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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 Bound22nd August, 2017