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Fjallraven Anorak No.8 - Dark Olive


Fjallraven Anorak No.8 - Dark Olive

OFFER   £301.00

Brand: Fjallraven
Weight: 1250 g         33 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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  • Rest of the world: 5 - 7 working days


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Fjallraven Anorak No.8 - Dark Olive is rated 5/5 based on 33 customer reviews.

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

Overall Rating:


  1 of 33

  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

  2 of 33

  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

  3 of 33

  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

  4 of 33

  Size is correct. 190 cm tall, 105 kg, XXL. Solid bit of kit. The zippers do look weak however. They look too fine and I will have to be careful with them.  

  David Sullivan
14th April, 2019

Rated: 4/5

  5 of 33

  Excellent item. Pricey, but you get what you pay for.  

  Nigel Vosper
5th January, 2019

Rated: 5/5

  6 of 33

  I am 6ft 1in and 11½ stone (i.e. slim). I compared Medium and Large (thanks to Woodlore for allowing this). The No.8 allows room for absolutely masses of layering. Both M and L were an acceptable fit for me when wearing baselayer + thick woollen sweater + thick hollofil gillet. The L looked saggy when I removed the gillet, so I kept the M. All other Fjällräven jackets I have owned have been size L. Weight: Acceptably light considering its obvious durability. For a lighter jacket of more-or-less the same design, the Fjällräven Singi Anorak is worth considering. Durability: As I still have a Fjällräven Greenland anorak that I bought in the 1980s, I fully expect the No.8 to out-live me. It’s worth pointing out that G1000 is not immune to barbed wire. Design: I like anoraks with a large front kangaroo pocket, but the pocket does limit the neck opening, which restricts ventilation. Adding side openings with zips overcomes this - I use the side zips far more than I imagined I would. I like the fact that one can fasten the waist belt of a backpack underneath the front flap, retaining a flow of air up inside the anorak. The tunnel hood seems a disproportionate amount of fabric until you need it, after which you wouldn’t want any other; it is especially good at keeping rain off your spectacles. All together, I reckon the No 8 is a very well-considered compromise. Gripes: I wish the zip on the front pocket opened from the centre rather than the ends; this would allow one to pop binoculars or camera into the pocket for protection while still supporting the weight on a neck-strap. I wish the strap that adjusts the forward fall of the hood had been made with poppers rather than Velcro. The chin-flap tends to sag forward; I feel it would have been better at half the width. I don’t understand why the neck zip is double-ended. Finally, I would have preferred a natural but less dingy colour - Fjällräven seem to be going through a particularly bleak period colour-wise. Quality and price: Construction quality is superb. I think you get your money’s worth. Water-resistance: I have worn Fjällräven jackets and trousers through the last 35 years, as well as Gore-tex and Ventile competitors, and I know the limitations of G-1000 and wax. If you hold G-1000 up to the light, you can see the pin-holes in the weave that make it very breathable but also ultimately let water through. But G-1000 doesn’t stiffen up when wet and it dries quickly. I have worn the No.8 in moderate to heavy rain in windy conditions and the rain did seep in eventually. I generally wear wool underneath, so I stay adequately comfortable while active. If I was going on a long trek in exposed conditions, or sitting still in the rain, I would take a poncho as well.  

15th December, 2018

Rated: 5/5

  7 of 33

  Amazing product, I’m impressed with the material, very well made! I will highly recommended it!  

  Rammos Evangelos
15th December, 2018

Rated: 5/5

  8 of 33

  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

  9 of 33

  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

  10 of 33

  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

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