Kickstarter Roundup: Coalatree, SheFly, NZO Dusters, and Xnowmate 3.0

KickstartersLloyd Vogel

Coalatree takes to Kickstarter to launch their new Evolution Hoodie! Quick drying, moisture wicking, sustainably made, packable, and lightweight, it's got a "pick-pocket proof" front travel pouch for phones, snacks, passports, and keys. Cozy! 

Spent coffee grounds are mixed and melted down with recycled plastic bottles to create the fibers for our incredible Evolution Hoodie. The result is a hoodie packed with features and perfect for all your upcoming travel and outdoor adventures, yet so soft and supple you’ll never want to take it off!  

Check out the Evolution Hoodie on Kickstarter



We had the chance to meet the SheFly ladies this January at Outdoor Retailer and their pants are AWESOME. Designed to allow women to pee easily while adventuring, their pants have a discreet zipper that allows for wearability to front country and backcountry life. 

Pants were invented by men, for men, and have yet to be properly modified for women, which explains why 1 out of every 3 women we've surveyed has had at least one outdoor bathroom accident in the last year alone. When we looked to the market, we learned that DIY solutions are unreliable. Hiking dresses lack a fashion-forwardness for the modern woman, remain defenseless in the cold, and are incompatible with harnesses. Female urination devices (FUDs) suggest there is something wrong with our anatomies (not to mention their tendency to overflow, plus sanitation issues!).

But here at SheFly, we know the problem is not our anatomies—it's our clothing. Outdoor apparel is the fastest growing sector in the clothing industry at $33 billion, and women's buying power is soaring annually. Enter: The Zipper Revolution. 

Check out SheFly pants on ifundwomen 



While Kickstarter has witnessed a tremendous surge in stretchy pants, the NZO Dusters might be the best we've seen. Designed specifically for mountain biking, they seem durable in the right places, stretchy in the crotch, and actually attractive.

Nzo Dusters are a pair of pants that are extremely multi-functional and made to last. Dusters balance durability, comfort and performance to make them perfect in the outdoors.   

POLYGIENE Technology : Antimicrobial Silver salt treatment.Polygiene treated textiles do not need to be washed as often, which saves water, energy, time and money as well as improve the lifespan of a product. With Polygiene you can wear more, wash less and be climate smart!

Check out the NZO Dusters on Kickstarter



Waterproof, packable and insulated, these minimalist winter boots do everything you need. Easy to get on and easy to get off, they come in a bunch of fun colors.

Xnowmate boots provide a lightweight, waterproof and packable solution to the long-standing problem of versatility in outdoor footwear. They are perfect to use after skiing or snowboarding, when navigating the urban sprawl of the city or for exploring the great outdoors. The key things to know about Xnowmate boots are:

    •  Warm & Insulated - Inner thermal insulating tested 3M Thinsulate B200, tested down to -25ºC.
    •  Packable - Materials are lightweight and flexible.  Includes carrying sack.
    •  Super Grippy - Hypergrip and Ice Lock technology ensure maximum stability.
    •  Waterproof - Thermosealed, 10K full body breathable membrane.
    •  Wind Resistant - Windproof 100% PES membrane.
    •  Comfortable - Unisex biomechanical shape, cushioned insole.

Check out the Xnowmates on Kickstarter


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