Patagonia is a well-known American clothing company that markets sustainable outdoor clothing and apparel. It was founded by Yvon Chouinard in 1973. Patagonia's clothing is inseparable from its aggressive environmental advocacy. It led the outdoor industry in using recycled nylon and polyester fabrics, and Patagonia's chilled-out vintage vibe is rooted in the idea that its clothes are built to last for years, not just seasons. Buy once, buy right! Check out our Ultimate Wetsuit Shopping & Size Guide.