All-Wear Down Jacket, $299
Today's All-Wear retains the wide-channeled body of the eighties model, trademark Y-Joint sleeves for mobility, and best of all, cozy big collar, designed to wrap up and over the back of your neck. The shell is Patagonia's tightly woven All-Wear organic cotton backed by windproof Tyvek; the interior is 600-fill European white goose down. It's just as durable and warm as the original, with a slightly boxy, short fit and a quiet construction doesn't make you sound (or feel) like you're carrying around a sleeping bag.
Wool Bombachas, $179
The original bombachas combined the balloonish look of Japanese ironworkers' bottoms with Argentinean gaucho pants, cuffed to end above a cowboy's spurs. We'd put on the new button-cuff bombachas, in dark heathered wool, for winter bicycle commuting or weekends in Vermont. And actually, the surprising but flattering cut looks like something one of today's Japanese designers might have dreamed up, so these pants have some good streetwear potential.
Summit Pack, $99
The early-eighties version didn't need much improvement. This indispensable minimalist pack has curved shoulder straps that allow for a natural fit and a secure load while keeping out of the way of a climbing harness. The single-compartment, low-profile design is roomy enough for your essentials: emergency rain gear and a tin of cat food for mid-day replenishment (or maybe a few Clif bars).
Diamond Quilt Snap-T Pullover, $199
Patagonia first offered a quilted sweater in the eighties, a streamlined version of the woodman's bulky but toasty staple. The 2013 update, made of organic cotton jersey with lightweight Polartec Alpha polyester insulation, is likewise quilted to trap pockets of warm air. The four snap-button placket is pulled from Patagonia's Synchilla Snap-T, the pullover that made fleece famous. We're sold on details like the close fit, bright cord locker loop, and versatile material (in heather gray, it wears like your favorite fall sweatshirt).
Stand-Up Pants and Jeans, $129
The first Stand-Up pants, adapted from ironworkers' attire with a protective double leg, were cut from heavy cotton duck and could only be sewn on the machines used for the Chouinard leather climbing packs. Now in 10-ounce contrasting organic cotton or dark denim, the reincarnation is faithful to the original but with better fit and finishing. The Stand-Up pants were always popular with climbers, but the new versions, especially the jeans, might be just as good off the mountain on cold days.