Cotopaxi gear is known for its bright colors and unique patterns. Those visual cues showcase the brand’s use of a rainbow of scrap fabrics that might otherwise end up in a landfill.
Whether you’re looking for yourself or a friend, Cotopaxi makes gear and apparel to meet different needs. And because the brand is a certified B Corp, you can rest assured knowing your gift was made with a little less impact on the Earth than others.
Read on for more details on our picks.
Cotopaxi’s Best Gifts
The Fuego is the star of Cotopaxi’s winter insulation layers. According to the brand, it’s filled with responsibly sourced 800-fill water-resistant down behind a ripstop nylon shell and finished with a DWR. It has a scuba-fit hood, a drawcord waist hem, and elastic binding at the cuffs and hood.
For storage, you can stash gloves in the zippered hand pockets, other essentials in the interior stash pockets, and store the jacket in its own internal pocket.
The Fuego Vest carries over the build and materials of the jacket — except the hood and sleeves. Vests keep your core warm and arms free, whether that’s for chopping wood or wearing it under a shell on the slopes.
The down is water-resistant to keep from absorbing moisture, and the vest has zippered hand pockets, a drawcord waist, and elastic around the armholes.
At 35 L, this rugged travel backpack has been a bestseller for the brand. And now it’s revamped based on customer feedback. It uses a harness system to distribute weight as well as other features like suitcase-style openings, mesh compartments, and a padded laptop sleeve.
Load it up and take it on your weekend car camping trips and other getaways. For longer trips, you can use it as your carry-on bag. It comes with a rain cover to protect it all from the elements. The are lots of zippers, including a full wraparound and a quick-access zip.
The Del Día version is different from the original Allpa in that it’s made from repurposed fabrics, which makes each Del Día pack a one-of-a-kind collage.
The Teca hoodie is a fleece made from recycled polyester and repurposed materials, according to the brand. It comes in several colorful styles. Wear it on its own as a full-zip hoodie or pair it with an outer layer to trap warmth in the fleece.
This recycled polyester fleece is Cotopaxi’s take on the classic pullover. It has two hand pockets and a woven chest pocket on the outside as well as elastic in the cuffs and collar to shut out drafts.
A smaller version of the OG Kapai 3L, the 1.5L Hip Pack has a large main pocket and a zippered accessory pocket in front. Cotopaxi says it’s also made from repurposed fabrics that are individually sewn, making them one-of-a-kind.
For more active days, Cotopaxi added some performance tech touches to this fleece. One of these is a grid back designed to trap body heat while allowing airflow and breathability. Others include thumbholes in the sleeves, offset underarm seams, and several zippered pockets. It has a more fitted silhouette to stay close to the body and allow room for a layer over it, according to the brand.
Made from recycled materials, this hip pack delivers the hands-free convenience and easy access you want on trail hikes, travel days, or just staying organized in your daily routine. This pack has the main compartment you’d expect as well as a hanging pocket for stashing your phone. It also has side compression straps, grab handles, and stash pockets.
Here’s a Cotopaxi classic that shows off the brand’s use of bright scrap fabrics to make backpacks with unique color schemes. The Batac 16L works as a daypack or an everyday commuter pack with an internal sleeve divider and its quick-access phone/camera sleeve. There are two mesh pockets on the sides for holding bottles or snacks.
This pack also comes in a 24L version.
An eco-minded puffy for four seasons, the Capa is a synthetic take on Cotopaxi’s Fuego down jacket. It uses Primaloft Gold P.U.R.E., a synthetic insulation completely sourced from post-consumer scraps. It has a windproof and water-resistant shell as well as smaller baffles for a less-bulky fit.
The Liso Baselayer Top is a stretchy, wicking piece for next-to-skin performance with a touch of comfort in the brushed backer, according to the brand. Cotopaxi added Polygiene anti-odor tech in the fabric to ward off smells.