Jack Wolfskin Rock Me Jacket 2014/06/25
Soft shells are great versatile layers to have in your arsenal. This
summer weight soft shell jacket by Jack Wolfskin offers the user a
wide range of solutions to weather’s problems. Particularly suited for
high energy hikes, commutes and acting as a super breathable mid
layer. This review is on the Jack Wolfskin Rock Me Jacket. It is
a casual piece and nothing else!
The Jack Wolfskin Rock Me Jacket has a number of features that help the
user out, one of them, above all others stood out; the breathability of
this soft shell is excellent. On demanding hikes, or commutes, the Jack
Wolfskin Rock Me Jacket performs so well at temperature regulation,
which keeps you from overheating. It is very pleasant to wear in hot
sticky trains where some windproof or thicker soft shells would be way
too hot. The face fabric has a dense weave on the outside, this helps
block some of the wind and an applied DWR helps keep the water off too.
These can easily be reapplied with Grangers or NikWax products as it’s
more than likely this jacket will be worn frequently around town, it is
going to be washed more often than your other technical gear.
The fabric on Jack Wolfskin Rock Me is
also very stretchy. With 8% elastane providing you with amazing freedom
of movement. Perfect for moving over difficult terrain or weaving
between slow commuters!
Concerning the hood on the Jack Wolfskin Rock Me Jacket, it’s not helmet
compatible but for where this soft shell is designed to be worn this is
a non-issue. The hood is a very neat fit, it grips your head well and
being blinded looking left and right crossing roads does not happen! On
the inside of the Jack Wolfskin Rock Me Jacket there are little loops in
the inside fabric, this adds to against skin comfort along with helping
to trap some warmth when conditions get colder.
Above all the Jack Wolfskin Rock Me is great around town garment. It
keeps the elements at bay between train stops and work. With high levels
of breathability you won’t feel like you are wearing an uncomfortable
layer. Especially when rushing about and the black colour is pretty
subtle too, so doesn’t stand out on the commute. Great hood for when you
need it too. However this is not a piece meant for any length of rain or
demanding conditions. The Jack Wolfskin Rock Me Jacket fails far
too quickly. This is a piece for around town in sheltered locations in
warmer weather only.