The Most Influential Fleece of All Time

The long-gone 'Gonia piece that continues to inform modern outdoor gear.

Patagonia’s Snap-T was first introduced in 1985, and still deservedly gets shine nearly 40 years later. Its main innovation is the introduction of Synchilla fabric, an alternative to the wool that was prevalent in early ‘80s outdoor gear. Patagonia founder Yvon Chouinard sought to make a better alternative, wanting a material that was just as warm, but …

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