Just over four years ago we reviewed the woman’s Fjorm Down Jacket to high praise and this time around we’ll look at the men’s version. The Men’s Fjorm Down Jacket is still made with 850 Fill Power hydrophobic goose down with a 93/7 down/feather ratio. This means the Fjorm is incredibly warm yet packs down to a respectable size when not in use. Jottnar uses down from DownTek which stays dry 10x longer than untreated down, won’t wash out and is free of harmful fluorocarbons. Jottnar’s ethical approach to business also means that their down complies with the Responsible Down Standard (RDS). So you can rest easy knowing that you are being ethical wearing the Fjorm Down Jacket. Be sure to first read the previous women’s review as it will cover a lot of the basics which I won’t duplicate here.
As warm as it looks, and then some, the updated Jottnar Fjorm Down Jacket.
Unlike the Jottnar Thorsen Down Jacket which uses sewn through construction, the Fjorm Down Jacket is created with box construction which is far more technical and time-consuming to manufacture. While this method is more costly, it does provides far more warmth since the seems are baffled and therefore do not let in heat where there is a lack of insulation. The fleece cuff liners and oversized zip baffling also work to keep things warm on the inside when it gets cold on the outside. Like the Thorsen, the Fjorm Down Jacket uses synthetic insulation in potential moisture zones such as at the cuffs, hem and collar.
The Fjorm down jacket is considered to be the Thorsen’s big brother, it’s much warmer and comes with a helmet compatible hood. The hood also sports a moldable peak to deflect wind and snow when the weather gets a little less friendly.
I have to concur with Emily’s thoughts in her review of the women’s Fjorm jacket, the Fjorm is a high end technical down jacket that will keep you incredibly warm yet pack down fairly small. The design is nothing short of perfect and in line with what I’ve come to expect from Jottnar as all of their apparel seems to hit it out of the park.
While I would like a second Internal mesh dump pocket so that I could carry skins, it is not a big deal and the zippered internal security pocket makes an ideal location for valuables and the included stuff sac. The only minor nuisance is the that the hood’s rigid brim pokes you in the back of the neck and head. While not ideal, it’s a small price to pay to have this feature which comes in handy when the weather rolls in. Overall this is a superb down jacket if you have the Benjamin Franklins to purchase one.
Price: $595CAN / $495US
Sizes: S, M, L, XL
Colours: Aegean Blue, Black, Lambsleaf
Weight: 620g / 21oz (Size Medium)
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