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Fjällräven Sarek Trekking Jacket Mini Review

Fjällräven Sarek Jacket Taster

Until we get an opportunity to really put the new Sarek Hiking Jacket from Fjällräven through its paces, this should whet your appetite just enough!

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Made from the robust G-1000 Fabric, the Sarek Trekking is ideal for long periods out in the mountains, designed to shrug off wet, damp and windy conditions.

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Fjällräven have an excellent heritage, from humble beginnings over 50 years ago when founder, Åke Nordin, recognised an opportunity to improve on the design of a rucksack.  These days Fjällräven has retailers all over Europe and produces a wide range of clothing , accessories and equipment.  Aimed at those who love, live and work outdoors it’s the culmination of one mans drive and vision to design and produce equipment to enhance and improve the experience.

The original G-1000 fabric is still is use today, however other more modern fabrics are also thrown into the mix to provide even more enjoyment and flexibility.  G-1000 is unique in that the fabric can be cared for and manged totally and easily by the owner.  Thanks to the Fjällräven Greenland Wax

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For for information and the Sarek Jacket and all their other equipment, checkout the Fjällräven website for details:

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From a small cellar space in Örnsköldsvik, Fjällräven has expanded to all corners of the world. It all started with a 14-year-old boy who didn’t think that the backpacks of the time were particularly comfortable, and who decided to do something about it.

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The year was 1950, and Åke Nordin was going on a trek in the mountains of Västerbotten together with a good friend. Åke was a scout and loved being outdoors. But carrying his provisions uncomfortably was not the young boy from Örnsköldsvik’s idea of fun. And backpacks of the 1950s were certainly uncomfortable, as they hung like shapeless bags from your backside and forced the wearer to walk bent doubled to compensate for the weight.

Åke had read that if you were going to carry anything heavy, the weight should be positioned high up and close to the back. In a lodge adjoining the family’s holiday house outside Örnsköldsvik he made a wooden frame. Using his mother’s treadle sewing machine he sewed a bag out of strong cotton material which he fastened to the wooden frame using leather straps.

Åke was happy. The frame distributed the load better across his back and increased the ventilation between the back and the backpack. In addition, he could carry a heavier pack.

Samis were the first customers

“I was impressed by the backpack he was carrying. It had a carrying frame which made it possible to carry significantly heavier packs than we were used to. I had never seen anything like it before.”
 Nils Olsson Sarri, reindeer herder

The backpack attracted attention in the mountain world, not least among the Sami who spent several weeks at a time in the mountains. They understood the importance of a robust backpack that was comfortable even when heavily loaded. An older Sami asked Åke to make a backpack for him. Next time Åke went into the mountains, talk of the carrying frame had spread and Åke sold several more examples of his design.

The backpack frame was the start

The backpack frame was the start of the Fjällräven company that Åke Nordin founded ten years later. By that time, he had done his military service at the newly founded and extremely demanding FJS Parachute Ranger School in Karlsborg. It was there that he realised there was a market for functional and hard-wearing outdoor equipment. Åke noticed that not even the equipment used by the most elite unit in the country made the grade.

In 1960, Åke Nordin registered his company, which he called Fjällräven. Its registered office was the family’s one-room flat just outside Örnsköldsvik. The workshop was in the cellar, which functioned as a factory and R&D department during the first year. This is where the first backpacks with aluminium frames were created, and gradually also the condensation-free, lightweight tents, functional outdoor clothing and revolutionary sleeping bags which would come to be loved by a growing corps of outdoor enthusiasts around the world.

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Timeless, long trekking jacket in G-1000 Original with well-proven functions. Many pockets and generous storm hood with foldable brim.

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Robust trekking jacket in traditional Fjällräven style, perfect for long outings in the mountains in Scandinavian conditions.  Made from durable G-1000 Original

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with a long cut and well-proven functions that make life in the wilderness easier. The material is wind and water resistant and can be impregnated with Greenland Wax for extra protection against wind, water and wear.

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Generous width with plenty of room for insulating garments under, and a bellow pleat at the back gives extra freedom of movement.  A spacious hood with a foldable brim protects from bitter winds and can be adjusted so it fits the head perfectly.

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Two-way zipper that can be opened from the bottom for ventilation and a wide protective flap with buttons stops cold winds.

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Many pockets that offer practical storage for items needed close at hand; such as the spacious vertical chest pockets with zippers, with outer pockets on top of them with flap closures and buttons.  There are also two lower pockets that are top loaded and an arm pocket with a zipper for a GPS or the like.  Drawcord at the waist and hem and Velcro adjustments at the sleeve cuffs.

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Features

  • Gender : Male
  • Concept and Application : Trekking and Hiking
  • Fabric : G-1000®
  • G-1000® Original: 65% polyester, 35% cotton

G-1000

Probably the best outdoor fabric on the market

With G-1000 you will be prepared for adventures in all climates, from the tropics to the polar caps. It can withstand many years of tough use far from the beaten path. The fact that G-1000 is adaptable makes it arguably one of the best outdoor fabrics on the market.

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 G-1000 often a better choice

Many people pull on a waterproof, “technical” shell jacket without thinking. But people who have gone trekking or skiing in a taped, laminated garment have often discovered that it is too waterproof. The membrane cannot release the moisture your body creates when you are on the move and, as a result, you get sweaty.

This is why experienced outdoor enthusiasts have for decades instead chosen garments made from G-1000. They provide protection from both the wind and light rainfalls while at the same time releasing built-up moisture better, so you do not get wet from your own sweat.

Compared to a membrane garment, G-1000 is also much more durable. It can withstand nature’s sharper edges and even sparks from a fire.

For all four seasons

In the summer, G-1000 is always excellent choice, except on those occasional days when the rain just will not let up. On these days you will need to pull on an ultra-light rain garment for reinforcement.

In the winter, G-1000 provides dependable protection from snow and hard winds, and its breathability decreases the risk that you will become chilled from wet underclothes. An added bonus is that it is light and comfortable to wear.

 

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