Jack Wolfskin unveils new-look logo as part of big brand refresh

"We live to discover"

Jack Wolfskin logo
(Image credit: Jack Wolfskin)

Leading outdoors brand Jack Wolfskin has announced that it's embracing a new look and different direction for Fall Winter 22/23. As well as unveiling a refreshed logo and a new tagline – "We live to discover" – it has become the latest brand to officially embrace a sustainability ethos, and has also narrowed its remit to a more focused collection of outdoor activities. 

Jack Wolfskin features in our best fleece jacket and best waterproof jacket guides, as well as making some excellent hiking backpacks, but hasn't always had the clearest brand identity, so we were interested to see this development.

The new logo isn't too much of a departure from the original branding, although that was starting to look a little dated, and in need of a revamp. The refreshed version is cleaner, slightly pared back, and more modern. The paw print has also endured, although – based on the imagery we've been sent, anyway – it has moved from its odd position as a sort of awkward tittle replacement into a separate standalone graphic.

We're not huge fans of the paw print as a logo, not least because it can easily be assumed to be a dog print. In fact, we only really twigged that it was a wolf print when this press release landed in our inbox. But perhaps that's just us. Either way, it is very solidly associated with the Jack Wolfskin brand, so perhaps a step too far to drop it altogether.

Jack Wolfskin logo

Old logo (top) and the refreshed version

(Image credit: Jack Wolfskin)

Alongside the new look comes a refined brand focus. "We live to discover" is all about broadening your horizons, and in that spirit, Jack Wolfskin will be concentrating its efforts on a handful of specific activities, including hiking, biking, trekking, and ski touring. Namely, those ones that are all about exploring new places. "We encourage people to go out and discover their surroundings – near and far," says CEO Richard Collier. "The joy of discovery and shared moments are more important than achieving specific destinations."

Finally, the brand is putting its sustainability efforts to the fore, pledging to focus on finding the greenest, least impactful solutions, given a kick-start by its German design ethos of "durability, reliability and performance". It's a move that many outdoors brands have taken over recent years, but one that's welcome nonetheless.

Ruth Hamilton

Ruth is a lifestyle journalist specialising in sleep and wellbeing. She has tested more mattresses than her small flat can handle and will talk at length about them to anyone who shows even a passing interest, and has had to implement a one-in-one-out pillow policy for fear of getting smothered in the night. As well as following all the industry trends and advancements in the mattress and bedding world, she regularly speaks to certified experts to delve into the science behind a great night's sleep, and offer you advice to help you get there. She's currently Sleep Editor on Tom's Guide and TechRadar, and prior to that ran the Outdoors and Wellness channels on T3 (now covered by Matt Kollat and Beth Girdler-Maslen respectively).