket (last made 2011) I used down there.
It was a life send. Mountain hardware has a new jacket called Exposure 2 that doesn’t quite provide the same amount of coverage. Your butt will get wet.
You can see if you can grab a used one from eBay/Amazon.
Weather can be brutal and variable so you need foul weather gear plus fair weather gear.
You need a robust waterproof-breathable shell and pants and depending on the season and temp some decent fleece layers and/or light down layer. Mitts and headwear too. Good boots with weather protection. Baselayers.
You need to be planning your gear carefully because a jacket is just a start.
How do Patagonia jackets compare to North Face jackets?
Both Patagonia and North Face offer similar products, in many of the same categories.
They both recently have been moving away from Gore-tex choosing their own proprietary 3 layer membranes.
While mostly similar I would say that Patagonia is more focused on technical function, and North Face continues its trend towards outdoor fashion, and the odd technical pieces.
Patagonia is significantly more environmentally and ethically conscious.
They are also much better to deal with. In four years in the outdoor industry, I have attended six product knowledge sessions with Patagonia and two with North Face.
That kind of care for all levels of the product experience is reflected in what they produce.
Regardless jackets should be compared on an individual level and fitness for purpose. Still, I can lightning-round whose better
Hardshells – M10 is one of the best lightweight shells on the market, and the higher price tag of the torrent shell is worth the extra durability, and superior construction compared to the torrent shell.
Softshell– TNF does great walking around town softshells, but Patagonia’s Levitation is a much better technical softshell
Insulation Down – Nuptse has some Urban panache, but it’s heavy compared to the Grade VII.
The Himalayan Down Jacket is great for commercial climbing, but terrible as a belay parka, or actual climbing jacket.
Insulation Synthetic – Breathable insulation was brought to the mainstream by Patagonia and continues to be the cutting edge.
TNF has no breathable insulation products. So yeah, I think TNF always if beat out by Patagonia.
They are both targeted to a wider consumer base versus their origins are targeted to technical outdoor pursuits.
More lifestyle than gear for hardcore outdoor enthusiasts.
TNF has changed more over its existence in moving from top quality technical gear to outdoor wear for the masses at elevated prices.
Patagonia has moved upmarket as a consumer brand but still does more technical pieces than TNF
I think that Patagonia still delivers more bang for the buck compared to TNF.
What is the best way to wash Patagonia Nano Puff Jackets?
I would look for the sewin-in permanent label in the side seam that gives the care instructions and then follows those instructions.
If I could not find those instructions I would wash it on a delicate cycle in cold water, with mild detergent, and hang it to dry or tumble it dry on a low heat setting.
If I did tumble it dry I would include a dryer ball or a clean tennis ball in the dryer drum with it.
Read the care instructions on the garment tag.
Wash it by hand or in a machine on the gentle cycle. The front loader is preferred over a top loader which is harder on the thin fabric.
Use a cold temperature. Use a mild detergent like Woolite.
If you want, run it through an extra rinse cycle.
Best to line or drip dry but you can tumble dry on the lowest heat setting and take out while still damp.
Synthetic insulation dries quickly.
If using a dryer, DO NOT use fabric softener
How should a Patagonia Nano Puff Jacket be washed?
Can I just put it in the laundry?
100% Recycled Polyester Fabrics
We’ve been using shell and liner fabrics woven from 100% recycled polyester yarns since we launched the very first Nano Puff® style in 2009.
Machine wash your Primaloft® garment with a mild detergent on a gentle, cold-water cycle. Tumble dry on low or line dry.
Machine wash polyester in warm water on the ”permanent press” setting. Use a mild laundry detergent (non-toxic, biodegradable types preferred) and dry it on a clothesline if possible.
You may also use a dryer on a low heat setting, just make sure to remove it from the dryer quickly to prevent wrinkling.
To remove stains from polyester, try a few drops of dishwashing liquid directly on the stain and rub until the stain starts to lift. Rinse thoroughly with clean water.
Washing instructions are printed on a white tag inside our garments.
Following these instructions will help your gear have a long, interesting life.
In general, washing your gear in cold or warm water with mild laundry detergent (non-toxic, biodegradable types preferred) and drying it on a clothesline are the best ways to clean Patagonia® products.