Monday, November 18, 2013

Fjallraven Barents Trousers - Review

It's time to review the Fjallraven Barents Trousers. The Best of the Best!

Fjallraven trousers as they have a great reputation Worldwide for being tough, durable and weatherproof. 

The classic, tried and true Barents trousers were launched in 2003 and are the most popular (for good reason) trousers that Fjallraven make.

Fjallraven Barents are trousers for tough trekking and active outdoor use in both summer and winter. Barents are made of hardwearing and super tough G-1000® fabric and have extra reinforcements over the rear and knees to handle tough treatment.

The trousers are really versatile as they have seven pockets, including a map pocket, axe pocket and inner safety pocket. High waist and comfort fit.

Barents have raw length, which allows you to adjust the length of the legs exactly as you wish. If you are looking for similar trousers but with fixed leg endings, have a look at Vidda trousers

After years of putting their Forester Trousers to the test, Woodlore are excited to now stock the Barents Trousers, part of Fjällraven’s 'Classical Trekking' range. A durable trouser with multiple pockets, the Barents feature reinforced rear and knee panels for extra durability. The legs are provided in raw length, meaning that they can be cut and adjusted to your exact requirements. The Fjällraven logo is sewn onto the right leg pocket.

As with the Forester Trousers, the Barents are made from Fjällraven's classic G-1000 material. This densely woven fabric is a blend of 65% polyester and 35% cotton, making the material windproof and outstandingly hardwearing. It is also water-resistant thanks to a Greenland Wax impregnation. This high-strength fabric also wicks moisture away from the body.

The Fjällraven company had its humble beginnings back in 1960, running from a small basement in the town of Örnsköldsvik. Equipped with little more than his mother's sewing machine, founder Åke Nordin began producing garments tough enough to withstand the long, demanding winters of Northern Sweden. Ever since, Fjällraven have continued with this quest, earning the reputation of a company reliable for making functional, hard-wearing outdoor clothing.

  • Material: G-1000
  • Colour: Dark Olive with Black inserts
  • Fit: Comfort, high-waist
  • Weight: 1.2lbs
  • Raw length legs
  • Hidden, inner security pocket with zip fastening
  • 2 x standard hip pockets
  • 1 x large pocket on right leg with stud fastener
  • 1 x medium pocket on left leg with stud fastener
  • 1 x tall pocket on left leg with stud fastener
  • 1 x saw/knife pocket on left leg with stud fastener at top and bottom

Tough, fast-drying, very comfortable. These trousers have been through some pretty tough conditions since I bought them (rocks/thick brush/etc). They show no signs of wear. In rain they resist water for a while, but soon succumb and get wet through (as expected). They dry quickly and remain comfortable while wet.

simply fantastic! Very comfortable fit and they are certainly hard wearing and have the ability to be waxed which is great as you can wax certain areas to keep them breathable. You will not regret buying them.  Speaking of which, this is an aspect that I have never done.  You can order the Fjallraven Greenland Wax and impregnate them yourself which will make them waterproof.

I must say I was impressed by their weight! I thought they would be heavy and on the contrary, they're so light, you hardly feel them.

The cut gives plenty of freedom of movement when walking, hiking, running and climbing.
Built tough as nails yet very comfortable.


The Review : If you can find them, buy them.  Fjallraven is still fairly uncommon here in the USA but are beginning to make a presence.  After years of wear they are still going strong.  I have 4 pairs  and have only worn this pair that I have on.  You never have to worry about ripping this paint or a spark burning a hole in them.  Super tough.  Super strong.  Bullet Proof quality.

When you have to have the best and you will accept no substitutes, these are it.  Yes they are expensive.  Yes they can be hard to find but they are absolutely worth it. 

If you decide to purchase, make sure you get the right size.  I have a 30 inch waist and I had to order a size 46.  There should be some guides for the conversion if and when you decide to purchase.


  1. Very good trousers but expensive, too. In Europe -> 200euros. A LOT of money.

  2. Hey how did you find the plants and I have been looking for sometime now can you help me find a good price. I have find at 115.00 dollar that was the lost I could find.

  3. Women who wear plus size trousers can wear these pants just about anywhere since they are very casual and smart.Best Parkour Backpack

  4. Well thats valuable review... that is just advertisement. No real information from the actual situation wearing it. For the money i cannot see how it can be worth to buy it....