The “tweener” stage. Sometimes it means you’re not quite a rebellious teenager and not really an immature child, or sometimes it’s feeling unstable, in limbo from one life decision to the next. For us, hanging out in the “tweener” stage often signifies that time of year when it’s not quite summer yet, but warmer temps have us itching to hike, paddle, cycle and get moving outside.
Just in time for the heart of the spring season, Swedish heritage brand Fjällräven introduced a lightweight line of versatile outerwear designed with warm weather excursions in mind. The new collection, “High Coast,” presents two styles in both men’s and women’s silhouettes, including a light, packable anorak and a minimally designed zip-up jacket. Both pieces are simple in structure, but offer essential technical details, such as adjustable, well-fitting hoods, sleeve cuffs with elastic edging and thumbholes, drawcord hems, and convenient pocket placement for storing your electronics and trail maps. However, what we’re really drawn to–and you will be too–are the materials Fjällräven utilized for this collection.
The High Coast fabric is a wind and water-resistant blend of waxed polyamide and fluorocarbon-free infused organic cotton, both notably falling in line with Fjällräven’s sustainable practices. Fjällräven is a leader in the outdoor industry when it comes to sustainability, and it all starts with the brand’s well-rounded responsibility program, which is dedicated to initiatives like wellbeing, education and safety, philanthropy, innovation, and nature and the environment. With statements like the Down Promise, which has held true since 2009, people can rely on Fjällräven’s products for function and performance while supporting mindful consumption and production practices.
We’re super happy to see the High Coast collection offer some fresh designs and environmentally conscious pieces for when we’re feeling adventurous during the “tweener” season, and we hope to see more outdoor brands make these kinds of strides in sustainability.
P.S. Oh man, do those lifestyle photos in the gallery below look stunning or what?! Joel Bear shot them in one of our favorite spots to explore, Big Sur.
Images by Joel Bear, courtesy of Fjällräven.