Designed for any outdoor endeavor.
Shoulder season hiking, rainy days spent fishing, and cool weather walks around town are all in a day's work for the Fjallraven Men's Skogso Jacket. Made with Fjallraven's G-1000 fabric, this jacket is treated with a water-resistant Greenland wax coating (sold separately) that can be removed or reapplied through a simple application process. The jacket uses a lighter version of the fabric throughout the body for a lighter feel that performs well in warmer temperatures, but as not to compromise durability, the jacket is reinforced at the shoulders and arms, so you hike with ease knowing the jacket won't tear easily. Pre-shaped elbows give the jacket an ergonomic fit, and the adjustable cuffs and hem help to seal in heat when things start to get chilly.
- G-1000 Lite fabric at body
- G-1000 Original fabric at shoulders and hood
- Regular fit
- Two-way adjustable hood
- Pre-shaped elbows
- Drawcord adjustable hem
- Adjustable cuffs
- Chest and hand pockets
- Item #FJR003V
- Q & A
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
- Fit: Runs large
- Size Bought: Medium
I recently got this jacket and love it. It's tough and stylish and I'm wearing it everyday. It's not waterproof, but I didn't expect it to be. I'm trying to decide what I want to do about waxing it, but I think for the winter I'll leave it unwaxed. That said, it does a good job with the wind, while still being breathable.
I'm mostly using it for general hanging out and commuting on my bike to work daily. So far I've worn it on 60 degrees days by itself, and this morning it was 25 degrees and I had a sweater and a softshell underneath and it was comfortable and not sweaty. I plan on wearing it through the winter, and adjusting my layers as it gets cooler.
The fit runs a bit large, I'm 5'10", 175, athletic build, and I'm often a large, but a medium fits me with room for a sweater and light down coat underneath. The arms are a bit long, but I've been folding them over once or fastening them when I'm just hanging out, and unrolling them when I'm biking and the length is perfect so that my wrists don't get cold. The hood is great and I love the g1000 fabric, it's quiet, relatively soft and I can wear it without looking to sporty.
Depends on intent
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
- Size Bought: Large
Don't expect this jacket to keep you dry. I have added the Greenland Wax about five times and have found that it sheds water for the first storm but after wearing the jacket and working the wax into the fabric, water will saturate through. In snowy conditions, the snow tends to melt and then soak in.
Despite this, I use the jacket daily in a shipyard in New England. It is a tough, well designed, and comfortable fitting (I'm 5'10" and weigh 165 wearing a large with room for layers). I crawl under boats on gravel and pavement and don't worry about it tearing. I like the G-1000 material because I can use metal grinders and don't worry about the sparks melting the material. It will shed light mists and will break the wind, but if you're outside too long in these conditions, you will eventually get wet. The hood is well designed and the pockets are excellently placed. It has a nice high collar to keep the wind off of your face. Overall, it is a very tough, extremely well designed jacket for checking the surf and getting to the pub in a light rain but I would never take it into the backcountry.
Center back length?
31 inches long, size medium
Is the hood on this jacket or the greenland jacket helmet compatible?