Dr. Regina Henkel
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Joint development by Jack Wolfskin & Schoeller: Jacket with sustainable solutions and details

ISPO Award Winner 2022: Jack Wolfskin Diskovera 3L JKT M

The Jack Wolfskin Diskovera 3L jacket is the result of a high-profile collaboration: it consists of a fabric innovation developed exclusively by Jack Wolfskin and Schoeller, combining the most advanced sustainable development work and the highest quality standards.

Jack Wolfskin has known how important the right materials are for a good outdoor experience ever since the company was founded more than 40 years ago. Back then - when the textile industry was still in its infancy in the field of functional fabrics - Jack Wolfskin developed its famous Texapore membrane, which has been an integral part of every collection ever since, even though it has of course evolved in the meantime.

Winner of the ISPO Award 2022: The Diskovera 3L JKT M from Jack Wolfskin.

Schoeller & Jack Wolfskin combine function and sustainability

Two years of development work in collaboration with Schoeller Textil AG from Switzerland resulted in the design of a high-performance, sustainable and exclusive 3-layer fabric for demanding conditions, combining the particularly abrasion-resistant Schoeller fabric with the 100 percent recycled Texapore Ecosphere Pro membrane. The Texapore Ecosphere membrane is made from production waste that is recycled back into the production cycle - a zero-waste concept. It is the ideal combination of the highest quality standards and advances in sustainability.

The resulting exclusive material significantly improves comfort, durability and longevity. Schoeller's shell fabric is made of 87 percent recycled polyamide with 13 percent elastane. This fabric has been treated with a 100 percent PFC-free DWR and is laminated with Jack Wolfskin's highly functional Texapore Ecosphere Pro membrane, which is also made from 100 percent recycled/reused polyester. The main fabric as well as the lining, welding and other materials used are bluesign approved. The 3-layer jacket impresses with a soft, supple feel; the material and design allow for almost silent movement in nature. Nevertheless, it is very durable and guarantees excellent waterproofness with simultaneous breathability.

Innovative construction for versatile use

The construction of the jacket demonstrates a lot of technical know-how and attention to detail. For example, special ventilation solutions have been incorporated in the chest area to further increase comfort. For this purpose, ventilation flaps were lined with mesh, which ensure pleasant temperatures in both cold and tropical regions. Optimal performance is also ensured by the stowable 2.5-layer "Taco Shell" hood, spacious pockets and waterproof zippers.

The Diskovera 3L JKT M from Jack Wolfskin is available for men and women.

This convinced the jury:

  • Breathable, waterproof, windproof.
  • New ventilation solution
  • Versatile usability
  • Environmentally friendly, PFC-free 3-layer outer material
  • Texapore Ecosphere membrane made from 100 percent recycled polyester
  • Durable Schoeller fabric (87 percent recycled polyester)
Statement from Jack Wolfskin:
"We as a team are thrilled to have won an award for our Diskovera 3L JKT. With this concept and style, the team has put themselves in full Discovery mode. Durability and adaptability were key in the development of this model, with features such as a 2.5-layer emergency hood that easily pulls out of the collar and chest ventilation. In addition, we are excited to work with Schoeller and combine our Texapore Ecosphere Pro membrane with their high-quality materials to offer a model that not only provides the highest level of weather protection, but also responsible fabric choices. We look forward to seeing this on the market in Spring/Summer 23."
Amy Williams, Category Manager - Outdoor Technical Jack Wolfskin
What the jury says:
"Partnerships and exchanges bring momentum to product development when it comes to sustainability. Jack Wolfskin and Schoeller exemplify this with the Diskovera 3L jacket. The thoughtful details and stylish design of the sustainable 3L jacket are also convincing." 
ISPO Award Jury
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Dr. Regina Henkel
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Dr. Regina Henkel