Patagonia, the clothing company characteristically associated with surfers and rock climbers, has chosen the Summit as a vehicle for introducing its fall WorkWear line. It’ll be outfitting BHPS presenters with its new Iron Forge Hemp Canvas Barn Coats and colorful Western Snap shirts.
Stay tuned for reviews and details later this week.
“We wanted to put WorkWear in the hands of people who will test it, challenge it, and appreciate its utility,” said Chris Gaggia, marketing manager. “Riders, ranchers, working cowboys, and clinicians – they are outside, working hard in the elements every day. WorkWear is well-suited to the demands of the Summit presenters and attendees.”
Iron Forge Hemp Canvas is made of 55 percent hemp, 27 percent recycled polyester, and 18 percent organic cotton. The material is supple but tough. Third-party testing has shown that the fabric is 25 percent more abrasion-resistant than cotton duck canvas like you see in Carhartt jackets.