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Fjallraven Anorak No.8 - Dark Olive


Fjallraven Anorak No.8 - Dark Olive


Brand: Fjallraven
Weight: 1250 g         26 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

Out of Stock in 3 sizes:

• Small (35 to 37 inch chest)
• Medium (37 to 39 inch chest)
• X Small (33 to 35 inch chest)

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  Overseas deliveries
For overseas deliveries, please refer to the following estimated delivery times:

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


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PO Box 3
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Fjallraven Anorak No.8 - Dark Olive is rated 5/5 based on 26 customer reviews.

All of our product reviews are from customers with verified purchases.

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  1 of 26

  So far so good! It’s super high quality as you would expect and perfect for the job.  

  Ben Mahurter
9th December, 2018

Rated: 5/5

  2 of 26

  This is a great anorak. Looks like the 'business' for what it's intended for - bushcraft! I haven't had a chance to use the jacket in 'anger' but looking forward to it. One thing about Fjallraven - size. I originally went with a large with this jacket, following the Fjallraven guidelines, but ended up with the medium. I have a 42' chest but the large was just way too big. What a lot of people fail to mention on here is their body shape. I have broad shoulders with an athletic build. The large just felt like I was wearing a tent. People say to downsize. If you are heavier set, then a large would be fine. If you're slimmer, then downsize. The jacket itself comes already waxed, but I am planning on putting another coat of wax on the jacket. It's an expensive jacket. I see it as an investment. My first purchase from Woodlore. I'm happy with the service, communication and delivery.  

  John Spils
29th November, 2018

Rated: 5/5

  3 of 26

  Just received this fantastic outerwear piece. Not had chance to test it, but it looks and feels quality and very durable. They do come big, I bought a small but could have got away with extra small. I have had a Fjallraven Keb jacket in medium in the past and that fitted me just right so hope that gives some indication with the size. But I will keep size small as I will be layering up for winter. Delivery and service is excellent with this company so also 5 stars for them.  

  Ian Callaghan
30th October, 2018

Rated: 5/5

  4 of 26

  Absolutely brilliant piece of kit. Incredibly well made and worth every cent. Very tough hard wearing jacket, great for hunting, skiing or trekking. It’s one of those staple items you simply should have if you’re into the outdoors. Fjallraven gear is simply outstanding. Love it.  

  Peter Lennox
21st September, 2018

Rated: 5/5

  5 of 26

  As always, the next day my No.8 arrived. Top quality as always from Fjallraven, but just a note of caution, I ordered the XL and I just got away with it as sleeves are a bit longer on me and the large I think would have been too tight when wearing extra clothing. Can't wait to give it a good road test. For me it was worth saving up my money.  

  Dean Morris
9th June, 2018

Rated: 5/5

  6 of 26

  What a fantastic jacket, I’ve worn it for the latter part of the shooting season in all weathers and I’m totally impressed, waterproof, windproof and durable and to top it, it looks smart.  

31st January, 2018

Rated: 5/5

  7 of 26

  Perfect and quick delivery. I am very satisfied with the Fjallraven Anorak No.8, which I have just tested in the Eifel Germany. Greetings, Geert  

  Geert Van Eyck
2nd January, 2018

Rated: 5/5

  8 of 26

  Received my jacket today. Wow!! I am very impressed with the product, the quality and finish is superb. I would say when ordering I'm a 46 inch chest and I ordered an XL, it's quite a roomy fit, with a fleece it is about right. I was very impressed with the help I received over the phone and the quick delivery. I will be out working my dogs tomorrow with a forecast of 60/70mph winds and heavy rain that should do the trick.  

  Andrew Harris
21st November, 2017

Rated: 5/5

  9 of 26

  I purchased this to compliment the Barents trousers I purchased last year as I really couldn't fault the G1000 fabric. I have got to say this is an investment and I am glad that I have. A superb anorak loaded with features that make this a truly versatile garment. I spent 3 days in Kielder Forest and we had rain, sunshine and gale force winds, none of these were an issue. The ability to use the vents to let off steam and then the high collar to batten down the hatches is a real asset. I only had a simple merino base layer on and when paired with the G1000 trousers you couldn't ask for better; absolutely bomb proof(although do expect some double denim comments from jealous companions). As ever Woodlore service is outstanding. If you want to invest in probably the last jacket/anorak you will need, look no further, truly legendary!  

  Colin Jones
24th October, 2017

Rated: 5/5

  10 of 26

  The Fjallraven Anorak #8 is a serious item of clothing in the “Classic” style of hiking and climbing outerwear popular for over 100 years. The design based on Inuit and other northern people’s survival cultures is tried and true, and is a solid investment in day-to-day outdoor protection and comfort. LET’S TALK ABOUT SIZE: The Fjallraven Anorak #8 is cut so that it can be layered underneath and they are sewn BIG. CONSIDER ORDERING AT LEAST ONE SIZE DOWN FROM YOUR REGULAR SIZE. My actual measurements are 45” chest, 190 lbs, 5’9”, so at first I ordered an (XXL) following the size chart of 44”-47” in that category. This resulted in a fit that was too long and too wide in the body, and too long in the arms. I ended up returning it to Woodlore and reordering TWO SIZES DOWN to a (L) and that is a perfect fit. If I wanted an even trimmer look, I probably could have gone down to a (M). So a word to the wise--if you order in your regular size order according the Fjallraven chart--it may result in a garment that may be too big. FABRIC: Fjallraven‘s G-1000 regular weight is used throughout, with G-1000 heavy-duty fabric used to reinforce points of wear like the sleeves and bottom of the anorak. Unlike other “modern” fabrics, there is a “touch” of cotton in the mix, which gives the fabric a better feel. Resulting in the first anorak I have owned that actually feels like 100% natural fibers. In keeping with the classic design there is NO VELCRO anywhere. Closures are traditional buttons, snaps and high-quality zippers. Real leather is used for the zipper pulls. The look, feel, and fit, is simply FANTASTIC. FEATURES: The hood and neck closure flap is the real deal. There is more detail and fabric used just in that area alone than in entire jackets available elsewhere! Add an oversized kangaroo pocket (with smaller inner compartment) plus side zips for ventilation and you won’t miss “pit zips” at all. In a word this Fjallraven Anorak #8 is comfortably and consciously OVERBUILT. This results in an immense trust in a piece of clothing in that whatever you encounter you are going to be OK and then some. I BOUGHT THIS ANORAK BECAUSE: I live in a state in the USA with four seasonal changes that includes real winter. When I am home I fat bike and commute year round. When I am on the road I travel throughout the upper Midwestern United States and Canada, so I need a garment that is warm, adaptable, but also looks good. This Anorak SHOUTS quality (Made in Europe) and combined with attention grabbing vintage style, when not wearing it don’t let it out of your sight! ONE MORE THING: This Anorak is not available currently in North America in the popular colours and sizes. Ray Mears Bushcraft/Woodlore HAVE THEM IN STOCK AND provide great personalized service in sizing, returns, and product support. I trust Woodlore, and I would order from them again. Great work Fjallraven! Good Show/Service Ray Mears Bushcraft!  

  Minnesota Bound
22nd August, 2017

Rated: 5/5

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