Tents should be easy to carry, easy to raise and provide protection from Mother Nature's wilder moments. Things that we take for granted today have not always been so self-evident. Back in 1964, Fjällräven revolutionised living in the wilderness with the Termo tent. Today we are continuing to manufacture tents that are highly acclaimed.
In the early days of tents
In the 1960s, most of the tents on the market consisted of a single wall of cotton and they were extremely heavy. The alternative was a synthetic tent, but these tents either dripped condensation or leaked like a sieve. Fjällräven had already re-designed the backpack and the company was convinced that there should be better solutions, even for tents. After an endless number of sketches and prototypes, Åke Nordin hit upon a solution that was as genius as it was simple. By combining a waterproof outer tent and a ventilated inner tent, moisture could be released from the tent's living area, allowing condensation to form instead on the inside of the outer tent. It was finally possible to wake up dry and warm.
Termo – the first thermal tent from 1964
In 1964, the Termo tent was introduced on the market. The flysheet was a strong, waterproof polyester and the inner tent a Rutarme polyamide fibre with good ventilating properties. The tent took the market by storm. It created such a sensation that the team behind the Swedish Greenland Expedition in 1966 asked Åke to create a tent just for them. Robert af Klinteberg, a member of the expedition, sent a telegram praising the tent: "The first piece of equipment I have ever seen that is better than the advertisement." Sales of Fjällräven tents grew exponentially.
We continue to develop cutting-edge tents
Almost 50 years later, we are continuing to produce tents that receive accolades from around the world because they are easy to carry, have a stable construction but are still user-friendly and are loaded with smart functions. Even our neighbours to the west, the Norwegians, think that Fjällräven makes the best tents on the market.