By now, you’re all familiar with Patagonia’s commitment to the environment and social responsibility. What you might now have heard is that their Worn Wear repair program has been take not the next level with their Gear Trade-In initiative designed to keep gear out of landfills. By extending the life of outdoor gear and apparel, it can be used by others and slow down the cycle of use and dispose. 

Many of you have seen Patagonia’s Worn Wear repair truck at your favorite trailhead, where Patagonia offers to help repair items from all brands free of charge to keep damaged items from filling landfills. Yes, you read that right – they will repair ANY BRAND free of charge. 

Patagonia received such positive feedback from this selflessness that they have launched a way for us all to shop for used gear made by them with the launch of their new Worn Wear store that categorizes used gear and apparel items based on their overall condition.

Worn Wear: Trade-In Used Patagonia Gear

Patagonia tells us that trading in your used Patagonia gear works like this – if you have used Patagonia that functions as it should gear you can bring it into your local Patagonia store, or you can mail it in. It will be inspected to ensure it functions, and if it does you’ll receive credit toward purchases made at Patagonia retail stores and on the Worn Wear website.

A detailed Trade-In Value chart is posted on the site, and a review reveals Trail Packs and Daypacks are valued at $30, technical Fishing shirts (tops) are valued at $20, Alpine and Gore-tex shells are valued at $60.

They do not accept baselayers, or damaged items, items missing pieces, or items that you’ve cut the tags out of. 

Shop Used Patagonia gear 

Shopping for used Patagonia gear just got a lot easier with the launch of their new Worn Wear store that categorizes used gear and apparel items based on their overall condition.

We understand the program will continue to evolve to include other apparel items, and we hope to see more fishing related products on offer.  

Support Patagonia

We invite the Fishing and Outdoor community to join us in supporting Patagonia in their latest efforts. In doing so you’ll be doing your part to help keep our landfills free of usable gear, and you’ll trade the gear you’ve tired of for credits you can use.