We want to inspire you to go outside and see nature with different eyes. What happens to the body and mind when we are outdoors? Why has birdwatching become such a hyped hobby? What can we create from all the plastic in the ocean? We tell personal and exciting stories of people who are at home outdoors.

40 Years of Jack Wolfskin

We are looking back on four decades of making innovative and sustainable outdoor gear! Join us on a trip down memory lane and learn about the company’s humble beginnings, our iconic products, and the adventurers we have been supporting since ‘81.

The Plastic Hike Exhibition

The Trash Traveler's first exhibition featuring sculptures made from ocean plastic

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Turning Smog Into Diamonds

An interview with Dutch artist Daan Roosegaarde about social design and the power of community

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On the Wolftrail With Guerel Sahin

The landscape photographer about his favorite part of the trekking adventure in the Scottish Highlands

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Jack Wolfskin’s Anniversary Collection

To mark 40 years of Jack Wolfskin, the brand has reinterpreted some of its most notable product icons

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Give Bees a Chance

Beekeeping is trending everywhere, but why are bee mortality rates still up?

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From North to South

This is a story of two different worlds facing the same problem: climate change

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Reconnecting with Nature

Environmental blogger Margarita from Margreen shows ways to get grounded and use the healing powers of nature

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Wolftrail Scotland

Hiking guide Ben Mueller takes us through the remote wilderness of the Scottish Highlands

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14,912 – Number of miles that The Great Trail in Canada runs. It is currently the longest hiking trail in the world.

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Can Tree-Planting Really Offset Our Carbon Footprint?

It sounds too easy to be true: Can we really nullify our carbon footprint just by paying for trees?

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The Alladale Wilderness Reserve

How a Scottish Highlands Resort Wants to Bring the Wolf Back to the Island

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El Hierro – Evolution in Real Time

The island's efforts to run on clean energy have quietly failed. Yet, our author found a secluded sanctuary

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The Ubiquity of the Paw Print Jacket

American author Sally McGrane explains why the German spy in her novel wears a Jack Wolfskin jacket

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Ecosia – The Search Engine for the Planet

The Berlin-based startup uses 80% of it's profits to plant trees all around the world and fight climate change

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From Trash to Treasure

British designer Stuart Haygarth makes extraordinarily beautiful chandeliers from ocean plastic

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A Guide to Wild Edibles and Herbs by Sonja Greimel

Jack Wolfskin PR Manager Sonja Greimel teaches how to identify herbs and how to use them

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37 - number of years Jack Wolfskin has been carrying the trekking backpack DENALI.

Repair Clothes and Help Reduce Textile Waste

Jack Wolfskin has a repair service to help customers conserve resources and reduce waste

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Peter Wohlleben About the Hidden Life of Trees and Indestructible Sleeping Bags

The best selling author says trees can feel and urges us to rethink how we treat them

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A Conversation With Environmental Activist Céline Cousteau

Despite all the human-made damage she encounters, Cousteau remains optimistic

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Germany’s Search for the Supertree

Germany's trees are in bad shape, so scientist are searching for a climate change resistant species.

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Family Adventures

It's the perfect time for a little fantasy trip to distract us from the “current situation”

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Dr. Busch, What Goes on in Our Minds When We’re Surrounded by Nature?

Our digital lifestyle limits productivity and creativity. Dr. Busch explains why nature is the best cure.

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26% – increase in cognitive function scores of employees working inside green-certified building opposed to their peers in non-certified buildings

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30% – fewer sickness related absences are filed in office spaces with lots of greenery

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The ASI Reisen Headquarters – A Building in Harmony With Nature

With a lush exterior, an open floor plan, and nap niches, these headquarters fulfill employees' dreams

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Temple of Meditation

Japanese architect Kengo Kuma has created a magical meditation house in a Bavarian spruce grove

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The Birding Hype

Birdwatching is no longer viewed as an eccentric hobby. It's hip, even political!

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Stedsans in the Woods

This eco-retreat in the Swedish forest is not just a zen hotel. It's a concept for a lifestyle of the future

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900% – amount that US camping platform Tentrr has grown in May of 2020 compared to the first quarter. Corona has caused a global camping boom.

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1Nite Tent

The online platform lets you pitch your tent on someone else's property for one night

Adventure

Feather-Light Down Alternatives

Microguard Superloft is an animal friendly material that offers even more advantages than real feathers

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From Babylon to Berlin – Vertical Gardens Help to Feed Cities

Vertical Farms and urban gardens are a huge trend. Can they solve problems that we will face in the future?

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12 – percentage of used clothing that is globally being recycled.

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64 – number of used PET bottles that go into a recycled Jack Wolfskin men’s jacket. To date, Jack Wolfskin has given 19 million PET bottles a new life.

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The Church of Sweat

The health benefits of sauna use are indisputable. Our author worships the church of sweat

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A Father-Son Transalpine Journey

Crossing the Alps by bike from Lake Constance to Lago Maggiore

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5 Easy Tips for Eco-Friendly Hiking in the Canadian Rockies

Hiking can be done pretty unsustainably. Here's what to keep in mind to protect nature

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Reduce, Reuse, Recycle Refuse

An interview with molecular biologist and plastic pollution activist Andreas Noe aka the Trash Traveler

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110.000 – Number of miles an average person walks in their life.

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The Art of Shinrin-Yoku

An Interview With Nature Therapist Lia Braun About Forest Bathing and How It Can Enhance Our Health

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Transcending Boundaries – The Gendarmstien Trail

Unlimited Views on Denmark's Most Beautiful Hiking Trail Along the German Border

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Slow but Steady

A Conversation About Hiking on Your Front Doorstep With
Hiking Guide Gustl Fraedrich

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Following Rivers

For Four Weeks Author Jens Steingässer Travels by Bike and Packraft Along German Waterways

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Walden 2020 – All Paths Lead to the Self

In Times of Crises We Seek to Ground Ourselves Through Nature. What Can Thoreau’s Classic Teach Us Today?

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The Cherry Season Has Begun

We Had Big Plans for the Summer, but Then Came the Pandemic, So Why Not Go Cherry-Picking at Your Local Farm?

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Walking in nature can boost creative problem-solving skills by 60%

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Vancouver, Canada is the most instagrammed #vanlife location in the world.

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Picnics Instead of Conference Calls – The New Work-Life Integration

3D Artist Paul Milinski's Dreamy Designs Inspire Us to Re-Think Integrative Living and Working Spaces

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Traveling to Montenegro in Our Van

Picture Perfect Van Life Causes Our Author Anguish. Yet Her Family Is Giving It a Try on a Trip to Montenegro

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Due to the Corona restrictions, Germans currently ride their bikes twice as much as before the pandemic. In April 2020, bicycle usage even quadrupled.

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Dogs may sniff out COVID-19 infections in the future. In a Finnish study, dogs trained as medical diagnostic assistants learned to recognize the signature odor caused by the coronavirus.

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Wolfgang Buttress – A Symphony of Bee and Man

The artist's sculpture Hive in London is controlled by the vibrations of honeybees

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570K – Tons of plastic waste that end up in the Mediterranean Sea every year. The Seaqual Initiative has retrieved 600 tons of it and turned it into Seaqual yarn.

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How I became a photographer

Anna Heupel's office job made her unhappy. So she took a plunge into uncertainty only to come out stronger

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“If we don’t flip the switch, the littering will just continue”

SEAQUAL Initiative offers yarn made from marine plastic. An Interview with CEO Michel Chtepa

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Can You Keep It Down?

Noise pollution is stressful for humans. We can only imagine the harmful effects on the animal world.

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A Night Hike to Mount Bromo

Climbing the 7,641 feet high volcano in Indonesia is no piece of cake - but definitely worth the effort

Adventure

60 – number of centimeters that the Himalaya’s highest peaks lost during the 2015 earthquake in Nepal

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Swimming in Cities

Swimming in urban waters gives our author a completely new perspective of a city

Adventure

Parks Project – National Parks Apparel

Out of love for US national parks, Parks Project makes merchandise that funds the parks and drives awareness

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12,5 – Kilograms of CO2 that a beech can absorb per year

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Staying at Home With Kids

Lockdown with kids is easier said than done. Our author's son builds a bike ramp in the backyard

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The Wild Ride

Three women on their motorbikes are on a mission through East Africa

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2 Minimum of hours per week spent in nature will improve health and well being.

The Language of Nature in Our Lives

Busy bees and social butterflies: It’s interesting to see how accurate these descriptions really are

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Why Do Women Birdwatch Differently Than Men?

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Wild Eating

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The Wild (-Life) Sound Recordings of Chris Watson

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A newly discovered deep-sea crustacean has been named after heavy metal heroes, Metallica

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Saving the Last Remaining Virgin Forests in Romania From Illegal Logging

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Camino de Santiago – A Pilgrimage in Plastic Ponchos

Inspired by an Interview with Shirley MacLaine, a mother and her daughter hike the Camino de Santiago

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Hunting for Mushrooms in the Brandenburg Woods

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347,538 – Number of people who walked the Camino de Santiago in 2019

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Hiking in a Place Built for Cars

California is built for cars. Here is what you experience if you walk along El Camino Real instead.

Adventure

The Virtual Illusion of Marisa Hampe

Instagram Influencer and photographer Marisa Hampe about the perfect illusion of social media

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Learning from Nature

An Interview with Petra Jäger, the founder of Germany's first forest school

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Winter Escapes – Surfing in Fuerteventura

As the days get shorter and colder our author heads south to the Canary Islands

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500 – Years it takes for average plastic bottles to fully decompose. Or it gets a new life as a Texapore Ecosphere product.

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35 – increase in percent that food tastes better on hikes (active time starting at 2 hours 40 minutes)

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Tiny Houses May Not Be the Future of Housing but They Can Be a Gateway Drug to Simpler Life

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Lost Places – Abandoned Military Base Vogelsang

Nature is impressively reclaiming this deserted former soviet town

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The Mystery of the Corfu Trail

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The Sound of Silence

The sound of nature has inspired musicians from Björk to Billie Eilish

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