Clothing is more than just something we wear. An article of clothing can help to pinpoint a moment in time, it can stimulate fond memories, it can save a life, it is with us through blood, sweat, tears, laughter, and it is certainly there for our near disasters and our proudest triumphs in life. Patagonia gear is built to last and to be there, time and again, as we adventure throughout our lives. These pieces of clothing have their own story to tell… so, let’s hear them!

To submit please send us the following:
1. Your story in 500 words or less

2. A high-res digital or scanned film photo of you adventuring in your piece of gear. We like vintage!

3. For your title line please include:

a. Your name
b. Where you are from
c. Please nickname your piece

4. Your email address so we can contact you for more information.

5. The more the better! You can also send more photos to

By posting content, you agree that anything you submit can be used by Patagonia, Inc., its parent and affiliates (“Patagonia”) for any purpose anywhere at any time.

We may have to edit submissions to fit the format. Photos submitted may also be used for wornwear Instagram.

Thank you for interest and we look forward to hearing your stories!