Mens Switchback Shirt: Made from Recycled Coffee Grounds
MADE FROM RECYCLED COFFEE GROUNDSSpent coffee grounds are mixed and melted down with recycled plastic bottles to create the fibers for our innovative Switchback shirt. Each shirt contains the equivalent of three cups of coffee grounds and 10 plastic bottles. This result is an adventure shirt that keeps you cool, comfy, and looking sharp.
UNMATCHED SUSTAINABILITYSpent coffee grounds are mixed and melted down with recycled plastic bottles to create the fibers for our innovative Switchback shirt. Each shirt contains the equivalent of three cups of coffee grounds and 10 plastic bottles. This result is an adventure shirt that keeps you cool, comfy, and looking sharp.
Blocks UV RaysKeep your skin healthy from the sand to the slopes! The tiny pores in the fabric trap and block UV rays, turning the Switchback Shirt into a chemical-free shield.
ODOR-RESISTANTCoffee is a naturally odor-absorbing material and by weaving the grounds into the fibers, odors are trapped as you sweat. Because the grounds are embedded into the fabric, this feature is permanent and will never wash out!
WRINKLE RESISTANTOur fabric is wrinkle resistant and quick to dry, making it the perfect travel shirt. The switchback is always looking fresh for your next adventure.
KEEP YOUR VALUABLES SAFE, ANYWHERENever worry again about pick pocketing while traveling! The Switchback has hidden zipper pockets so you can safely and discreetly stash your valuables. No matter where in the world your travels take you, pick-pocketers don’t stand a chance at getting your phone, wallet, or other valuables. Keep your mind at ease so you can relax and explore!
Keeps you CoolOur fabric has been proven to lower the temperature around your body, making it perfect for those hot travel days. Ice Cafe is a sustainable yarn whose’ benefits will never wash out. This keeps pollutants from harming our water supplies.
Waterless DyeWe use a dye method that reduces energy and water waste at our factories. By using a "closed-loop" of CO2 vapors, not only can we reuse stored CO2, but we are able to circumvent the need for water to dye textiles.
Stain ResistantOur shirt is stain, wrinkle, and odor resistant, making it easy to clean. No need to find a last-minute laundromat when you're on the road, smells and messes wont' stick to the Switchback.
bluesign® 52% Ice.Cafe, 48% Nylon. Each button-up contains 3 cups recycled coffee grounds and 10 recycled plastic bottles.
Turn inside out, machine wash warm with similar fabrics, tumble dry low. Do not iron. Do not dry clean.
Packs Down Small
I got two of these shirts on the Kickstarter campaign & liked them so much I bought a third.
I’ve even had strangers comment on how good they look (this is New Zealand do that does tend to happen).
Well thought out pockets - my face mask 😷 is always at hand. Now if you could manage some brighter colours...,a nice red or green?
I received the shirt on 12. 16. 2020.
The materials used for the shirt give the feeling of resistance to the touch. The size is perfect.
I have to wait for the summer season to wear it.
It is really beautiful.
I love the material of the shirt and the design of the pockets. this shirt is a great for everyday wear.
It's a great looking shirt that you can wear in city or bush. The only thing I've found is sizing runs small for me. I'm 175cm tall and weigh 83kgs and sizing said Med. But I ordered large as that's what I normally wear and large is just good. And I've ordered a XL now as its hot in Australia so looser is best on hot days.
This shirt is not cheaply made. Quality buttons and seams all around made for a good buy. Sizes are on the pretty good. I bought a medium and it was a bit small. I usually take a large and i bought a second shirt as a large and it fit perfectly. Side seam pockets are a great addition to the shirts overall utility.
I love my Switchback Shirts!
I originally ordered a men's small and the two Switchback Shirts (labeled M-S.) They fit, but the combination of the pandemic and probably not being honest about my size, they fit like a second skin. Which was neither flattering nor comfortable.
So, I contacted Coalatree and their very professional and courteous customer service person (Hey @Sierra!) got back to me quickly with the solution of sending me a return label to return the fitting but too-small shirts for the next size up.
I quickly received the two medium-sized (labeled M-M) Switchback shirts that fit very comfortably (even around my pandemic tummy!) and looked sharp, rather than big and boxy. The coffee derived material is smooth and stretchy with a nice texture which saves the material from feeling completely man-made and too silky (which is never my favorite) and feels durable and doesn't make the dreaded swish-swish sound of other man-made fabrics. I haven't loaded the shirt pockets up yet so I am not sure what the shirt will look like when that happens but, I love the pockets, and the zippers are small but still easy for me to get a hold of.
I wear theSwitchback comfortably layered under a sweatshirt and with a long sleeve thermal and henley underneath. The Switchback material stays so comfortable I don’t feel the need to wear an undershirt for sweat protection and hasn’t gotten smelly or damp in short wearings and I’m looking forward to wearing these longer and everyday by themself when I don’t feel the chill of the season so much.
My one real knock at this stage is that I wish the blue was more like navy blue blue. Otherwise, it is a near perfect shirt for moving through my adventures at home for now, and will be perfect when I get to have adventures while traveling.
I bought two shirts as they looked like a great product. Took them out of the packaging and tried them on and both were too small for me. I have given them away to a good friend who loves them and was very grateful. Material and overall quality of the product is outstanding. Pity I will not be wearing them!
Your sizing tables were inaccurate for the garments.