The Vidda Pro trousers from Fjallraven have long been a stand out piece in their collections, and in various different iterations too. Durable, functional and great looking - it's a surprise Fjallraven have taken so long to design a jacket to match.
But the Vidda Pro jacket has arrived, and it certainly looks the part. It exudes the same old-world utilitarianism that has made the trousers a favourite of hikers, bushcrafters, and wild campers. But it also has the elegant and modern design features that have kept Fjallraven so relevant.
First up, the G1000 Eco material. It probably needs no introduction, but carries over the properties that fans of the brand will wax lyrical about (pun intended). Lighter than it looks, but hardier than you'd credit. Not waterproof, but the weather-resistance is customisable with the application of Greenland Wax.
Some Fjallraven products are never going to win over the fast and light crowd, but considering the features packed into this jacket, the weight of 850 grams is genuinely impressive and might make some think twice. For that you get eight pockets in various configurations, and two of them are over-hung with a row of gear loops for securing items such as knives, gloves etc.. It's this balance between weight, durability and function that makes the Vidda Pro jacket (as with the trousers) such a great choice for outdoor professionals - those who might need a few extra items of gear at hand for example.
A really well designed hood and, naturally, a range of earthy tones to choose from, complete a strong debut for the Vidda Pro jacket - a model that seems destined to become another Fjallraven classic.