BEST OF: FJALLRAVEN
Fjallraven is one of those cooler outdoor lifestyle brands that you may never have heard of. Based in Sweden, the company began manufacturing day packs over 50 years ago. “Fjallraven” translates to arctic fox in Swedish, in case you we’re wondering. Here are a few top picks from their website: The Fjell jacket in Uncle Blue, $230. This is a highly water resistant, wind proof and durable jacket that isn’t bulky, making it a perfect year-round option. Vintage Retro L backpack in bold red, $130. This is where the company shines, and you can carry this pack anywhere, even the office. Featuring a retro top-loading design with a modern carrying back-panel of mesh keeping the load stable and your back comfortably dry. And since we’re not fully out of the woods weather-wise, a wool cap makes sense on blustery days. Wool Ull cap in hunter green, $75. And finally, Greenland Wax, $10. Made from paraffin and beeswax you can use it to treat both your new jacket and backpack. Rub it onto the surface in key spots and use an iron to seal in the wax.