Odor-neutralizing clothing by Jack Wolfskin and Microban

Jack Wolfskin® has collaborated with Microban® to incorporate Scentry Revive® odor-capture technology into its range of outdoor gear. This formulation, compatible with sustainable textile manufacturing, complements the functional, contemporary design of Jack Wolfskin’s sports, lifestyle, and adventure apparel, by providing odor reduction of treated products for up to 50 home launderings.

Founded in 1981, Jack Wolfskin is a leading provider of premium quality outdoor apparel in Europe. The German company’s merchandise, which is renowned for being innovative and sustainably produced, is currently available at over 4,000 points of sale worldwide, including over 490 own-brand stores across Europe and Asia.

Part of Jack Wolfskin’s commitment to sustainability – aside from conserving resources, integrating reusable materials, and limiting harmful emissions during manufacture – lies in creating products that last. In 2018, the company became the first clothing manufacturer to launch 100 percent recycled weather protection gear, and, in 2019, it removed chemically synthesized perfluorocarbons (PFCs) from its entire line of garments, bags, and backpacks.

The company prioritizes sustainability and thereby aims to create premium products that continue to serve environmentally-aware individuals in the long term.


The challenge: odor retention in apparel

Activewear manufacturers frequently use durable, breathable and comfortable textiles, such as polyester, nylons, and elastane blends. However, these fabrics are prone to odor retention, due to the continuous accumulation of sweat, and dead skin cells.

Outdoor enthusiasts rely on the frequent laundering of pungent clothing, which not only causes wear and tear on the fabrics but also consumes excess resources like water and utilities. Even then, washing alone does little to remove unpleasant odor in the long term, meaning that garments can quickly become stinky and unpleasant to wear.

The solution: Microban odor control technology

In response to the high demand for apparel with odor control properties, the Jack Wolfskin designers began looking for technologies that would prevent odor build-up and reduce consumer reliance on washing. The company teamed up with Microban International to design and deliver a sustainable product range - including travel clothing, cycling apparel, and sun hats - that performs well during training and leisure while being reliably resistant to odor formation.

Microban technology is infused within select Jack Wolfskin products to deliver effective odor control

Scentry Revive: odor control that lasts

Scentry Revive is a patent-pending innovation from Microban that permeates fabrics during the manufacturing process to neutralize odors and extend the useful lifetime of products.

Infused products maintain their freshness for several consecutive wears between washes, and retain their odor-canceling properties for up to 50 wash cycles.

In addition, in line with Jack Wolfskin’s social and ecological standards, this odor capture formula has earned an Oeko-Tex® certification and is bluesign® approved.

Benefits of Jack Wolfskin apparel powered by Microban technology

The competitive performance of the Scentry Revive technology was the deciding factor for its incorporation into Jack Wolfskin’s functional garments. In addition, Microban is a widely recognized and trusted name within the textile market around the world.

The team at Jack Wolfskin values the support that Microban has offered, including technical, regulatory, and marketing support for the apparel brand and its suppliers.

  • Treated with Scentry Revive, a powerful odor control technology that virtually eliminates persistent odors in fabrics for up to 50 home launderings.
  • Can be washed less frequently, translating into reduced energy and water consumption.
  • Endorsed by Microban, a widely recognized and trusted brand in antimicrobial and odor-control solutions.

For more information on Jack Wolfskin apparel powered by Microban, contact us today.

Jack Wolfskin and Microban: the power couple in outdoor apparel