I find it somewhat satisfying when I can buy a fishing product made from anything that is recycled, especially recycled nylon fishing nets. The Patagonia Swift current wading pants are one of those products.. Made in Vietnam and Fair Trade Certified, meaning workers were paid a premium wage for their work. These pants are simply amazing. I have tried to destroy them over the past few months and they are like new today. They don’t hold stains, they repel water, they breathe well, and they are dryer friendly. I tried to shrink them by running a pair through the dryer and failed. They are very true to fit and come in three inseams, which is not the norm these days, 30,32, and for us tall folks a 34 inch.
I must mention that a lot of companies fly the sustainability flag but fail the final test. That test being how they get me the product. Patagonia sends your gear in 100% recyclable packaging, down to the tags and the device attaching the tag to the product. They have become the bar for sustainability that all companies should strive to reach.