The Men's Gaiter Trousers No. 1 are advanced trekking trousers for long adventures in the outdoors, any time of the year. An innovative gaiter function makes it possible to adapt the trousers to different types of weather and terrain. In warm weather the lower section of the leg can be taken off to turn the trousers into shorts, just like a normal pair of zip-off trousers.
The removed section has a drawcord adjustment at the calf that together with the boot hook in the leg ending transforms this section into a gaiter that can protect your legs in brush-filled terrain, both in the mountains and the jungle. In colder weather conditions, the trousers can be worn over a base layer and the zips along the thighs opened for ventilation. Two large leg pockets can hold a map or compass. In addition to the hidden boot hook, the hems are equipped with eyelets to which laces or metal loops can be attached – yet another way to fasten the trouser leg and prevent brush or snow from forcing its way into the boot shaft.
Gaiter Trousers are made from wind and water resistant G-1000 Eco with recycled polyester and organic cotton and extra strong G-1000 HeavyDuty in the rear, pockets and gaiter sections. As in all of Fjällräven's Numbers garments, the fabric and details were chosen to minimise their impact on the environment – for example most of the leather details are made from leftover pieces of leather – and to make it easy to replace exposed sections after years of use.
For over 50 years Fjällräven has had a strong driving force, to develop products that make it easier for people to enjoy the countryside. Their functional, durable and timeless designs sets Fjällräven apart from their competition. The company is best known for its durable and adaptable G-1000 fabric found in many of their products.
Åke Nordin may not have known that he was creating an international company when he turned his passion of creating backpacks into Fjällräven, back in 1960, but since then Fjällräven’s products has sold in over 20 countries. Since its Örnsköldsvik beginnings, Fjällräven has continued to produce innovative, functional products which are appreciated by generations of outdoor enthusiasts across the world and which have also received a number of distinguished awards over the years.
From its very first innovative framed backpacks and lightweight outdoor jackets, Fjӓllrӓven has stayed true to its original mission, not only through the products they produce but their stance on protecting the environment that they draw their inspiration from. Fjӓllrӓven is always looking for new ways to reduce its environmental impact; from its innovative, PFC-free Eco-Shell fabric to its highly ethical and fully traceable Down-sourcing programme.