Fjällräven’s Famous G-1000 Fabric

By Kaisa, Jonathan, and Marta This comfortable, versatile, durable and hard-wearing fabric is a key material in much of Fjällräven’s apparel and equipment. In this article, we explore how this fabric was created, what it is, how it’s used, and how to repair your garments to keep them useful for many years to come. The History The Fabric The Versions of G-1000 Repairing your G-1000 Kit A Timeless Fabric For Explorers When a Scandinavian expedition explored Greenland in 1966, their provider of very functional backpacks and tents was Fjällräven –... Read More


Fjällräven FAQs

Here at Open Air, it’s no secret that we love Fjällräven; they produce some outstanding clothing and equipment with an incredible level of thought put into the design. Whilst the Kånken is wildly popular, some things may be less familiar, so here is our handy guide to the questions we get asked most: How do you pronounce Fjällräven/Kånken? What does Fjällräven/Kånken mean? Where does Fjällräven come from? What is so special about a Kånken/Why are Kånkens so popular? Is Fjällräven worth the money/Why is Fjällräven so expensive? What fabric is... Read More


Solo Cycling for the Socially Distant

By Marta. Getting a little stir-crazy indoors? Same here! If you really need to spend a bit of time outside for your daily dose of activity, why not a cycle ride? Check that your bike is working smoothly before you set off. Pack your backpack with an extra layer, a waterproof, a basic toolkit, your water bottle and a snack. You’re almost ready; we’ve just got a couple more suggestions for how to keep yourself and others safe. Plan your journey with the following in mind: Know your limits! Don’t... Read More


Caring for your Kånken

By Kaisa, Kristine, and Marta. I promised myself I wouldn’t get one upon my start at Open Air. The Kånken seemed that little bit too popular. The square backpack pops up everywhere; it’s carried by schoolkids, students and seniors (my grandma loves the handles at the top). As can be seen below I gave in, I saw the light, and when I saw this pattern it was just too darn cute not to have. Plus I had been worn down by its features; the practical design and the tough material... Read More


How to Choose the Right Waterproof Jacket

The saying “there is no such thing as bad weather, only bad clothes” hails from Scandinavia where it is frequently repeated by parents who insist that their children spend time outdoors every day. Whilst the phrase is slightly more eloquent in Swedish as it rhymes “Det finns inget sådant som dåligt väder, bara dåliga klåder”, the message is nevertheless the same; don’t let the weather stop you from enjoying the outdoors! Waterproof Jackets for General Outdoor Use Waterproof Jackets for Fast and Light Activities Waterproof Jackets for Mountain Use An... Read More


Celebrate Christmas with Gifts from Fjällräven

From Cambridge to mountain, from city to nature, Fjällräven products are highly functional created for active lives. And with the opening of our new Fjällräven store-in-store on Green Street, we’re ready to help you celebrate this Christmas, bringing to you our pick of the perfect Fjällräven gifts for men, women and children. Totepack No.1Fjallraven’s simple and stylish Totepack No.1 is unbelievably practical and can be carried on the shoulder, in hand, or as a backpack. Featuring a secure zippered opening, constructed of Fjallraven’s signature waxed G-1000 material, Totepack is perfect... Read More


The Best Gift Ideas for the Outdoor Enthusiast at Open Air

Open Airists, it’s that time again!  Green Street has never looked prettier with christmas lights criss-crossing the iconic cobbled roadway creating a very magical experience when the sun goes down. And with Christmas mere weeks away, our stores are a hive of activity. Whilst Christmas shopping can be a rather overwhelming prospect, one normally has a few easy people on their list to buy for and we’re pretty sure outdoor enthusiasts fall into that camp. (There is ALWAYS room for another tool, backpack or gadget to add to the kit... Read More


Open Air Launches Fjällräven ‘Shop-in-shop’ on Green Street.

Images by Angus Whitby On the 5th of November, we were delighted to open the doors to our brand new Open Air store on Green Street stocking exclusively Fjällräven product, the largest range in East Anglia. Open Air has carried the Swedish outdoor brand for much of its existence on Green Street with the colourful ‘Wall of Kånkens’ (Fjällräven’s iconic backpack) greeting customers as they enter the main store. Eagle-eyed Fjällräven fans will note a few subtle details to the space, including fitting room curtains made from Fjällräven’s cornerstone G-1000... Read More