Let’s be better, let’s do circular.

Design to Deconstruct.

Lets just put this into layman’s terms, to recycle an item of clothing it needs to be built in a way that’s easy to take apart.

Traditionally all outdoor garments have a very linear existence, with a beginning and end point to them that are not linked. Linear manufacturing starts with the production of raw materials from non renewable, unsustainable sources. These materials are processed into technical fabric that are then manufactured into a finished garment. This garment is then purchased, (hopefully) thoroughly used, enjoyed, and cared for until the time comes and it breaks or it doesn’t perform to the level it needs too. At this point, the garment is unfortunately, often than not, thrown into landfill (bad).

Circular based manufacturing reduces the need for new raw materials and minimises the waste of resources. For circular manufacturing and recycling to be a reality, garments have to be conceived and designed differently. Circular products by design have to create the link between the end of a garments life and the start point of a brand new one.

To be able to recycle old items of clothing back into usable raw materials, their materials and features, have to (where possible) be produced from the same singular material. Furthermore, the design and construction needs to be taken into account to make deconstruction at the products end of life, a simple task.

For 2024 Peak PS have introduced the ground breaking PS Vest and Adventure Lite. Products, born from Peak’s ever evolving More Sustainable ethos. These items are Circular Ready, the first of their kind for the paddlesports market, as they move away from linear manufacturing and instead are ready to be part of a fully circular system.

Adventure Lite

High performance, light weight, and highly breathable touring / sea kayaking jacket. Find out more about this ground breaking piece of kit here.

PS Vest

High performance Olympic cut PFD based around Peak’s popular Marathon Racer Vest with a single large front pocket. The first of it’s kind, here.


Peak PS feel responsible for the products they produce, and so when items do come to the end of their lives Peak are striving to find recycling solutions for their existing and future items. Current products are made from many different plastics / polymers so prove difficult to recycle. Peak are working hard, talking to and sourcing recycling partners who can split up, separate and re use existing garments.

Future products will be designed to be deconstructed, from where possible one single polymer, so that recycling becomes feasible. Peak are proud to have added two such products to their line for 2024 and refer to them as Circular Ready. Again working with recycling partners to enable recycling of these items in the near future.

As well as developing these two new garments In 2024 Peak PS plan to offer recycling solutions for a minimum cost for other items they currently produce, breaking down garments into key components. Neoprene items and parts can be recycled into new items such as Roof Rack Wraps, Multi Mats . These items are not in the shop yet! But, as soon as we do have them, we’re let you know.

Other, current textiles can be separated and repurposed / recycled by third party companies. Future mono plastic textiles / webbing will be recycled by specialists and one day very soon be made back into textile yarns. Buckles and fastenings can be removed and re used by a local bag manufacturer or recycled by third part companies. Buoyancy Foam can be separated and repurposed into furnishings such as bean bags & Dog beds. Polyethylene foam can be recycled back into foam by partners Peak are working with.

As we all become aware of the fragility of our planet and the resources it has, it’s great to see how companies are working together to try and make the sport we love sustainable.


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