Friday, June 20, 2014

FJÄLLRÄVEN Fall 2014-Apparel, Outerwear Men's/Women's

Fjällräven -a Swedish outdoor brand born in 1960---just keeps delivering more and more cold weather apparel-jackets and parkas, high performance tops/bottoms…and of course -more on trend versions of their trendy Känken haulers-daypacks, messenger bags and extremely expedition worthy backpacks (separate post).

Love the exhibit space at Outdoor Retailer that now commands more footage.

We wrote about this burly tricked out FORD F-350 / EcoTrek Foundation "Eco Expedition Truck" with an 1800 mile range while using less petroleum than the average hybrid. Fueled by algae based biodiesel fuel developed by the US NAVY here-more details.

For the apparel-we previewed a combo of techy outerwear and wearable casual apparel for men and women. Naturally, the company's proprietary high quality fabrications were unique-including the waxed G-1000® super water repellant treatment…joined by ethically sourced goose down, high performance synthetic insulation, warm wool and wool blends-and tees of 100% cotton.

Keb Down Jacket in UN Blue-down insulation=warm, light, compressible+large zipped hand pockets, elastic cuffs, biovac harness -keep jacket on while working w/o losing it in strong winds. Box wall construction eliminates cold spots and G-1000® repels water

Plaid l/s for guys…Granit Shirt heavy warm wool blend w/ G-1000® Original reinforcements at shoulders, pleated back allows ez movement, 2 chest pockets. Keb Stormblocker Beanie windproof poly knit w/ curved profile covers ears+neck.…on her the new Keb Loft jacket $275-lightweight, compressible w/ proprietary G-Loft Supreme-layer or wear on its own elastic band cuffs +adjustable drawcord hem blocks cold, 2 way front zip w/ buttoned placket closure, 2 interior storage pockets, leather details, reinforcement details in G-1000® Lite. Multiple colors -Autumn Leaf, pictured and a guy version too. Nordic Heater hat w/ faux fur up top-wind+water proof

lot of city worthy separates-Woods Sweater w/ G-1000® details +reinforcement elbow patches, Ovik Trousers
middle left-Övik Lite Jacket $400-hip length wind+water resistant G-1000® Lite construction, 500 fill goose down +feather blend, lightweight Pertex® Quantum mixture wicking lining, button adjustments at sleeve cuffs+adjustable hem, Gal version too….middle right-a version of the fab Luhkka (Swedish for "bad weather collar"-fixed adjustable hood w/ faux fur, reflective elands, half zip leather pullers+fleece lined opening, zippered chest pockets, -including kangaroo upfront, wrist buttons in hardwearing G-1000® 
on guys- plaid L/S Sarek (blend)+ Skog (heavy flannel cotton) Shirts-w/ roll up sleeve function, 2 chest pockets -left the men's Keb Trousers-high performance trekking in stretch+G-1000® Eco w/ zip ventilation, enforcement at high wear areas w/G-1000® Eco, pre-shaped knees/bottom, hand, leg and 1 inside mesh pockets, adjustable strap at bottom-pictured in Tarmac/Dark Olive-other colors available. Women's Greenland Winter jacket in Uncle Blue-long parka in G-1000® Original w/ pile lining 2 chest, 2 hand warming and 2 bottom top loading pockets, inner zip pocket and top loading inner pocket w/ velcro closure. HANDY. Leather details-a classic from 1972.

left-Snow Flake long down filled parka-women's w/ fixed adjustable storm hood fleece lining inside collar-warm+no chafing, 2 way front zip, 2 bottom pockets, 1 inside left bottom one for smartphone, inside chest pocket, leather details with Sarek Heater hat. Men's Övik Knit Cardigan -warm when wet lambswool, Corozo buttons, 2 pockets +chimney collar, G-1000® Original reinforcement on shoulders+elbows

Men's Barents Stormblocker Jacket-trek on in 2 faced and resistant bonded pile/fleece jacket reinforced with G-1000® Original over shoulders+details, adjustable bottom sleeves-via buttons, and leather details
Available now-the Mountaineering No. 3 Shirt-part of the limited edition NUMBERS collection $350. Made of 100% Shetland Wool lined G-1000® Eco, leather details

Our top pick---the Shetland Wool from the renown British millinery Abraham Moon (set 1837!)... inner side-outer is G-1000® Eco fabrication version of the Luhkka No. 3-premium Numbers Series-reversible and fabulous-w/ large Kangaroo pocket that has an interior cell phone pocket, 2 color waves Sand and Olive (pictured) $900

Luhkka Collection starts at $350-also has the Autumn Leaf burnt orange  tone-G-1000® weather tough…fyi-available now
Lukhha and Lukhha Down G-1000® Original, lined, adjustable hood with detachable faux fur, reflective band in back, big fleece lined front pocket, inside chest pocket.  bottom hem is adjustable with press buttons, leather details. Down version has 3 way adjustable hood and inside lining of Pertex® Quatum moisture savvy and great hand feel. Nice touch-push buttons at wrist hold cape in place-practical too.

Layer up ladies-Keb Loft lightweight, compressible 60 grams if G-Loft Supreme insulation, 2 way front zip, 2 interior storage pockets, adjustable bottom hem with a draw cord, elastic binding at sleeve cuffs

beyond warm-Kyl Winter jacket

Sarek Winter jacket

Several long parkas by Fjällräven to choose from-think most warmth for polar outings-or still warm for southerly polar vortexes-all are super wind- water resistant-adjustable hoods, ez access pockets, inner pockets, leather details, and inner drawstring hems…trek worthy on trails or cities.

Nuuk-Women's-wind and waterproof padded parka in fluorocarbon free impregnated Hydratic®
men's hip length Övik Light Jacket-G-1000® Lite filled with down, Pertex® Quantum lining, adjustable hem+cuff, 2 way front zip, leather details-pictured in deep red $400

deep autumnal and nay colors for fleeces+wools

Forest Fleece Jacket with high collar, G-1000® Original reinforcements over the shoulder, 2 large zip hand pockets w/ ventilating mesh,made with solution dyed recycled polyester fabric. leather details---a keeper
Greenland No. 1 Down Jacket-guy version G1000® Eco, interior of lightweight Pertex Quantum® lining, 700 fill down goose insulation  fill, fixed hood, leather details, 2 chest pockets, button closure at sleeves, front zip w/ button placket, pictured in deep red/tarmac ---other color block options $500

Love this----trek in this -wear as a jacket or shirt---- G-1000® Original reinforcements, snap button front and as pictured hidden strap under collar enables folding up the collar on windy days, 2 chest pockets with snap buttons, Övik Shirt


FYI: What the big deal is with G-1000® is that the waxed fabrication can be re-waxed-just like skis/snowboards…apply, and iron on…as pictured...
apply generously-rubbing Greenland Wax -comes in $5 bars...
use iron, hair dryer-and can wash the wax out too in hot wash 40ºC
iron ensures it wax melts into fabric

PS: Leather kicks by company related brand HANWAG-premium German Boot Company.