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Elope Padded Jacket – weather protection made from recycled materials

Sustainable Insulation

VAUDE continues to pursue environmental protection with a strong focus on the use of recycled materials. In the Winter Collection 2021/22, half of all products were made with biobased or recycled materials. This conserves valuable resources, energy and CO2 emissions, which also helps protect the climate. A prime example of sustainable weather protection is the Elope Padded Jacket from the Trek&Hike Collection, a warm, waterproof hooded jacket made with cutting-edge, eco-friendly technology.

The Elope Padded Jacket by VAUDE combines a waterproof shell with a warm and cozy PrimaLoft® Hi-Loft Ultra lining. Made primarily from recycled materials, the jacket packs down small so you can always take it with you when you're not sure what weather to expect on your next hike. 

The PrimaLoft® Black Insulation Hi-Loft Ultra lining made from 80 % recycled polyester provides cozy warmth even in cold winds. The best thing about it: the material delivers 85 % insulation performance even when wet – classic down just can't keep up. The outer shell is also made of 100 % recycled polyester – PFC-free EcoFinish with eco-friendly water repellency and no harmful fluorocarbons.

Reliably waterproof and packs down small

This is paired with a highly breathable Ceplex Active membrane, which remains reliably waterproof during prolonged downpours. The membrane ensures a comfortable microclimate even during sweat inducing activities, and underarm vents supply even more air when you really need it.

In the Elope Padded Jacket, VAUDE has pursued the goal of weather protection all the way through – even the two-way front zip and side pockets are waterproof. This will keep your phone, wallet and other necessities reliably dry. The Elope is also lightweight – it's the perfect hiking all-rounder for outdoor fans who don't want to carry around extra weight or bulk.



A great choice for transitional seasons

The jacket is just perfect for fast-paced outings in transitional seasons, where reliable warmth and waterproofness paired with a low weight are important. Quick and easy to stow or retrieve, the jacket is always ready for changing weather conditions.

Sustainable production methods

The outer shell, lining and insulation are all primarily made from recycled plastics, obtained from materials such as used PET bottles. The VAUDE Green Shape label stands for environmentally friendly, functional products made from sustainable, bluesign®-certified materials.


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