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Inspiration Spring / Summer 2018

Greenland Re-visited Trekking Trousers Perfected A high altitude experience Adaptable for a lifetime in nature

- Forever Nature -


We’ve been trekking for 50 years. I hope we’ll never get there. Founder Åke Nordin

In 1960, Åke Nordin founded Fjällräven in his basement in the Swedish town of Örnsköldsvik. Since then we have stayed true to our mission  of developing timeless, functional and durable outdoor equipment, acting responsibly towards people, animals and the environment and inspiring more people to discover outdoor life. Forever Nature

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Fjällräven Spring / Summer 2018

Heritage meets innovation

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Fjällräven International P RO D U C T I O N L EAD ER

Malin Andersson G RAP H I C D ES I G N ER

INTRODUCING FJÄLLRÄVEN SPRING / SUMMER 2018

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Erik Hagelin, Sarah Benton, Henrika Lavonius Wike, Håkan Wike, Karin Wallén, Gunnar Andersson P H OTO S

Klaus Thymann, Nicklas Blom, Anette Andersson, Lloyd Belcher, Alison Vagnini, Håkan Wike, Fredrik Lewander, DBY, RedWolf Studio AB I L L U S T RAT I O N S

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When Åke Nordin founded Fjällräven in 1960, he was driven by a single goal: to make nature more accessible to people. Ever since, we’ve stayed committed to his idea by developing durable, timeless and functional outdoor equipment that stands the test of time. Equipment that inspires people to get out there.   During the 60s, Åke manufactured the very first Fjällräven garment: the Greenland Jacket. It was made for mountain climbing, but was quickly loved by a whole generation of people who longed to leave the cities to discover nature. This season, we have returned to Greenland to update the collection that grew from this jacket. We hope these products will inspire more people to enjoy nature, on nature’s terms – just like the first Greenland Jacket once did.   During the work with the Greenland Jacket the first version of the G-1000 fabric was developed. Over the years, it has become one of the world’s most appreciated and versatile outdoor fabrics – a fabric that can be adapted to all climates all year round, simply by applying or washing out Greenland Wax.   This season we’re also putting some extra attention into our trekking trousers. Regardless of which model you choose, know that we put as much effort into every pair of trousers today as we did 50 years ago. To keep you happy, and those who will hopefully inherit them one day.   Let us inspire you to enjoy nature, any way you choose.

Martin Axelhed, CEO Fjällräven

NEWS

Greenland Updated

Our updated Greenland Collection raises the bar on ­sustainability yet again. New Greenland Half Century Jacket is made from G-1000 Eco in organic cotton and recycled polyester. Taped seams and other functional ­design solutions give a jacket that will be with you for many years. Read more on page

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Trekking.......................................................................13 Everyday Outdoor.................................................71 Mountaineering......................................................93

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Keb Trousers.............................................................28 Greenland Half Century Jacket....................59 Kånken Greenland................................................62 Kiruna Lite Jacket W............................................ 75 Kids Greenland Jacket.....................................102

Read more Our History...................................................................6 Kånken 40 years.....................................................65

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The Kånken Art Exhibition ...............................66 Fjällräven Colours.................................................69 Walk with Nature................................................ 104 Fjällräven Icons.................................................... 106

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Our History Our on-going journey of self-improvement

1964

From backpacks to condensation-free tents After the success of his backpack, Åke Nordin r­ eleases the Thermo Tent – the first of many Fjällräven tents – trekkers everywhere now wake up dry and happy. Its two-layer construction means damp sleeping bags are a thing of the past.

1968 G-1000 and Greenland Wax are introduced to the world

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It all started with an aluminium­-framed backpack

The journey towards becoming the outdoor t­ rouser experts begins

Clothes are added to the Fjällräven mix for the first time as Åke N ­ ordin creates his perfect outdoor jacket. Made from his new G-1000 fabric and waxed with specially-created Greenland Wax, the Greenland Jacket is hardwearing and windand water-resistant.

Trekking in nature requires a ­decent pair of trousers to stand up to the rigours of the trail. Enter, (you guessed it) Greenland Trousers, the first of many pairs of Fjällräven trousers.

From a small basement in Örnsköldsvik, on the Swedish High Coast, Åke Nordin realises a childhood dream: to create an outdoor gear company to make nature accessible to more people. And his first product is an aluminium-framed backpack.

1973

Sleeping bags join the Fjällräven family If people want to explore further in the outdoors, they need high quality sleeping bags to go with their tents. Finally it’s possible to have a good night’s sleep in nature.

1974

Åke Nordin commits to “never being cold again” After shivering through a stormy, winter’s night, Åke Nordin, makes a promise to himself to never be cold again. The result is the E ­ xpedition Down Jacket, made from two jackets sewn together to minimise heat loss.

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1978

Practical backpacks are for kids too Carrying properly is no longer just for adults. We welcome Kånken to the world helping children comfortably – and colourfully – carry their school books, folders and pencil cases.

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Scandinavian Arctic Foxes are on the brink of extinction. So we decide to support Anders Angerbjörn, professor and lead researcher of Swedish Arctic Foxes at Stockholm University, and his team with their preservation work.

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Photo: Even Hønsen Agerup

Our namesake – the Arctic Fox – needs our help

1994

We know exactly where our down comes from With the launch of our Down Promise we ensure 100% traceability in our down supply chain and that the greatest possible care is given to the birds involved. It quickly b ­ ecomes the best down policy in the outdoor industry.

2015

Hunting, but not as you may know it

2005

Fjällräven Classic takes place for the first time

Everyone should be able to experience the wonders of the Swedish m ­ ountains, thinks Åke Nordin. So we launch F ­ jällräven Classic Sweden, a 110km-long trek through the wilderness. In 2014 Denmark gets it’s own version, with the US and Hong Kong following in 2016 and 2017.

2008

We take the weight off the shoulders of trekkers everywhere with Kajka

We go back to where it all started – framed backpacks. Combining smart functions, a well-thoughtthrough design and durable materials, we succeed in creating an award-winning backpack.

Conscious Hunting is our way of defining our approach to hunting. It’s about a connection to nature – to enjoy it but not exploit it. The new collection combines sustainable materials with technical performance suited to three different types of hunting.

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BERGTAGEN

2017

Back to the mountains

We return to the mountains, the landscape that inspired Åke Nordin to start developing outdoor gear in the first place, to create a mountaineering collection. Bergtagen is developed in collaboration with the Swedish Mountain Guide Association and provides a technical system for above-the-treeline use.

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Best Outdoor Trousers’ award for Keb

Goodbye PFC, hello Eco-Shell With our partners we develop a new shell fabric made from recycled polyester that’s waterproofed with PFCfree impregnation. And before it’s even available in stores it wins numerous environmental awards.

Forty years of perfecting our trouser designs pays off. Combining G-1000 and polyamide stretch fabric, our new Keb Trousers catch the ­attention not just of trekkers, but outdoor ­industry jury panels.

2012

Fjällräven brings Arctic dog ­ sledding to everyone A bit like Fjällräven Classic but on snow and with a lot of dogs, Fjällräven Polar brings together people from all walks of life for the adventure of a lifetime. We get to test our winter gear; 25 or so regular people learn outdoor survival skills.

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2018 Greenland Updated

50 years of memories and moments from the outdoors are worth celebrating. And we do it by updating our classic Greenland collection with modern techniques and fits, while maintaining the same timeless look. It’s perfect for all kinds of micro-adventures in nature.

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from city to nature These highly functional product series are created for active lives – from the mountains all the way to sea level.

mountaineering

Mountaineering

Trekking

B E R GTAG E N MOUNTAINEERING Bergtagen is a family of clothing for life above the treeline. A multifaceted system where every detail is optimised for the highest performance and reliability in mountainous environments.

K E B TECHNICAL TREKKING Products in the Keb family are developed for technical trekking with an emphasis on freedom of movement and optimized fabric functionality.

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trekking

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S I N G I TRADITIONAL TREKKING The Singi family reflects Fjällräven’s more than 50 years of making durable and ­f unctional equipment for trekking in Scandinavian ­conditions. A B I S K O LIGHTWEIGHT TREKKING Products in the Abisko family are developed for lighter day hikes and ­cabin-to-cabin trekking, in both ­Scandinavia and other regions around the world.

Everyday Outdoor Read more on page 71

H I G H C OA S T LIGHTWEIGHT OUTDOOR The High Coast family consists of lightweight, versatile products for summer outdoor life. The designs are simple and the materials have been selected for comfort, pliancy and functionality – they are perfect for spontaneous holidays. ÖV I K TRADITIONAL OUTDOOR The Övik family consists of functional and versatile products developed for ­general outdoor life. With classic styles inspired by our origins, Övik products function just as well on the trail as in town after a hike. G R E E N L A N D ICONIC OUTDOOR The Greenland family consists of a number of products that are made in g-1000 and that include features recognizable from the original ­Greenland Jacket – which of course is still part of the range.

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T R E K K IN G Fjällr även offers a wide variety of equipment for all kinds of trekking, in all conditions. Despite the wide range of products, there are lots of similarities: they are all made to last a long time,

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they’re timeless, durable and functional. Our equipment is made for nature, and produced on nature’s terms. For you, and for the ones who’ll hopefully inherit some of your Fjällräven gear one day.

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G-1000® Eco

Durable Adaptable Timeless

G-1000®

Fjällräven’s own fabric. Proven and perfected since 1968. Recycled polyester and organic cotton.

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Keb Jacket W / M

All the way to the top Hardy and well ventilated, with a technical hood and carefully worked-through fit – there are many reasons why Keb Jacket has long been a trekking favourite. G-1000 Eco and stretch fabric give the best combination of weather protection, durability and breathability, and ventilation zippers release excess heat when the tempo rises. Perfect for trekking and alpine adventures. Sizes: Women: XXS-XXL. Men: XS-XXXL. Rec. price: 299.95 € See all colours at fjallraven.com

Organic cotton

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Recycled polyester

PFC-free impregnation

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Keb Eco-Shell Jacket W Rec. price: 499.95 €

Keb Fleece Hoodie M Rec. price: 199.95 €

Keb Fleece Vest W Rec. price: 169.95 €

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Singi Trekking Cap Rec. price: 39.95 €

Singi Flannel Shirt LS M Rec. price: 89.95 €

Barents Pro Jeans M Rec. price: 149.95 €

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Abisko Trail Fleece W Rec. price: 149.95 €

Abisko Trail T-Shirt W Rec. price: 49.95 €

Abisko Shorts M Rec. price: 109.95 €

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perfected Trekking Trousers

Few other garments have as many stories to tell as a pair of trekking trousers. When Fjällräven makes trousers, we make them to last for a lifetime of adventure and all types of outdoor activities. Text Henrika Lavonius Wike  Photo Nicklas Blom

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Keb Trousers W

I look at if the trousers are suitable for what they’re designed for. Johanna Ankarloo Tarestad, Fjällräven ambassador

leagues’ constant work perfecting constructions and designing new models.

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Shin y wor n k nees, sun-bleached fabric and maybe a mended rip after a run-in with a fish hook – a pair of beloved trekking trousers holds a lot more memories than your average piece of clothing.   They embrace us, just when a good fit makes a big difference – when you have to breathe deep to oxygenate each step and the food we

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eat is converted into muscle power. In places where you just can’t have trousers that pull uncomfortably or leave a gap for cold air to get in.   Fjällräven makes trousers for all kinds of bodies. Because if there is something that is personal, it is how your trousers fit. We also make trousers for all occasions – not all outdoor people pursue the same activities.

So it makes sense that we have a large number of different trousers to choose between. One pair of trousers, ten versions Helena Waclaw has worked as a pattern maker for 30 years and is an expert when it comes to a good fit. As part of Fjällräven’s design team, her job is to turn the designer’s

sketches into three-dimensional garments.   “Something that separates outdoor garments from other items of clothing is that they are articulated – they are cut to make movement easier,” says Helena and gives an example of trousers that have to be cut so they don’t slide down when their wearer bends down or squats. Seam placement and taking in the

garment at the right places are key. Designing a new model involves the careful testing of several rounds of prototypes before everything is as it should be and the trousers are finalised.   And sometimes it doesn’t end in one pair of trousers, but several. Like with one of Fjällräven’s favourites, Keb Trousers, which have been awarded with a number of prizes

since they were launched in 2011.   “Today Keb Trousers are available in ten models, if you include all the different leg lengths and fits for men and women, plus the gaiter versions for men and women,” says Helena.   But even if Keb Trousers are a favourite for many people, they aren’t suited for everyone. And this explains Helena and her col-

Project: Testing new ideas Johanna Ankarloo Tarestad in the northern Swedish town of Östersund is another important cog in the machine that ensures all of Fjällräven’s trousers are as good as you could possibly expect. She is a Fjällräven ambassador and is part of our test team that evaluates new garments during their development process.   Johanna agrees that fit is personal. It’s one of the many things she looks at when she tests new products.   “One of the first things I look at when doing a test is if the trousers are too tight or too loose. But we also look at how the fabric keeps its colour after washing or how a zipper sits. I also look at if the trousers are suitable for what they’re designed for,” says Johanna, who is

a PE teacher and mountain guide; as a guide she has worked for several years on Fjällräven Classic.   She prefers trousers with a low waist, like Keb Trousers.   “But I have understood that Curved Fit is a favourite among many women who like higher waists and who want trousers that are firm and supportive.” From alpine trekking to jungle hiking Fjällräven’s very first pair of trousers came in 1970; the Greenland Trousers, which followed the much-appreciated Greenland Jacket that was released two years earlier. Both were made from a waxed fabric that had proved to be too heavy for tents, but perfect for outdoor clothing. The fabric was named G-1000 and through the years it has become a classic in Fjällräven equipment due to its low weight, strength and weather resistance.   Still today, most of our trousers

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G-1000® Eco

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Keb Trousers W / M

Test favourite in harsh terrain Hardwearing, reliable and full of practical features – our prize-winning Keb Trousers are technically advanced trekking trousers designed for demanding treks in challenging terrain. Made from durable fabrics with excellent ventilation – G-1000 Eco and stretchy polyamide – and with ventilation zippers that release even more excess heat. Also available in a gaiter version with zip-off legs, as well as a shorts version. Sizes: Women: 32-48. Men: 42-60. Rec. price: 219.95 € See all colours at fjallraven.com Organic cotton

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Recycled polyester

PFC-free impregnation

Keb Trousers dismantled 1. Hybrid design with stretch fabric and G-1000 Eco optimized for technical trekking. 2. G-1000 Eco with recycled polyester and organic cotton. 3. Pre-shaped knees with pockets for kneepads. 4. Ventilation zippers to release excess heat when activity levels rise. 5. Mesh pocket inside the large leg pocket to keep track of a phone or other small things. 6. Double layers of G-1000 Eco to reinforce high wear areas such as knees. 7. Boot hooks that are easy to fold away when not in use. 8. Adjustable leg endings for different activities and personal preferences. 9. Gear loops combined with belt loops for light equipment such as carabiners or a compass. 10. Zipper garage to keep zipper pullers from snagging.

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Keb Trousers M

Keb Gaiter Trousers M Rec. price: 249.95 €

Keb Trousers M

Vidda Pro Trousers M Rec. price: 169.95 €

Abisko Trekking Tights M Rec. price: 169.95 €

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are made in G-1000, but we also make trousers in Eco-Shell for wet, rainy conditions. For other models we use stretch fabric, or a combination of stretch and G-1000 on different sections so their different qualities are made the most of and contribute to great functionality.   As explorers of nature, we have also used our collected expertise in the subject area of trekking trousers to create the world’s first trekking tights. Abisko Trekking Tights for men and women were launched in 2017 and are designed to handle the challenges of mountain terrain with reinforcements in all the right places and pockets for a map and compass.   All these variations are adapted for different climates and types of adventures. Because even if we love making versatile trousers that

work for many different activities, trekking in tropical regions requires different solutions than trousers designed for the Scandinavian climate. Years of adding finishing touches Whichever model you choose, you can be sure of one thing: your Fjällräven trousers will last you a long time. They are all made from fabric that is hardwearing and their colours and designs are timeless so will last for many seasons. Our trousers are also made sustainably – we care about nature and it is important to us that future generations will also get the chance to explore it.   We have years of work behind us, putting together all the pieces that contribute to the whole – so

that all new G-1000 models are now made from our Eco version of the fabric in organic cotton and recycled polyester. And we only used fluorocarbon-free impregnation in all our waterproof and water-resistant products. We have also taken countless other measures that regulate chemical, energy and water use as well as working conditions for the employees of our suppliers.   Our basic mission is the same as it has always been, ever since Fjällräven was founded many decades ago: To encourage more people to get out and experience nature. Now and in the future.

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Abisko Trekking Tights W

As explorers of nature, we have used our collected expertise in the subject area of trekking ­trousers to create the world’s first trekking tights.

Keb Trousers W Rec. price: 219.95 €

Vidda Pro Trousers Curved W Rec. price: 169.95 €

Abisko Trekking Tights W Rec. price: 169.95 €

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spectacular trekking for everyone

It started over two decades ago with an idea of inspiring more people to start trekking in the wilderness. Ever since, Fjällräven Classic has been encouraging new and old enthusiasts to experience the great outdoors and the joy of trekking together along the 110 km King’s Trail in northern Sweden. The first export of the event was to Denmark’s rural coastal regions. And the idea continued to grow as we saw a need to cater to the ever-increasing international trekking core

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that had taken Classic into their hearts.   In 2017 it was time to really branch out. Fjällräven Classic stepped out into the world to explore new continents and environments. To Colorado, with its high mountains and thin air. To Hong Kong with its lush jungles, and views of skyscrapers in the distance.   The concept is still the same. You carry your own equipment and take responsibility for your trek, but both officials and new friends are there to

support you along the way. When your camping stove won’t light or a new blister is stinging, a helping hand is always close by. Because when like-minded people meet on top of a mountain or by a campfire, companionship comes easily.

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Colorado’s Rocky Mountains bring a demanding trek to the table when Fjällräven Classic makes a move into the USA. And the rewards are amazing for those who decide to take on the challenge. From snow-clad peaks and flowering meadows to companionship, laughter and new friends. Text Karin Wallén Photo Alison Vagnini

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opper Mounta in. We are already 3000 metres above sea level when I eat breakfast and make my way to the bus that will take me to the start. It’s not long now until 224 people will take their first steps on Classic USA, the very first Fjällräven Classic held outside Scandinavia, right here in the heart of Colorado. Fjällräven’s

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North American HQ is located only a few hours away, in Boulder. And just around the corner is everything we have been waiting for since the idea first became a reality: the Rocky Mountains with their winding trails, panoramic views and great company.   New friendships have already started to form after the previous evening at Trekker’s Inn where

food, drinks and mingling were combined with information from the organisers, medical teams and sponsoring partners. Primus handed out gas bottles and helped anyone who wanted to test-drive their camping stove. Morakniv made sure we all had a knife and a fire steel, and Grayl contributed with filter bottles, so the water in the Rockies is drinkable. Fjällräven

provided packing advice and tips on how to dress for a multi-day trek.   Everyone had already read up on how to prepare, but there was still a lot of hands-on assistance available from both the officials and the other participants. Everyone was willing to help. And some new friendships had started forming even before we arrived in Colorado.   “I wrote something on the event’s

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Facebook page and got in touch with Steve. We stayed in contact and met up when I arrived,” says Nellie Backteman, from Västerås in Sweden. She had dreamed about a trekking adventure in the USA but couldn’t find anyone willing to join her from home.   When she got to Colorado, she instead met up with Steve and his friend Grover, both from Connecticut. And once they were on the bus they started chatting with Peter from New York. In no time the four of them felt like a firm group of friends. And now they are off on the first stage of the trek, up through the forest, towards the treeline and plateau up on Wise Mountain. Thin air and high mountains The trail zigzags up the mountain and starts to feel like hard work when we reach 3,700 metres above sea level. To add to this, the vistas are also taking our breath away. Snow-clad peaks and staggering views open up in front of us like an endless panorama.   Tony, a health care worker in his everyday life, sets a good pace. In the winter he works as a ski patroller in a nearby ski area and it is obvious that he is used to the altitude. He moves back and forth in the group and sometimes, just when I think he is in front of me, he turns up from behind, then passes me with some encouraging words.   Everyone is buzzing with enthusiasm at our first checkpoint. The participants come from nine different countries, although the majority are from the USA albeit from a wide range of states. I meet Bob and Aleida Sterling from San Diego who have done the Swedish Classic on the King’s Trail and didn’t want to miss the chance of testing the experience in the USA.   “I loved the Swedish wilderness with the mountains and the wide open spaces. And the reindeer! There were so many more people on that trek, but we still walked alone for long stretches. It was such an amazing experience,” says Aleida.   Once again, health-care worker

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Tony has mysteriously appeared from nowhere. He is pointing out the “Fourteeners” – the twin peaks of Grays and Torreys poking up into the sky in the distance like two white bumps on the horizon. There is something special about peaks over 1400 feet (4,267 metres), and Colorado has 53 of them. Some people like to collect them – to climb

as many fourteeners as possible.   We satisfy ourselves with admiring them from afar. Just being here at over 3,800 metres above sea level is a big enough challenge, and I am happy to say that I am still coping well. Sure, my breathing is heavier in the thin air, but I’ve managed to avoid headaches and feeling ill so far. Maybe because I’ve been

careful to follow everyone’s advice to drink a lot of water along the way. My altitude acclimatisation has gone well, but not everyone has been so lucky.   As I continue along the trail, which is finally descending, I see a couple of faces that look a little pale. They get some help from the medic Alicia who offers them a lift

on her terrain vehicle if they don’t feel better soon. It’s quite different from trekking in the low-altitude Swedish wilderness. The steep terrain uses a lot of energy, and any symptoms of altitude sickness must be taken seriously. Wild animals in the night It has already started to get dark

when I reach my tent site and the familiar camp noises of tent poles being put together, camping stoves and – music in the form of guitar, fiddles and singing. A little band has made a temporary stage by the camp and soon an audience has gathered.   As the daylight disappears, people gather around the campfire

talking about the day’s experiences. Jeremiah from California hands me a delicious chocolate cake baked in an orange skin over the campfire. We have been generously rewarded with some fantastic surprises from the officials and sponsors, and now everything is starting to sink in.   I think back to the amazing scenery and all the people I’ve

met so far. I remember the white, fluffy mountain goats that appeared out of nowhere on a green mountain plateau, and how my muscles burned as we navigated our way down a steep mountainside. And I remember how encouraging words and handfuls of candy replenished my energy reserves.   When I am brushing my teeth

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CLASSIC USA

What to bring For the most mountainous of the Fjällräven Classic treks, make sure you bring equipment light enough for the constant altitude changes, yet warm enough to keep you comfortable when the temperature drops at night. Also, to keep the local animals at a moderate distance, a bear canister for your food is included in the starting fee.

Kaipak 58

Hanwag Tatra Boots

Singi 2 or 3 Season

Trekking Wool Socks

Sleeping mat

2 pairs of underwear

Abisko View 2

Cap & Beanie

Primus Lite Stove & gas

1 (or 2) Trekking poles & Gloves

Abisko Lite Trekking Zip Off Trousers

Grayl Water-filter Bottle

Abisko Trekking Tights

Abisko Eco-Shell Jacket & Trousers

Long sleeve light woollen top

Sun Screen & Toiletries

Short Sleeve Trekking T-Shirt x 2

Abisko Padded Pullover

Keb Fleece Hoodie

Head Lamp

Abisko Windbreaker Jacket

Abisko View 2 Rec. price: 749.95 €

Singi Three Season Regular/Long

Kaipak 58

Rec. price: 399.95 €

Rec. price: 249.95 €

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under the starry sky, someone from a neighbouring tent comes up to me with a little storage canister. “It’s bear safe,” he explains, and wonders if I have any open food packages I want to put in there. He’s going to place the canister a bit away from the tents, so the bears won’t be tempted to come too close.   “No, I don’t have anything that is open,” I say, a little unsure of myself. My neighbour looks uncertainly at me and says:   “You might be alright then.”   When I finally fall asleep, I dream of bears moving about in the bushes around my tent. And I wake early to the sound of – wolves howling? No one has bothered to tell us there are husky breeders within earshot. A long day on the trail I am starting to think that Colorado is home to the world’s friendliest mountain bikers. I see only looks of pure happiness when we meet along the trail as I take a step aside so they can swish past with their big smiles and warm comments to “have a nice day!”   The route takes us through varied terrain, along forest trails that open onto flowering meadows with distant mountains as a backdrop. But we are weary when we come to the first checkpoint. We take a long lunch to charge our batteries. When we continue on we meet a couple of long-distant hikers that make our three days on the trail seem like a quick stroll. Christopher Carmody and Sara Bishop are socalled through-hikers, and there are many of these in the USA. They started at the Mexican border two months earlier and the plan is to reach the Canadian border in another two months. The trail they are hiking is the Continental Divide Trail, CDT, and it feels like such a bonus that we are experiencing even a small part of it.   For us Classic hikers, it is a long day and I have hardly had time to pitch my tent in the evening before we are called to a meeting held by chief medic Kevin Kelble. He talks

us through what we are to expect tomorrow, and points up towards Peak Six.   “There is still snow up there and you’ll have to traverse it. There is no possibility of being evacuated by a vehicle so take a minute to see how strong you are feeling. If you don’t have the energy to make it over the pass, we can give you a lift around the mountain. Encouragement, support and companionship The sun’s rays bounce off the steep snowfields as we slowly make our way up towards the heights of Breckenridge. I’m so happy that I didn’t let myself be intimidated by this section and take the alternative route. It is our third and final day and the sun is shining down from a clear blue sky.   In addition, I have found a new friend in Greg Lindström – a happy American man in his 70s with Swedish roots. He tells me about his first contact with Fjällräven, which took place when he was on a trip to Sweden tracing the Lindström family tree. He took the inland train route and saw countless people on-board all dressed in outdoor clothing.   “I started talking with some of them, and it turned out that they were all on their way home from the Swedish Fjällräven Classic event. The first thing I did once I was home was Google it, and I saw an ad for the Polar dog-sledding event too. So I decided straight away to sign up.”   Greg was given a place on Fjällräven Polar on his first attempt, and the same summer he hiked the Classic and took the opportunity to catch up with some of his friends he met on the dog-sledding adventure. When he saw that Classic was coming to the USA, it was a given that he would sign up.   Suddenly, Fjällräven’s outdoor expert Johan Skullman catches up with us on the trail and Greg lights up. They have been through hardships together in the northern Scandinavian winter, and Greg will never forget the companionship he

found in Johan and the other Polar participants.   And the same goes for Classic, he thinks, even here in the USA. In addition to the amazing views, the trail is full of good conversations, positive encouragement and a wonderfully friendly atmosphere. Johan Skullman agrees that this is at least half of the fun in hiking.   “There is something special about the people who share this experience. They share the feeling that they have been challenged, they share the pain of blisters and the weight of their backpacks. Classic has changed the way we think about trekking, I think. That

your own hike” – that you do what suits you on your hike. It comes from the big trails where you hike a long way, and it says it’s OK to take a break, take a bus for a section or go shopping, without saying that you have stopped your hike. It is quite free – you don’t need to evaluate how the hike is done. The aim is to be outdoors, enjoy yourself and have a good time.   When I reach the finish in Copper Mountain, I’m met by happy faces and cheers. I’m welcomed in by Bob and Aleida, who I met at the start of the trek. They are enjoying a big meal and a cold beer direct from the tap at the Trekker’s Inn.

it can be a social activity, instead of something that has to be done individually.”   Carl Hård af Segerstad, project manager for Classic USA, agrees, and says that there is also something in the Americans that we can learn from:   “People often talk about “hiking

  “This was a tougher hike than the one in Sweden. But the atmosphere was more intimate here. People are so open. We have met so many people,” says Bob as he cheers on another new buddy who is just arriving.   Aleida nods in agreement.   “I wasn’t sure if I would like this

hike as much, because we loved the experience in Sweden so much. But it has been wonderful. Everyone is so nice!” she says and continues: “If you had asked me yesterday I would have probably said that I wouldn’t do it again. But I would. I would do it again. I want to do it again!” 

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Tough, sweaty trekking in seriously steep jungle. White tropical beaches with endless views. Joy and companionship. Fjällräven Classic has its Hong Kong premier just beyond the skyscrapers. Text Gunnar Andersson  Photo Lloyd Belcher

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he trail has been long and you’re tired. Soaked in sweat, a bit hungry and it’s hot, no – it’s hotter than hot. The heat of the midday sun is nothing short of scorching – but soon you’ll be there. You can hear the music and the people just ahead at the finishing area. One last corner and you step onto the trekking world’s premier stage. The Chinese are cheering. The Malaysians are clapping and the Koreans are lighting up the world with their huge grins. A couple of Thais move to make some space in the finishing area. The Japanese are bowing. You have no idea what’s happening! What’s going on? Why are they making such a big fuss of me? I’m among the last to cross the finish line.   But soon you start to understand. Everyone is met with this amazing reception. No one is the least bit interested in if you are first or last over the finish line of Fjällräven Classic, and it dawns on you that everyone is as proud of their personal performances as you are, and with good reason. The trek was much more challenging

than expected. At least for the majority of us. Skyscrapers and jungle The international trekking event Fjällräven Classic has reached Hong Kong. This compact city of seven million people is under the sovereignty of The People’s Republic of China, but it’s autonomous and in comparison a much freer society than its mother country. An intense and on the surface chaotic metropolis. Full of skyscrapers and always at the top of the heap where real estate prices are concerned. As big as the Swedish island of Öland, but with significantly more mountainous terrain – of which 40 percent is nature reserves. This might sound a little odd, but the explanation comes as we cool our feet in the mountains’ many streams or trek along the cemented water canals that wind their way through the jungle. Hong Kong is incredibly short of fresh water. The compact earth it is built on is no good at storing it. All precipitation is harnessed and stored in a system of dams and canals around which the dense jungle builds the

most effective protection. Hong Kong is strangely green.   After the success of Swedish Lapland, Fjällräven Classic was exported to Denmark. The next step was the USA and now it’s arrived in Asia. It’s true, a few Scandinavian outdoor traditionalists surely raised their eyebrows when they heard about Hong Kong being selected, but the city is Southeast Asia’s economic hub and Fjällräven is becoming a more and more common sight in today’s many megacities. They are where most of Fjällräven’s modern users live and we all know that adventure starts at home, regardless of where that is. Mountains and forests located close to big cities show us once again that amazing views and challenging terrain do not have to be exclusive of each other. Fantastic trekking trails Just like the other events, Fjällräven Classic Hong Kong is a multiday trek starting on a set date with a mass start, after which you are on

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your own. Exactly which rules there are and what is obligatory to take with you is dictated by each place and its climate. In highly urbanised Hong Kong with its 6 500 people per square kilometre, there is obviously no right to free camping like we have in Sweden, and a couple of sleepy cafes look like they are breaking all records when close to 400 trekkers suddenly pass through for a cup of coffee and some noodles plus candy for the road. And this is exactly the kind of thing needed to replenish energy in mountainous Hong Kong, where the highest peak of 958 metres protrudes straight out of the sea. The trekking trails we follow reach about half way up to the tops, but the trails often start from beaches and there is no shortage of them. Interestingly, they tend to take the most direct route up to the deciduous forest covered peaks and ridges. No zigzagging here, which is what we are used to in Europe. Here it is straight up we go. Maximum vertical metres in

the shortest route possible please. Countless endless flights of concrete steps that are irregular enough to require full attention the whole way. The advantage of these is that they don’t turn into muddy ditches or get washed away in a downpour, and they allow access to workers whose job it is to maintain the intricate system of canals. But your efforts are rewarded with sweeping panoramas of beaches fringed with jungle and countless islands bobbing in the sea far below. Hong Kong is beautiful – there’s no discussion – its unique combination of skyscrapers and wilderness is fascinating. There are so many trails to choose between and a network of boat routes allowing coastal access opens even more possibilities. Make sure you pack your swimming gear. You’ll regret it if you don’t.   Hong Kong is located in the tropics, just south of the Tropic of Cancer, but the climate is more sub-tropical and unlike fully tropical areas the seasons are clearly seen here. This

is primarily due to the coastal mountains that stop cool air from the north in the winter. Fjällräven Classic is held in October when the temperature is comparable with those rare Swedish summer days that fill Instagram with pictures of half-naked Scandinavians. American and European trekkers consequently seem to prefer shorts while Asian trekkers are more often seen in long trousers and sleeves – they are seeking protection from both the undergrowth and the sun. The Fjällräven Classic Hong Kong premier has attracted trekkers from 20 different countries. Their experience of warm and humid climates varies from them being regular jungle Tarzans and Janes to those more familiar with sub-arctic Scandinavia – and the latter are very pleased that they followed advice to ditch the sleeping bag in favour of a sleeping sheet. Sun umbrellas Intense rain and strong onshore winds are other tropical trade-

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International trekking event held over three days in October. You carry your own tent and some of your food along the trails in Sai Kung Country Park, just beyond the skyscrapers of Hong Kong.   After a mass start, trekkers walk at their own pace via set checkpoints to predetermined campsites. You trek through the jungle in what is often very steep terrain. The trails are well signposted and the event officials mark the trails where needed. Distance: 48 km.   The average temperature in October when the event is held is 24-28 degrees Celsius. Intense rainfall may be experienced, but downfalls are usually short. The humidity is high (70%).

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marks. Gore-tex and other semipermeable diffusion fabrics don’t really do what they are supposed to in the high humidity, and laminated fabrics make you feel like you are boiling in your own juices within a couple of minutes. A rain poncho is a better idea, but an umbrella is even smarter as it also protects from the burning sun. In any case, if it rains you’ll get wet, but that doesn’t mean that you’ll get cold too at these latitudes. It is a good idea to invest in a good tent and be careful to anchor it down before turning in for the night. Our first campsite is in a sheltered spot behind tall trees and is patrolled by a herd of cows. Naturally curious, they are aware that modern trekkers often leave exciting things out in the open. A few participants try to convince the cows otherwise, but it doesn’t go so well. Our next campsite is on Ham

Tim Beach, which has significantly fewer cows. Here we prepare “hot pot” on our camping stoves with the sun setting over the sea as our backdrop and we let this incredibly romantic outdoor scene take priority over the nagging feeling that sand is getting into every tiny corner of our tents.   The majority of the participants on Fjällräven Classic Hong Kong are from Southeast Asia and a surprising amount of them have already been on a Classic event. People are catching up with each other at the mass start and during the three days that follow, there are many trips down memory lane shared along the trail. And this reveals the true reason for the events’ impressive success. Trekking is a civilised activity. It believes in equality and in Southeast Asia this is clearly seen. We all have

a common interest and we are all trekking towards the same goal. Yes, we may speak different languages and have very different cultural and geographical backgrounds, but just here and now all of that is irrelevant. When trekking through Sai Kung Country Park we all take breaks with each other by the streams and eat dinner together, and we are all pleasantly surprised by the companionship we experience – the relaxed company of people who don’t place any major demands on each other. Fjällräven Classic Hong Kong warms us in more than one way, but the region is hardly something for trekkers who are looking to spend time alone. In the weekends the local Hong Kongers come here in droves from the city. Some just want to walk to the closest beach or picnic spot, others plan to walk as far as

us, but with a difference. Their backpacks are much smaller and they are dressed like trail runners, even those who are planning on taking their time. The trail running fashion is global and perfectly suited to warm climates. Actually, it can be hard to find robust and durable outdoor clothing in Hong Kong, where international shopping tourism dominates and stores are full with fleeces and down vests regardless of season – it is always winter somewhere on earth. In megacity Hong Kong this is dominant, because outdoor life in Southeast Asia is, just like in the rest of the world, a direct result of prosperity and urbanisation. The other side of the coin, however, also true for every corner of the world, shows how a love of nature doesn’t come naturally to those who grow up in an air-conditioned world of steel, glass and electric light. And in this part of the world, youngsters are usually encouraged to spend all their free time studying for their university entrance exams rather than being chased outside. Fjällräven Classic shows us how nature has much more to offer than a short outing to a mountain with a view and a photo before enjoying the restaurant’s signature dish of badger stew. Fjällräven Classic proves that there is a universal companionship between people from different walks of life, just as there is between people and nature.   The next time Fjällräven C ­ lassic Hong Kong will be held is in ­October 2018. Take the chance to join us if possible. But be quick, count on places filling up fast. 

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What to bring This trek will be hot, humid and steep – and like the rest of the Fjällräven Classic treks, truly unique. We recommend lightweight, packable gear that will dry fast after downpours. You may want to use gaiters too, as you’ll be walking through tropical forest conditions at times. Abisko Friluft 45

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Climate change is the “biggest problem of our generation”. And Greenland is feeling its effects accutely. So we returned to this remote island to meet two young climate scientists to find out exactly what’s going on and how they ended up there. Text Sarah Benton  Photo Klaus Thymann, Nicklas Blom, Fredrik Lewander

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reenland. A remote island, where nature remains wild and free, untamed by humankind. It has a special place in our hearts. It was here that the seed for our most iconic product was born. It was a simple jacket – the Greenland Jacket – that went on to inspire a whole generation of Swedes to experience nature. To explore deeper and travel further. And it is to Greenland we return, 50 years later, to see what’s changed and to admire what’s remained the same. But why Greenland in the first place? The 1960s were a tumultuous decade. Yes, there was ’free love’ but there was also war, assassinations, civil rights and gay rights movements, anti-war demonstrations, growing societal unrest and increasing crime rates. It is also the decade when human beings first travelled to outer space.

Scientific knowledge was expanding phenomenally. Society was imagining a future filled with robots and flying cars and scientists were exploring further, to places they had never been before, from the seabed to challenging landscapes previously believed inaccessible. Greenland was one of them and in 1966 a group of Scandinavian scientists and mountaineers packed up supplies and camping gear and headed off into the country’s back and beyond. That camping gear was supplied by Fjällräven. It included tents and backpacks – at the time, the young Swedish outdoor brand wasn’t producing clothing.   On return, the expeditionists praised their Fjällräven gear but bemoaned their clothing. It was too heavy. It took too long to dry. It was uncomfortable. So that prompted Fjällräven founder, Åke Nordin, to create the Greenland Jacket, made from his new G-1000 material and impregnated with his Greenland Wax. The combination proved to

be a fruitful one and the jacket was a huge success.   Being such a triumph has meant we haven’t changed anything in half a century, not wanting to interfere with this winning formula. Until now, that is. This season, we’re re-launching our Greenland collection. Greenland Updated has modernised fits and more sustainable materials combined with the timeless Greenland aesthetic.   But we wanted to do more than just launch an updated collection. We wanted to return to Greenland, for an update on the situation there.

And to do so we contacted two climate scientists, PhD student Gabriel (Gabe) Lewis and Masters student Karina Graeter, both of Dartmouth College in the US. Greenland as the canary Roughly 80% of Greenland – the world’s largest island – is covered by a permanent ice sheet. And this ice sheet is vast – roughly 1,710,000 km2, almost four times the size of Sweden. It’s also a really important piece of the climate change puzzle. Its sheer sun-reflecting ability moderates global tempera-

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tures while its meltwater mitigates ocean circulation patterns. But it’s also climate change’s canary: the Arctic is warming roughly twice as fast as the rest of the planet. And it is for these reasons that Gabe and Karina were conducting research on this “big, flat, white” landmass.   “Most people don’t ever think of the Greenland ice sheet,” says Gabe. “But it’s so important globally for fresh water, sea level rise and glaciation.”   Four years into a five-year PhD, this is Gabe’s second stint on Greenland. His research looks at how the Greenland ice sheet, specifically the intermediate zone – which is rarely studied – is responding to climate change.   The team collected ice cores that show changes in snowfall and snow melt over the course of the past half-century. The aim is to compare these data with what climate models are predicting and look for similarities and anomalies.   “The biggest goal of this research is to see if the climate models we have today are accurate. If they can accurately predict what’s happening today, then we can have a lot more faith in their predictions for 100-200 years from now. But if the models don’t do a good job today, then it’s really hard to put any faith into a prediction 100 years into the future.”   This research could have massive implications on how we, as a society, react and adapt to climate change. With the United States pulling out of the Paris Climate Agreement – that limits warming to 2°C above pre-industrial levels – and severely reducing its funding for scientific research, the world’s future is in jeopardy. More than just rising sea levels The effects of climate change are broad. Scientists now believe it will increase the incidence of severe storms, drought, wildfires and have knock-on effects – disproportionately affecting the poorest people in the world – such as increased famine and creating so-called climate refugees, fleeing places that

are no longer hospitable.   “I think climate change is the biggest problem of our generation. If we don’t act now (like 10 years ago, ideally), I think we’re going to have some drastic changes, which will massively impact the entire world,” says Gabe, passionately. “As a middle-class white boy, it’d be nice to help out some of these other, poorer countries using whatever brainpower I was blessed with to answer some of these questions. It’s something I’ve always been interested in and it’s something where I can benefit a lot of people and help out, hopefully, by coming up with a fix and not just telling people what’s wrong. But this involves working with politicians and changing the behaviour of the US, China and Europe. I just hope to be able to do my little bit.”   Hailing from California – a state that’s now rebuking the national government’s stand on climate change – Gabe has always been the outdoorsy type. He spent his youth hiking with his dad, surfing and climbing. But in terms of academic interests, he was first and foremost a mathematician.   “I originally studied math. But in

my first undergrad semester I took a geology course. We never met in the classroom. We were always outside, looking at rivers or rocks or going on hikes. This was so cool, especially as an 18-year-old boy – you just go outside and hit rocks with a hammer and go swimming in rivers to see how it’s flowing. So I dropped the math and double-majored in physics and earth sciences, trying to bridge the gap between the calculus and the computer models that the physicists are really good at, and the earth scientists, who do more observational science without any equations. I wanted to use calculus everyday to explain the natural world.”   Karina on the other hand, started exploring the great outdoors a lot later. It was the Ohio native’s older sister, who dragged her out on backpacking trips, that changed Karina’s view of nature. But the real twist in her story came on an exchange semester in New Zealand. She became fascinated with glaciers and after completing her undergrad in volcanology she took a Masters position at Dartmouth that allowed her to focus on climate change. And that’s how she ended up on

Greenland, where her research was less expansive than Gabe’s, but no less important and insightful.   “My research has focused on how changes in summertime climate are affecting the Greenland ice sheet,” Karina explains. “Surface meltwater is increasing on Greenland because temperatures in the summer are warmer. And the main part of that is due to human climate change. But some of it is the result of natural climate variability. And one really great thing we’ve been able to do, since the records we took are so long, is to look at these trends in a climate context, such as with changes in atmospheric pressure, and see how these are attributing to the surface melt. It’s the first time we’ve been able to look at the actual physical results of melt on the ice sheet and how it relates to climate. And this is really exciting because we know that temperatures in the future are going to get warmer, but they might not continue to increase at the same rate. So we might see changes in how the melt is happening. It’s really great for making future predictions about surface melt in Greenland, which impacts the whole world.”

I think climate change is the ­biggest problem of our generation. Gabriel Lewis, PhD student at Dartmouth College

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And what’s so fascinating about Karina’s work is that it’s plain to see. No computer models or statistics that can be misinterpreted.   “Karina’s research is really cool. You can see these results with your naked eye,” says Gabe. “She found there are a lot more days above freezing in a lot of these areas. Up until 1990 it pretty much never got above freezing. Since then it gets above freezing frequently enough that around 3-5 cm of snow melts every year, which creates these thick ice layers. This is unprecedented over the previous 50-500 years.” So what does all this mean? Are we all doomed? Of course the climate has changed before. But the speed of this warming is unheard of. And most scientists agree that its increase is caused by human actions. Recent headlines range from doomsday sounding: “Is it too late to save the world?” (The Guardian, 4 November 2017), to action promoting: “Fight climate change by suing polluters, says scientist” (National Geographic, November 2017).   The US government’s decision to remove itself from the Paris Climate Accord has placed extra pressure on the scientific community. This is a slap in the face of the very people that can help the world adapt.   “When I first went into grad school my plan was to come out

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and get a job working for the EPA or National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, doing research for them, but now they’re not hiring. So my plans have changed quite a bit,” says Karina. “Research isn’t easy and you really want to try and make a difference, but it’s hard to stay motivated and positive when you feel like you’re being attacked. We’re coming at it from a place of integrity, wanting to do the best science we can and it doesn’t help when people say that we’re not good at what we’re doing. But I’m still young, so I’m still motivated despite societal pressures. I just wish there were more opportunities. I think lots of people are passionate about this field and making a difference.” Action from the ground up It’s not all doom and gloom. NGOs, individual cities, groups of poorer nations and even wealthy states, like California, are taking action and

fighting for what they believe in.   “There is dwindling hope. But we have to remain realistic in our optimism,” says Gabe. “There is still something we can do, but we need to do it now. I think it will boil down to a grassroots movement, even if national politics don’t agree. It’s inspiring to see people in positions of power stand up for what they believe in.”   Karina is now working at the University of Maine’s Sustainability Office, looking at how society can take research and use it to better our communities and economies. And she believes communication is the key to success for mitigating climate change.   “Communicating the research is the real challenge. If people understand the science, they’ll have more motivation to make the changes that need to be made.”   It’s about feeling connected. Feeling important. Feeling that

we as individuals have a role to play. And for that we need to see the bigger picture.   “Being outdoors in nature is a great way to step away from the science, from looking at a computer all day or being in the lab,” says Gabe. “You get back to looking at the bigger picture and the questions that you’re ultimately trying to answer. It’s really easy to get lost in the weeds of one particular line of a computer programme. I can step back from all that and say ’this is what we’re trying to figure out. This is how we want to do it’.”   For Gabe and Karina, nature is both their place to escape the science, but also a reminder of why they’re pursuing it and why it’s so important. 

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Tradition meets innovation After spending a lifetime in nature, our classic Greenland collection is now being updated for a new generation of outdoor enthusiasts. Greenland Half Century Jacket is a sustainable tribute to Fjällräven’s very first jacket and has an updated fit and a number of useful details. Innovative construction with taped, exceptionally pliant seams and tried-and-tested G-1000 Eco fabric make it just as suitable for trekking or weekend outings as it is for everyday life in the city. Sizes: Women: xxs-xl. Men: xs-xxl. Rec. price: 479.95 € See all colours at fjallraven.com

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Kånken Greenland

Classic Kånken with a Greenland take To celebrate the 50 years since the first Fjällräven jacket was successfully introduced, we are now releasing a new version of our classic Kånken backpack. Kånken Greenland is made from the HeavyDuty Eco version of our G-1000 fabric and has the patterned webbing straps that match the rest of the Greenland series. Like its Kånken siblings, it is hardwearing and ready to accompany you wherever you go. Sizes: 27 x 38 x 13 cm (16L). Rec. price: 109.95 € See all colours at fjallraven.com Organic cotton

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4 FOREVER YOUNG This y e ar, Fjällr äv en Kånken turns 40. It was originally created to prevent back pain among Swedish school children in the 70s. But soon, people found their own personal ways to make use of it. Maybe its because a Kånken has room for just about everything – from grand

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future plans to an ordinary lunch box. With the love of all the Kånkeneers, it has made its way from Örnsköldsvik out into the world. Utilized in millions of ways, the Kånken stayed Kånken. Forever functional. Forever young. Forever yours – to carry in your own way.

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The Kånken Art Exhibition The non-profit membership association Svensk Form is tasked by the Swedish government to promote Swedish design at home and abroad. In 2016 it added Kånken to its list of protected pieces of art. To celebrate this we invited the millions of Kånken users around the world to take part in a Kånken art competition. We were overwhelmed by the number of entries and the amazing creativity of Kånken users. During 2017 the winning artworks were put on display at Fjällräven brand stores in Hong Kong, Amsterdam and Oslo. Please, keep sharing your Kånken art with us.

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Räven 20L Rec. price: 99.95 €

FJÄLLRÄVEN COLOURS Colours of nature inspire us. Every season we carefully pick some of them for you to carry with you, wherever you go. Find your daypack at fjallraven.com Forever Nature

High Coast 24 Rec. price: 69.95 €

Totepack No. 1 Rec. price: 119.95 €

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E V E RY DAY O U T D OOR Our outdoor equipment is made for getting out and enjoying a day in a nearby forest, going on holiday or commuting to work or school – even on days when a lot of people might choose to stay indoors.

EVERYDAY OUTDOOR

We make functional, durable and timeless equipment with sustainable materials like G-1000 Eco, Eco-Shell and ethically produced down. Equipment to inspire more people to enjoy and appreciate nature.

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Fjällräven Est. 1960 T-Shirt W Rec. price: 44.95 €

High Coast Dress W Rec. price: 79.95 €

High Coast Trail Trousers W Rec. price: 139.95 €

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G-1000® Eco

Durable Adaptable Timeless

G-1000®

Fjällräven’s own fabric. Proven and perfected since 1968. Recycled polyester and organic cotton.

Women’s style

Kiruna Lite Jacket W

Step lightly in nature Choose a path closer to nature with lightweight, pliant Kiruna Lite Jacket. The hardwearing G-1000 Lite Eco fabric is weather resistant enough to handle light showers and will ventilate out moisture when you pick up the pace on your way to school, work or to meet up with friends. This, together with its simple style and well-fitting, articulated cut, makes it perfect for a whole range of outings and activities. Sizes: xxs-xl. Rec. price: 199.95 € See all colours at fjallraven.com Organic cotton

EVERYDAY OUTDOOR

Recycled polyester

PFC-free impregnation

Adaptable

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High Coast Shirt SS M Rec. price: 89.95 €

Forever Nature T-Shirt M Rec. price: 49.95 €

Karl Pro Trousers M Rec. price: 149.95 €

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G-1000 & Greenland Wax

Adaptable for a lifetime in nature as calm and harmonious as nature can be one day, it can be just as wild and challenging the next. We’ve learned to cherish what nature brings us and with G-1000, Fjällräven’s own hardwearing and functional fabric that has become a well-proven outdoor classic, you will be prepared for adventures in all climates all year round. From the tropics to the polar ice caps. By applying Greenland Wax, you can adapt your G-1000 garment

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to the weather conditions you are expecting. Adding more wax increases the fabric’s water and wind resistance, as well as the durability and lifespan of the garment. To make it more breathable and suitable for warmer conditions, simply wash the wax out. The combination of the durable, densely woven fabric and the treatment with Greenland Wax makes G-1000 one of the most durable and versatile outdoor fabrics in the world.

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1968

T he birt h of the G-1000 fabric involves a Greenland expedition, rejected tent fabric and a bunch of local ski jumpers from the small town Örnsköldsvik in Sweden. The dense, rugged fabric was actually meant for tents but had turned out to be too heavy for that purpose. Fjällräven’s founder Åke Nordin instead tried it out for his latest project: the Greenland Jacket. After an expedition to the remote island, Swedish explorers were disappointed with their equipment and Åke was at this time determined to develop it. While field-testing

the jacket, he found it more durable and breathable than any other fabric on the market, however, it wasn’t repelling moisture in a convincing way. Inspired by the ski jumpers from Örnsköldsvik, who used their ski wax to impregnate their trousers, he waxed the fabric with a homemade mixture of beeswax and paraffin. The old ski jumping trick solved the problem. Åke completed the jacket and he named the brand new fabric G-1000 – with G standing for Greenland – and the wax Greenland Wax, one of the most versatile fabrics in the outdoor industry was born.

Photo Lars Håkan Nilsson

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G-1000 & GREENLAND WAX

Today G-1000 is available in many different versions for different needs: G-1000 HeavyDuty, G-1000 Air, G-1000 Silent to name a few. All new G-1000 is woven from recycled polyester and organic cotton, and you can still use Åke’s Greenland Wax to adapt it yourself. We use it to make equipment for almost every kind of condition there is. Equipment like backpacks, trousers and jackets – with one exception: you still won’t find a Fjällräven tent made of G-1000.

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Hardwearing G-1000 is very resistant to wear, and this in combination with its low weight makes it an excellent choice for both travelling and outdoor life.

Adaptable By applying more Greenland Wax you can easily adapt your G-1000 garment to suit different weather conditions and activity levels. The wax will also increase the lifetime of your clothing by making it even more durable, and can easily be washed out for increased breathability.

Water resistant Greenland Wax makes G-1000 garments very resistant to rain and moisture. This means that you can wear them during brief rain showers. If the fabric gets wet, it will dry fast.

Windproof The dense weave makes G-1000 almost totally windproof. Once impregnated with Greenland Wax it offers complete protection against biting winds.

Breathable One of G-1000’s most impressive qualities is its excellent ventilation – it efficiently releases moisture from the body which is particularly practical when partaking in strenuous activities.

Mosquito safe The tight weave keeps mosquitoes and other flying insects away from your skin – practical both in the mountains and the forest, or when travelling in hot climates. (Note that G-1000 Lite and G-1000 Air are not mosquito safe.)

UV protection The fabric provides almost 100% protection against the sun’s ultraviolet rays (uva and uvb) helping to greatly reduce the risk of sunburn.

1 fabric, 5 versions G-1000 comes in five versions; all of them share the benefits of the original fabric but each has its own specific properties. The Eco versions and G-1000 Air are made from recycled polyester and organic cotton. G-1000 Original / G-1000 Eco The durable original G-1000 Silent / G-1000 Silent Eco Quiet and soft G-1000 Lite / G-1000 Lite Eco Lightweight and cool G-1000 HeavyDuty / G-1000 HeavyDuty Eco Extra hardwearing G-1000 Air* Light and extra airy

*G-1000 Air comes unwaxed for the best possible airflow in warm climates.

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1. Apply Applying wax creates a denser fabric that can better withstand wind and rain.   It also increases your garment’s durability and lifespan.   Apply the wax to the fabric using long strokes, leaving behind a thin, even layer.

2. Heat Use low to moderate heat.   Melt the wax onto the fabric using an iron on the no-steam setting.   You can also use a hairdryer.

How to wax G-1000 fabric can be adapted with Greenland Wax to suit different weather conditions and activities. Adding more wax increases the fabric’s water and wind resistance as well as the durability and lifetime of the garment. In warmer conditions, the wax can be easily washed out for cooler, more breathable clothing.

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3. Repeat Apply several times to surfaces that need extra impregnation, such as shoulders, knees, the rear and other exposed areas.   In warm climates, the wax can simply be washed out to create a cooler garment with better breathability.

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Trekking jacket wax Wax the front, shoulders and hood of the jacket. Leave the back unwaxed so heat and moisture that builds up under your backpack can escape.

High grass trouser wax Wax your trousers from the knees down to avoid getting wet when trekking in high grass during the dewy, early morning hours.

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Double waxed lower back A double layer of wax can be added to the low extended back section of a winter parka to keep moisture out when sitting down.

Classic trouser wax Use double layers of wax on the knees and rear of your trousers for protection where you need it most: when kneeling or sitting down at basecamp or on a break.

Where to wax Together with recycled polyester and organic cotton, Greenland Wax is an important part of the original G-1000 formula, and it’s added during production. You can add more wax to make your G-1000 garments more resistant to weather, wind and wear and then wash it out if you want increased breathability. Find your own way of making your equipment more versatile with Greenland Wax. Here are some classic methods to get you started.

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M O U N TA IN E E R IN G Bergtagen is a system for mountaineering. It’s engineered to offer the highest level of performance and reliability, without compromising on durability or sustainability. State of the art materials meet workhorse fabrics like G-1000.

MOUNTAINEERING

Heritage meets innovation. After years of field-testing and with all our experience we present Bergtagen – equipment to enjoy the mountains in, and whatever awaits you up there.

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BERGTAGEN

Bergtagen Jacket W

Bergtagen Eco-Shell Jacket M

Rec. price: 479.95 €

Rec. price: 579.95 €

Bergtagen Eco-Shell Jacket W

Bergtagen Eco-Shell Trousers M

Rec. price: 579.95 €

Rec. price: 499.95 €

Bergtagen Trousers W Rec. price: 359.95 €

MOUNTAINEERING

Learn more at fjallraven.com/bergtagen

Bergtagen Trousers M Rec. price: 359.95 €

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Learning is easy in nature’s classroom At the preschool I Ur och Skur Spetsbergen, the children spend their days outdoors and nature is their classroom. Outdoor education results in more active, stronger and healthier children who also take better care of nature. Text Henrika Lavonius Wike, Håkan Wike  Photo Håkan Wike

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If you cut a tree down, it bleeds. But not people blood. It’s sap. But sap is a kind of blood too. Emil, Pre-school kid at I Ur och Skur

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t takes less than five minutes to walk from the preschool to the adventure forest. Most adults would say that the weather is a bit boring – it’s grey and damp – but this doesn’t seem to concern the children as they scamper amongst the blueberry bushes, all wearing warm hats.   Emil, Anton, Saga and Stella, accompanied by preschool teacher Cajsa Sandelius, are perfectly at home in the terrain. When asked what they like about being outdoors, their answers come quickly.   “Picking blueberries!” says Stella who has a very blue mouth.   “And lingonberries!” adds Emil happily.   It is late in the summer and the peak of the berry and mushroom season. While small mouths are filled with blueberries they talk about mushrooms with wormholes, squirrels that eat toadstools, anthills and other things they spot along the way. There is so much to explore.   “Do you remember when we talked about ants? What did we learn about them?” asks Cajsa.

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  “They have six legs. Three on each side!” says Emil.   When Cajsa asks if ants like being outdoors when it’s raining, they all answer in unison “Noooo!”   “Ants like being inside when it’s raining,” they explain.   “Except for the guard ants – they stay outside in the rain,” says Saga.   It isn’t raining today so the anthills are crawling with activity when the children pass them, carrying their backpacks with seat pads, rain gear, water and extra sweaters. Soon they are also filled with pinecones, sticks, mushrooms and other small treasures found in the forest. And any rubbish spotted along the way is also collected and taken back to the preschool.   Spetsbergen is an I Ur och Skur preschool – which would loosely translate to a Rain or Shine preschool. The teaching methods used in these preschools were developed over 30 years ago and are based on the Swedish Outdoor Association’s children’s programmes, and nature is used in learning every day.   We are back at the preschool for lunch. The children sit around a

Fjällräven’s association with I Ur och Skur preschools has been running for many years and is based on a shared belief that outdoor life has many benefits for the wellbeing and development of children. Children who spend a lot of time outdoors develop more empathy for living things and find it easier to learn about sustainable development. They also move more, are healthier and stronger.   Anders Szczepanski, researcher and lecturer at Linköping University and expert on outdoor education, claims that at least parts of every subject can be taught outdoors in natural and cultural surroundings. He also emphasises that nature, classrooms and books can complement each other in the learning process.   “Teaching both inside and outside gives better learning effectiveness,” says Anders Szczepanski.

long table on the covered balcony. Cajsa tells me that she has been working at the preschool for two years.   “It is only when it’s extremely cold or raining sideways that we eat inside,” she says. “I applied for a job here because I wanted to spend more time with the kids. It was a bit too much like ’school’ at the regular preschools.”   She tells me how instead of looking at numbers on a piece of paper, they go out into the forest and look for them. Or build their own, with what they find.   “The children are much more engaged when more of their senses are involved. And they come up with better solutions to problems. They see nature from a completely different perspective from adults – we think inside the box so much. Another big difference,” she continues, “is that children who have been with us for a while begin to move much more naturally. They climb and scamper about in the terrain so easily. Their confidence grows as they learn to manage bigger challenges like a steeper

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G-1000® Eco

Durable Adaptable Timeless Fjällräven’s own fabric. Proven and perfected since 1968. Recycled polyester and organic cotton.

Kids Kånken T-shirt

G-1000®

Rec. price: 29.95 €

Kids Greenland Jacket

For the next generation of explorers Climbing trees, skidding down banks and fun in the forest – the junior version of our classic Greenland Jacket is perfect for playing and adventuring in nature. Its many pockets have plenty of space for new-found treasures and the hood is buttoned on so it will detach if it gets caught. Made from G-1000 Eco that resists wind and rain and is so durable that this jacket is likely to be passed on from one small adventurer to another. Sizes: 116-158. Rec. price: 199.95 € See all colours at fjallraven.com Organic cotton

FJÄLLRÄVEN KIDS

Recycled polyester

PFC-free impregnation

Adaptable

hill, for example.”   This isn’t just something that teachers are imagining. Research backs up their experiences. Among other benefits, the children’s motor skills, balance and problem solving abilities are strengthened when they learn in nature.   “The advantages are many and well documented,” says researcher and lecturer Anders Szczepanski, who developed the Master’s Programme in Outdoor Education at Linköping University.   “Children attending schools focusing on outdoor learning move more, and are stronger and healthier,” explains Szczepanski. “Infections simply have a more difficult time spreading outdoors, compared to crowded indoor spaces.   “Measured stress levels are also reduced outdoors according to some studies, making it easier to absorb new knowledge,” he explains. ”In addition, learning is stimulated by movement. The levels of the ’feel-good’ hormones oxytocin

and serotonin increase when children are allowed to get a bit muddy” –   ’A muddy kid is a happy kid’,” as Szczepanski puts it. And this leads to an increase in wellbeing and a stronger immune system.   Cajsa has seen several examples of the latter:   “One mother asked for special permission for her son to stay with us for an extra year, when he was really too old for preschool. Her son had previously suffered from allergies and eczema, but once he started at our preschool his health improved so much he hadn’t had a sick day in over a year.”   And nature-based learning also increases our understanding of the fact that we as people are also part of nature – not beings that should dominate all other living things. Studies from Cornell University have shown that children who spend a lot of time outdoors before the age of eleven become more environmentally

conscious adults. This connection is supported by relatively new research from Stockholm ­R esilience Centre that shows that children who regularly spend time in nature develop more empathy for living things.   They also find it easier to learn about sustainable development. That we as people are part of nature is quite logical to those who spend their days outdoors, watching plants grow and then enjoying their fruit in the form of blueberries. It is also exciting to understand how rotting leaves, ants and trees all have their important function in the cycle of life. And why we mustn’t disturb, pollute, litter or damage what is growing.   When you are five and go to a Rain or Shine preschool, the connection is obvious:   “If you cut a tree down, it bleeds. But not people blood. It’s sap. But sap is a kind of blood too,” explains Emil.  

Kids Vidda Shorts Rec. price: 69.95 €

Kids Vidda Trousers Rec. price: 99.95 €

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Walk with

NATURE “What’s so exciting at Fjällräven, is that sustainability isn’t treated as a separate project; it’s at the core of everything we do. Everyone here is striving to make sustainable choices.” Christiane Dolva Törnberg, Head of sustainability at Fjällräven

Saying No to ­Fluorocarbons Fluorocarbons have long been favoured by the outdoor industry for their water and dirt resistance. But they’re bad news for the environment. So in 2012 we decided to switch to fluorocarbon-free impregnation throughout our product range.   These chemical compounds don’t readily break down in nature. They can be transported vast distances, stored in living organisms and even work their way up the food chain. They can also affect reproduction and hormone production in mammals and are suspected carcinogens. So for us the choice is simple. We just say no to fluorocarbons.

Helping You Stay PFC-Free Fluorocarbon-free garments need more ­frequent impregnation to ensure they maintain their water-­resistance. When water no longer beads on the outer fabric, this means the ­hydrophilic membrane is not working optimally and it’s time for a top-up.   We have a PFC-free spray available online and in selected stores that will re-­impregnate your garment making it resistant to water once again.

The Fjällräven Down Promise Fully traceable down has been the reality at Fjällräven since 2014. With our Down Promise you can rest assured that when you purchase a down product from us no birds were harmed, we know exactly where the down comes from and that it’s of the highest quality. Learn more: fjallraven.com/downpromise

WALK WITH NATURE

RE-WOOL We’re always on the lookout for ways to reduce the size of our environmental footprint. So using recycled wool to make new sweaters and shirts was a no-brainer. Re-Wool uses traditional Italian craftsmanship to give new life to leftover production wool, spill wool and even used woollen garments. This means less waste and less energy. The resulting products have a deeper, more unique colour too.

Our Sheep

Natasha Skott at Brattlandsgården, home to our sheep, practices holistic management farming. “We want to contribute towards a better environment and a better climate.”

ORGANIC COTTON We’ve always used high-quality cotton. But it’s a resource-intensive material. Under normal conditions, it requires lots of water, pesticides and fertilisers. This has negative effects on local biodiversity and the surrounding eco-system. It even has knock-on effects on nearby communities. So we’re phasing out regular cotton and switching to organic cotton instead. The organic fibre still has the same qualities we’ve come to know and love about cotton, but it’s grown without the use of toxic pesticides and synthetic fertilisers.

RECYCLED POLYESTER Why use virgin polyester when you can use recycled polyester? Our recycled polyester comes from PET bottles, unusable second-quality fabrics and offcuts. By using fabrics already in circulation we reduce our use of virgin raw materials, notably those that come from non-renewable sources. This has a knock-on effect: a reduction in air, water and soil contamination. Recycled polyester is strong; it retains its shape; it’s resistant to shrinkage, abrasion and wrinkling and it’s quick drying. It’s a great outdoor material.

Brattland Sweater No. 1 Tracing wool back to farm level isn’t easy. But it’s been a long-time goal of ours. We’ve finally achieved it with the Brattlands Sweater No. 1. The sheep are raised at Brattlandsgården, a farm in the Swedish mountains; the wool is from a Swedish breed, Jämtlandsfår; and the knitting takes place in Borås, the home of Sweden’s textile industry. It’s been more than two years in the making, but this sweater marks an important step along our journey towards achieving full traceability throughout our global wool supply chain.

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FJÄLLRÄVEN ICONS Material properties

Water resistant

Quick drying

Water proof

Elastic

Wicks moisture away

Wind proof

Breathable

Insulating

Insulating when damp

Durable

Mosquito safe

UV protection

Lightweight

Packable

Recycled

Recyclable

Spindye

Environmental properties

Organic

Biodegradable

Climate Comprensated

Chemical-free

How-to-wax-instructions

Apply - wax

FJÄLLRÄVEN ICONS

Heat - blow dry

Heat - iron

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index Jackets Bergtagen Eco-Shell Jacket W / M  Sizes: W: XXS-XL M: ­XS-XXL. Art no: 89863 / 83983. ­Material*:  100% polyester. Corylon: 94% polyamide, 6% aramid. Membrane:  100% ­polyester. Rec. price: 579.95 €

Kiruna Lite Jacket W  Sizes: XXS-XL. Art no: 89984. Material*:  G-1000® Lite Eco: 65% polyester, 35% cotton. G-1000® Eco: 65% polyester, 35% cotton. Rec. price: 199.95 €

Räven Jacket W / M  Sizes: W: XXS-XL M: XS-XXXL. Art no: 89985 / 87203. Material*:  G-1000® Eco: 65% polyester, 35% cotton. HC-Lite: 54% polyamide, 46% cotton. Rec. price: 269.95 €

Bergtagen Jacket W / M  Sizes: W: XXS-XL M: ­XS-XXL . Art no: 89861 / 83981. Material*:  G-1000® Lite Eco: 65% polyester, 35% cotton. G-1000® Eco: 65% polyester, 35% cotton. Corylon: 94% polyamide, 6% aramid. Rec. price: 479.95 €

Greenland Eco-Shell Jacket W / M  Sizes: W: XXS-XL M: XS-XXL. Art no: 89987 / 87205. Material*:  100% polyester. Membrane: 100% polyester. Rec. price: 499.95 €

Greenland Half Century Jacket W / M  Sizes: W: XXS-XL M: XS-XXL. Art no: 89991 / 87207. Material*:  G-1000® Eco: 65% polyester, 35% cotton. Rec. price: 479.95 €

Greenland Jacket W / M 

Midlayers Abisko Trail T-Shirt W / M  Sizes: W: XXS-XL M: XS-XXXL. Art no: 89629 / 82429. Material*:  85% lyocell, 15% wool. Rec. price: 49.95 €

Abisko Trail Fleece W / M  Sizes: W:  XS-XXL M: XS-XXL . Art no: 89589 / 82257. Material*:  100% polyester. Rec. price: 149.95 €

Fjällräven Est. 1960 T-Shirt W / M  Sizes: W: XXS-XL M: XS-XXL. Art no: 89979 / 81946. Material*:  100% cotton. Rec. price: 44.95 €

Forever Nature T-Shirt W / M 

Sizes: W: XXS-XL M: ­XS-XXL. Art no: 89997 / 87202. Material*:  G-1000® Eco: 65% polyester, 35% cotton. Rec. price: 279.95 €

Sizes: W: XXS-XL M: XS-XXL. Art no: 89958 / 81951. Material*:  100% cotton. Rec. price: 49.95 €

Greenland Shirt Jacket W 

Greenland Buttoned SS M

Sizes: XXS-XL. Art no: 89988. Material*:  G-1000® Lite Eco: 65% polyester, 35% cotton. G-1000® Lite Eco: 65% p ­ olyester, 35% cotton. Rec. price: 179.95 €

Sizes: XS-XXXL. Art no: 81516. Material*:  100% cotton. Rec. price: 79.95 €

Greenland Wind Jacket W / M 

Sizes: M: XS-XXL. Art no: 81948. Material*:  100% cotton. Rec. price: 44.95 €

Sizes: W: XXS-XL M: XS-XXL. Art no: 89986 / 87204. ­Material*:  100% polyamide. Rec. price: 249.95 €

Greenland Zip Shirt Jacket M  Sizes: XS-XXL. Art no: 81873. Material*:  G-1000® Eco: 65% polyester, 35% cotton. Rec. price: 179.95 €

Keb Eco-Shell Jacket W / M  Sizes: W: XXS-XXL M: ­XS-XXXL. Art no: 89600 / 82411. ­Material*:  100% polyester. ­Membrane: 100% polyester. Rec. price: 499.95 €

Keb Jacket W / M  Sizes: W: XXS-XXL M:­ ­XS-XXXL. Art no: 89126 / 81762. Material*:  G-1000® Eco: 65% polyester, 35% cotton. Stretch: 63% polyamide, 26% polyester, 11% elastane. Rec. price: 299.95 €

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Greenland Forever T-Shirt M 

Greenland Sweater W  Sizes: XXS-XXL. Art no: 89968. Material*:  77% cotton, 23% polyester. Rec. price: 99.95 €

Greenland Polo Shirt M  Sizes: XS-XXXL. Art no: 81514. Material*:  100% cotton. Rec. price: 89.95 €

Greenland Printed T-Shirt W / M  Sizes: W: XXS-XL M: XS-XXL. Art no: 89959 / 81952. Material*:  100% cotton. Rec. price: 49.95 €

Greenland Sweatshirt M  Sizes: XS-XXXL. Art no: 81519. Material*:  100% cotton. Rec. price: 99.95 €

Greenland T-Shirt W  Sizes: XXS-XL. Art no: 89969. Material*:  100% cotton. Rec. price: 44.95 €

Greenland Zip Hoodie W / M 

Bergtagen Eco-Shell Trousers W / M 

Accessories

Sizes: W: 34-48 M: 44-58. Art no: 89867 / 83987. Material*:  100% polyester. Corylon: 94% polyamide, 6% aramid. Membrane: 100% polyester. Rec. price: 499.95 €

Fjällräven Est. 1960 Cap 

Bergtagen Trousers W / M  Sizes: W: 34-48 M: 44-58. Art no: 89866 / 83986. Material*:  G-1000® Lite Eco: 65% polyester, 35% cotton. G-1000® Eco: 65% polyester, 35% cotton. Corylon: 94% polyamide, 6% aramid. Rec. price: 359.95 €

Greenland Jeans M 

Sizes: W: XXS-XXL M: XS-XXXL. Art no: 89967 / 81517. ­Material*:  100% cotton. Rec. price: 159.95 €

Sizes: 44-58. Art no: 81871. ­Material*:  G-1000® Eco: 65% polyester, 35% cotton. Rec. price: 149.95 €

High Coast Dress W 

Greenland Lite Jeans W 

Sizes: XXS-XL. Art no: 89621. Material*:  92% cotton, 8% e ­ lastane. Rec. price: 79.95 €

Sizes: 34-48. Art no: 89961. Material*:  G-1000® Lite Eco: 65% polyester, 35% cotton. Rec. price: 149.95 €

High Coast Shirt SS M  Sizes: XS-XXL. Art no: 82423. ­Material*:  67% lyocell, 33% cotton. Rec. price: 89.95 €

Keb Fleece Hoodie W / M  Sizes: W: XXS-XXL M: XS-XXL. Art no: 89765 / 81878 Material*:  73% polyester, 20% wool, 7% elastane G-1000® Eco: 65% polyester, 35% cotton. Rec. price: 199.95 €

Keb Fleece Vest W / M  Sizes: W: XXS-XL M: XS-XXL. Art no: 89963 / 81879. Material*:  73% polyester, 20% wool, 7% elastane G-1000® Eco: 65% polyester, 35% cotton. Rec. price: 169.95 €

Singi Flannel Shirt LS M  Sizes: XS-XXL. Art no: 82445. Material*:  91% cotton, 9% wool. Rec. price: 89.95 €

Trousers Abisko Shorts M  Sizes: 44-60. Art no: 82833. Material*:  G-1000® Original: 65% polyester, 35% cotton. Rec. price: 109.95 €

Abisko Trekking Tights M  Sizes: XS-XXXL. Art no: 81506. Material*:  62% polyamide, 16% aramid, 12% elastane, 10% polyester Stretch 1: 82% polyamide, 18% elastane. Stretch 2: 88% polyamide, 12% elastane. Rec. price: 169.95 €

Abisko Trekking Tights W  Sizes: XXS-XXL. Art no: 89586. Material*:  62% polyamide, 16% aramid, 12% elastane, 10% polyester. Stretch: 82% polyamide, 18% elastane. Rec. price: 169.95 €

Barents Pro Jeans M  Sizes: 44-60. Art no: 81461. Material*:  G-1000® Original: 65% polyester, 35% cotton. Rec. price: 149.95 €

Greenland Shorts W / M  Sizes: W: 34-48 M: 44-58. Art no: 89962 / 81872. Material*:  G-1000® Lite Eco: 65% polyester, 35% cotton. Rec. price: 99.95 €

Sizes: S/M-L/XL. Art no: 77391. Material*:  G-1000® HeavyDuty Eco: 65% polyester, 35% cotton. Rec. price: 39.95 €

Greenland Cotton Beanie  Sizes: One Size. Art no: 77392. Material*:  100% cotton. Rec. price: 39.95 €

Lägerplats Cap  Sizes: S/M-L/XL. Art no: 77393. Material*:  G-1000® HeavyDuty Eco: 65% polyester, 35% cotton. Rec. price: 39.95 €

Singi Trekking Cap  Sizes: S-XL. Art no: 77279. Material*:  G-1000® Original: 65% polyester, 35% cotton. Rec. price: 39.95 €

Backpacks & Bags Abisko Friluft 45 W / M 

High Coast Trail Trousers W  Sizes: 34-48. Art no: 89813. ­Material*:  Stretch: 84% polyamide, 16% elastane. Rec. price: 139.95 €

Sizes: 45L. Art no: 27213 / 27211. Material*:  500D 100% polyamide. G-1000® Eco: 65% polyester, 35% cotton. Rec. price: 199.95 €

Karl Pro Trousers 

Greenland Top / Large  

Sizes: 44-60. Art no: 82511. ­Material*:  G-1000® Silent: 65% polyester, 35% cotton. Rec. price: 149.95 €

Keb Gaiter Trousers W / M  Sizes: W: 32-48 M: 42-60 . Art no: 89709 / 81178. Material*:  G-1000® Eco: 65% polyester, 35% cotton. G-1000® HeavyDuty: 65% polyester, 35% cotton. Stretch: 63% polyamide, 26% polyester, 11% elastane. Rec. price: 249.95 €

Sizes: 20L / 30L. Art no: 23150 / 23151. Material*:  G-1000® HeavyDuty Eco: 65% polyester, 35% cotton. Rec. price: 129.95 / 149.95 €

Greenland Zip / Large  Sizes: 16L / 23L. Art no: 23152 / 23153. Material*:  G-1000® HeavyDuty Eco: 65% polyester, 35% cotton. Rec. price: 99.95 / 119.95 €

High Coast 18 / 24  Keb Trousers W / M  Sizes: W: 32-48 M: 42-60 . Art no: 89235 / 82830. Material*:  G-1000® Eco: 65% polyester, 35% cotton. G-1000® HeavyDuty: 65% polyester, 35% cotton. Stretch: 63% polyamide, 26% polyester, 11% elastane. Rec. price: 219.95 €

Vidda Pro Trousers Curved W  Sizes: 32-48. Art no: 89588. Material*:  G-1000® Original: 65% polyester, 35% cotton. Rec. price: 169.95 €

Vidda Pro Trousers W / M  Sizes: W: 32-48 M: 42-58. Art no: 89335 / 81760. Material*:  G-1000® Original: 65% polyester, 35% cotton. Rec. price: 169.95 €

Sizes: 18L / 24L. Art no: 27120 / 27121. Material*:  G-1000® Lite Eco: 65% polyester, 35% cotton. G-1000® HeavyDuty Eco: 65% polyester, 35% cotton. Rec. price: 59.95 / 69.95 €

Kaipak 58 W / M  Sizes: 58L. Art no: 27088 / 27086. Material*:  500D 100% polyamide. G-1000® HeavyDuty Eco: 65% polyester, 35% cotton. Rec. price: 249.95 €

Totepack No. 1  Sizes: 14L. Art no: 24203. Material*:  G-1000® HeavyDuty Eco: 65% polyester, 35% cotton. Rec. price: 119.95 €

Tents & Sleeping bags Abisko View 2  Sizes: 2 persons. Art no: 53402. Material*:  100% polyamide. Rec. price: 749.95 €

Abisko Tarp Large  Art no: 54701. Material*:  100% polyamide. 40D TripleRip Sil/Sil 3000mm 100 % polyamide. Rec. price: 229.95 €

Dome 2 Mesh Inner Tent  Sizes: 2 persons. Art no: 55029. Material*:  100% polyamide. 100% polyester. Rec. price: 239.95 €

Funäs Lite Regular / Long  Art no: 62715 / 62716. Material*:  20D 100% polyamide. 20D 100% polyester. Lining: 100% 20D ­polyester. Fill: Supreme Microloft: 100% polyester. Rec. price: 119.95 €

Singi Three Seasons Regular / Long  Art no: 62724 / 62725. Material*:  20D 100% polyamide. 20D 100% polyester. Lining: 100% 20D ­polyester. Fill: 90% goose down, 10% feather. Rec. price: 399.95 €

Kids Kids Greenland Jacket  Sizes: 116-158. Art no: 80603. ­Material*:  G-1000® Eco: 65% polyester, 35% cotton. Rec. price: 199.95 €

Kids Kånken T-Shirt  Sizes: 104-158. Art no: 80535. Material*:  100% cotton. Rec. price: 29.95 €

Kids Vidda Shorts  Sizes: 116-158. Art no: 82469. Material*:  G-1000® Original: 65% polyester, 35% cotton. Rec. price: 69.95 €

Kids Vidda Trousers 

Kånken  Sizes: 16L. Art no: 23510. Material*:  100% vinylal. Rec. price: 89.95 €

Kånken Greenland 

Sizes: 116-158. Art no: 80592. Material*:  G-1000® Original: 65% polyester, 35% cotton. Rec. price: 99.95 €

Sizes: 16L. Art no: 23700. ­ Material*:  G-1000® HeavyDuty Eco: 65% polyester, 35% cotton. Rec. price: 109.95 €

Räven 20L / 28L   / 

Sizes: 20L / 28L. Art no: 26051 / 26052. Material*:  G-1000® HeavyDuty Eco: 65% polyester, 35% cotton. Rec. price: 99.95 / 119.95 €

*Contains non-textile parts of animal origin.

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WOMEN

Measurements & sizes

shirt fits

women

chest Women Size S

Body Size, average ** **) height 168 cm (5’6)

32

34

36

38

40

42

44

46

48

Chest (1)

76

80

84

88

92

96

100

104

108

Waist (2)

60

64

68

72

76

80

84

88

92

Seat (3)

84

88

92

96

100

104

108

Inseam raw length: short / regular (4)

83 / 88

84 / 89

85 / 90

86 / 91

87 / 92

88 / 93

89 / 94

112 116 WOMEN

90 / 95

91 / 96

Inseam fixed length: short / regular (4)

74 / 79

75 / 80

76 / 81

77 / 82

78 / 83

79 / 84

80 / 85

81 / 86

82 / 87

Fjällräven / US Letter size

XXS

XS

S

M

L

WOMEN

chest Men  Size M

REGULAR Regular

REGULAR

WOMEN

SLIM

Comfort

SLIM COMFORT

COMFORT

MEN

MEN

SLIM

Slim

REGULAR

REGULAR

Regular

REGULAR

COMFORT

Comfort

COMFORT

MEN

WOMEN

XL 100 cm

104 cm

108 cm

112 cm

116 cm

men Body Size, average ** **) height 180 cm (5’10)

40

42

44

46

48

50

52

54

56

58

60

Chest (1)

80

84

88

92

96

100

104

108

112

116

120

Waist (2)

68

72

76

80

84

88

92

96

100

104 MEN

108

Seat (3)

88

92

96

100

104

108

112

116

120

124

128

88 / 93

89 / 94

90 / 95

91 / 96

92 / 97

93 / 98

94 / 99

95 / 100

96 / 101

97 / 102

98 / 103

Inseam fixed length regular /long (4)

77 / 82

78 / 83

79 / 84

80 / 85

81 / 86

82 / 87

83 / 88

84 / 89

85 / 90

86 / 91

87 / 92

XS (53)

Fjällräven / US Letter size

XXS

S (54-55) XS

M (56-57) S

L (58-59)

M

L

XL (60-61) XL

COMFORT

COMFORT

trousers fits

X X L  (62-63)

XXL

REGULAR

REGULAR

MEN

Inseam raw length regular / long (4)

Head measurement (6)

SLIM

SLIM

XXXL

High waist

seat Men Size 48

seat Women Size 38

waist height Mid waist

Low waist

Regular

Comfort

Curved

Regular

Comfort

99-103 cm

103-107 cm

101-105 cm

109-113 cm

113-117 cm

kids Body Size / Length (cm) children

104

110

116

122

128

134

140

146

152

158

Approximate age

3-4

4-5

5-6

6-7

7-8

8-9

9-10

10-11

11-12

12-13

Chest (1)

55

58

61

64

67

70

73

76

79

82

Waist (2)

54

56

58

60

62

64

66

68

70

72

Seat (3)

58

61

64

67

70

73

76

79

82

85

Inseam (4)

43

46,5

50

53,5

57

60,5

64

67,5

71

74,5 23-26 cm

german d - size

5

Men’s Trousers

24

25

26

27

Waist (2)

90

94

98

102

Inseam raw length (4)

93

94

95

96

Inseam f i xed length (4)

82

83

84

85

5

5

21,5-25 cm

20-23 cm

19,5-21,5 cm

17-20 cm

17-19,5 cm

lower leg width Narrow

Bottom of leg width

Regular

Curved

leg endings

36-41 cm 36-41 cm

41-45 41-45cm cm

MEASUREMENTS & SIZES

Regular 43-47 cm

43-47 cm

39-43 cm

Narrow

39-43 cm

leg lengths

Comfort

47-51 cmcm 47-51

45-48 45-48cm cm

Fixed Length

Raw Length

Original

Shorter version (-5cm)

Regular

Short art.no (xxxxx s)

Long

Regular art.no (xxxxx R)

111

COMFORT


Colours SS18

018 - Stone Grey

020 - Grey

021 - Fog

025 - Ash Grey

030 - Dark Grey

031 - Graphite

032 - Mountain Grey

041 - Slate

042 - Dusk

046 - Super Grey

050 - Basalt

107 - Ecru

111 - Eggshell

113 - Chalk White

141 - Warm Yellow

142 - Sunflower Yellow

154 - Dandelion

160 - Ochre

164 - Brick

191 - Light Beige

205 - Seashell Orange

208 - Hokkaido Orange

210 - Safety Orange

211 - Orange Camo

212 - Burnt Orange

214 - Flame Orange

217 - Limestone

218 - Cork

220 - Sand

235 - Savanna

236 - Light Khaki

246 - Tarmac

249 - Leather Cognac

250 - Leather Brown

255 - Khaki

290 - Brown

293 - Hickory Brown

308 - Lily

309 - Pink Rose

312 - Pink

314 - Coral

319 - Peach Pink

320 - Red

325 - Deep Red

326 - Ox Red

330 - Redwood

335 - Lava

356 - Dark Garnet

420 - Plum

462 - Orchid

463 - Deep Violet

465 - Violet

501 - Sky Blue

506 - Lagoon

508 - Air Blue

509 - Bluebird

513 - Ocean Mist

517 - Azure Blue

518 - Dove Blue

519 - Blue Ridge

520 - Uncle Blue

525 - UN Blue

527 - Deep Blue

535 - Blueberry

540 - Royal Blue

542 - Estate Blue

550 - Black

553 - Blue Black

554 - Bay Blue

555 - Dark Navy

558 - Midnight Blue

560 - Navy

567 - Atlantic Blue

570 - Mountain Blue

575 - Night Sky

580 - Purple

588 - Amethyst

590 - Alpine Purple

602 - Meadow Green

606 - Birch Green

607 - Spring Green

615 - Leaf Green

616 - Pine Green

618 - Fern

620 - Green

630 - Olive

633 - Dark Olive

638 - Storm

644 - Emerald

645 - Ocean Green

646 - Glacier Green

660 - Forest Green

664 - Frost Green


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