Technical wind and water-resistant three-layer bib trousers with braces for ski touring and trekking in cold conditions. Made from stretchy Eco-Shell for high performance and the lowest possible environmental impact. The material follows the movements of the body naturally and ventilates out moisture that builds up inside when you are active. Perfect for long days in the mountains, whether you are ski touring, ice climbing or trekking along wide valleys. The minimalistic design gives a useful garment that facilitates the push forward at the same time as the trousers have the level of functionality needed to protect you from harsh winter conditions. The cut has been carefully worked through and the trousers are roomy enough for an insulating layer underneath and for maximum freedom of movement. The high waist has an elastic back panel that warms your core and stops snow from getting in. The braces are positioned so the rear section can be opened for hassle-free toilet visits. The long two-way water-resistant zippers at the sides let out excess heat and simplify putting on/taking off, making it unnecessary to take off boots or skis. The two spacious leg pockets with bellows have room for a map or gloves, for example. In addition, there are two pockets at the waist, one outside and one inside, both with zippers - practical for storing batteries for better performance in the cold. The fly has a two-way zipper for extra ventilation. Cordura reinforcements on the knees and inside of the legs can withstand hard wear from rocks, crampons and ski edges. The pre-shaped knees have openings for knee pads (an accessory). The leg endings have a button and a hidden drawcord to adjust the width, plus snow locks and boot-hooks to keep leg endings in place when moving about in deep snow. Eco-Shell is a water-resistant, breathable and sustainable hardshell fabric that is treated with fluorocarbon-free impregnation. Eco-Shell is made from recyclable polyester (both recycled and new), and all emissions during production and transport are climate compensated.
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.