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Fjallraven’s G-1000 Fabric – An Overview

What is it? What’s the backstory?

G-1000 is a uniquely developed fabric originally curated by Fjallraven’s Founder AkeNordin. Whilst on an expedition, he decided to experiment with a tent fabric. Ake made himself the first Fjallraven product – a jacket. Beeswax and Paraffin (Greenland wax) were then added, and the fabric proved perfect for outdoor clothing.

What is it good for?

Both wind and water are resisted through this clever blend, as well as harmful alpha and beta sunrays. Durability at its finest. There’s no excuse to turn down an adventure when equipped with Fjallraven’s finest.

How do I care for it?

When Fjallraven’s famous Greenland Wax is rubbed into the fabric, the surface is protected and becomes water repellent. Because you are waterproofing your garment yourself, you can add the wax to suit your needs. For example, if you are trekking through dewy grass, more wax can be added to the areas you feel will be hit by water the hardest. For an overall waterproof jacket, the product should be evenly distributed over all areas of the fabric.

It’s warm outside, how can I wear the fabric and remain cool simultaneously?

Thankfully, Fjallraven have come up with a solution to this. Whilst the original G-1000 fabric is the go-to, Fjallraven have several other blends to cater for specific situations and preferences – genius!

G-1000 Silent

Ideal for hunting, the ‘Silent’ version of this wonderful fabric is brushed – the fabric is weakened but ensures softness and quietness when moving around. The Fjallraven Forest Trousers and Forest Parka are perfect examples.

G-1000 Lite

What it says on the tin – the ‘Lite’ version is lightweight and cooler – perfect for Summer or for one of those warmer days. The fabric is still woven carefully featuring ripstop threads – the durability of your product is still high, but the weight is low. Perfect! Fjallraven’s Reporter Lite Jacket and Vest are both available from The Sporting Lodge, and ideal for summer months.

G-1000 Eco

You don’t have to be the resident ‘eco warrior’ in order to pay that little bit more attention and care to your surroundings. This is an alternative with ecology in mind – same durability as the original version, but the cotton has been specially picked from certified farms. Take a look at the Fjallraven Gaiter Trousers No. 1 – the hardwearing fabric is perfect for long days spend outdoors, whatever the season.

G-1000 HeavyDuty

An extra strong version of the original fabric – used for backpacks and bags in order to provide the highest of durability! We recommend the Fjallraven Kanken No. 2 – a sturdier version of Fjallraven’s iconic Kanken backpack, which can be further protected from the elements using Greenland Wax.