FJALLRAVEN CHRISTMAS: A HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE FOR THE PEOPLE WHO HAVE EVERYTHING

This Article originally appeared on WaywardCollective.com

FJALLRAVEN CHRISTMAS: A HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE FOR THE PEOPLE WHO HAVE EVERYTHING

WORDS BY MEGAN DAVIN

The holidays are fast approaching. They are a time for simultaneous stress and excitement for everyone. And when it comes to holiday gift giving what do you get the person who has everything? I have personally always been a fan of the K.I.S.S. method: simple, thoughtful and meaningful. For me, that means looking for products from companies that actually give a shit. One of my favorites is Fjallraven. For them it is all about showing respect for the environment through leaving our places better than we found it, because if you care for nature and protect it future generations will be able to enjoy it.


But in addition to their sustainability mantra, they also make some great products. Here are our top 5 Holiday Gift Ideas:

FOR THE FREQUENT TRAVELER

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Some trips require many various modes of transportation, and for those situations, a travel bag like the Fjallraven Splitpack is precisely the call. Designed with an innovative zip-up clamshell luggage body, a versatile duffel carry options like backpack straps and heavy duty end handles, this bag works equally well for weekend trips as it does for longer excursions. The Splitpack is made from rugged and durable G-1000 HeavyDuty Eco recycled fabric with a lockable main zipper, and with both internal and external organization pockets. Next time you’re faced with an unknown trip, at least you’ll know what bag to bring.

FOR ANYONE

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With a classic trustworthiness we’ve all come to appreciate, now updated to be laptop-friendly, the Fjallraven Kanken 15” backpack takes a minimalistic approach to its exterior while offering concern for your computing needs. Large enough to fit the essentials, compact enough to not get overloaded, the signature look of this backpack walks the line between heritage and modern construction. And in case you get it a little dirty here are some tips on how to properly wash your Kanken. 

FOR THE STUDENT

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Whether exploring the far reaches of the continent or making the daily trek to work, the Fjallraven Raven 28L backpack is up to the task. With a simple, proven design, this durable polyester-cotton backpack has a comfortable padded back panel and shoulder straps, along with a secure laptop compartment that is ready to take on the day’s missions.

FOR HIM

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Robust, warm jacket that is perfect for adventures in Polar winter conditions. Made with tough, water-repellant material on the exterior and a warm down interior this jacket is built to keep you stylish and toasty. Just as comfortable when working with sled dogs as for a winter walk around the city.

FOR HER

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When a good winter jacket is more of a daily necessity than fashion option, look to the Fjallraven women’s Greenland Winter Parka for the best of both worlds. This long, lined parka has been inspired by a Fjallraven classic from 1972 and is the perfect outer layer for winter. Made from a durable wind and water resistant fabric that can be waxed for further protection, and a warm, teddy-pile lining in the hood, front and back, this parka doesn’t mess around when it comes to warmth. Internal and external pockets add a level of function and timeless style to this jacket while a fixed hood and protective storm flap add practical weatherproofing.

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The Story of Fjallraven

Ever since Åke Nordin founded this company in 1960, we have had a clear focus: to develop durable, timeless and functional outdoor equipment that stands the test of time. And to inspire to enjoy and appreciate the outdoors, on nature’s terms.

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In the 1950’s, 14 year-old Åke Nordin from Örnsköldsvik in Northern Sweden spent more time outdoors than indoors. After many long treks in the mountains, Åke decided the backpacks at the time were unsatisfactory and took matters into his own hands by building a wooden frame. This evenly distributed weight across his back so the pack did not end up uneven, pear-shaped, and uncomfortable. It also meant he could carry more weight with ease. Åke’s innovation quickly caught on and in 1960 Fjällräven became the first to commercially make and distribute framed backpacks. Fjällräven means Arctic Fox in Swedish, honoring the small and highly adaptable predator that lives in the Swedish mountains under the harshest conditions. From the small town of Örnsköldsvik, Fjällräven has now expanded to every corner in the world. The fundamental ideas remain the same; provide functional, durable, and timeless equipment to make the outdoors more enjoyable for all. We continue to find smart, innovative solutions to make every adventure an unforgettable one.

OUR PRINCIPLES

RULE 1: FUNCTIONALITY

We work hard to develop functional equipment by carefully considering everything from new smart solutions to improved material. Our goal is to offer outdoor equipment that allows you to spend more – and more enjoyable – time in nature.


RULE 2: DURABILITY

A Fjällräven product is a guarantee that you will not need to buy a new product for a long, long time. Our users know that our products live up to strict requirements and last for a long time. Many products last for generations. This long lifecycle depends on many factors - for example production experience, superior choice of material, product assembly and strict quality controls during the production process.

RULE 3: DEPENDABILITY

When we design our products, we choose material and solutions that combined give you a safe, dependable product you will be able to use outdoors. We are aware that our equipment might be used in situations where there is not a lot of room for error, which is why all of our products are tested by experienced test groups before being sent to our retailers.

See you on the Trail!