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Fjallraven Greenland Winter Jacket: gear review

This jacket from Swedish brand Fjallraven takes inspiration from an expedition to Greenland in 1966 while adding a modern look and eco-friendly features

Fjallraven Greenland Winter Jacket

Fjallraven Greenland Winter Jacket: What is it?

A classic winter jacket from Swedish outdoor brand Fjallraven. Although it was originally built for days out in nature, it’s casual enough to rock in town, too, which is ideal. Fjallraven's Greenland family of gear was inspired by a Scandinavian climbing expedition to Greenland in 1966, and while the outlines and cuts have since developed into a sizeable collection of iconic-looking outdoor clothing, the range is still made from G-1000 – the waxable fabric that was originally used by the company about four decades ago in the late 1960s. With any luck, this jacket will last a good portion of that time, too: it's sturdy.

Fjallraven Greenland Winter Jacket: Why do I need it?

Everyone needs a decent, robust winter jacket – the kind that’ll give you ample protection from cold, wind and showers, and work no matter where you’re heading. This does just that, with a 100% polyester filling and 'teddy lining' to keep you warm, and tough, weatherproof G-1000 outer that can be waxed to your specification, depending on what weather you'll be wearing it in. The Fjallraven Greenland Winter jacket also has an eco-friendly edge: Fjallraven's regular G-1000 fabric has been replaced with G-1000 Eco, which is made with a mixture of recycled polyester and organic cotton, so you'll be getting the same high-quality garment and intercepting waste fabric before it gets to landfill. Nice.

Fjallraven Greenland Winter Jacket: Should I buy it?

If you're looking for an all-in-one winter jacket that'll do you season after season, yes. The classic outline and extreme versatility make this an ideal jacket for commuters and outdoor explorers alike. It's also available in darker, slightly more formal-looking colours if acorn [pictured] doesn’t quite do it for you.

The Fjallraven Greenland Winter jacket is available for £