Fjällräven Sarek Trekking Jacket Review
The Sarek Trekking Jacket echoes those early days of tradition; a jacket that’s not only functionally rich but also robust and capable of withstanding severe weather conditions.
Part of the Sarek range of clothing from Fjällräven designed for those of you that want more than a few hours in hills. These quality range of garments are ideal for prolonged periods in the wilderness, whereby hard work and self-sufficiency are the order of the day.
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.
Made from durable G-1000 Original with a long cut and well-proven functions that make life in the wilderness easier.
If I could own just one jacket, I honestly might just choose a Fjällräven….
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
Greenland Wax is quick and easy to apply with little or no mess whatsoever; simply rub the wax bar onto the appropriate areas and apply a hot hairdrier and watch the wax disappear into the fabric. You can even apply thicker, addition layers onto more exposed areas such as the chest, arms and shoulders.
There are even mini-bars available for easy carry and use in the field
One of the most noticeable features of the Saraek Trekking Jacket is the hood and brim
It quite literally swallows your entire face and keeps wind, rain, snow and anything else mother nature decides to thrown at you.
We’ve been testing the Sarek Jacket for a few months now and have found it to be nothing short of superb. It’s the fact you can pretty much do anything in it without the worry of tearing, rubbing or damage you’d expect in more flimsy shell jackets. This is a real outdoorsman’s jacket.
With it’s plentiful storage pockets, generous fit and epic build quality, it’s a genuine surprise just how capable this jacket really is. It very traditional in it’s design, construction and fabric but all the better for it in our opinion. It does excel more in what you’d called ‘typical’ Scandinavian conditions; cold, wet, rain… Sounds just like the UK!
We can’t wait for the heavier winter weather to add layering options and see how the Sarek Jacket performs in harsh conditions.
In the meantime checkout the First Impressions tab for more details
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A timeless, long trekking jacket in G-1000 Original with well-proven functions. Many pockets and generous storm hood with foldable brim.
Robust trekking jacket in traditional Fjällräven style, perfect for long outings in the mountains in Scandinavian conditions. Made from durable G-1000 Original
Waxing or reproofing your jacket couldn’t be easier with the Greenland Wax
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.
Two-way zipper that can be opened from the bottom for ventilation and a wide protective flap with buttons stops cold winds.
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
The quality of the drawcords, eyelets and toggles is just superb
There’s even Velcro adjustments at the sleeve cuffs, meaning you can really keep the elements at bay when the going gets tough
The hood is fully adjustable, benefiting from both Velcro and drawcord adjustment
G-1000 material is wind and water resistant and can be impregnated with Greenland Wax for extra protection against wind, water and wear.
Everywhere you look on this jacket there are quality touches and components which make ownership, application and enjoyment all the better; zippers, poppers, eyelets, they’re all superb
Even the loop for hanging the jacket is ultra robust and built to last
There’s something about the Fjällräven Sarek Trekking Jacket and Fjällräven clothing in general that you can’t quite put your finger on. It’s more involved, more capable and more enjoyable than just owning a modern shell jacket. The Fjällräven G-1000 clothing is very tactile, from the process of reproofing to literally being able to live and do anything without fear of rips, nicks or tears. They’re phenomenally robust.
I love, love, love this jacket and Fjällräven have a huge range of similar items to suit your needs. If I could own just one jacket, I honestly might just choose a Fjällräven.
- Gender : Male
- Concept and Application : Trekking and Hiking
- Fabric : G-1000®
- G-1000® Original: 65% polyester, 35% cotton
I can’t sing the praises of the Fjällräven Sarek Trekking Jacket enough
The fact you can wash without any specialist products, hang it out to dry and reproof with a bar of wax makes me smile from ear to ear. I loved this jacket so much, I’ve gone out and bought another… We’ll bring you more on that later!