When giving clothing or accessories, I am always looking for pieces that are made well and will last for years. From a go-anywhere backpack to a warm coat that will never go out of style, these gifts from my favorite Swedish brand fit the bill and are guaranteed to be winners. To find more of these classic picks for everyone on your holiday shopping list, click here.
They say winter is the season to cuddle up indoors with your loved ones, but we say winter is just as good a time as any to get outdoors with them. The Singi Down Jacket W is just the garment to be outside in, with the people you love. A warm and durable, traceable-down jacket for winter’s coldest days, this classic, women’s long model has outer fabric in hardwearing G-1000 with extra durable G-1000 HeavyDuty over the shoulders and rear (fabric that can be impregnated with Greenland Wax for that extra protection against wind and rain). With high-quality down padding reinforced with synthetic padding over the shoulders and elbows, the Singi Down Jacket W has a generous, yet feminine fit for insulating layers underneath and has a specious, adjustable hood with detachable, synthetic fur edging for protection from swirling snow. The perfect jacket for low-intensity winter activities in crisp winter weather — so you don’t have to be stuck indoors.
From the windswept Faroe Islands to the fjords of Finland, Scandinavian sheep have always been on to something. (How to keep warm!). Taking a hint from these hearty, hooved mammals, we created the Lada sweater, a cozy knitted sweater in lambswool blend with a classic shawl collar and slight marbled yarn. With Corozo buttons and eyelets in G-1000 Original, pop on the Lada Sweater over a tee, or layer beneath a jacket during an autumn/winter walk.
3. Kånken – $80
With the Swedish mantra in mind, “Straight backs are happy backs,” Fjällräven created the first Kånken in 1978 to spare the backs of school children, as back problems had begun to appear in increasingly younger age groups. Simple, stylish and functional, the Kånken backpack soon became a common sight in schools around the country, quickly spreading to cities around the world as an iconic (yet highly functional) Swedish export. Made out of durable, lightweight Vinylon F, the Kånken has a large main compartment with a large opening, two side pockets, a zippered pocket in the front, handle at the top, narrow, supple shoulder straps, a sitting pad in the pocket and logo that doubles as a reflector.Today, 35 years later, Kånken has become one of Fjällräven’s most beloved products. This classic backpack is equally suited to journeys to and from school or work, as it is to trekking and traveling.
You don’t need a beard and an axe to pull off a great lumberjack shirt. With that in mind, we created a cozier, feminine cut of our Canada Shirt in soft flannel fabric blended with recycled wool. Perfect as a light jacket or mid-layer beneath a shell for colder activities.
Technically advanced trekking trousers with optimised fit and carefully planned details. Intended for alpine trekking that requires climbing – where mobility is just as important as durability and protection from sharp stones, etc. For this purpose the rear and knees are pre-shaped and have extra strong seams.
This post is sponsored by Fjallraven.