FJERN ORKAN Waterproof Shell Jacket I’ve had this jacket for about 2 months now and think I can safely say I have tried it in some pretty horrible conditions. So I think its safe for me to review this product.
Fjern was created by a group of UK based outdoor enthusiasts with over 150 years of joint experience as mountaineers, skiers, hikers, mountain guides and climbers.
Like me with a strong belief in the Nordic mind set that the outdoors is there to be enjoyed by everyone, whatever the weather. One of my favourite saying is “Some people feel the rain others just get wet!
Fjern in many Scandinavian languages means Distant, Far, Remote and my opinion of the jacket I have been wearing is that it would do you proud on a distant / remote adventure.
The Jacket I have been wearing and trialing is the OKRAN Waterproof Shell Jacket.
Designed with the worst alpine conditions in mind, the ORKAN will keep you dry and keep the wind out, whatever the weather.
Crafted using eVent® fabric with Direct Venting™ technology, the ORKAN keeps precipitation out whilst allowing perspiration to escape.
Designed with technical features including a fully adjustable helmet compatible hood, internal taped seams and an anatomical fit.
Why this jacket? I wanted something durable, lightweight that would endure the possibility of terrible conditions. I heading back to Northern Sweden next year so I wanted something that wouldn’t let me down.
So i’ve now worn this in torrential rain, showers, wind, warmer weather and I must say this waterproof jacket beats any I have had previously.
It is relatively lightweight at 540gm ideal to have in your bag if the weather turns for the worse.
Draw string hood (keeping hood close to face)
Doesn’t ride up on arms when bending forward
Pit Zips for venting
Most importantly kept me dry all day in heavy rain
My only dislike is that this jacket tended to ride up my back with a rucksack on. I normally wear a off the shelf XL and purchased an XL (Size 44) so purchased the XL. Perhaps it would have been better with an XXL.
Im so glad I came across Fjern in fact I am waiting their Autumn / Winter release to try out their Overtrousers as the ones I have recently tried failed miserably.