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Fjallraven Anorak No.8 - Dark Olive


Fjallraven Anorak No.8 - Dark Olive


Brand: Fjallraven
Weight: 1250 g         40 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 4 sizes:

• Small (35 to 37 inch chest)
• Medium (37 to 39 inch chest)
• X Large (42 to 44 inch chest)
• 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


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Fjallraven Anorak No.8 - Dark Olive is rated 5/5 based on 40 customer reviews.

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

Overall Rating:


  1 of 40

  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

  2 of 40

  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

  3 of 40

  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

  4 of 40

  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

  5 of 40

  This is a great coat the sizing is very large but ideal to layer up under, shipped and arrived perfectly well packed and next day. Would definitely recommend this  

  Jason A
20th March, 2020

Rated: 5/5

  6 of 40

  Bought this and it is fantastic quality BUT read the reviews. This garment is way bigger than the sizing guide suggests. I am a 42 inch chest 6’1” and 14 stone. Sizing guide suggests I am on the border between large and extra-large. I read the reviews and sized down to the large. Put simply even sizing down to the large - this coat still drowns me - even with bulky layers underneath. A medium will be a much better fit for me and still leave room for other layers. Apart from sizing issue - this is a quality coat and I recommend.  

  Ian Briggs
7th January, 2020

Rated: 5/5

  7 of 40

  My first Fjallraven product and definitely won't be the last. Sizing is definitely big in the body, depending how many layers you want to wear you might want to go down a size. I wear XL normally and large fits great with space for thick jumpers/warm layers. Quality is amazing. The G1000 canvas feels heavy but not rough. Not sure if it comes pre waxed (I'd assume so) but I waxed it myself before its first use. Waxing was easy just push the wax on and iron on a low setting, then use a hairdryer for any other bits you've missed. Haven't been able to test in the rain yet but I expect it will hold off a good shower. The item is not strictly waterproof as it has no membrane, but the waxing really makes water bounce off. The price couldn't be beaten, 30% off retail from Woodlore, cheapest on the internet and sent out next day signed for, brilliant service! Can't think of anything else to add yet, but if you're in the market for a product like this, I couldn't recommend it any more!  

28th November, 2019

Rated: 5/5

  8 of 40

  First of all, thank you Ray Mears, for your accurate and prompt service. My anorak arrived and was in perfect condition. The item was double wrapped and sealed and made the journey from 'across the pond' without any fuss. Also, with Mears tracking notification, I knew exactly when to expect my shipment. And now for the important bits... The anorak fit is larger than your street wear size, as it should. This garment is made for layering for warmth, or snugged down with the appropriate drawstring for a more streamlined fit. Materials and stitching are perfect as would be expected from Fjallraven. So far, I have worn my No.8 on a coastal hike on the bluffs near my home as well as in the redwood forests on foggy damp days. This garment helped me to maintain my warmth and stay dry from the heavy damp fog. This anorak is without a doubt going to be with me on all of my upcoming hikes and adventures. Thank you again Woodlore, for your prompt service and for carrying such quality outdoor kit. And now, for a cup of tea. Cheers.  

  Michael P.
18th August, 2019

Rated: 5/5

  9 of 40

  Received the anorak eventually... I am based overseas, so Royal Mail tracking was poor and gave no update from leaving London even after I had received it 9 days later. Obviously appreciate this is not anything to do with the company, just letting people know of the shipping experience if you are not UK based. With regards to the anorak itself...the sizing is not what I was expecting. I ordered XXL based on my trying on 3 other Fjallraven jackets locally and thinking that XXL would be correct based on these. This thing is nothing like the rest of their range as far as sizing goes. It is considerably bigger. To be honest, I have even thought about sending it back...but can't be bothered with the shipping time and re-sending a smaller size, so going to put up with it. I'm a big bloke...6ft 2inches and a big build one at that, and it's still big. If you're wanting a closer fit on shoulders and torso and only thinking of light layers underneath...go a size down. I would definitely have been better with XL. It's a little frustrating the sizing charts don't seem to apply to this like the other jackets such as Greenland or Skogso. I'm a good 46 inch chest in suit jackets and assumed the fit would be bang on from this. You absolutely need a couple of fleece layers underneath to stop this looking like you borrowed your big brothers coat! As far as the quality of the product itself...everything seems to be nicely finished. Only tried it in cool windy weather and it cuts out wind admirably. Not tested in rain or anything harsher as yet...so time will tell. Seems pretty breathable...much more so that the clammy Gore-Tex pro-shell jackets I also have. With my Swazi fleece underneath...I could have stood on the beach (in southern Australia) in bracing 8c temps with the recent 40mph stormy winds all day long and not feel it. The collar is huge and really keeps out the wind like nothing I've tried before. The only snag I would say is the cuffs are still loose even on the tightest of the two studs. Wish there was a third for when you don't wear gloves as it simply lets out the heat otherwise. A shame as this would really help the sleeve movement if it had some grip on the wrist. The main zip is a big high quality looking one...with the rest seemingly much smaller gauge and perceived lower durability. Only time will tell how tough they are. Albeit, they all seem to run smoothly with no snags. So, overall I think the product seems like a good bit of kit on initial impressions and wear. It's a heavy layer, but not warm on its own. It is absolutely necessary for chunky layers underneath for any warmth. But, the length is good, covering your bum and underneath layers...and collar and hood really are protective. I've given 4 stars rather than 5 purely because of the online sizing guide. I think a 'numbers range' size guide should be created as they are obviously not the same as the rest of their range. Main advice...definitely size down.  

29th May, 2019

Rated: 4/5

  10 of 40

  Great fit, I took into account that they are slightly large. I particularly like the side zips which are excellent at getting rid of excess heat especially as it’s not very cold. I have not waxed it yet as summer is coming but will give it a good coating in the autumn. If you like Fjallraven you will love this anorak. Easy to put on and take off. As always arrived quickly with no issues. I normally shop around and find Ray Mears to be pretty competitive for Fjallraven clothing so as long as it’s within £20 of the cheapest suppler I prefer to buy from them as I think the customer service would be good, but so far I have never needed to contact them. Keep up the great work  

  Paul Murfitt
3rd May, 2019

Rated: 5/5

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