Upcycled from retired Patagonia fly fishing waders, the neoprene and merino wool food and drink carriers in the Catch & Release collection will not only keep hot items hot and cool things cold, but you’ll be the hit of the lunch room with the unique story of the materials and process.
The Catch & Release products are easy to clean and offer protection for your favorite food and drinks. Scroll down to read more about the story of the Catch & Release collection as well as our partnership with Patagonia.
The Problem: What do you do with thousands of unused Patagonia fishing wader booties?
When it comes to environmental causes, social responsibility and sustainability, fellow B Corp and frequent brand partner Patagonia is known for leading the industry. Most manufacturers end up with excess inventory and deadstock - it’s part of the business, and it happens far more often than many of us realize. But what do you do with it? That’s where brands differ.
Some of it ends up at discount stores, but most brands simply dispose of it and perfectly good materials end up thrown away and never used. Instead of simply throwing unwanted product away, Patagonia contacted us, and we put our collective mind together to figure out what to do with them.
Our solution: deconstruct the wader booties, utilize the neoprene and merino wool and transform them into food and drink carriers. Giving these quality materials new life, the neoprene is water resistant and protects against bumps and drops. The merino wool liner insulates the contents, keeping drinks and food at the right temperature.
Field tested by our team of outdoor enthusiasts, the Catch & Release food and drink carriers are suitable companions whether you're fishing, road tripping, headed to your favorite brewery or toting your favorite wines.