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Good jacket, great materials and build quality. Bit thin and not super warm but great for Sydney winter. Sleeves run a little long otherwise fit is good - Ordered Size S as a 177cm male athletic build -- down one size from usual
The problem with writing reviews, is that often you never have the product for long enough. These are my thoughts after about a month.
So I bought the coat for weather exactly like we have seen for the last few weeks - c20 degrees C and some pretty heavy rain showers. It says it’s not waterproof so I don’t expect it to be. I’ve been caught out a few times in heavy showers (once in Waitrose car park and the other coming home from the pub - so it’s well tested!!) but so far the water has beaded and I haven’t got wet. I would say it’s exceeded expectations in that regard.
What I like most about this coat compared with say my Barbour or my old beghaus is that it has the feel of a cotton jacket. It feels breathable. It feels quite premium actually. It’s just comfortable to be in.
The hood is cavernous but adjustable and the pockets are easily accessible and well placed.
So I’m pleased with it. Certainly so far. And since water proofing is done with a block of wax and is “adjustable” to suit (I think it will take a bit of trial and error) but it should be easy to reproof to the level I like.
I've purchased other Fjallraven products before so sized up and so this fitted perfectly for me.
Used the jacket now for about a month including walking, camping and day to day.
This is not a wind blocker but that's ideal as it's the first walking jacket that actually doesn't result in me over heating beacue this thing breaths.
It's better than the Arc'teryx alpha Ar jacket and the OR hellium in terms of breathability. (Both are great jackets) that I have owned and used in the past.
Yes it's not completely water proof, although because of the g1000 fabric you can wax it quickly and easily to increase rain and wind protection and all you need is wax and a iron.
However I've used this in the UK in some heavy showers and it's kept me mostly dry without any extra wax, as we move into the autrum I've waxed the hood and top side of the arms for more protection and for that reason it's better then other jackets...
I don't need my armpits to be water proof, I need my shoulders to be water proof and it's easy to keep the best of both and increase or decrease the water proof to bethability ratio than any other jacket I've tried.
I purchased a Large as a natural medium based on other reviews and so I can layer up underneath. This was the right choice... Admittedly I've packed on a few lbs over the lockdown and winter so was cautious about new purchases which didn't help. I've lost some of those lbs now and the jacket is still a good fit - length too and I'm looking forward to the spring and removing some layers also. The quality of materials, zips, toggles, poppers are excellent; very much like my Paramo gear. The material seems thin but this is not an issue as in a stiff cold breeze it's doing the trick of blocking the cold out. Only one down side is the leather zip ends as they have an unfinished back the leather bits come off on the jacket which is a slight niggle... Fit is good too, hood is large so another hoodie can be worn underneath. I've used the recommended was block and it's easy to use and apply. Haven't worn out in the rain as yet but as this is the UK there'll be plenty of opportunities!!! From reading other reviews I suspect reapplications of wax will be required but no worries it's all trial and error in the beginning. Lastly to add it's a pretty cool jacket and is great around the town, trail or hills. Will update again very soon when caught in the rain!!
well i couldnt imagine that the jacket will be THIS THIN but it is great. I dont find it so windproof as the others say but in every other situation is so good. It can protect you in moderate rains and it dries really fast. I am wearing it with a good fleece inside and i was in zero temperature also...not so bad. The greatest thing about it is that its feel! It feels SO premium and good looking. Also it is SO light for everyday wearing. It breaths so nice too. After long walks on vacations i never feel sweaty. The pockets are very helpfull too as i traveled a lot with it. Overall excellent product that feels premium and so durable!
Love it! It's light, which is perfect for me to put layers under when needed! It has brilliantly designed pockets and a good size good with a peak. Useful that it can unzip from the bottom for cycling if needed. Plenty of different style pockets for safe-keeping of valuables like key fobs, keys, devices, and money. I haven't been caught in a downpour yet, but I have the wax to hand to properly wax it, so I'm ready.
Note to purchasers when it comes to sizing I found the arms really good length but the hip was narrow and snug fit so go for a size up if you have any sort of belly to accommodate!
Really pleased. My last fjallraven lasted many years of good service and well worth the money.
Great jacket. Lightweight and very comfortable fit. Lovely colour and very usable. I have many jackets for different uses however I needed a good all round jacket that wasn’t too warm as I wanted to layer up. Not really tested it fully but in light rainy conditions it’s ideal...great hood! Plenty of pockets and very adjustable to suit the individual.
Will get round to waterproofing at some point however personally for my use I don’t feel it entirely necessary. Fit was great...I purchased a large and I’m about 82kg and 5’11”.
Overall I love it plus the price was very Competitive.
I had to return mine as it didn’t fit. However the Jacket itself is fantastic. It will last someone years. You can use the Greenland wax on it to make it more waterproof and windproof. Loads of pockets. The arms are intentionally long in case you need to cover your hands if the weather has a sudden change.
Fabulous jacket, rugged, stylish and at a good discounted price. Excellent fit for me. I bought the Greenland wax and proofed the jacket, using the hairdryer method. It was a little time consuming but very simple to do, and worth the effort; the jacket is now waterproof. Very pleased with this purchase and can see this lasting a good few years. I would recommend this item if you're after a tough, well made jacket.
Love the fit and looks really cool. Delivered in 2 days. This jacket is real quality. Not a winter coat, would say its more Spring or Autumn. Winter jacket if you add a fleece or thick jumper. Quite a roomy fit. Im a stoutish 5ft 11" and a 42R chest and there's plenty room.
DPD driver missed me earlier in day but came back in evening. Top man