The Abisko Shade Jacket is a lightweight, airy and highly ventilated jacket designed for fast-paced treks and intense activities in warm climates. Made from G-1000 Air (un-waxed) fabric with stretch panels on the side to provide maximum ventilation and extra freedom of movement.
Light and highly ventilated jacket for fast-paced treks and intense activities in warm, sunny climates. Made from G-1000 Air with excellent ventilation so you keep as cool and dry as possible, at the same time as stretch panels at the sides give extra freedom of movement. Perfect for days when the sun is strong and you need to cover up with clothes that breathe well.
The fit is technical and the collar is cut high and can be adjusted with a drawcord so it protects the neck from the sun. The zipper has a chinguard at the top and can be opened for ventilation from both ends. There are two spacious, zippered chest pockets. The sleeves can be rolled up and held in place with buttons.
Clothing in the Abisko family is designed for lightweight trekking. The garments are characterised by low weight, fast drying and good ventilation - perfect for when you want to move around easily, either in the summer mountains or in warmer climates.
Fjällräven's Abisko Shade Jacket is constructed from ventilated G-1000 Air in recycled polyester and cotton which is an un-waxed fabric. Designed to be breathable and quick-drying, with stretch fabric under the arms to give greater freedom of movement. Although it's un-waxed the fabric is still reasonably hardwearing and provides almost 100% protection against the sun's ultraviolet rays, helping to greatly reduce the risk of sunburn so you can discover the great outdoors without limitations.
This jacket is hard to categorise for us as it falls somewhere between a jacket and a trekking shirt. Like a trekking shirt the sleeves can be rolled up and held in place with buttons, and it doesn't have any hand pockets which is good if you tend to wear packs as you wouldn't be able to access them any way. It doe's however feature two zippered chest pockets which are large enough for all the essentials you might need such as keys, phone, money etc. There's also a smaller hidden pocket on the side in the stretch fabric which isn't mentioned in the features, but again is good for extra storage space.
As with all Fjällräven products, attention to detail has been given to every aspect of the garment, even the buttons on the sleeves are nicely engraved with the Fjällräven Arctic Fox logo.
- Reviewed by BasecampGear