Waterproof Softshell: Jack Wolfskin Supercharge Jacket Test

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    Waterproof Softshell: Jack Wolfskin Supercharge Jacket Test

    The Supercharge Jacket by Jack Wolfskin combines two worlds: Softshell and hardshell in a jacket. Soft, elastic and comfortable to wear, combined with the benefit of the waterproofness of a hardshell, it provides good weather protection for the whole year.

    Equipment and features of the Jack Wolfskin Supercharge

    The equipment is top, as you would expect from a jacket for this price:

    • Robust, waterproof softshell with Texapore O2 membrane in 3-layer construction
    • 20% cross-elastic, therefore pleasant stretch effect
    • big underarm vents
    • removable snow guard
    • the hood is rollable & helmet suitable 
    • high-waist pockets, so suitable for backpack and climbing harness
    • Inner pocket with headphone output


    The processing leaves nothing to be desired. Striking are the very clean seams, which were sealed with narrow tapes. The overall cut is quite generous, so the jacket still leaves enough room for one insulation layer, All the details are thoughtful and well made, I think the sturdy Supercharge Jacket lasts many years.


    What immediately stands out: the inside is lined with a soft, fluffy jersey-like lining, which makes the Supercharge also very comfortable on the skin. Although quite heavy, the jacket is very comfortable overall, the slight stretch gives rise to (almost) softshell feeling. The well-adjustable hood actually fits over the climbing helmet, and the pockets are set fairly high to make the jacket suitable for rucksack and climbing harness.


    In all activities, where it does not depend on absolute minimalism, and you always keeps the jacket always, the jacket has become my favorite. Robust yet comfortable, the Jack Wolfskin Supercharge Jacket accompanies me in the forest and meadow and in the city. Only for alpine climbing is it a bit too heavy and cumbersome, then I grab back on a smaller packable and lighter jacket. In short, the Supercharge is Jack Wolfskin's egg-laying woolly milchau in jacket form.

    tip: looks in combination with the visually and functionally appropriate High Voltage Pants not only on the slope forbidden good!



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