An outdoor classic from 1968 that was developed by Åke Nordin in collaboration with members of the Greenland expedition of 1966. The original Greenland Jacket was made from tent material that was too heavy for lightweight tents. The result was an extremely durable and much appreciated jacket for climbers. It did not take long for it to gain popularity for general use in forests and fields where it was shown to have rare durability. Today, many of the earlier versions have been passed down to younger generations.
The jacket is made from wind and water resistant G-1000 Original with double layers of fabric over the shoulders and yoke. The hardwearing fabric also effectively ventilates out moisture when you are active. For extra protection against wind and water, the jacket can be impregnated with Greenland Wax, which will also increase its lifespan.
It has a fixed, snugly fitting hood and a two-way zip with press buttons at the front. It has two chest pockets with flaps and two spacious top-loaded pockets lower down with extra hand pockets behind that are accessible from the side. The sleeve cuffs can be adjusted with press buttons.
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.