keskiviikko 13. huhtikuuta 2011

Fjällräven Chap pants & Fällkniven Warranty, thumbs up.

Aoout an hour ago when i arrived home from knife making course, i had two packages waiting for me.

In the bigger one was pair of Fjällräven´s Chap pants. These are from Fjällrävens forest line thats intended especially for hunters. Theyre made from silent, brushed G-1000 material thats rugged due to its large cotton content, and its also pretty good stuff for a guy like me who likes to play with campfire,as it wont melt and have holes, from sparks, unlike some plain synthetic material would. And because its partially fromn synthetic stuff, it dries a bit better than cotton. G-1000 is about the best material i know, over anything other commercial clothing materials. The brushed surface makes these very silent too which is always a good thing out in the bush when youre hunting. I havent ordered these so i didnt know what details these would have but obviously these are designed by person or persons that have real life touch to hunting and outdoors life. These are waterproof from knees and butt and other areas are G-1000 that keeps these breathing well,and the waterproof parts are placed on the areas where they need to be waterproof. Plain and simple. These have zippered pockets for the precious items that you dont want to loose easily. Right side back pocket, has one zipper, and one is on left side,just under handpocket,and one is almost hidden, in the right side handpocket. So plenty of secured pocket space for car keys,cell phone, licences etc. Then theres normal pressbutton closure backpocket on the left,two normal handpockets on front and one bigger pocket between right handpocket and knee,on the sideseam, and this has a special inner pocket, divided in two separate ones, one can be used for phone and similar sized flat gear and the other next to it, is something i really like in these....Theres aabout 3 x 1 inch sixed strap,thats sewn into sideseam just above the big pockets flap,and it has an press button on its other end. At first i didnt understand whats this for...but as i opened it and the big pockets flap,i noticed that the flaps seam isnt sewn all the way,no, it has a two inch gap,and as theres this inner pocket insde big pocket,i figured that man, this is a pocket for knife !. Ive never seen one like these. You can open the straps button, and slide your knifes belt loop in the strap as it acts like a small belt. Then you just drop the knife and its sheath under the big pockets flap seam,and thse sheath goes to this inner pocket. This way the knife wont swing in the big pocket,and it hangs from its belt loop quite nicely. Nice deatil on that, i say. Then what else...sturdy straps to tighten the trouser ends around your boots or to trim em so they wont drop over the boots,any way you choose to wear. Theres a nice detail,on backside too, just in midlle of the backside,where the beltloops go. Theres a 2 inch long rubber hose or similar tube,some..4mm diameter,sewn  in the upper seam, and it helps the suspenders from sliding off from the trousers. How genious. Details like these really catch my intention. All the sewings done in rugged way with reliable endings and overall, i think these might be damn good pants but ill see that after i start using em. Even the colour is nice, sort of very dark olive green...or might it be brown,i cant swear since i am red & green colourblind a bit.


The other good thing today was that the tiny envelope without any info about sender, contained a new Fällkniven DC3 sharpening stone, straight from Sweden. It replaces the one i had as it might have had a small but affecting manufacture fail. So, i say thank you to Fällkniven, and to person who made this warranty replacement there possible. Ive been using my old DC3 so much and it has been my main sharpener so i was pretty attached to it. Customer service like this aint ordinary today, so im glad to tell you that Fällkniven is a respectful company in my eyes, more and more.


Today i wore the trousers for the first time and they feel damn good. They are silent and the waterproof butt & knees are working it seems. More than enough pockets to organise your pocket carry stuff too.

The strap to hold sheaths beltloop and the open gap,where you slide the sheath so the knife is well hidden and secured in the flap closure pocket.

                                 Sturdy, and easily adjustable straps to tighten the pants so snow wont go in.

2 kommenttia:

Exploriment kirjoitti...

I see loads of really cool stuff from Scandinavia and it bums me out that so much of it is tough, near on impossible to find in North America. The climates and terrain mean much of it would do very well here, but I'm hesitant to buy pants from a place in Sweden without the chance to try them on first.

I really wish there was more market penetration of stuff like Fjallraven here.

Fimbulmyrk kirjoitti...

It´s almost sad I have nothing to complain about my Fällkniven F 1 after reading your post;-). I find they make absolutely top-grade gear I´d trust my life to. Period.

Fjällräven, however, is another story, having owned the Greenland pants myself and wearing them down in 3 months time with no replacement whatsoever (came apart at the seams). But that might have been my local dealer.