We’ve written about Coalatree a few different times (you can check those out here), and I like the approach that they’re taking for things. They seem to have hit a balance between outdoors and travel, with regards to where their products would best fit (spoiler: it’s for both). Their latest entry is now live on Kickstarter, the Coalatree Evolution Hoodie.
As with the other items we’ve had a look at from the brand, the Coalatree Evolution Hoodie takes things in a bit of an eco-friendly direction as well. This time around, it’s coffee entering the mix. Specifically, they’re taking used coffee grounds, which are then mixed in and melted with recycled plastic bottles to make the fibers for the hoodie. I guess that would make them semi-synthetic? And here I thought I was being clever by putting my used grounds into my gardens and compost bin.
Also like their prior products, the Coalatree Evolution Hoodie can pack itself into it’s own pocket. This is just a handy way to keep things organized, and then easy to throw a bundled up item – in this case, a hoodie – into a backpack to have it when you need it. The pocket also is one of the key features of the hoodie. This is a large, zippered, pouch up front that, rather than making use of the hand warmer pocket, actually goes inside the body of the hoodie, against you. Inside there, you’ve got a couple of organizer pockets – and a key loop – so you can keep things organized and secure on your person.
That’s the sort of thing that makes the Coalatree Evolution Hoodie sound great for travel. Also great for travel – and particularly for the outdoors – is the fact that the way the material is woven makes the hoodie a moisture-wicking and quick-drying. This does make it sound like it would make for a pretty solid layer, whatever the activity. We’ve not seen these in person, but if you want to check them out, earlybird pricing starts at $62. As of this writing, the campaign stands at 750% funded (that’s not a typo). Things wrap up on April 18, 2019, with delivery anticipated for September 2019. Whether or not you’ve picked up their pants or jacket, this new hoodie should mix right in. campaign page