A big shout out to my friends at Purple Orange PR for letting me know about some cool products from Jack Wolfskin and sending me a jacket to review.

From the release: This 100% recycled 2L hardshell is built to withstand wind and rain. The shell is built with stretchy, windproof, breathable material that keeps you dry without constricting movement. Part of the Jack Wolfskin Pack and Go collection – the jacket conveniently stuffs into a small stuff sack, making it ideal for stowing in a fishing pack or clipping to a vest.

“This jacket is part of our PACK AND GO! collection, created for commuters, urban nomads and weekend city-hoppers. All of the products in this innovative capsule collection are ultra light and packable and ideal for lightweight travel.

The JWP SHELL is made of our environmentally friendly TEXAPORE ECOSPHERE which consists of 100% recycled polyester. It is light and stretchy – perfect attributes for total travel comfort. The detailing is stripped down to the basics: a hood and two hand pockets. One of the pockets doubles as a stow pouch for the jacket. Just stash the jacket in your pack or waist pack and you’re good to go.”

*Weight: 400 g (size M)

*TEXAPORE ECOSPHERE STRETCH 2L: 100% recycled, stretchy, very waterproof, windproof and very breathable outer fabric with twill look (water column rating: 20,000 mm*, MVTR: > 15,000 g/m²/24h**)
(testing method: * JIS L 1092 ; ** JIS L 1099 B-1)

*fixed hood with adjustable volume

*2 hand pockets (one of which doubles as a stow pouch for the jacket)

*adjustable hem

Out of the box the first two things I notice about the jacket are a) how light it is, and b) how tough it feels. I think you would need to work at it to rip, tear, scuff or otherwise damage the fabric on this jacket. The jacket looks sharp; it is very stylish. As stated, it really compacts nicely and is a great jacket to carry in my truck. In Arizona, cool weather, wind and rain come unexpectedly, often when we aren’t carrying a jacket or rain gear. This water-proof and wind-proof jacket is ideal to carry with me, just in case. Perfect for cool spring mornings or summer monsoon storms. On the other hand – the jacket looks great and is sturdy enough for every day wear.

What may be the coolest thing about these jackets – is the amount of recycled material incorporated into the fabric. Sustainability is becoming more and more important these days and this jacket has some cool green technology built in to it.

If you’re interested in a durable, windproof and waterproof jacket that even incorporates some sustainability initiatives = look no further than the Jwp SHell M jacket from Jack Wolfskin. There’s a bunch of places you can buy this jacket, including the Jack Wolfskin site. One of these jackets in XXL will run you about $135 on Amazon.

What a great jacket, and a testament to the company that is Jack Wolfskin. Learn more about them HERE.

Fishing, hiking, casual wear, business wear – I’d absolutely recommend the Jwp SHell jacket.