Review IV - Fjallraven High Coast Wind Anorak
A comprehensive product review of the Fjallraven High Coast Wind Anorak as part of the Keb layering system. I believe the two colours shown in the review are 'Limestone' and 'Birch Green'.
Light, pliant and packable anorak that protects against cold winds, a smart garment that can be pulled on when out on day trips walking, cycling or paddling. Made from a waxed polyamide and organic cotton fabric that is water-resistant and dries fast should it get wet.
The style is simple with only the most essential details, all to save weight and allow you to “pack smart”. The well-fitting hood is adjustable, there is a half-length zipper at the front and a kangaroo pocket that doubles as a pack bag. The sleeve cuffs have elastic edging and thumb holes that keep sleeves in place. Drawcord adjustment at hem.
The wax impregnation makes the jacket water-resistant; it will keep you dry during light showers but not during a downpour or constant rain.
Note from NSK
NSK field tests have shown that the High Coast Wind Anorak does keep the wind out but isn't even mildly water-resistant; you will get wet from the shoulders down even in light showers.
Check out our guide to layering clothing here Layering for the Outdoors