A down version of Fjallraven\x92s most timeless jacket with contrasting colours over the shoulders and sleeves and leather details. Greenland No. 1 Down Jacket is based on the original Greenland Jacket, and has the same cut as the first one Fjallraven\x92s founder Ake Nordin made from a piece of durable tent fabric at home in Ornskoldsvik in 1968. This padded jacket has 700 cuin of high-quality down and is suitable for the colder months of the year. The outer fabric is hardwearing, wind and water resistant G-1000 Eco, made from recycled polyester and organic cotton, and the lining is light, pliant Pertex Quantum-polyamide. The jacket has a fixed hood and zipper with buttoned flap at the front. Smaller items can be stowed in the two chest pockets with flaps and the jacket also has two hand pockets with buttons on the sides, which are good for warming hands in on cold days. There is also a zippered inside pocket. Edging in natural-toned leather around the hood and sleeve cuffs. The lower hem and sleeve cuffs can be adjusted with a button. The jacket can be impregnated with Greenland Wax for extra protection against wind and rain.
In the 1950’s, 14 year, old Ake Nordin from Ornskoldsvik in Northern Sweden spent more time outdoors than indoors. After many long treks in the mountains, Ake decided the backpacks at the time were unsatisfactory and took matters into his own hands by building a wooden frame. This evenly distributed weight across his back so the pack did not end up uneven, pear, shaped, and uncomfortable. It also meant he could carry more weight with ease. Ake’s innovation quickly caught on and in 1960 Fjallraven became the first to commercially make and distribute framed backpacks.
Fjallraven means Arctic Fox in Swedish, honoring the small and highly adaptable predator that lives in the Swedish mountains under the harshest conditions. From the small town of Ornskoldsvik, Fjallraven has now expanded to every corner in the world. The fundamental ideas remain the same; provide functional, durable, and timeless equipment to make the outdoors more enjoyable for all. We continue to find smart, innovative solutions to make every adventure an unforgettable one.
Ake built his first framed backpack in his basement with his mother’s sewing machine. Using strong cotton fabric for the pack, he attached the wooden frame using leather straps and used calfskin for the support straps. Not only was the pack more comfortable and distributed weight evenly, it also increased ventilation between his back and the pack. Soon after, during a trip up North, Ake’s invention caught the attention of the indigenous Sami people who spent weeks at a time high up in the mountains. They asked Ake to build them a backpack and after that a tent. Fjallraven had found its beginning.
Rule 1: Functionality We work hard to develop functional equipment by carefully considering everything from new smart solutions to improved material. Our goal is to offer outdoor equipment that allows you to spend more – and more enjoyable – time in nature.
Rule 2: Durability A Fjallraven product is a guarantee that you will not need to buy a new product for a long, long time. Our users know that our products live up to strict requirements and last for a long time. Many products last for generations. This long lifecycle depends on many factors , for example production experience, superior choice of material, product assembly and strict quality controls during the production process.
Rule 3: Dependability When we design our products, we choose material and solutions that combined give you a safe, dependable product you will be able to use outdoors. We are aware that our equipment might be used in situations where there is not a lot of room for error, which is why all of our products are tested by experienced test groups before being sent to our retailers.
Fjallraven is growing and constantly moving into new markets. This makes it all the more important for us to take responsibility for every decision we make, whether we are in our home in Ornskoldsvik in northern Sweden or another corner of the world. One of the most important aspects of this is our responsibility toward everyone that works in the development and production of our equipment.