Mike Rowe made a career out of reporting on people who work the dirtiest jobs out there. Now Patagonia has those same hard-working souls in mind. Targeting the: “Jobs that leave you covered in much from head to toe,” Patagonia has come up with a workwear collection that is 100 per cent waterproof, and half the weight of the PVC equivalent.
Just as the name suggests, these are clothes that you can get dirty in and then hose them down at the end of the day.
The collection consists of a slicker jacket and a bib that are made of 7.1-ounce nylon ripstop that has the additional feature of a TPU-film laminate to improve its durability. It’s the same material that Patagonia uses to make their Lightweight Black Hole bags, which can stand up to being dragged over mud and rocks when filled with your gear.
The bib and jacket feature snap closures with internal wrist gaskets to keep muck and moisture out. Hook-and-loop closures also keep you clean inside, while the fixed hood has an adjustable drawcord to snug up the fit. The bibs have adjustable suspenders, making it easy to get in and out of them. The set also stows away compactly, leaving plenty of room for other gear.
For fisherman and crab hunters—and anyone who wants to keep the muck out—this is Godsend collection.