This cape is great. Fur on hood is faux, but not crappy looking. Fjallraven says this is for women but it is in fact modeled on garments worn by bad-ass male Saami reindeer he…
- Margaret, 11/03/12
I just tested it in 50 degee temps, heavy, wind driven rain. The cape soaked through in the sleeves and shoulders, which is why I rated this disappointing. Apparently you can…
- Deborah, 12/21/12
Great coat, pretty warm, but the size runs really big. I ordered a medium and it fits more like a typical large.…
- James, 10/25/13
I've got another Fjallraven jacket I like and was expecting the fit to be similar, but this thing is massive. I'm 6'2" and a medium fits like a starter jacket—I think the ar…
- Douglas, 07/18/14
I believe I have worn this every day I have owned it. The pockets make a backpack/purse unnecessary. The "sherling" makes for a cozy lining and a cute extra. I have worn it…
- Elizabeth, 10/26/12
New York, NY
I ordered the Fjallraven Greenland Winter Jacket because my old coat was not able to cope with the bitter winter we've been having here in NYC. I am extremely happy with how w…
- Torrey, 03/07/14
I had been looking for a compact, waterproof backpack for the longest time & I finally found it with Fjallraven's Kanken. The backpack is completely weatherproof, holds just a…
- Allison, 10/25/12
So I was looking for a unique and durable backpack, and the Fjallraven Kanken was the perfect choice. I have been using it for a couple months now for high school and it has b…
- Jerika, 12/02/13
I'm a fan of Fjallraven from living in Sweden. My friend (who is Swedish) still wearing his original Greenland Jacket from 1980! It showed age (which made it look even cooler)…
- Nathan, 10/26/12
This jacket is sweet. I hesitated for four years before buying this jacket, but i wish i'd just bought it sooner. The fabric is really tough, the stitching is bombproof. It do…
- bryn, 02/28/14
Bought this in XS (I'm 5'6, 125lbs, B34). I loved the length of the coat and the sleeves (which were on the long side so you can stay warm) but the torso is really roomy--so m…
- Elise, 10/18/12
Bon. J'osed rédiger dans ma langue maternelle. J'ai acheté ce manteau poue 250$ canadien (à Québec). La qualité du matériel, sa douceur sont vraiment bien pensés. Il y…
- Caroline, 03/05/14
I spend my winters in places where it is straight up cold and subzero temps occur with some regularity. I was looking for a sturdy, warm, winter parka to replace an aging one…
- Christopher, 07/22/14
This is probably my favorite jacket. It's only been cold enough to wear (30-ish degrees) for about 10 days, but there is nothing I don't like about this jacket. I should rephr…
- Matthew, 12/09/13
I bought the navy colored jacket about 9 months ago. Really like the color and fabric. I have worn it in the cooler Fall and Winter months in NC and it keeps me warm. Really…
- Kevin, 11/18/13
Purchased these pants after having seen many reviews of Fjallraven products elsewhere. They didn't disappoint. The fabric is extremely strong. The construction is thorough…
- BRIAN, 04/20/14
The Fjallraven Barents Parka is another top of the line product that anyone who buys Fjallraven has come to expect. This parka is made to taking a beating and last winter aft…
- Michael, 05/02/14
This is the first piece of Fjallraven gear I've purchased and I'm impressed -- I'll definitely look at more of their gear in the future.
1) The G-1000 material is…
- Matthew, 07/28/13
Just got this in and I am totally digging it already. The separate computer pocket is very neat and I like the padded straps. FYI: The sand color is not what is pictured! If y…
- Christina, 04/14/13
This backpack is the perfect size for school. In the smaller front pocket I can hold a larger calculator, glasses and pencils. The inner compartment is large enough for a note…
- Jack, 12/22/12
Honestly, this backpack is a best friend to me. I ordered it to take on a month of European backpacking (not as my primary but as more of a day pack) and it was perfect. The l…
- kristen, 08/20/13
Retro looking, fun, rugged, functional bag! Loving the Kanken 15" bag. Its appearance is DIFFERENT...not like all the other ho-hum bags you see. Funk-a-licous product!!!…
- MARGARET, 07/01/13
I spent hours looking for winter jackets online and wanted a hotter-than-hell yet fashionable winter jacket. Canada Goose had me quackin for a while but god damn they are expe…
- Michael, 11/28/13
The Fjallraven story began in 1950. Okay, wait.... What?.... How do you pronounce that name? Unless you can speak Swedish, I wouldn't even attempt to try. I can give you one hint though, and it's that you aren't pronouncing it correctly now. Sorry if you're Swedish and have no problem pronouncing Fjallraven. We love our Swedish friends, especially Swedish mimes. You know who you are.
Sorry for jumping off topic there. Fjallraven started with a boy and a love for the outdoors. At 14 years of age, Ake Nordin, would spend most of his time trekking in the mountains of Northern Sweden. He didn't much care for the backpacks that were available at the time, as they were uncomfortable to carry. Like any great magician, he decided to make his own packs instead, starting out with a wooden frame.
The wooden frame helped to improve the distribution of weight across the back. The frame also made hauling the backpack more comfortable and allowed more weight to be carried. Other people began to take notice of how nice the packs were with the frames, and wanted to have backpacks like Ake's. This created a demand, and Ake decided to form the company Fjallraven in 1960. The name Fjallraven, means Arctic Fox in Swedish, and is in attribute to the Arctic Foxes that live in the Swedish mountains, which are some of the Earth's toughest climates.
From a small basement in Sweden, Fjallraven can now be seen all around the globe. Making backpack, jackets, tents, and other gear, Fjallraven still holds true to their original ideas and goals, to be innovative, improve materials, decrease weight, and increase freedom of movement.
You won't see Fjallraven trying to follow trends. Fjallraven is the trend. Don't believe me, check out the Fjallraven Expedition Down Jackets. Built to withstand the world's harshest conditions, the Fjallraven Expedition Down Jacket has been copied by many. So much so that the Swedish Supreme Court ruled that Fjallraven deserved copyright protection and should even be classified as a work of art. I think that's pretty neat.
The most popular of all Fjallraven products has to be the Kanken backpack. Intended to be used for school children, the Fjallraven Kanken pack is made in a huge variety of colors, for all personal styles. The Fjallraven Kanken also uses Vinylon F, which is a material made from synthetic fibers that help the backpack to be more waterproof than other synthetic packs.
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