Weâ€™ve written about Coalatree a few different times (you can check those out here), and I like the approach that theyâ€™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: itâ€™s for both). Their latest entry is now live on Kickstarter, the Coalatree Evolution Hoodie.
As with the other items weâ€™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, itâ€™s coffee entering the mix. Specifically, theyâ€™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 itâ€™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, youâ€™ve got a couple of organizer pockets – and a key loop – so you can keep things organized and secure on your person.
Thatâ€™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. Weâ€™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 youâ€™ve picked up their pants or jacket, this new hoodie should mix right in. campaign page