Jack Wolfskin Aerorise 40 Backpack Receives Red Dot Product Design Award

Jack Wolfskin Aerorise 40 Backpack Receives Red Dot Product Design Award

June 19, 2023


3D-printed Aerorise Carrying System Delivers Comfort, Ventilation, Lightness and Durability

IDSTEIN, Germany (June 19, 2023) – Jack Wolfskin, a leading provider of outdoor performance apparel, footwear and equipment based in Idstein, Germany, has been recognized with the international Red Dot Design Award for its new 3D Aerorise 40 backpack with the innovative 3D-printed Aerorise Carrying System available this summer. The award, determined by a jury of more than 50 international experts, was granted to Jack Wolfskin’s team at the Red Dot Design Awards Gala held in Essen, Germany on June 19. Around 1,500 guests from industry and design attended the Red Dot Gala and the After Show Party. Among the guests were brands like Logitech, Ferrari, Bosch and Samsonite. The awards program is one of the most prized recognitions in the design industry worldwide.

The Red Dot jury stated: “The most defining feature of the 3D Aerorise 40 is the innovative carrying system that combines the most important requirements of a backpack: durability, lightness, comfort and ventilation. The waterproof main compartment has a closable top-lid pocket, while two side pockets offer additional storage space.” The Jury also highlighted that the backpack is “particularly comfortable to wear”.

The 3D Aerorise 40 pack features four individual 3D-printed body-mapping pads on the shoulders and in the lumbar area that adapt individually to the body and boast an open fabric structure that allows improved air movement, reducing back temperature. The technology, already in use by the sporting goods industry for high performance running shoes, is provided by polymer solutions provider Oechsler, an additive manufacturer in Germany, and Carbon, a pioneer in 3D printing. Made from lightweight recycled polyamide textiles, the backpack has a capacity of 40 litres.

“Winning the Red Dot Award is the highest recognition we could get for our newly invented Aerorise carrying system,” said Magdalen Hamel, Category Manager Equipment for Jack Wolfskin. Through 3D printing, we’re able to design for comfort and performance in a manner that never previously existed in backpacks. We’re continuously developing our technology and are convinced that it will become more prevalent throughout Jack Wolfskin’s equipment category.”

The 3D Aerorise 40 pack and two more versions with the carry system are available for sale through Jack Wolfskin’s digital store.


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