The Best Recycled Gear of 2020
Technical pieces that breathe new life into old materials
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Costa Pescador Sunglasses ($219)
Costa’s high-quality glass lenses have always set the standard for optical clarity. Now the frames in its Untangled collection are made entirely of old fishing nets.
Adidas Primeknit Midlayer ($185)
This recycled-polyester piece is exceptionally comfortable. It’s stretchy and breathable in high-movement areas and more durable where needed. Seams lie flat and don’t bunch up.
Toad&Co Hartland SS Dress ($85)
Layered over jeans or under a jacket, the Hartland is versatile. It’s pieced together from recycled fabrics and repurposed plastic bottles; side pockets add a touch of functionality.
Mountain Hardwear Ghost Whisperer Jacket ($325)
You’ll barely notice the 8.8-ounce Ghost Whisperer (7.8 ounces for the women’s version). The lining and shell use secondhand materials, and testers felt cozy wrapped in the 800-fill goose-down insulation.
Cotopaxi Camaya Tote ($45)
Made from reclaimed nylon, this is an eye-catching accessory on day hikes and office commutes. It has two pockets, plus the main compartment, for easy organization.
Norrøna Roldal Thermo100 Pullover ($299)
Why choose between looking stylish and staying warm when you can have it both ways? This sweater is windproof, and full-length side zippers make for easy on and off.
Tepui Upcycle Pack ($105)
Send in your battered and worn Tepui rooftop-tent cover and the company will revive it as a pack, duffel, or tote. The results resist weather and abuse from baggage handlers.
Mountainsmith Tripster Waist Pack ($45)
A collaboration between Mountainsmith, Green Guru, and REI, the Tripster upcycles materials like old bike tubes and pack scraps. No two look the same.