Take a piece of the ‘Daks with you—and help keep the trails hike-able for generations—with this new collaboration between Eastern Mountain Sports and Cotopaxi: The ADK Teca Half-Zip Windbreaker (find one in-store). This limited-edition windbreaker is designed for the alpine summits of 46er Peaks with repurposed polyester, a DWR finish, spacious hood, and great wind resistance for blustery days up high. The whole jacket weighs only 5 ounces, making it perfect to jam into just about any day hiking backpack. And even better, 20% of the proceeds from the jacket go straight to the now-100-year-old Adirondack Mountain Club to support it’s mission to protect New York’s wild lands and waters by promoting responsible outdoor recreation and building a statewide constituency of land stewardship advocates.

All images credit: Erik Hibbard

Take a closer look at the Cotopaxi jacket and you’ll notice it was designed with repurposed fabric from three different jackets, sticking to brand’s sustainability initiatives. Over top is an ADK-themed topographic map featuring the High Peaks Region; Algonquin Peak, Cliff Mountain, Mount Colden and more are visible, as is the Adirondack Mountain Club logo across the roomy kangaroo pouch on front.

The Adirondack Mountain Club, which celebrates its centennial anniversary this year, is one of the oldest wilderness advocacy organizations in the country, and was started to help New York State develop trails in the Adirondacks, share backcountry information with users, and educate the public about conservation and responsible recreation. Today it’s more than 30,000 members strong, spread across 27 chapters committed to advocating for conservation in the Adirondack Park.

“We are  excited to once again collaborate with EMS in producing this jacket, and we thank them for this and all previous efforts,” said Michael Barrett, executive director of the Adirondack Mountain Club. “Since 1922, ADK has been teaching people how to explore and protect New York’s public lands and waters. Community supporters like EMS ensure that we can continue this work so future generations can enjoy outdoor spaces like the Adirondacks.”