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Compost This Coat: tentree Launches Fully Biodegradable Jacket

Tentree drops its latest and most environmentally conscientious apparel line today, including a first-of-its-kind, 100% biodegradable jacket.

While many brands scramble to spin plastic waste into yarn, tentree seems years ahead of the pack. The brand, which has tied its identity to sustainable practices from its inception, is called “tentree” because it plants 10 trees with every sale.

But today, the leaf shaker has something smaller and even fresher on deck: a unisex jacket that biodegrades from hip to hood. Here’s what we know about the Treeline Canvas Jacket and the rest of tentree’s latest Earth-first capsule collection.

tentree Essential Outerwear Collection

Comprising just three jackets, tentree’s Essential Outerwear Collection is small but dexterous. And it’s just in time to meet autumn weather.

Unisex Treeline Biodegradable Jacket ($178 MSRP)

Treeline Biodegradable Jacket

Kapok fiber is the Treeline Canvas Jacket’s big ticket to compostability. The fiber, which is sustainably harvested from seed pods of the kapok tree, is renewable and compostable. Though versatile and widely available, kapok is typically used in various fills for items like bedding and upholstery.

In the Treeline Jacket, kapok fiber makes one of its first appearances in apparel as part of the insulation layer of the cotton canvas jacket.

And according to tentree, when the jacket reaches the end of its wearable life, all you have to do is remove and recycle the screw buttons, and the rest of the jacket is 100% biodegradable.

Key Features: Unisex Treeline

  • Regular fit (men: regular size; women: one size down)
  • Fully lined with insulated body
  • Compostable
  • Screw-on removable shanks at front placket and cuff
  • Minimal stretch
  • 100% organic cotton
  • Available in Olive Night Green or Foxtrot Brown
  • Sizes XXS-XXL

Nimbus Rain Jacket

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Nimbus Rain Jacket

Tentree derives its Nimbus Rain Jacket from 100% recycled materials — water bottles, mostly. Twenty-seven upcycled bottles make up the men’s rain jacket, and 24 go into the women’s short rain jacket. Both models feature Bluesign-certified water-repellant lining, a REPREVE polyester shell, and a 10,000mm-rated, PFC-free DWR waterproof coating.

Key Features: Men's ($178 MSRP)

  • Regular fit with hood
  • NATULON zippered left chest and lower front pockets
  • VISLON AquaGuard CF zipper
  • Available in Jet Black or Olive Night Green
  • Sizes S-XXL

Key Features: Women's ($138 MSRP)

  • Regular fit short with hi-low hem
  • Reflective strip inside cuffs
  • Stowaway adjustable hood with bungee cord
  • Available in Jet Black or Mulberry
  • Sizes XS-XL


The greenest collection ya ever did see drops today, September 20, and is available exclusively at tentree’s website. So go hug a tree (or 10), and tentree will hug you right back.

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Jilli Cluff

Jilli grew up in the rural southern Colorado mountains, later moving to Texas for college. After seven years in corporate consulting, she was introduced to sport climbing — and life would never be the same. She now works as a contributor, gear tester, and editor for GearJunkie and other outlets within the AllGear family. She is based out of Atlanta, Georgia where she takes up residence with her climbing gear and one-eared blue heeler, George Michael.