Rain Jacket Design From 1960s a Highlight in New Patagonia Line

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The photo of the climber above is from the 1960s. The rain jacket at right is new from Patagonia this year.

Like the original, the Post Foamback Cagoule (yes, that’s the name Patagonia gave it) is designed to cover most of your body in bad weather while still offering freedom to move.

Patagonia turns 40 years old this year. The brand is using the occasion to look back and bring to market a few retro pieces.

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Patagonia merino wool sweater, then and now

At $349, the Foamback is updated with Gore-Tex fabric but basically uses the same design seen decades ago. It is the most stand-out piece in the company’s Legacy Collection, which includes 10 classic-looking items from Patagonia’s past.

It goes to show that good design can stand up to the ages. On page 2 of this post are five additional pieces we liked from the legacy-oriented line.

—Amy Oberbroeckling

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