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Description : Anorak No. 8 was created to withstand tough conditions in the forest and mountains throughout the year. The hood can be adjusted for a perfect fit around the head, and a visor construction means that you can fold the visor back from two angles, depending on whether you want maximum wind protection or more peripheral visibility. When not being worn, the hood forms a high collar that keeps your neck warm. In warmer weather, the zipper can be unzipped and the opening unbuttoned and folded to the side to release excess heat. There are also long zippers in the sides of this anorak that can be opened for ventilation and make it easier to put on/take off. The large kangaroo pouch in the front can be accessed both from the top and the sides. A drawcord in the back regulates the waist and another drawcord in the front adjusts the hem. Buttoned sleeve cuffs. The anorak is made from wind and water resistant G-1000 Eco in recycled polyester and organic cotton with extra strong G-1000 HeavyDuty at the shoulders, sleeves and the extended back. The fabric and details were chosen to minimise their impact on the environment - for example most of the leather details are made from leftover pieces of leather - and to make it easy to replace exposed sections after years of use.


Part of the Fjällräven Numbers collection.
Name : Anorak No. 8
SKU : 83242
Concept : Trekking
Activity : Trekking
Sizes : XXS-XXL
Gender : Men
Consumer Material : G-1000, Cotton, Polyester
Outer Material : G-1000® HeavyDuty: 65% polyester, 35% cotton, G-1000® Eco: 65% polyester, 35% cotton
Environmental Info : G-1000 Wax Impregnation, Recycled polyester, Organic Cotton b
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Duncan
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Oct 15, 2017
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Okay, this jacket actually looks amazing. I have a Fjallraven myself, but nothin' like this.
Oct 15, 2017
bradypatterson
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Sep 26, 2019
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I know this is an old thread but wanted to bring it up as I've had this jacket about two years and have put it through the ringer. There are some great things, and not so great. Lemme explain. I teach wilderness living skills and clothing is pretty critical for that. 1 - it is amazing in a wide range of dry climates, however, even with a lot of wax, it is not great in rainy areas. I live in the PNW and I would never use this here in the winter, but it does make a nice shoulder season jacket on dry days or days when it's just a light mist. In a dry climate, it excels in even the coldest weather and I have had mine out with a solid wool layer underneath in -40 temps. 2 - waxing a poly/cotton jacket doesn't make it waterproof, regardless of what you may have heard. In pouring rain, nothing beats a synthetic layer and I highly recommend Fjallraven's Eco-Shell line. It has kept me drying the most insane west coast rain. 3 - it is very durable. That said, I put a couple holes in it demonstrating a firesteel so while sparks from the fire it seems to repel, molten metal not so much which I think is the poly that is the issue here. To be fair, not too many pieces of clothing are built to withstand molten metal. 4 - the zippers on the sides suck. In principle it's a good idea, but if you want to use the cinch cord around the waist, be prepared to struggle with the zippers. I actually had my gear lady swap out the zippers for a more beefy version. 5 - the strap that goes between your legs for supposedly keeping the bottom down in bad windstorms is superfluous in my opinion. I have been in some wicked windstorms at high elevation and have never found it necessary and cut it off this spring. 6 - Some people complain about the kangaroo pocket because if you're wearing a pack, the belt restricts access to the two main pockets on the front but I actually think there is an advantage here. I open the pocket behind the kangaroo pouch and I run the belt through this pocket. That does a few things. First, in very cold conditions, it protects the buckle from breaking as most are plastic and this buffers the cold. Second, it keeps some extra material from bunching up under the belt as this is a big jacket and should fit loose for best performance. Third, this gives me full use of my kangaroo pocket while wearing a pack. 7 - the hood is amazing. I don't like anything on my head if I can avoid it, at least not if I'm doing a lot of activity. The hood gives me such a nice little space away from the wind even when it's pulled back and just my eyes and up are visible. The only thing I'm missing is a removeable fur ruff and to me, that would make this almost the perfect all season jacket in a dry climate. That was a lot of points, hope it helps future folks.
Sep 26, 2019