As part of the 50 year anniversary of their Greenland collection, Fjallraven have updated a classic; the Raven jacket. Fjallraven's own description, "a timeless classic for a life divided equally between nature and civilisation," is precisely why we rate the Raven so highly for the active traveller.
Firstly the style; everyone likes to look nice on holiday, right? The vintage, almost military style of the Raven can be dressed up or down and is much better suited to alfresco dining than your neon waterproof shell.
But it has the travel practicalities to back this up; stow away hood, endless pockets (very useful in the airport for travel documents and for filling prior to security) and a perfect balance between weight and fit - light enough for warm weather, and roomy enough for layering underneath.
And its outdoor credentials; like all G1000 garments, the weather resistance can be boosted to taste with Greenland Wax, while the rugged durability of the fabric is second-to-none. Those pockets come in handy in the woods too.
We've never come across a Fjallraven product we'd describe as cheap, but neither have we found one that isn't of outstanding quality and therefore great value, regardless of the price.