Simply Hike’s Jack Wolfskin Hiking Cap and Rucksack Review *

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We love to travel, be in locally for walks, admiring hills, lakes, bird watching or camping at campsites and even heading overseas to a distant land on adventures with the whole family.  Hence we were happy to be contacted by Simply Hike, a hiking and camping store to review two of their products on our blog. The British Company which is based in Kent sent us two Jack Wolfskin products, which is a highly successful outdoor wear and accessory brand from Germany. They were founded in the late 1990’s and have been producing top outdoor products since. So when we had the chance to try, the Jack Pot De Luxe Rucksack and Vent Pro Cap, we were really excited. Well at least my dad and my husband were!  So armed with the two items, we decided to head out to the countryside in Staffordshire to test it. Do read on to find out what we thought about it.
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Jack Wolfskin Vent Pro Cap

For our review, let’s start with the black Vent Pro Cap which is designed to keep your head cool and fresh on warm weather adventures. There is mesh inserts in the cap to encourage air flow, as well as Quick Moisture Control technology that wicks away sweat. We used this cap on our hike and felt that it was really comfortable to wear. In terms of looks, it is a fairly standard looking cap, however, it is so light and made from an airy fast-drying lightweight fabric. I did not feel hot at all whilst wearing it, although it wasn’t the hottest day of the year when we tried it out. Overall I would say that this cap is worth it all be in a little plain in colour and style – but if you want something that is functional too, then this would be the type to purchase. The Vent Pro Cap retails for £14 as its currently on discount from its normal selling price of £20
Features
• Vent Pro System
• M.C. (Quick Moisture Control)
• UVA and UVB protection
• Main fabric: Supplex, 100% Polyamide (Supplex)
• Additional fabric: Dense Mesh, 100% Polyester
• Weight: 60g (Size L)
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Jack Wolfskin Jack Pot De Luxe Rucksack
 

Next, we review Jack Wolfskin Jack Pot De Luxe Rucksack, this bag has an endless amount of compartments and pockets, which I particularly enjoyed exploring prior to taking it out on a little hike in the Moors where my dad lives. In total there are at least 2 compartments and 5 pockets…. it also has a compartment for tablet / ipad, which I didn’t use on the day but can confirm one does fit quite neatly inside. I did however, have my laptop with me and I did use the laptop case inside which is great as its padded and would really protect your tablet if you were going long distance or if it fell to the ground. I packed in the bag a small lunch, a few bottles of water and some bits like anti-allergy medicine (as my daughter is allergic to horses but still insists on stroking them whenever we come across them on walks!). It would have comfortably fitted three times the amount of what I actually packed, such as a full adult change of clothes, more toiletries, scissors, first aid kit – both my computer and tablet, plus wires and batteries. I even think I could have comfortably packed on top of that my camera with large lens. My dad wore the bag for most of our walk and he found it really comfortable to wear even with the amount of water we were carrying. It also had a full rain cover, which is great, as with space for electrical’s you don’t want it to get wet inside in any way. Simply Hike website describes the rucksack as “perfect for commuting and everyday use and comes with a removable laptop case and accessories bag as well as a raincover to ensure all your essentials and electronics stay dry”.   The Jack Pot De Luxe Rucksack costs £63, which is discounted at the moment as it normally retails for £90.  So you are getting both items at a great price. Especially the rucksack which I think, has been made really well with a great spec and is extremely good quality.

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Features
• Laptop pack suitable for office use
• Padded suspension system with wide straps
• 2 main compartments, 5 pockets and extra compartments
• Removable laptop case
• Removable accessories bag rain cover
• Adjustable chest strap with whistle
• Lockable zip on laptop compartment
• Side compression straps
• Organiser in front pocket – includes tablet lifter, key clip
• Integrated rain cover
• 32 litres capacity
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Points to note

Simply Hike’s website is really easy to navigate and sell all kinds of outdoor products including Jack Wolfskin products which includes outdoor clothing, footwear, sampling items (such as tents and sleeping bags), hiking gear, bags and ski wear and gear, which is fab. I will definitely be looking on here again, especially if we get to go skiing again!

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About Simply Hike
Established in March 1995, The Simply Group launched its first website simplyscuba.com in 1996 and they have been at the forefront of online retail innovation ever since. Buoyed by the continued success of Simply Scuba they launched Simply Hike in the summer of 2006 and it rapidly became a key player in the hiking and outdoor clothing market. They are always looking for better ways to help you research and buy your kit online by harnessing the latest technology with their high standards of customer service. Located just outside the fashionable and picturesque town of Faversham in Kent, where they operate their showroom, customer services centre and warehouse.
Review by: Lex Ward
* We were gifted the rucksack and the cap in return for a review. All opinions are our own.

42 Comments

  1. August 18, 2018 / 9:38 pm

    I have been looking for a decent sized walking rucksack for a while. I walk to work and struggle with a tote handbag bulging and weighed down by my laptop.

    This rucksack is one I will definitely be trying out in the near future – Thanks for sharing this very informative post!

    • yeahlifestyle
      Author
      August 19, 2018 / 10:11 am

      Your welcome Katie-Louise, this bag would do the job easily for you.

  2. August 19, 2018 / 12:17 am

    I like that it includes a padded back. This comes in handy for when you’re hiking mountains.

    • yeahlifestyle
      Author
      August 19, 2018 / 10:07 am

      Yes and carrying heavy items in the back, this helps to distribute the weight

  3. August 19, 2018 / 2:50 pm

    The backpack looks great, perfect to use as a day pack. I am actually looking for something similar for my upcoming trip to Asia, and I will take this into consideration.

    • yeahlifestyle
      Author
      August 19, 2018 / 5:54 pm

      That’s great news Joanna, have a safe trip to Asia and yes this bad can fit a lot of items and helps you to compartmentalise things

  4. August 19, 2018 / 8:46 pm

    The padded back really does make all the difference! Fab review. x

    • yeahlifestyle
      Author
      August 20, 2018 / 6:51 am

      Yes it does Hollie, thank you

  5. August 20, 2018 / 12:41 am

    I like the look of the size of this rucksack as it looks a great size for a day trip, or an over night stay.

    • yeahlifestyle
      Author
      August 20, 2018 / 6:50 am

      Yes just the right size to pack all your necessities

  6. Mei Redillas
    August 20, 2018 / 4:44 am

    awww.. I need this backpack for my son but it’s not yet here in Manila.
    the size and features is perfect for school use.

    • yeahlifestyle
      Author
      August 20, 2018 / 6:50 am

      Hope they do start selling it in Manila Mei, we are sure your son would love this

  7. August 20, 2018 / 4:55 am

    This looks like a super backpack and durable too. Do they come in a camo print?

    • yeahlifestyle
      Author
      August 20, 2018 / 6:49 am

      Not at the moment Tina, they do have other ranges of bags on the website, do have a nosey

  8. August 20, 2018 / 5:42 am

    The simple things, a padded back! That is ideal cos the back takes so much strain and needs all the support it can get

    • yeahlifestyle
      Author
      August 20, 2018 / 6:49 am

      Exactly, as someone who tends not to pack light when travelling this is such a benefit

  9. August 20, 2018 / 9:02 am

    That rucksack looks fantastic – I do love a bag with plenty of compartments especially when travelling or on a day out! It looks very durable. That cap looks very comfortable too.

    • yeahlifestyle
      Author
      August 20, 2018 / 11:11 am

      Yes its very durable Rebecca and sturdy as well, so great for travelling

  10. August 20, 2018 / 9:54 am

    I’ve been on the hunt for a better rucksack for so long! This looks great!

    • yeahlifestyle
      Author
      August 20, 2018 / 11:11 am

      Glad you like to Charlotte

  11. August 20, 2018 / 1:58 pm

    Since discovering the joy of hiking, I’ve been on the hunt for a great hiking backpack so this is great! I love all the extra compartments for storage and tech…

    • yeahlifestyle
      Author
      August 20, 2018 / 2:37 pm

      So glad you enjoy our share and blog post Tiffany x

  12. August 20, 2018 / 7:37 pm

    Oh I love that Mac case – I need one just like that!

    • yeahlifestyle
      Author
      August 21, 2018 / 8:14 am

      Its totally padded Eva, so can take a tumble or two and still keep the imacs intact x

  13. August 20, 2018 / 7:56 pm

    That rucksack looks great for hiking or to have on hand for a city trip – I love a bag with lots of compartments!

    • yeahlifestyle
      Author
      August 21, 2018 / 8:14 am

      Us too Leigh, we find compartments keeps us more organised and less messy. Its also easier to find items this way

  14. August 21, 2018 / 1:37 am

    I have been looking for a great rucksack and this one looks looks great. This bag looks cool for travelling because of all the compartments. It looks it is made well also. The cap is a great addition also.

    • yeahlifestyle
      Author
      August 21, 2018 / 8:05 am

      Yes its a lovely set for hiking or travelling with heavy items in your rucksack

  15. katrina gehman
    August 21, 2018 / 2:12 am

    that rucksack looks awesome. i think it’s something that my daughter would love. i’ll have to check it out more.

    • yeahlifestyle
      Author
      August 21, 2018 / 8:04 am

      Hope you do Katrina, its a great rucksack x

  16. August 21, 2018 / 9:50 am

    I’m always on the look out for a good rucksack as I prefer them for hand luggage instead of a case. Thanks for this.

    • yeahlifestyle
      Author
      August 21, 2018 / 7:48 pm

      Your welcome Jo, glad you like this

  17. August 21, 2018 / 12:36 pm

    I love how many pockets this bag has. It’s perfect for hiking and traveling.

    • yeahlifestyle
      Author
      August 21, 2018 / 7:48 pm

      Yes it sure is Bianca

  18. Autumn Murray
    August 21, 2018 / 2:46 pm

    Simply Hike’s Jack Wolfskin Hiking Cap and Rucksack look like great products for avid hikers. Thank you for sharing your review.

    • yeahlifestyle
      Author
      August 21, 2018 / 7:48 pm

      Your welcome Autumn x

  19. August 22, 2018 / 1:19 am

    This looks like a great pack! I’ve been looking for a decent one to take when I go for long walks with the kids. They are 3 & 1, so we bring A LOT of stuff when we go for our little outdoor excursions. (Diapers, snacks, extra clothes, bug spray, sunscreen, water bottles…)

    • yeahlifestyle
      Author
      August 22, 2018 / 2:49 pm

      As mums ourselves we can safely say this is a fab bag to pack loads of stuff Marie and even better that its all compartmentalised as well.

  20. August 22, 2018 / 4:28 pm

    I’ve never been the biggest backpack user but have started to lean for them more since the contents of my bag have grown!

    • yeahlifestyle
      Author
      August 23, 2018 / 7:56 am

      The bag is really great and allows you to pack and carry more things than a normal bag

  21. August 22, 2018 / 6:42 pm

    The multi functionality of that looks really cool! 🙂

    • yeahlifestyle
      Author
      August 23, 2018 / 7:56 am

      Yes indeed, totally agree

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