Fjallraven is a Swedish outdoor clothing brand created by Ã…ke Nordin in 1960. Originating in Nordin's basement, where he began to make and distribute innovative framed backpacks, the company has risen to a global level. It is known for its high-performance outerwear and expedition gear that meet the demands of the harshest environments while retaining a cool, classic style. Bold colours and smart, slim-fitting shapes give a modern, youthful feel to Fjallraven jackets. The finest materials and technology create these unfussy, statement designs that will see you through any outdoor adventure.
The Fjallraven Jackets Buying Guide
Fjallraven jackets aren't just stylish and comfortable, but they are also well-designed and made to last. Now a global brand, Swedish-born Fjallraven creates a collection of jackets that boats a reputation for withstanding even the harshest of climates without compromising on simplicity and style. High-quality natural and synthetic fabrics and technology are used to create these streamlined jackets, including natural materials like wool, cotton, and down. These jackets are slim fitting, practical, and come in a range of bold colors. They will keep you warm and looking on-trend whatever the weather. Ahead, take a look at our men’s Fjallraven jackets buying guide, which will help you narrow down the styles that work best for you and the size you should go for.
The Most Wanted Fjallraven Jackets
Fjallraven Greenland No. 1 Down Jacket
Part of Fjallraven’s numbers collection, the hooded No. 1 Down is made from G-1000 Eco fabric with recycled polyester and organic cotton fabric. This jacket comes in four colors to choose from. Insulated with 80% goose down and 20% feather, it is ideal for the winter months. The two side pockets comprise of a hidden button-close and an inner zip-close pocket.
Fjallraven Anorak No. 8 Tarmac
You can wear this over-the-head jacket in all types of harsh weather conditions. With an adjustable hood, it comes with a kangaroo pocket complete with dual access zip to store your essentials inside. The No. 8 Anorak is made from Fjallraven’s G-1000 eco fabric, a mix of recycled polyester and organic cotton. The back, shoulders, and sleeves are made with extra heavy-duty G-1000.
Fjallraven Raven Padded Jacket
This hardwearing take on the classic 70s jacket comes with four flat front pockets. In a range of colors, it is lightly padded, making it perfect for cold days and everyday use. Its hood can be folded or rolled into the collar when not in use. Made with durable and water-resistant G-1000 fabric, it is ideal for rainy days.
The Fjallraven Sizing Guide
Unsure what size you are? The Fjallraven sizing guide is below. Fjallraven jackets typically come in two lengths. The parka generally boasts a mid-thigh length, and other jackets come up to hip height.
|Body Size Average** height 180 cm (5'10)||40||42||44||46||48||50||52||54||56||58||60|
|Inseam raw length regular/long (4)||88/93||89/94||90/95||91/96||92/97||93/98||94/99||95/100||96/101||97/102||98/103|
|Inseam fixed-length regular/long (4)||77/82||78/83||79/84||80/85||81/86||82/87||83/88||84/89||85/90||86/91||87/92|
|Head Measurement (5)||XS (53)||S (54-55)||M (56-57)||L (58-59)||XL (60-61)||XXL (62-63)|
How To Care For Your Fjallraven Jacket
All Fjallraven jackets come with washing and care instructions to help you increase their durability and longevity:
• Do not dry clean.
• Hand wash.
• Do not bleach.
• Do not tumble dry.
• Iron at 110° c max.
- How do I wax my Fjallraven jacket, and is it waterproof?
You’ll need some Greenland Wax, which is a blend of beeswax and paraffin. Greenland Wax gives your jacket extra water resistance, not waterproofness. To wax, take a block of Greenland Wax and rub it on the fabric using long strokes, leaving a thin layer of wax on the material. Using an iron or hair dryer, melt the wax evenly into the fabric. Repeat the process to make the fabric extra durable.
- What materials does Fjallraven use to make its jackets?
Their core materials are natural: wool, cotton, and down. Also, Fjallraven uses synthetic materials such as G-1000 and eco-shell, often developed in-house. These are durable fabrics but have a minimal impact on the environment. Fjallraven wool is primarily sourced from Sweden and also Italy, and Fjallraven down is 100% traceable and sustainable.
G-1000 is a hardwearing fabric that's protected with Greenland Wax for extra durability. It's a densely woven, ventilating, and wind-resistant fabric made from 65% polyester and 35% cotton. Some Fjallraven jackets are made with eco versions of G-1000.
- What does Fjallraven mean?
Originating from the small Swedish town of Örnsköldsvik, the brand is named after the arctic fox. It’s a reflection of Fjallraven’s commitment to nature, the environment, and sustainability. They follow through on that with The Arctic Fox Initiative that supports projects that protect the environment.