Most of the readers are already acquainted with several Scandinavian brands and their jackets and outdoor gear, either by having read, heard or even tried the products themselves.
It’s no news that these brands are some of the best out there, especially when it comes to winter gear. This might be related to the fact that they know quite well what a truly harsh weather is.
The brands selected for this article are eight. They are popular and renowned for the high quality of their designs. As for style, the jackets for this selection are definitive eye-catchers, with different styles and lots of colors, because it is important to remain in style and looking good even when the rain will not stop.
The jackets are for both men and women, with unisex selections as well, so let’s head right into it.
Solarmovie For each brand, we’ll start with some information and then we will continue with the product we have picked. Also, for some brands we have compiled a section where we answer some questions asked by users online and offline.
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1. Ilse Jacobsen
The first jacket comes from Ilse Jacobsen, a Danish brand, established in 1993 by Ilse Jacobsen. This brand is a privately owned company, mostly known for their shoes, but not falling behind in their accessories and clothes. This brand’s aspiration is to create beautiful and feminine designs, that will fit comfortably and last for a long time.
Rain Mantel Women
The jacket of the selection is a rain mantel, that is made of 65% Polyester and 35% Cotton. It comes with oversized sleeves, with the cuffs extending beyond the wrists. It comes with a high collar that buttons up, as does the jacket, and with an adjustable hood.
This next rain mantel jacket is by Alexander Stutterheim, the owner of the Stutterheim raincoats brand. This brand is Swedish and was founded in 2010, with the intent of creating good quality raincoats, that not only keep you dry, but also look stylish.
Rain Mantel Unisex
Erna Raincoat Women
The jacket we have selected is called Erna and it is a women’s jacket. The outer part is made of 80% Polyester and 20% PU, whereas the inner lining is made of 65% Cotton and 35% Polyester. There are two flap pockets on the sides and an inner pocket.
The sleeves are oversized, with elastic cuffs that come with thumbholes as well as snap flaps for adjustment. The collar is in medium height and there is also an adjustable hood.
This jacket comes with a water resistance column of 8000 mm and it is also windproof. The main zipper is two ways and there is a zipper cover on top, with snap buttons. The colors available include: White, Black, Yellow, Fuchsia and Navy blue. Official website.
4. Tiger Of Sweden
On to a winter coat, this comes from Tiger of Sweden. This brand was founded in Sweden, in 1903 by Markus Schwarmann and Hjalmar Nordström. It is known for their shoes, clothes and spectacles. They aim for trendy designs, while maintaining elegance in the look of their jackets.
Winter Jacket Men
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This coat is made of 46% Polyester, 41% Cotton, 10% PU and 3% Nylon, with a 100% Viscose material lining. It comes with double button closure to the front and a very classic look for the collar, resembling a tuxedo jacket. It is a very elegant coat, that goes well with a formal look and it comes in the color Grey. Official website.
WeSC is the next brand in our selection. It is a Swedish brand, founded in 1999 and influenced by skateboarding and snowboarding.
This jacket is for men and it comes in a casual style, but depending on the color, it goes great with most outfits, even those that are a bit more formal. The material is 65% Polyester and 35% Cotton. It comes with a zipper that begins at hip level and goes all the way up to the high collar.
There is a flap covering the zipper, which closes with snap buttons. There are snap buttons on the collar and hood as well.
This jacket comes with two oversized side pockets and two chest pockets with a snap button flap, for the Palm Green color and with two side pockets and one zipper pocket on the chest for the colors Black and Blue Iris. It is a long jacket, with high resistance against weather conditions. Official website.
Fjällräven is a brand that we have featured before in one of our reviews. It was founded about 50 years ago, in 1960, in Sweden. It specializes in outdoor clothing and equipment and it is one of the most renowned brands by those who enjoy winter sports and especially hiking and camping.
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The Greenland Parka for women is a heavy winter jacket that comes in too many colors. The material is 65% Polyester and 35% Cotton, with an inner lining made of Polyester. The fabric used is G-1000, a versatile fabric created by the brand itself. It is highly resistant to weather conditions, UV rays, highly breathable and very durable.
The jacket comes with two large side pockets and two chest pockets, and two inner pockets. The collar is high, once fully zipped and there is also an adjustable hood. The color selection includes: Dark Navy, Black, Red, Blue, Olive, Autumn leaf, Anthracite and many more. Official website.
Related: 10 Best Fjallraven Jackets Reviewed – A Swedish Brand For Your Outdoor Adventures
Fjällräven: Frequently Asked Questions
Where is Fjällräven from?
Fjällräven, the outdoor gear company, was founded in Örnsköldsvik, Sweden in the 1960s. Örnsköldsvik is in Sweden’s “High Coast” region, which features a wide variety of outdoor areas. Fjallraven’s founder, Åke Nordin, loved spending time in these beautiful outdoor spaces but wanted a better and easier way to carry his gear with him.
What does “Fjällräven” mean in English?
Literally translated, “Fjällräven” means “Arctic Fox”. The artic fox is featured in the company’s logo.
What does “Fjällräven Kånken” mean?
As we said, “Fjällräven” means “Arctic Fox”, while “Kånken” derives from the Swedish word “Kånka” which means “to lug”.
This is also the name of one of the company’s most successful backpack models.
Where are Fjällräven Kånken backpacks made? How about other Fjällräven products?
Fjällräven Kånken and other products are made in one of two Fjällräven production facilities. There is one of these factories in Zhongshan, China and another just outside of Seoul, South Korea.
While some Asian manufacturing is notorious for poor quality and production standards, the companies used by Fjällräven have won several awards for their products. Additionally, they are experts in their respective niches and have been producing outdoor equipment for decades.
What is the origin of the Fjällräven Kånken backpack?
The original Kånken was released in 1978. In Sweden and worldwide, several medical reports indicated that there was an increased prevalence of back problems in young children, most of which were due to heavy and ill-supported backpacks.
The Kånken was intended to provide a more ergonomic backpack that was still strong and spacious enough to hold a full day of school supplies. This is where the iconic Kånken look originated. It is currently the company’s most popular offering.
What are Fjällräven backpacks made of?
Most Fjällräven packs are made from “Vinylon-F“. This scientific-sounding fabric is a synthetic type of nylon. It behaves similarly to natural fabrics and repels water without needing a special spray or other type of coating. Most Fjallraven backpacks can be cleaned with warm water, gentle soap and a sponge.