Sunday, April 26, 2009

Salmon and Steelhead T-Shirt

The Salmon and Steelhead T-Shirt features original artwork by James Prosek printed on a canvas of 100% organic cotton. James pays tribute to these wildly determined swimmers with this design and contrasts that with their fragility. Five dollars from the sale of this limited edition tee will benefit World Trout, an organization that supports conservation efforts and identifies and protects native fish. The tee's shoulder seams are taped for added durability. Double stitching at sleeves and hem also adds durability plus coverstitching at neck and armholes guarantees a clean finish. It's recyclable through the Common Threads Recycling Program. Patagonia t-shirts are knitted, dyed, cut, sewn and printed in Southern California. Other shirt details include ringspun yarns for a soft hand, beefy 5.4-oz 100% organic cotton, Made in U.S.A.

4 comments:

graham said...

going through back copies of the catalouge I found in the spring 1997 issue the Minimalist Vest #82720 this would tick of many boxes with todays anglers in the search for light weight minimalist gear.Do you have any thoughts of reintroducing this vest and have you any kicking around in the bowls of the factory??

El Pescador said...

The Minimalist Vest didn't quite hit the mark when it was released back in 1997 Graham and there are no immediate plans to relaunch it. My hope is that we've got our bases covered right now with the Guidewater, Riverwalker and Pack Vest in addition to the Double Haul and Hip Chest Pack. This line up offers anglers a broad range of possibilities in a wide range of pricepoints. With that said, I am thinking about the idea of offering the vest portion of the Pack Vest as a stand-alone product. Would that meet your needs?

As far as your other question, I don't think there are any Minimalist Vests still kicking around but if there is someone out there who has one maybe they'd be willing to let us know.

graham said...

I think it's a good idea to offer the Pack vest front as a seperate item especially over here in the U.K. where traditionaly we haven't gone for the "adventure " side of the outdoors. Unless I'm too "stick in the mud".I look forward to viewing the vest in the future.Possibly in 1997 the thinking was for a carry all vest and your minimalist was to advanced for it's time? It's good to be able to talk direct to Patagonia and pass around ideas and feedback from users of the kit.

El Pescador said...

I'm glad you appreciate the direct connection Graham. I like it too. I do think that timing is important to a product launch but vests are niche products and somewhat cyclical in terms of sales.

Maybe we were ahead of our time with the Minimalist but keep an eye on what's coming in future seasons. For now I'd suggest taking a look at the Pack Vest and Riverwalker Vest. They offer functionality for the minimalist at a very decent price. The vest portion of the Pack Vest is not very far afield from the original Minimalist.

Thanks for taking the time to share your thoughts.