Not that long ago we brought you a review of a new (to us) outdoors-oriented brand, Coalatree. Â They produce a variety of items that I think are perfect for camping or hiking. Â Well, their most recent introduction (currently in funding on Kickstarter) wants to be a cooler-weather layer for you – theÂ Coalatree Camper Hooded Jacket 2.0.
On the surface of things, theÂ Coalatree Camper Hooded Jacket 2.0 seems to track along with the current trend in cold-weather jackets – a puffer jacket in a slimmer profile. Â However, if you recall from our Coalatree pants review this is a brand that tucks a lot more into their products. First up, thereâ€™s a lot of recycled materials that go into the jacket, so youâ€™re helping keep things out of landfills. Â For the more technical aspects, I find myself really digging the hood, a multitude of pockets (canâ€™t have enough pockets in jacket, if you ask me), and the water-resistant treatment on the jacket. Â Oh, and even if it does soak through, the insulation is rated to retain 93% of the warmth (as compared to when dry).
As with the pants we reviewed, theÂ Coalatree Camper Hooded Jacket 2.0 is able to pack into itself. Â This is great for two reasons. Â First off, if youâ€™re traveling, itâ€™s a way to get things compact and tucked away if youâ€™re not wearing the jacket. Â For those campers among us, this also means you can quickly turn the jacket into a pillow when you get snugged up into your sleeping bag for the night. Â While my backpacking days are behind me, I still appreciate the ability to be able to bring less to the woods.
At this time, theÂ Coalatree Camper Hooded Jacket 2.0 is sitting at 500% funded, with the campaign slated to end on November 6, 2018. Â If youâ€™re interested (and Iâ€™m not sure why you wouldnâ€™t be), theÂ Coalatree Camper Hooded Jacket 2.0 has pricing that starts at $95Â (though that early bird pricing runs out very soon). Â Delivery is anticipated for February, so thatâ€™s a decent time of year to get into a lighter, transitional jacket like this one. Â And of course, once theÂ Coalatree Camper Hooded Jacket 2.0, weâ€™ll see about getting one in for a full review. Â For now, jump on over to the campaign pageÂ and check out all the details. Â coalatree.com
Brand & Model: Â Coalatree Camper Hooded Jacket 2.0
Price: starting at $95
Who we think it might be for: Â Just about anyone who’s looking for an affordable, well-made transitional layer
Would I buy one for myself based on what I’ve seen?: Â I would want more details on just how warm the insulation is, but sure, this is a great-looking jacket
If I could make one design suggestion, it would be: Â Something in a shade of blue, of course!
What spoke to me the most about this jacket: Â Pockets, hoods, slim insulation, water resistant. Â What’s not to like?