Earth Day Gift Guide – Products and Brands Making a Difference
More and more brands are offering eco-friendly gear. From recycled water botter bottles turned into clothes, to upcycled fishing nets turned into sunglasses. Below is an overview of some of the great gear we have tested out from companies doing good for our planet.
Costa Del Mar x Bureo – Fishnet Shades
Costa teamed up with Bureo to turn used fishing nets into legit sunglasses. I have used and reviewed the Baffin $219 and Pescador $199 shades and love them. Both feature polarized glass lenses and completely recycled frames. Plus, they look sharp. Read more about them here:
Patagonia – The OG Recycled Gear Company
Where do we even start with them?!? Patagonia has blazed the trail for other great companies to follow suit in offering recycled gear. They leveraged Gore-Tex to make recycled Pro Shell (read our detailed review on the PowSlayer bibs below) They use USA grown cotton for their work pants. They use recycled fabrics for most of their clothes and even their Black Hole duffles! See the entire lineup here. Below are some of our favorites:
Steel Forge Dyneema Cotton WorkPant:
PowSlayer Bib with Recycled Gore-Tex Pro Shell:
Powder Bowl Jacket with Recycled Gore-Tex:
Recycled Down Puffy:
Hemp Barn Coat:
Our favorite casual fleece – the Better Sweater:
Recycled Day Pack? Yep!
Fjallraven Eco Shell
Fjallraven has been making great high-end gear for years. They offer a legit 3 layer hardshell jacket with the Keb Eco Shell. Mechanical stretch and functional design. Full review below:
BlackStrap Sun Protection, made in the USA
We are fans of gear made in the USA. Less carbon footprint and supporting the American workforce. Some of our favorite sun protection is from Oregan company BlackStrap. From ski slopes to hiking and fishing, these are some fun and effective designs.
Toad & Co. – So Good!
We are fans of Toad&Co. at Engearment. For one, they make good looking clothes. Second, they are almost all made of recycled or renewable materials. Finally, they employ special needs adults to package their gear. Win/win/win! Below are some of our favorites:
Kelty Camp Kitchen
Looking for an easy to clean, durable and recycled camp kitchen set up? Check out the Kelty Camp Kitchen. With 4 sets of recycled plates and bowls and burly steel pot and pans – all made in the USA.
Eagle Creek – Recycled Windshield Duffles!
We were really impressed with the Eagle Creek Migrate Wheeled Duffel bag $159. The 130L burly bag is made from bluesign approved material made from upcycled windshields. I have been using the smaller Migrate duffle as my winter truck bag (full review below).
Eagle Creek also teamed up with National Geographic for a line of awesome bags, backpacks and travel gear.
Zeal – Colorado Proud, Recycled Shades
Bringing it home for the last company – ZEAL. Based in Boulder, this hip company offers many great recycled sunglasses. We are digging the Boone shades ($149). Featuring lightweight, Z-lite frames and Ellume plant-based polarized lenses. Yes, you read that right – plant-based (Z Resin) lenses!
This is just a small portion of the many great companies making earth-friendly gear. If you have a company or product you would like us to check out, please comment below! We would love to shine a light on others doing good for our planet! Happy Earth Day!
But really, every day should be Earth Day!