G-1000: A History

In 1968, Fjällräven proudly unveiled the G-1000 – a fabric born of our commitment to durable and versatile outdoor gear. Crafted for adventure, it redefined functionality in outdoor apparel.

Close-up of the golden embroidered Fjällräven G-1000 logo on a green fabric, highlighting the quality and detail of the brand's signature stitching.


Imagine a fabric ideal for outdoor living, unchallenged for over 40 years. Åke Nordin transformed rejected tent material into the durable G-1000 fabric in 1968, making it the mainstay of the iconic Greenland Jacket, a lasting product from Fjällräven.


In 2010, G-1000 Silent addressed noise in outdoor fabrics, featuring a brushed, smooth texture for quiet movement. Retaining G-1000's qualities, it's ideal for conservation and hunting. The same year, G-1000 Lite debuted as a flexible version with rip-stop threads, offering tear resistance and light waxing for summer outings.


Introduced in 2011, G-1000 Eco is Fjällräven's eco-conscious fabric, woven from recycled polyester and organic cotton, minimizing environmental impact. G-1000 Heavy Duty, double-treated with Greenland Wax, enhances durability in resilient products.


The latest in the G-1000 range, G-1000 Air, enhances trekking comfort in warm conditions. Its lightweight, unwaxed design with a looser weave maximizes breathability. G-1000 Air Stretch, a high-quality, organic cotton, and recycled polyester blend, ensures durability and unrestricted movement in outdoor garments.

Two hikers trekking through a forest trail with Fjällräven backpacks, the brand's logo clearly visible on their gear, set against a backdrop of a dramatic mountainous landscape.

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