Brand & Heritage
How do you pronounce 'Fjällräven'? And what does it mean?
Fjällräven is pronounced 'fyell reven' and is Swedish for arctic fox.
What is Fjällräven known for?
Trekking! Both around the block and to the top of 8,000 meter peaks.
What's Fjällräven's mission?
Our core mission and driving force has always been, and always will be, to enable and inspire more people to spend time in nature. We want our products to help you feel secure and at home in the outdoors, now and in the future. We want them to be with you on your most memorable journeys and adventures. So we develop and create in a thoughtful manner and design for lifetimes of wear. We don't chase short-term goals, follow trends or compromise on quality. Our future and the future of nature are intertwined.
Is the Kånken waterproof? The Kånken is not waterproof but the bag's Vinylon F material is water resistant.
How do I wash my Kånken? To wash your Kånken we recommend soaking it in lukewarm water and using a soft brush to get out stains. Hang to dry.
How do I adjust the straps? To adjust the Kånken's straps first unbutton the top button and then pass it through the buckle to make it longer/shorter.
My Kånken appears faded, why is that? Our Kånken products are made from a specialized fabric known as Vinylon F. The durable nature of the Vinylon F comes from its special formulation and the density of the textile weave which make it more rigid. Even though it is more rigid and resistant to pilling and damaging wear it is still susceptible to abrasive marks which can appear as lightened streaks. Avoiding contact with rough or sharp surfaces will help limit this effect. This material also receives a similar dying process as nylon or polyester and will fade in a similar fashion. As with any material avoiding excessive washing and limiting solar exposure will help keep the bag looking newer longer.
Where is the Kånken manufactured? Kånkens are manufactured in Vietnam and China at locations that operate in accordance with the Fair Labor Association.
Are the Kånken Mini and Kånken Kids the same size? Yes, they are the same size. The difference between the two is that the Kånken Kids has straps specialized for the smaller torso of a child.
What is the best bag for my laptop? Our Kånken Laptop series is extremely popular, with bags for 13", 15" and 17" laptops. Our Rucksack and Foldsack series also feature laptop pockets for up to 15" laptops.
Is the G-1000 material waterproof? G-1000 can be waxed with our Greenland Wax to make it more water and wind resistant.
Where does Fjällräven's leather come from? The leather supply chain is notoriously tricky to trace, but we've narrowed our selection down to Germany. To ensure our leather is as sustainable as possible for us, we chose to only work with tanneries (where a lot of water and chemicals are used) that have been rated by the Leather Working Group, which audits and rates tanneries with Gold, Silver and Bronze. The majority of our leather comes from gold-rated tanneries. The goal is to use only gold-rated tanneries for all our leather.
Why do you have a leather logo? We use leather primarily because of its functionality. It's superior to many other alternatives when it comes to durability and longevity. The leather for our logo is something else. This is to do with our heritage.The leather logo goes back to when Fjällräven was founded, in 1960. It's a big part of our identity and has become an iconic part of our brand. It ages nicely too; acquiring an appealing patina over time. For these reasons we've chosen to keep the leather logo and at this stage this is not something we're looking at changing. However, some of our products are leather-free for those of you that want to avoid it.
What are PFCs?
Perfluorocarbons or PFCs are chemical compounds that don't readily break down. They are used a lot by the outdoor industry to impregnate textiles to make them water and oil repellent. And they work really well. But, when you take that PFC-impregnated shell jacket on your next adventure, small PFC particles escape into nature. Unlike you, they stay there and spread. They can be stored in living organisms for several years and gradually work their way up the food chain.
Are your products PFC-free?
They are! All Fjällräven products have been PFC-free since 2015. For more information on PFCs and why they are dangerous please visit: http://foxtrail.fjallraven.com/2017/03/11/the-on-going-quest-for-100-pfc-free-eco-shell/.
How do I wax my jacket?
To wax the G-1000 material you can use an iron, a blow dryer, or even a camp stove. We have helpful videos on our website.
How do I wash my down jacket?
To wash your down coats you will need special down detergent (available at most any outdoor store) and a side loading washing machine. The agitating arm in top loading machines is not good for the down baffles. Wash your jackets according to the directions on the down detergent. When drying you will want to add a couple clean tennis balls to the load. The tennis balls break up the clumped down feathers to increase their loft. After washing you will want to re-apply Greenland Wax to any coat that has a G-1000 outer layer.
Which trousers are waterproof?
Our Keb Eco-Shell Trousers are completely waterproof.
Is that real fur on the hood?
We use faux fur to line our hoods. Take care to remove the faux fur before washing or drying your garment.
What is your warmest jacket?
A jacket's warmth is highly subjective and largely dependent upon how well you layer underneath. Some of our warmest styles are the Expedition series, the Kyl, Kyla, Yupik and Nuuk Parkas
Why is my waterproof jacket 'wetting-out'?
Waterproof jackets have what's called a DWR coating. This coating needs to be periodically bolstered by using waterproofing sprays or washes. We recommend using our PFC-free DWR treatment.
Sizing & Fit
How long are your jackets?
Our jackets come in two common lengths: jacket length is typically at the waist, and parka length is generally at mid-thigh.
What is your longest inseam?
We offer a few styles of pants with a "raw" inseam. Raw length pants are made with a simple hem that can easily be altered to your desired length. These raw inseams run as long as ~37".
Which trousers have the most thigh room?
Our trousers that have stretch in them are most popular with customers looking for more room in the thighs. For men, we recommend the Keb Trouser, and for women, the Nikka Trouser.
Which trousers are the slimmest fitting?
For a slimmer fit, check out our Abisko Lite Trekking Trousers and Sormland Tapered Trousers.
How fast can I get my order?
We offer a few different FedEx shipping options, including overnight shipping. Expedited orders (2-Day Air, and Overnight) placed before 12 PM MT on business days will ship out same day, orders placed after that time will ship the next business day. For FedEx Ground Post and Standard Ground shipments order processing will take 1-3 business days. Processing time is not included in shipping time.
Orders shipping to P.O. Boxes or APOs must be placed with Ground Post.
My order shows as 'delivered' by FedEx but I didn't receive it. What do I do now?
What you'll want to do now is contact FedEx as they are the carrier who delivered your package. Please use the tracking number we provided as a reference. Hopefully they will have some details as to where/how it was delivered and can help you locate your package. If FedEx is unable to locate your package please send us an email at email@example.com.
Orders & Returns (payment)
Can I order over the phone?
Unfortunately, no. You can go to our site and order there!
How do I pay for my order online?
You can use Visa or Mastercard.
How do I start a return?
Please refer to the return label and instructions provided within your order packaging. Prepaid shipping can only be used for addresses within continental United States and Alaska. Prepaid return shipping excludes Canada and Hawaii as well as APO addresses. If you have any complications please contact us at 855-996-3746.
What is your return policy? We accept returns for brand new and unused merchandise, with the tags still on them, within 30 days of the date of purchase.
How quickly will I receive my refund? Refunds take 1-2 business days to process from the date of issue.
What is your warranty policy? Fjällräven provides a Limited Lifetime Warranty to the original purchaser against manufacturing defects, and does not include accidental damage. The warranty policy is not valid on products purchased from consumer driven sites. Fjällräven has the authority to determine that if the cost of the repair exceeds a reasonable amount a replacement product will be issued in lieu of a repair. We do not perform non-warranty related repairs or alterations. If your garment has a manufacturing defect please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to obtain a Return Materials Authorization (RMA) number. The average turnaround time for a repair is approximately three to four weeks. In order to adhere to government regulations all items are required to be cleaned prior to being returned for repair.
Manufacturing Defects include:
- Split seams
- Snaps and/or buttons that have fallen, or are tearing off
- Broken zippers
- Broken buckles
Why does Fjällräven use recycled materials? As long as they meet our requirements on durability and functionality, we try to use recycled materials whenever we can. This is simply because by using materials that are already out there we save energy and resources, rather than using more energy to extract new raw materials.
Why does Fjällräven use organic materials? Organic materials are produced under strict requirements covering chemical usage and biodiversity preservation, which results in lower environmental and social impacts than conventionally-produced materials.
Is all of Fjällräven's cotton organic? Not at this stage. All new 100% cotton and G-1000 products are organic. But our running styles, the products that have been in our range a long time, are not yet made from organic cotton. We plan to convert everything to organic cotton over time.
Where does Fjällräven's wool come from? Our wool program covers an array of wool types and sources. So far all our virgin wool is non-mulesing, but we want to do more. We want full traceability in our wool supply chain. We've achieved this for some of our newer products by souring from ZQ Wool in New Zealand and Australia and with our Brattlands Collection from a farm in Sweden. We also use recycled wool and recovered wool.
What is Re-Wool? This is Fjällräven's recycled wool. This is old garments or spill wool from the wool industry that's been color-sorted, shredded and re-spun to make new garments.
Is Re-Wool traceable? Because Re-Wool comes from used garments or spill from the wool industry, it's impossible to trace it back to the farm. However, we feel that because wool is such an amazing material, it's too good to go to waste, even though we can't trace it. In this case, we believe it's a good alternative to virgin wool, by using a material that's otherwise be wasted.
What is recovered wool? This is wool that would otherwise be thrown away. It hasn't been used to make a garment and is often a 'waste' product from the meat industry. But we don't see this as a waste. We can use this surplus wool as insulation padding and even to create an innovative backpack backplate.
Where does Fjällräven's down come from? All of Fjällräven's down comes from one supply-chain set-up that we created to ensure full traceability from farm to product. Our down is a by-product for the meat industry and we can trace it to a group of farms in China all delivering to one processor. Our Down Promise is one of the best in the outdoor industry and ensures that the highest animal welfare standards are maintained. Absolutely no live plucking takes place.
How does Fjällräven ensure high animal welfare standards are maintained in its supply chain? Our animal welfare standard is something all of our suppliers must agree to. But only if we have traceability can we actually follow up on this with inspections. This is why we are working so hard on ensuring traceability in all our animal-derived material supply chains. For those materials where we don't yet have a full traceability, we rely on a close dialogue with our supplies and we favor suppliers that share our vision around ethics and sustainability. Our Code of Conduct covers animal welfare. All our suppliers sign this and guarantee that animal welfare standards will be maintained.
Why does Fjällräven continue to use down instead of converting all insulation to synthetic materials? Down is a brilliant material from a functionality perspective. It has an outstanding warmth to weight ratio (meaning it keeps you warm without being heavy or bulky), making it ideal when space is at a premium on long, cold winter adventures. However, we also use synthetic insulation when it serves the right purpose. You can read more about the differences between natural and synthetic insulation here: https://foxtrail.fjallraven.com/2017/11/03/down-vs-synthetic/
It's great to use sustainable materials. But does this mean there's a compromise on durability? For us durability is vital. If a product lasts a long time this has a massive impact on the overall sustainability of the product. Most CO2 emissions actually arise during use. So if we can ensure a product lasts a long time, the overall carbon footprint is lowered. Therefore, we ensure all our materials, even the most sustainable ones, are durable and long-lasting. We don't choose materials that will result in a less durable product.