If you know of Melanzana, you know how difficult it is to get your hands on one of their coveted Micro Grid Hoodies. It’s a versatile piece that’s great for climbing, backpacking, skiing, lounging, and more. Their products are only available at their headquarters in Leadville, by appointment. With resale prices of Melanzana hoodies going for over twice of their retail cost, it’s not economical to buy secondhand. If you’ve always wanted to pick up a Melly (it’s what the cool kids say), here’s a list of Melanzana alternatives to tide you over, because nobody should be without this ultra cozy, technical fleece.
Sponsored by Athleta
Athleta is a brand I’ve always admired. They reached out to me to play with their new sustainable line. I was only happy to oblige.
This year, Athleta received its B Corporation Certification, creating a legal commitment to people and the planet. By 2020, 80% of Athleta’s materials will be made with sustainable fibers.
With outerwear, Athleta is keeping 460,000 bottles out of landfills this year alone. Sustainably managed forests provide the fabric for ever so soft tops. Bottoms are created from recycled materials.
Country Archer reached out to me earlier this year with some snacks to fuel my adventures. Obviously, I’m never one to turn down food because lemme tell ya, I get real hangry. They seemed like a good alternative to Epic or Tanka bars which I find to be a wee bit pricy, especially when I buy them from the climbing gym.