Passenger Clothing Review – Is This Sustainable Shop Any Good?

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In this post, I will share with you my purchase and return experience, my thoughts on their clothing, and brand information. Keep reading for more!

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About Passenger Clothing

What is Passenger Clothing?

They are an online clothing shop based in England with a focus on sustainable lifestyle and outdoor wear. Inspired by the freedom of the great outdoors and a longing for escapism from everyday life, the brand’s ethos centers on a passion for community, exploration, and travel. Their product range aims to offer a sense of escape through meticulously designed pieces with stories of adventure woven into them.

Is Passenger Clothing ethical?

Yes, they appear to be mostly ethical/sustainable. According to their Plant & Protect and Responsibility pages, 80% of their product range uses responsible materials like recycled cotton and polyester, hemp, and organic cotton. Additionally, they aim to break cycles of poverty and climate change, preserve biodiversity, and promote sustainable farming. They plant a tree for every order placed through One Tree Planted, are patrons of The Rainforest Trust, working to conserve rainforests, wildlife, and indigenous communities, and work with Trees For The Future to provide agroforestry training to farming communities. I can also confirm that my items arrived in 100% biodegradable packaging.

Read this article, 13 Easy Ways To Know If A Brand Is Fast Fashion by Panaprium, for tell-tale signs of a fast fashion company.

Where is Passenger Clothing based?

According to their About page and marketing emails, they are based in England (United Kingdom). They are located at the following addresses:

  • Anchor Works, Holme Lane, Bradford, BD4 6NA
  • 12 Queensway, New Milton, BH25 5NN

Where is Passenger Clothing made?

Two items in my order were made in China, and one was made in Morocco.

More Shop Details

passenger website circa 2013
Screenshot of passenger-clothing.com circa 2013 (the oldest version of the site I could find)
  • The website passenger-clothing.com was registered in October 2012.
  • According to their Privacy Policy, their legal business name is Passenger Clothing Ltd.
  • They ship from their warehouse in the U.K.
  • They offer free shipping over $100.
  • They allow returns within 60 days of delivery. They offer a prepaid return label for a return fee which is paid for separately.

Passenger Clothing Review and Order Details

I ordered the below items on 10/30/2023 to my address in North Carolina (United States). I paid a total of $234.85 to Passenger (info@passenger-clothing.com) via PayPal. The charge appears on my credit card statement as “PAYPAL *PASSENGERCL”. View Order Confirmation 

1) Riser Recycled Cotton LS T-Shirt

  • Color, Size, and Cost: Blue Coral / M / $39.95
  • Country: Made in Morocco
  • Material: 50% Recycled Cotton, and 50% Organic Cotton
passenger long sleeve shirt comparison

Expectation: It is exactly what I was expecting in terms of overall appearance. 

Quality: In my opinion, the quality is decent. See my Quality Comparison & Rating Chart to know my current quality-rating standards.

Fit: I ordered based on the size guide provided, and it fits well (though I would prefer a bigger size for a cozier fit). View my Body Measurements for size reference.

Keep or Return: I would keep this Passenger long-sleeve shirt.

While the quality isn’t anything special, and the seams along the shoulders on the back of the shirt look and feel a bit weird, I love the overall fit, ribbed cuffs, and cotton material. The material is thin but feels breathable and durable. I am willing to pay the higher price tag since the materials are sustainable.

2) Compass Recycled Corduroy Pants

  • Color, Size, and Cost: Dark Denim / M (R) / $89.95
  • Country: Made in China
  • Material: 30% Recycled Cotton, and 70% Cotton Corduroy
passenger pants comparison

Expectation: They are exactly what I was expecting in terms of overall appearance.

Quality: In my opinion, the quality is good. See my Quality Comparison & Rating Chart to know my current quality-rating standards.

Fit: I ordered based on the size guide provided, and they fit like a glove (though I would prefer a bigger size for more breathing room). View my Body Measurements for size reference.

Keep or Return: I would return these Passenger pants.

While they are overall made well and have DEEP front pockets, they aren’t my style. They fit a bit stiffly and don’t have any stretch. I also don’t like that the back pockets are so far apart. If you are someone who likes corduroy and non-stretch pants, I could see these working for you.

3) Alexander Recycled Polar Hooded Fleece

  • Color, Size, and Cost: Sunrise Orange / M / $104.95
  • Country: Made in China
  • Material: 100% Recycled Polyester 
passenger hooded fleece comparison

Expectation: It is exactly what I was expecting in terms of overall appearance.

Quality: In my opinion, the quality is pretty good. See my Quality Comparison & Rating Chart to know my current quality-rating standards.

Fit: I ordered based on the size guide provided, and it fits well. View my Body Measurements for size reference.

Keep or Return: I would keep this Passenger fleece jacket (I would exchange it for a new one though).

There is a light but pretty big stain on the front lower pocket area; I assume it is a one-off issue. But overall, it fits very well, the fleece is soft and has a nice thickness to it, and it feels warm. This would be great for 40-50 degree weather. I also love the plethora of big pockets and the long length of the sleeves. One negative (aside from the stain) is that I see some early signs of pilling. Some areas of the fleece are starting to look bunched/balled up. This makes me think the price is a little bit steep… but again, since it’s sustainable, I would be happy with a fresh one, and would wash it carefully.

Shipment Info

I received three items in one package at my address in North Carolina (United States). The package came from a warehouse/distribution center in the United States. I was provided a tracking number.

Package Shipped From: 145 Hook Creek Blvd. Bldg. C1D, Valley Stream, NY 11581

  • Order placed on Mon, October 30th
  • Order shipped on Tues, October 31st
  • Order received on Tues, November 7th

Total time of 8 days 

Note: Their shipping policy states up to 7 business days (including processing time) for standard U.S. shipping.

Return & Refund Info

I requested a return through their return portal on November 15th. My request was approved the same day, and I was emailed a $10.19 invoice that I needed to pay to get the prepaid return label. After paying and receiving the return label shortly after, I mailed the package on November 18th via DHL.

I first received a partial refund of $225.01 on December 13th. I emailed support asking about the missing $9.84, and they apologized and refunded the remaining amount on December 14th. I received the full refund 26 days after I mailed the package.- View Refund Receipt

I believe what happened with the refund is that when I requested the return, they had me pay for the label upfront (and I think this was their old return policy). It looks like the current (updated) return policy mentions that they deduct the label cost from your refund. So when I was refunded, they deducted the label cost by mistake, when I paid for it upfront.

Provided Return Address: Anchor Works, Holme Lane, BD4 6NA Bradford, UNITED KINGDOM

Support Experience

  • The return process is completed in their return portal. They charge a return fee, and this fee is calculated and sent to you in an email. You must ‘purchase’ the return label fee, and upon completion, you will receive another email with approval and the prepaid return label. – View Return Label Purchase Email

Provided Return Instructions:

  1. Complete your return request in the returns portal. Be sure to use the correct one depending on what country you are returning your order from.
  2. Check your email for a “Fees Charges…” email. You’ll need to complete the purchase for the return label fee. You’ll get another email shortly with the prepaid return label.
  3. Upon receipt of the return label, print and use it on your package.
  4. Please drop off your parcel to your nearest DHL location

Is Passenger Clothing Legit or a Scam?

Similar Sites & Analysis

According to Copyleaks (premium), the below plagiarism is detected:

Their About page has similar content to – eklevor.com – View Full Report on Copyleaks.com

Reverse Image Search:

It appears that Passenger Clothingis the original source of their product images.

Website:

BEWARE. The following are fraudulent websites that are posing as Passenger Clothing:

  • birabirathai.com
  • luklaventures.com
  • passengerireland.com
  • passengerromania.com
  • passengerjacke.at

Do I Recommend This Shop?

Based on my experience, they are a legitimate shop. I paid for my items, received them within the estimated time frame, successfully completed a return, and received a full refund.

With that being said, I would shop here again.

Regarding the positives, the clothing is good quality, they all fit well, the materials used in all of the items are made of sustainable materials, the delivery was fast as it only took 8 days, the return process is straightforward and doesn’t involve a back and forth with support, and the return cost is cheap considering it is an international return.

As for the negatives, the prices are expensive, the fleece jacket arrived with a large faint stain on it, and the prepaid return label is a separate paid transaction rather than a deduction from the refund (this appears to have been updated). None of these are deal-breakers though. A replacement would be easy, and the high price tag is to be expected with sustainable products.

Overall, I am happy with my purchase and shopping experience. I would purchase from them again!

To wrap up this review, regardless of my experience, be sure to read as many customer reviews as possible. If you found this post helpful in your search for Passenger clothing reviews, please consider sharing and commenting (via Reddit) below. Have a great day!

– Noelle

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