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Fjallraven Anorak No.8 - Dark Olive


Fjallraven Anorak No.8 - Dark Olive


Brand: Fjallraven
Weight: 1250 g         46 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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•  XX Large (44 to 47 inch chest)

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


A full refund or exchange will be given provided that the items have not been worn or used, and are returned to us within 30 days of purchase, together with all relative labels and packaging. You are responsible for the cost of returning items.

Please ensure that you include a copy of your invoice, along with an explanation of why you have returned your goods. If you wish to return your goods for any reason, please do so to the following address:

Woodlore Limited
PO Box 3
East Sussex
TN19 7ZE
United Kingdom

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Fjallraven Anorak No.8 - Dark Olive is rated 5/5 based on 46 customer reviews.

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

Overall Rating:


  1 of 46

  Arrived the following day, double packed. Used it a couple of times, out all day on the Axe Estuary birdwatching. Fabulous coat, very well designed, excellent pocket layout, no noise when you move in it, expensive, but you get what you pay for. Looking forward to years of use from it.  

  Simon Gray
5th December, 2021

Rated: 5/5

  2 of 46

  Large enough to take additional warm layers underneath - excellent build quality and well thought out details from Fjallraven - very versatile with multiple configuration options.  

  Darrel Singh
29th April, 2021

Rated: 5/5

  3 of 46

  Great price and fast delivery. The anorak is of good quality.  

  Gordon Urquhart
27th February, 2021

Rated: 5/5

  4 of 46

  Amazing Fjallraven jacket, thanks Woodlore.  

  Simon Barber
25th February, 2021

Rated: 5/5

  5 of 46

  Very pleased with the service from Woodlore, prompt delivery and efficient service returning the larger size that had been previously ordered. Excellent anorak, I cannot fault it. Be very wary of the sizing though, I have a Keb jacket that is a large and is a great fit with room for a fleece underneath. I had read some reviews that suggested the Anorak No 8 is very generous in its sizing so I initially ordered a medium and a large. They were huge; so I ordered a small and it is perfect for wearing on its own or with a couple (even three) layers underneath. Out of interest, the across chest measurement at the armpits on the Keb is 58cm (it has a bit of stretch out to 60cm); the same measurement on the Anorak No 8 is 62cm.  

  Callum Steel
29th January, 2021

Rated: 5/5

  6 of 46

  I'm 6 foot 5 inches with a 44 inch chest and 35 inch waist. I'm normally an X-Large but ordered a large and found it to be a perfect fit. Plenty of room inside it for 2 or 3 thick layers. I was worried about the size Large as I have long arms but all good. Watching this item for months so this is great price and fast delivery. Now the tricky part, getting out for a good hike in the woods with all these covid restrictions!! Stay safe everyone.  

  Sean O''sullivan
25th January, 2021

Rated: 5/5

  7 of 46

  What a garment this is and what a price at Ray Mears Bushcraft. This Anorak is not waterproof, but it is weather proof, by this I mean, if you get stuck out in the elements and things get tasty, being inside this dulls the weather beating by 75%. My suggestion is to stuff a poncho (Snugpak Enhanced Patrol Poncho) in the kangaroo pouch and you are fully protected to what ever the weather throws at you. If you run hot, you will only need a base layer under this, as it keeps you very warm. This is a lifetime bit of kit and a joy to walk in or for just around camp activities. Leave your puffas and fleeces at home, not needed, unless you are in to the minus figures. As far as sizing is concerned, stick with your size, it comes up at least one or two sizes bigger. The sizes they give are rubbish, this anorak in Large is at least 42-44, unless you want a very loose fit and if you are 44 plus, the xl might be a better option. I am 5 ft 10 inches 190lbs and 44 chest and bought a large, I like a bit of space and it's perfect. The staff at the store are very helpful and know what they are talking about, so you can trust what they say. Very very happy, worth every penny.  

  Simon Gibbons
11th November, 2020

Rated: 5/5

  8 of 46

  Great bit of kit. Sizes are ample so don’t think you have to go big. I’ve added the Greenland wax so it’s now complete in the wind and water, fantastic technical jacket and great service from Woodlore.  

  Andy Wolfe
30th October, 2020

Rated: 5/5

  9 of 46

  This is a top quality jacket, very well made although the sizing is a bit off, ordered a medium as I'm normally a large, this was way too big, sent back for a small, still huge, sent back again for XS, this time jacket fits well, feel great, been a while since I fitted into an XS...can't fault the Ray Mears site, exchanged every time with no hassle, would highly recommend!! will use again for sure.  

  R Sanderson
7th October, 2020

Rated: 5/5

  10 of 46

  Fjallraven Anorak No.8 I have just finished somewhat begrudgingly waxing and hair drying this anorak for the umpteenth time. This was time consuming and done without the joys of ironing boards or Woman’s Hour as on previous occasions. The anorak was veritably stiff with wax. It could nearly stand up on its own. Indeed, it appeared something other than G-1000. It started raining - a light shower. Anorak on, I put my arm out the door. Rain drops beaded. Thank God for that. I walked across the yard to my workshop - 30 seconds - in a LIGHT shower. The anorak was wet on the inside. The fancy leather labelling on the inside was darkened and damp. I do not write reviews. This is my first. It is also hopefully my last. I bought this anorak some four years ago. I bought it for working in my woodland. It appeared to be robust enough and designed for that purpose. (I also thought it would be eminently suitable for coastal/estuary bass and sewin fishing.) It certainly was not cheap. It was to replace a very old ripped Barbour and a 20 year old, yet superb Paramo smock which was worn with great care not compromise its performance in the mountains in winter. First outing for the Fjallraven Anorak No.8 was to sort out a load of wind throw. It was snowing lightly. Underneath were tried and tested wicking layers and Stihl/Schoeller chainsaw trousers. My top half got soaked and pausing for tea I also got cold. Ah The Wax. Need to wax it. Next outing waxed and confident - the anorak had the feel of armour - in a light shower I got wet and cold. Repeat. Repeat ad nauseum. My partner tells me to complain. It’s not in nature, so the anorak gets hung up and only worn when there is NO risk of rain. There’s the rub - NO RISK OF RAIN. In Wales, Scotland and Ireland there are few days in the year when this is the case. Indeed, four seasons in one day is more likely. So it’s to be worn in dry conditions. It is not, as claimed, water resistant. Even heavily waxed it is not water resistant. Despite intentions it has never been exposed to sea spray or salt air. All care instructions have been followed as prescribed. It has never been tumble dried. Suitable wicking layers have been worn underneath. And an awful lot of time has been wasted waxing, ironing and hair drying. I am no stranger to Fjallraven - I have two pairs of Vidda Pros which I practically live in. I am aware of G-1000. I am no fool. I had great expectations of this anorak. Sadly, however, I am bitterly disappointed. This is by far the most expensive piece of clothing I have ever bought. Should it have been water resistant as claimed I would be delighted and the anorak would have seen an awful lot of use. It will now probably end up on EBay. Service from this company has been as good as one could possibly expect. Other items bought have thus far proved durable and well worth the expense.  

  Stephen Holt
19th August, 2020

Rated: 1/5

Woodlore's Reply - 20th August, 2020
Dear Stephen, Thank you for your review. We are very sorry to hear of your problems with your anorak. I have sent you an email and I look forward to discussing this further with you. With best wishes

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