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Fjallraven Anorak No.8 - Dark Olive


Fjallraven Anorak No.8 - Dark Olive


Brand: Fjallraven
Weight: 1250 g         16 reviews
The Fjallraven No. 8 Anorak is a technical and premium-quality anorak, created to withstand tough use in forest and mountain environments throughout the year, even in exposed conditions. Made from a tried-and-tested blend of cotton and polyester, the anorak is wind- and water-resistant, with extra strong reinforcements at the shoulders, sleeves and seat. As part of Fjallraven's Numbers range, the No. 8 Anorak symbolises uncompromised design and quality.

Constructed with a half-length zipper, extended back and large adjustable hood, this anorak gives effective and reliable protection from the elements. The hood itself can be adjusted to fit perfectly around the head, while the new peak construction gives the option to fold it back in two different positions, depending on whether the wearer wants to prioritise peripheral visibility or protection from the wind.

When not in use, the hood acts as a generous collar, which protects and warms the neck. In warmer weather the front zipper can be opened, and the inner collar unbuttoned and folded to the side to let out excess heat. Further ventilation is provided by two long zippers up the sides which can be opened to release excess heat; they also make getting in and out of the anorak easier.

The No. 8 Anorak has been made from G-1000 Eco, an environmentally-friendly blend of organic cotton and recycled polyester, with extra durable G-1000 Heavy Duty on the shoulders, arms and lengthened back section. The fabric and details were chosen to minimise their impact on the environment (utilising leftover strips of leather for example), while also making it easy to replace exposed sections after years of use.

The large kangaroo pocket on the front of the anorak can be accessed both from the top and the sides, and all pockets feature solid zipper closures hidden underneath protective storm flaps. The waist is adjustable via a drawstring at the back, while a second drawstring allows adjustment of the lower hem; the sleeve cuffs can be adjusted with buttons. The No.8 Anorak features a particularly spacious fit, so please bear this in mind when ordering.

  • An advanced anorak for demanding treks
  • Plenty of ventilation and practical pockets
  • Material: G-1000 Eco (65% recycled polyester, 35% organic cotton), with G-1000 Heavy Duty at reinforced areas
  • Fixed hood can be adjusted to fit perfectly around the face and head
  • Brim protects from snow and stormy winds and can be folded back for increased lateral vision
  • Small leather Fjallraven logo on arm
  • Gusset in armpit for extra freedom of movement
  • Large bellow pocket for maps, GPS units, small tools etc.
  • Weight (in size Medium): 975 g
  • Colour: Dark Olive

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•  Small (35 to 37 inch chest)
XX Large (44 to 47 inch chest)

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  • Europe: 3 - 5 working days
  • Rest of the world: 5 - 7 working days


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Product Reviews

Fjallraven Anorak No.8 - Dark Olive is rated 5/5 based on 16 customer reviews.

Overall Rating:

  1 of 16

  Really enjoying the jacket. I got to try it out on a work trip to Atlin, BC last week. Around town it was comfortable, and kept the rain out. Hiked up Mt. Monarch and the vents kept me cool while climbing up, and the hood/collar blocked the wind on the summit. Pros: -Material -Length of jacket and sleeves -Ventilation Zips -Hood/Collar design Negatives: -Tight around the shoulders. Hopefully my thick wool anorak fits underneath... Dealing with Woodlore was great. Price (including shipping) was cheaper than local Canadian Fjallraven store, and none of the Fjallraven stores have these in stock.  

17th July, 2017

Rated: 4/5

  2 of 16

  Nice product. Well built, would recommend. Fjallraven does make a quality product. I have yet to go wrong with buying a Fjallraven item.  

  D English
24th May, 2017

Rated: 5/5

  3 of 16

  Excellent construction and attention to detail. It is a heavy jacket so really meant for cooler climates or as a 4 seasons jacket  

  Mark R
26th March, 2017

Rated: 4/5

  4 of 16

  I knew what I was buying...an excellent product, and exactly what I wanted. I was pleasantly surprised at the equally excellent service; timely shipping and competitive pricing. I actually could not find this Anorak anywhere in North America. I am a very happy customer.  

  Gord Ptashnick
23rd February, 2017

Rated: 5/5

  5 of 16

  I recieved my anorak no. 8 today. Initial thoughts is that this is a tough functional and quality jacket. I wish I had this when I was in the military. There are zippers so it can be well ventilated in warmer weather, the high collar keeps you warm but can also be opened for ventilation. It has double pockets up front, and a kangaroo pocket that can be accessed from the top and sides, they have pleanty of room to store gloves, phones etc. The hood is deep to keep the wind from getting in. This is a well thought out jacket which shows in the functionality and materials. Simplistic in design with great functionality. I am very happy with my purchase.  

  Thomas A. Terrell
10th January, 2017

Rated: 5/5

  6 of 16

  Very good quality and seams to be very hard wearing. The hood definitely keeps the rain from you face. Fairly easy to apply the wax.  

  Keith Curtis
7th December, 2016

Rated: 5/5

  7 of 16

  This has been a versatile and indestructible piece of gear. It has performed well as a stand alone shell in a Pacific (US) Northwest rainstorm, and as an outer shell in both the snows of Colorado and the variable rain and high winds of November in Iceland. Rain beads up well, and once waxed just falls right off, and the anorak is wind proof. The side vents help regulate temperature well, and the hood - the hood! The hood creates a warm and dry cave-like environment for your head. The kangaroo pouch is huge (unlike so many other anoraks on the market), and the front pockets have a not-advertised-but-infinitely-useful cell phone pocket on the inner right side that lets you keep your car keys or cell phone in one place. This anorak performs outstandingly well as part of a layering system. Put it on over a shirt when it gets windy or rainy. Put it on over a wool sweater when you go snowshoeing, or over a base layer and a puffy when it gets very cold. You'll be dry, you'll be warm, and you can just roll it up and stick it in a messenger bag when the weather changes. Yes, it was expensive; yes, it is worth it.  

  Sean Waters
29th November, 2016

Rated: 5/5

  8 of 16

  Well made, like the fit and features, roomy enough for layering with base and mid layers and feels very robust. Purchased for walking the dog in the hills around Galashiels in the Scottish Borders and I've already used it on a day with heavy rain showers with no rain penetration without adding any additional wax proofing yet. Has excellent venting via the side zips. Plenty of storage in the kangaroo pouch, including an internal pocket that takes an iPhone 6. Looking forward to trying it out in colder, more windy weather this winter. Well designed hood. Great price too.  

  Iain A Maclean
27th November, 2016

Rated: 5/5

  9 of 16

  Excellent jacket! The Best I've ever owned. Thankyou Fjallraven, and thankyou Woodlore for speedy delivery and excellent service. G-1000 shirt is next on the list 👍  

  Dave Jackson
16th October, 2016

Rated: 5/5

  10 of 16

  Hi just a quick review, this is the second no. 8 Fjallraven anorak I've purchased. The first is 12 months old in a medium this time I purchased a large. This is the best kit on the market. I gave it a good waxing then put it in the dryer, I know your not supposed to but it melts the wax in perfect. The wind and rain resistance is amazing. I wear mine with a pair of Fjallraven vidda pro trousers, perfect together. I highly recommend this anorak and the service from Woodlore was amazing. I ordered my item mid day and received it next day with free delivery. Thank you all at Ray Mears Woodlore  

  Shane Huffer
8th October, 2016

Rated: 5/5

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