Is Passenger clothing good?

With the rolling waves of the Atlantic on one side and the rugged landscapes of the Irish west coast on the other, our love for the great outdoors is a testament to the beauty that surrounds us. It's this shared passion for nature and exploration that has us over the moon about introducing Passenger to Portwest – The Outdoor Shop.


So let’s dive into why Passenger is about to become your new favorite brand.


Passenger are a lifestyle and clothing brand born from a life of travel, music and a love of water. We’ll take you back to 2012 and it was while travelling the west coast of British Columbia, Canada with their dog Ralph that Richard & Alexa Sutcliffe were inspired to create the brand.


Where is Passenger clothing based?


Passenger clothing weaves its magic in the picturesque landscapes of the UK, more precisely in the lush surroundings of the New Forest, Hampshire. This is where each piece of clothing begins its journey, inspired by the nearby ocean and forest and the desire to roam freely. Crafted with the adventurer in mind, Passenger's products are not only designed in this tranquil location but are also brought to life with a commitment to sustainability and a deep-rooted love for the outdoors.


Where is Passenger clothing made?


Passenger are committed to a transparent supply chain and so their website lists their suppliers from Morocco, Portugal and Hong Kong. You can see the full list of their suppliers here.


Is Passenger clothing good?


That's like asking if the sky in Ireland is blue when the clouds decide to part – absolutely! Passenger clothing is synonymous with quality, durability, and sustainability. Designed to wander and made to roam, each piece is a blend of comfort and style, perfect for the unpredictable Irish weather or wherever your journey takes you. From cozy flannels that whisper tales around the campfire to waterproof jackets that laugh in the face of rain, Passenger has you covered.


And over the last 12 years, Passenger has planted 885,706+ trees! Their commitment to eco-friendly practices and materials also means you’re not just buying clothes; you’re investing in our planet’s future. 73% of their materials are recycled or organic.


The Soul Behind the Brand:


Who owns Passenger? At the helm of Passenger is an inspiring figure who shares our collective wanderlust – Richard Sutcliffe. This visionary founder is not just about creating clothes; he’s about fostering a community of adventurers, dreamers, and storytellers. With a philosophy that’s deeply ingrained in the love for travel and the great outdoors, Richard’s leadership ensures that Passenger is more than a clothing brand – it's a movement. A movement that invites you to leave behind the familiar and embrace the journey, with garments that are both companions and storytellers.


You’re invited!


We invite you to join us in welcoming Passenger to Portwest- The Outdoor Shop for our launch instore 10am this Friday, March 22 in our Westport store. And the only stores on the west coast of Ireland where you can shop Passenger is in our stores in Westport, Galway and Killarney. Available online and instore from 10am Friday 22nd!


It’s more than a new clothing option; it’s a call to adventure, a nod to sustainability, and a testament to quality that stands the test of time and weather. So, here’s to embracing the outdoors with open arms and a spirit of adventure, with Passenger by your side.


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