A lightweight 22L hiking pack, the Wolftrail 22 Recco is made from recycled materials and is fitted with a maintenance-free tracking chip making it easier for the rescue services to locate you in an emergency. There’s no need to register your details anywhere, the system just works automatically, with current geographic coverage including most of the Alps. Carrying your kit has never been more comfortable than with this ergonimic pack. Equipped with Jack Wolfskin's lightweight and super comfortable AEROSHAPE back system, the Wolftrail 22 Recco features a central ventilation channel and air permeable back padding to keep you cool as you move. Whatsmore, there's plenty of space in the roomy main compartment, and additional storage space for small items in the zipped front pocket. The two elasticated mesh side pockets keep your water bottles close at hand and you can even stow your wet rain jacket in the mesh front pocket when you don't need it.
We know our customers like to know exactly what they're buying; we're not going to sugar coat it, but we are going to explain it. We've divided up all of the sustainable features we've identified across our product ranges and grouped them into three so you know how your purchase is making an impact: Think Nature, Think Welfare, Think People.
The Jack Wolfskin Wolftrail 22 Recco - Adrenaline Red has the following sustainability attributes...
A bluesign® approved product consists of at least 90% bluesign® approved textiles and/or 30% bluesign approved accessories. The aim of the bluesign® system is responsible use of resources, clean processes with controlled air and water emissions, safe processes for the workers and safe products for consumers. Bluesign® is an independent third party and sets out strict criteria for manufacturers and brands to follow to be certified bluesign. By buying bluesign®, you are guaranteed a product that has been made with the least harmful substances possible.
Find out more here: https://www.bluesign.com/en
The Green Button, or Grüner Knopf, certification is run by the German government and sets standards for not just the manufacturing of the product and its environmental impact, but also the social impact of the workers in the supply chain. A company can be Grüner Knopf certified by complying with 46 social and environmental criteria – 26 of which are product related and 20 are company due diligence related.
Find out more here: https://www.gruener-knopf.de/en/.
Fluorinated DWR finishes make clothing waterproof by repelling water droplets. ‘PFCs’ is the broad term for all fluorocarbon chemicals, of which PFOS and PFOA are sub-groups. Different chemicals in this family have a varying number of carbon atoms, so C6 has six carbon atoms and C8 has eight. While the outdoor industry has moved away from C8 (or 'long chain') PFCs, C6 (short chain) PFCs are currently unbeatable in their waterproofing performance. They're considered less harmful to the environment than C8, but they have not been proven to be safe. PFCs are known as forever chemicals; once created they will never break down and are harmful to people and the planet. To read more about the chemistry related to PFCs, head here.
PFC-Free DWR uses alternative, biodegradable technologies that repels water from the surface of a fabric - such as Fjallraven's Greenland Wax. PFC-Free DWR coatings are water resistant enough for most daily activities, so if you don’t need a highly technical waterproof, consider a PFC-Free garment instead.
By recycling fabrics, we are not only stopping extra waste heading to landfill but also reducing the need for virgin fabrics to be created. Recycled fabrics can be anything from recycled polyester to recycled cotton and where recycled cotton is used, it's often offcuts from factory floors that would otherwise end up in landfill.
This brand partners with the Fair Wear Foundation (FWF). The Fair Wear Foundation is a clothing industry specific, non-profit organization that ensures sustainable, fair and safe labour conditions in factories. They work directly with brands, factories, trade unions, NGOs and governments to establish a living wage and a working environment that’s free from gender-based violence, discrimination and harassment. There is emphasis on a brand’s business practices and how this can make direct sustainable change, alongside factory audits and worker interviews.
Find out more about Fair Wear Foundation here: https://www.fairwear.org/.