Beat the January blues in Jack Wolfskin’s Routeburn Pro Insulated Jacket

Happy New Year from all at BCH Camping.

After all the festivities and mayhem of the Christmas period, are you fully prepared for what is commonly known as the most depressing month of the year? Yes, this blog has swiftly taken a bit of a downturn (don’t worry, it will pick back up shortly!), but January does have form for being a tough month, primarily because of the combination of weather, the comedown from Christmas and financial worries.

You will most probably have heard of SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder). It is also known as ‘winter depression’, and is most prevalent in December, January and February. The monotonous grey skies and cold temperatures of January can have a direct impact on mental health.

As a company that directly serves and helps consumers, at BCH Camping we see seasonal patterns that affect our customers so it is important that we have empathy and understand their needs. As an outdoor clothing and equipment provider, SAD is certainly on our radar, particularly because we know how much our products can be used to help alleviate the symptoms.

The NHS identify the following as typical symptoms of SAD:

  • a persistent low mood
  • a loss of pleasure or interest in normal everyday activities
  • irritability
  • feelings of despair, guilt and worthlessness
  • feeling lethargic (lacking in energy) and sleepy during the day
  • sleeping for longer than normal and finding it hard to get up in the morning
  • craving carbohydrates and gaining weight
  • difficulty concentrating
The NHS also identifies the best self-help therapy as ‘getting as much natural sunlight as possible, exercising regularly and managing your stress levels’.
If you, or anyone you know is showing signs of SAD, get yourself and/or them outdoors. Even if the weather isn’t great, as long as you’re wearing the right clothing, just being outside in the fresh air will help to blow away the seasonal blues.

This is where we come in (it’s OK, the important but depressing bit is now done!).

Embrace the January weather in clothing from BCH Camping

BCH Camping supply a wide range of clothing for hiking, mountaineering and climbing, including waterproofstrousersfleece tops and jacketsdown jacketssynthetic jacketssoftshell jacketsthermal base layersgloves and hats.

We stock products from many well known outdoor clothing brands including Jack Wolfskin. A favourite Jack Wolfskin jacket with BCH Camping customers for hiking in cold conditions is the Routeburn Pro insulated jacket.

The Jack Wolfskin Routeburn Pro insulated jacket

The men's Jack Wolfskin Routeburn Pro is the ideal insulated jacket for hiking to beat the January blues. Whether you are a regular hiker or someone who is looking for a comfortable jacket for venturing out of the house to enjoy the fresh air, the Routeburn Pro will protect you from the cold while you clear your mind.
Despite its wealth of technical features that offer reliable protection from the cold, the Routeburn Pro looks and feels like a regular men’s coat. It therefore offers a fantastic return on investment to both regular hikers and those who prefer to take shorter walks around their local area.

Features of the Jack Wolfskin Routeburn Pro insulated men’s jacket

The quilted Routeburn Pro jacket has the following features:
  • Warm PrimaLoft synthetic fibre insulation.
PrimaLoft fill is made from recycled polyester which allows the jacket to store more air and also be easily compressed.
  • Windproof
The TEXASHIELD PRO shell fabric is windproof, providing welcome protection from gusty winds.
  • Water repellent
While not fully waterproof, the TEXASHIELD PRO fabric can adequately withstand rain showers.
  • Very breathable
The TEXASHIELD PRO fabric will also keep you comfortable when on the move due to being highly breathable.
  • Fleece inserts
The fleece inserts maximise freedom of movement.
  • Adjustable hem
The adjustable hem helps to retain heat.
  • Stretch fabric
The stretch fabric provides added comfort for ascents and activities.
  • Bluesign® certified
Bluesign certification is based on sustainability and covers requirements for production sites, products, substances and substance limits. The aim is to maintain a high level of product safety and sustainability.
  • Green Button certified
Green Button certification is only awarded if both the product and the company meet social and environmental standards.
  • Weight
The Routeburn Pro size medium weighs 350g.
  • Pockets
The Routeburn Pro has 2 hip pockets and 1 chest pocket.

The Jack Wolfskin Routeburn Pro insulated men’s jacket from BCH Camping

BCH Camping stock the Jack Wolfskin Routeburn Pro insulated men’s jacket in the Greenwood colourway in sizes S, M, L and XL.
Size Chest (Inches) Chest (cm)
S 37 - 39 96 - 100
M 39 - 40 100 - 104
L 40 - 42 104 - 108
XL 42 - 44 108 

Choose BCH Camping for your Jack Wolfskin Routeburn Pro jacket

The Jack Wolfskin Routeburn Pro jacket can be purchased online or by visiting our stores in Trowbridge and Bath.

Walking and hiking are hugely helpful in relieving anxieties and mental health conditions such as SAD, or for simply beating the January blues. If you would like advice on clothing, footwear and equipment that can help you get outdoors walking or hiking, just get in touch with our team at or by calling 01225 764977.

Remember, the adventure starts with BCH Camping!