Jack Wolfskin Outlet Offshore jacket review: a superb all-rounder

Soft, strong and very, very... waterproof, the Jack Wolfskin Offshore Jacket packs eco credentials, practicality and purpose into a streamlined package

Jack Wolfskin Offshore jacket in orange and blue colourways
(Image credit: Jack Wolfskin)
T3 VERDICT

The Jack Wolfskin Offshore Jacket is perfect for coastal adventures in the inevitable mixed weather. Rain or shine, wind or calm, this will see you right, as well as look after the planet with strong recycling credentials.

REASONS TO BUY
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    Streamlined design

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    All-rounder performance

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    Decent build quality

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    Strong environmental credentials

REASONS TO AVOID
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    Less performant than more technical shells

The Jack Wolfskin Offshore Jacket sits in the midrange overall of Jack Wolfskin jackets, but adds in a swathe of eco-friendly features with a decided maritime twist. It was launched for autumn/winter 2021 at a UK RRP of £175. We've given it a test, and as a strong all-rounder, we reckon it's one of the best waterproof jackets around at the moment. Read on for our full Jack Wolfskin Offshore Jacket review.

JACK WOLFSKIN OFFSHORE JACKET REVIEW: DESIGN

The Jack Wolfskin Offshore Jacket is a waterproof two-layer Texapore jacket available in ‘chili’ red or ‘night blue’ colourways. The pitch is that this jacket has been released as part of a ‘Seaside’ Capsule collection, which highlights recycled materials - all items are made from either recycled synthetic fibres (including plastic waste collected from the Mediterranean and recycled PET bottles) or a combination of synthetic and natural materials. 

Jack Wolfskin Offshore jacket in orange and blue colourways

(Image credit: Jack Wolfskin)

In the case of the Jack Wolfskin Offshore Jacket, the big eco-noise is the Texapore Ecosphere Stretch 2L outer fabric, which is 100% recycled, stretchy, waterproof, windproof and breathable. It’s also a pleasant twill-style surface, as opposed to more technical shells that are usually stiffer and less flexible. A decent three-way adjustable hood, two hand warmer-style outer pockets and one inner pocket finish off the main features of the clean-lined jacket, but there are smaller details worth noting here too. 

The hemline adjusters are neat and tidy,  the elastic trapped by a little fabric tab so it can’t hang down below the hemline and spoil the look. The YKK zips are all small versions with simple but effective looped cord pulls, none of that oversized bling here, and the regular outbreaks of bar-tacking at stress points make an understated case for longevity.