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Fjällräven Polar Fleece Jacket | Review

When the temperature drops, the first item you'll be reaching for is the Fjällräven Polar Fleece

Most items of outdoor clothing clearly belong on a hill, or on a trail, or up a mountain. These pieces have obviously been designed to do a job, and to do it well. They’re practical, and made to cope with whatever elements get thrown their way. With fleeces, for example, functionality always seems to takes priority; leaving style to linger behind as somewhat of an afterthought.

Of course, we can understand the logic behind this but that doesn’t mean we don’t absolutely love it when these things look good aswell. Enter stage left: the Polar Fleece from Fjallraven. It’s got that casual, wear-it-down-the-pub, aesthetic which anyone can appreciate. Anyone being most definitely us.

“Perfect for adventures in polar-like conditions, every aspect of this hoodie screams cosiness.”

Perfect for adventures in polar-like conditions, every aspect of this hoodie screams cosiness. Trust us when we say that as soon as you put this thing on and experience its warm wool lining, you’re going to be very reluctant to take it off anytime soon – especially if it’s a cold winter’s day.

The thick wool lining in the Polar Fleece is also used in its hood and handwarmer pockets. If you know your textiles, you’ll no doubt already be aware that one of the main benefits of wool is that it insulates even when it gets damp – just one more reason why we think this robust, heavy-duty, fleece is sure to win its way into your heart.

Not only will the Fjällräven Polar Fleece keep you feeling toasty and looking stylish, it will also – thanks to its highly durable construction – be part of your wardrobe for a long time to come. The hoodie’s durability can be put down to the ultra hardwearing G1000 on its sleeves, and its generally excellent outer made from a thick, knitted, polyester.

The Polar Fleece has a casual, wear-it-down-the-pub, aesthetic that we love. Photo: Chris Johnson
The durable outer on the Fjallraven Polar Fleece is made from a thick, knitted, polyester. Photo: Chris Johnson
The thick wool lining in the Polar Fleece will keep you warm during the cold winter months. Photo: Chris Johnson
The little Swedish flag on the Fjallraven Polar Fleece is a nice reminder of the brand's heritage. Photo: Chris Johnson

It’s no secret that Swedish brand Fjällräven like doing business in ways that could be considered ethical, sustainable, and environmentally friendly. Evidence of this approach, which we’re very much in favour of, can be seen by the use of organic cotton and recycled polyester in the making of this brilliant jacket.

A really great hoodie this, and the ideal companion for that time of year when the temperature starts to drop and carries on dropping.

Fjallraven Polar Fleece Jacket

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