In September I found myself in the endless desert of Saudi Arabia. Temperatures were ranging between 38 and 45 degrees Celsius. So how did I cope with the heat? One of the most important factors was wearing the right clothing. I chose to wear Fjällräven. Let me provide you with a detailed review of my favourite products and how they were my perfect companion during my active adventure in Saudi Arabia.
Fjällräven is a Swedish outdoor clothing and equipment company that has been around since 1960. They are known for their high-quality and durable products that are perfect for outdoor activities such as hiking. I’ve been a big fan of their products for years now. However I wasn’t sure if Fjällräven – or any brand for that matter – would be able to manufacture clothing to withstand the scorching heat of the desert. Fjällräven provided me with the Abisko Hike Trousers, the Abisko Hike Shirt, and the Kiruna Hat during my trip to Al Ula in Saudi Arabia.
I was really impressed with the Abisko Hike Trousers. They were perfect for hiking in warm climates. The G-1000 Air stretch material is a combination of polyester and cotton, which made them lightweight, breathable, and quick-drying. The trousers also have a regular fit, which provided plenty of room for movement and comfort. The waistband was comfortable and the multiple pockets, including two hand pockets and a zippered leg pocket, were very useful. I also liked that they were very easy to fold and pack. The trousers are available in four different colors. Mine were Dark Navy. They are priced at 179,95 euro.
The Abisko Hike Shirt is another great product from Fjällräven. It’s your best choice for hiking in hostile environment such as the Saudi desert. The shirt is made from 100% polyamide, which makes it stretchy and comfortable. It wicks away moisture and feels cool against the skin. Although the material feels thin and lightweight, the Abisko Hike Shirt provides excellent protection from the sun. The shirt has a regular fit and comes with a chest pocket with zipper. It is available in several different colors such as Dune Beige and is priced at 99,95 euro.
The Kiruna Hat was a simple and durable sun hat that was perfect for hiking in Saudi Arabia. The hat is made from the durable G-1000 Original material. It has a medium-wide brim that provides good all-round protection from the sun. The hat is foldable, making it easy to put away in your backpack when not in use. The leather Fjällräven logo on the side is a nice touch. The hat is priced at 54,95 euro.
Overall, I would highly recommend the Abisko Hike Trousers, the Abisko Hike Shirt, and the Kiruna Hat from Fjällräven for anyone looking for high-quality and durable hiking gear. They are perfect for hiking in warm climates and are made from high-quality materials that offer excellent ventilation and protection from the sun. Fjällräven products can be a bit pricey at times, however they are more than worth the investment if you are looking for durable and comfortable hiking gear. I hope this review helps you make an informed decision about your next hiking trip! My Belgian readers can have a look at the A.S.Adventure website to discover what Fjällräven has to offer.