Fjällräven’s story began in 1960 when a young man named Åke Nordin started manufacturing innovative framed backpacks from his basement in the Swedish town of Örnsköldsvik. In the years that followed, Ake’s stubborn belief that there must always be a practical solution to staying comfortable while outdoors meant the company’s range expanded rapidly.
Building on the success of its early backpacks, Fjällräven launched the ﬁrst ever double-layered tent in 1964. This was followed four-years later by Fjällräven’s history-deﬁning Greenland Jacket and the introduction of its durable and adaptable, G-1000 fabric. Over the next few decades, these innovations were joined by products you’ll recognise from the current collection. The Kånken in 1978, the Canada Shirt in 1976 and later on, in 1999, the Vidda Trousers. Largely unchanged since they were ﬁrst introduced, these and all other Fjällräven product are designed with the brand’s characteristic timeless design, making them just as popular today as when they were originally launched.
Fjällräven is arguably best known for its G-1000 fabric. Used across the brand’s extensive range of clothing and backpacks, G-1000 is a tightly woven blend of polyester and cotton. Originally featured on the Greenland Jacket in 1968, its ultra-functional qualities have won it a legion of fans worldwide. Not only incredibly hardwearing, G-1000 is breathable, wind-resistant and when impregnated with the brand’s Greenland Wax (a mix of beeswax and parafﬁn), can be made highly water-resistant too.
From everyday outdoor adventures to technical mountain treks, Fjällräven ’s collection now includes clothing and equipment for all types of outdoor-enthusiasts.