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Yes, it is expensive - certainly the most I have ever paid for a jacket - but what you get is a superbly functional and beautifully made garment that will undoubtedly stand the test of time in the woods and in the wider outdoors. Everything about it has been carefully thought through, from the little pockets on the sleeves to the strategic use of heavier weight fabric on the shoulders. It is generously sized to accommodate a number of layers underneath and yet still does not feel huge or voluminous when just in a shirt. The pockets are numerous and large enough to hold pretty much all you might want on a long day or lightweight overnight trip; the video made by Fjallraven gives you some idea about how much 'stuff' you can store in it, though I reckon it might compromise your freedom of movement a bit! In use, the fabric cuts the wind really well and, fresh on, will turn a shower effectively. To increase/improve its water repellence, one can obviously use the Greenland wax; for more temperate use, washing the jacket will take out the wax and make it more 'breathable'. Although still relatively new, I have used it a lot and will continue to do so, in all weathers and seasons. In short, this is a superbly versatile, well-made jacket which I can fully and unreservedly recommend. As ever, Woodlore provided exemplary service!
Richard Tiley31st October, 2018