Jack Wolfskin announces further expansion of Alpine range
For the Summer 2008 season, Jack Wolfskin has significantly strengthened its core product line of Alpinism. The Footwear sector sees the addition of three new models, including one that is crampon-compatible, while the light and tough Thin Air Jacket sets a new benchmark standard for mountain jackets. The brand is also showcasing six specialist alpine rucksacks, which incorporate the innovative thermo-shaped FLEXCONTACT alpine carry system and provide very good load control and mobility.
Further expansion of Alpine Footwear line
With footwear designed for alpine use, what counts are support, rigidity and precise, secure traction. Common to all of Jack Wolfskin’s alpine models are the sure-grip, torsion resistant soles, the robust uppers materials, the waterproof, extremely breathable TEXAPORE O2 membrane, comfortable cushioning, extra padding at the cuff and high uppers to protect the ankles. The Alpinism range for the coming summer season comprises a total of six models, three of which are brand new.
Alpine jackets: from weatherproofs to soft shells
The highlight of the Summer 2008 Collection is the Thin Air Jacket, a high breathability, lightweight and robust alpine jacket solution. Weighing in at just 595g (size L), it stows compactly in the rucksack and consists of the ripstop version of the proven 3-ply laminate, TEXAPORE O3 TASGRID, an extremely breathable fabric with a moisture vapour transmission rate (MVTR) of 30,000g/m²/24h. The critical wear points at the shoulders, waist, cuffs and elbows are reinforced in ultra-robust TEXAPORE O2 NAILHEAD 3L, whose 3-ply construction and special “nail head” structures that stand proud of the fabric surface prevent large scale abrasion and improve its resistance to the harsh treatment dished out by rocky terrain, etc. The jacket is fully featured for alpine use. Details include a fixed, adjustable hood with storm peak, seven pockets in total (including high-set pockets that can be accessed when carrying a pack) and venting pits zips.
New FLEXCONTACT carry system for Alpine rucksacks
Jack Wolfskin’s Alpine rucksack series has undergone a complete rework and now offers a total of six different models, which enables the user to select the one most suitable for body size and activity. The line ranges from the no-frills Alpine Purist 24 climbing daypack to the technical Alpine Specialist 26 and Alpine Specialist 40, built for demanding climbing on alpine terrain, and the three large capacity models, the Alpine Tour 32 Women, 38 and 45, which are designed for multi-day bivouacs or hut tours. The newly developed FLEXCONTACT Alpine carry system features on all these models and delivers superb load control and mobility.