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The self-healing minimalist jacket that does it all.
The self-healing minimalist jacket that does it all.
1,358 backers pledged $126,551 to help bring this project to life.
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Whistler Self-Healing Windbreaker

$126,551

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 The Whistler Windbreaker is self-healing, featherweight, and functional—in short, it’s the jacket that does it all. Your perfect travel piece, it’s got five pockets for storing your phone, wallet, gloves, and more, plus it’s coated with a DWR application to keep light precipitation at bay. The Whistler will keep you protected from winds while serving as an easy-to-pack layer, from the mountains to the city and beyond.

Our specially-made HiloTech Self-Healing Material uses the friction and heat produced by rubbing your fingers over the material to repair small punctures in seconds. No joke: you can bring your Whistler back to life instantly after it gets small holes or tears!

Rub your fingers over any small puncture and watch the fabric repair itself in seconds.

Made from a unique combination of repairable material and nylon ripstop, HiloTech is revolutionizing the way lightweight jackets are made. Now you can bushwack, fence hop, or scale a crag without worrying your jacket will be destroyed. This hi-tech fabric will even prolong the lifespan of your jacket! 

Our HiloTech material utilizes specially woven nylon yarns that are constructed of microscopic fibers. The grid-like weave reinforces the materials and prevents the fabric from ripping or tearing.

Just like the microscopic hairs on an insect’s legs can give it grip to cling to plants and trees, the tiny fibers in the HiloTech material allow the fabric to adhere itself back together, time and time again.

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We wanted the Whistler Windbreaker to do everything you need it to and nothing more. Weighing less than half a pound and designed with enough pockets to store the important stuff, it’s an easy item to pack for your international adventures or road trips to the mountains. 


Keep the jacket in your daypack or travel bag so it's handy when you need it.






Like many of our goods, the Whistler Windbreaker can be packed down to virtually nothing. Stuff it into it’s front chest pocket and you’re ready! Use it as a cozy camp or airplane pillow, or use the carabiner loop to clip it to your pack for easy access while you’re on the go. 

Stuff the jacket into the zippered chest pocket for easy packing or storage on-the-go.

At Coalatree we pride ourselves on making our goods functional and packable. That means you can stash your gear in your day pack, car, or travel bag, so it’s always ready to go. Our gear is meant to be used, so get out there and use it! 

Risks and challenges

This is our 7th Kickstarter, and by now we've nearly got it nailed down to a science. However, things can always happen that are beyond our control, and we do our best to communicate those challenges up front and as they arise. These include unforseen shipping delays, problems in our factory partners, government shutdowns, and more. We promise to do our best to keep our customers updated with the progress and satisfied with the final product. Your support means a lot to us and we want to ensure you’re happy with the product, people, and company you’ve backed!

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Environmental commitments

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Long-lasting design

The Whistler Windbreaker is self-healing, meaning that it will repair small punctures on its own, maximizing its lifespan. This is a piece that is meant to last.

Environmentally friendly factories

We ensure that all the factories we work with are blue sign approved and adhere to the highest level of sustainability certification standards.

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    Early Bird x1

    **SAVE $57** One Whistler Windbreaker at our Early Bird price! A limited number is available, so get yours while they last!

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    Pledge $84 or more About $84

    Whistler Windbreaker x1

    **SAVE $45** One Whistler Windbreaker! Choose your size and color after the campaign ends and we send out backer surveys.

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    Early Bird x2

    **SAVE $118** Two Whistler Windbreakers at our Early Bird price! A limited number is available, so get yours while they last!

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    Pledge $164 or more About $164

    Whistler Windbreaker x2

    **SAVE $94** Two Whistler Windbreakers! Grab two colors for yourself or share one with a friend.

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    Pledge $208 or more About $208

    Early Bird x3

    **SAVE $179** Three Whistler Windbreakers at our Early Bird price! A limited number is available, so get yours while they last!

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    Pledge $229 or more About $229

    Whistler Windbreaker x3

    **SAVE $158** Three Whistler Windbreakers to keep for yourself or to share with friends!

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    Pledge $233 or more About $233

    Kickstarter Hits

    **SAVE $164** Our three most recent projects on Kickstarter. Each layers perfectly with one another to outfit you for all your upcoming adventures.

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    • Evolution Hoodie
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    Pledge $325 or more About $325

    FIVE PACK Whistler Windbreaker

    **SAVE $320** FIVE Whistler Windbreakers, at an amazing price! Get a few colors for yourself or share with a friend.

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    Pledge $650 or more About $650

    TEN PACK Whistler Windbreaker

    **SAVE $640** TEN Whistler Windbreakers, at an amazing price! Get a few colors for yourself and share the rest with a friend.

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