Exploring the Black Forest’s lyrical landscapes with Jack Wolfskin

Combine a city and outdoor break in Germany, with one of their new hiking routes — and do it in the right gear with Jack Wolfskin’s new capsule collection

By Jack Wolfskin
Published 8 May 2019, 08:50 BST
People hike in new Jack Wolfskin collection
Photograph by Jack Wolfskin

If your curiosities have been stoked by the beautiful countryside lacing many of Germany’s cities, this might be the answer for you. Escape the clamour of the city and head to the Black Forest where a new hiking route has just opened — the ‘7-Berge-Weg’ (Seven Mountain Way), which winds through seven mountains via forests and flower-freckled meadows.

This striking region may not be off-the-radar, but its canopy of evergreens, trickling waterfalls, mist-swirled woodlands and green valleys are enticingly pretty. The blissfully quiet route threads together the Schlossberg, Killesberg, Steinberg, Lemberg, Wolfsberg, Galgenberg, and Eisberg mountains, through sun-dappled forests and untamed paths with reams of romantic peek-outs and pit-stops. Germany’s new Seven Mountain Way can always be relied upon for a good-time gander.

If you’re itching to leave the bright lights of the city for mountain adventures, you’ll need the right gear. Jack Wolfskin has a new collection of ultra-light and versatile threads that pack up small.

Essential kit list for an urban to outdoor adventure:

JWP Wind W Softshell jacket

Created for commuters, urban nomads and weekend city-hoppers, this ultra-lightweight softshell jacket is ideal for those with outdoorsy tendencies. The beauty of this little number is that it slips neatly inside its own pocket, taking up very little space, but pull it out when you’re out for an adventure and it’ll protect you from the wind and rain. RRP: £80.

JWP Pack 18 Daypack

Don’t be deceived by its smallish appearance — this backpack may be compact, but it has a knack for packing away a whole lot of gear for that mini adventure. With an 18-litre capacity, it can easily hold your water bottle, snacks, wallet, phone and keys. And like the rest of the collection, it easily folds away into a teeny tiny internal pocket. Available in night blue, woodland green or black. RRP: £35.

JWP Pant W Softshell trousers

So, you like to keep things cosy? You need a pair of these pants for that spur-of-the-moment getaway. They’re ultra-light, extra stretchy and fast drying, making swanning off into the mountains and darting about cities about as comfortable an experience as it’s ever going to be. They’ll even protect you from UV rays and — a coup for active travellers — they have a special odour inhibiting treatment. RRP: £60.


PACK AND GO! is available from jack-wolfskin.co.uk/pack-go and Jack Wolfskin Stores nationwide partners.

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