Puffy rescue

Got a closet full of worn Patagucci that you paid a pretty penny for and are wont to part with? Patagonia, purveyor of fine gear and environmental responsibility, has a solution. The gear giant has announced its “Worn Wear” initiative – think of it as a Patagonia trade-in. Got some Patagonia gear you’re no longer using? Bring it in to a Patagonia store, and you’ll be paid in Worn Wear credit toward something new at Patagonia stores or online at patagonia.com. You can also use the credit to buy used gear at wornwear.com (where incidentally, your gear will end up after Patagonia washes it up using an enviro-friendly CO2 cleaning process.)

Unfortunately, gear can only be traded in at a Patagonia store – which means you’ll have to remember to bring it on your next trip to Telluride or Denver. (Pine Needle, Durango’s flagship Patagonia dealer, is not participating in the program and is not equipped to handle your castoffs, so they ask you kindly to please not bring them there.)

Obviously, gear must be functioning and in good condition. This should go without saying, but underwear and swimsuits are not accepted. To find out more, see what your used stuff is worth or buy someone else’s worn wear, check out wornwear.patagonia.com.