Fjällraven Luhkka

Found a real bargain in a sports shop here in Gällivare last week.  A Fjällraven Luhkka, which should have cost 2800SEK was in the sale for only 800SEK!!  They had only one and fortunately it was in my size.

fjällraven luhhkaThe Luhkka is a traditional woolen cape worn in winter by the Sámi people. The luhkka protected the furcoat from getting wet from melting or falling snow. When skiing the luhkka protected against snow from the trees and cold. For skiing you used a luhkka with longer back side, that could also protect the backpack.

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Fjällraven Description

 Smart knee-length cape inspired by the Sami’s versatile and practical Luhkka. Can be worn on its own during the autumn and spring and as a reinforcement garment over normal winter clothing on cold winter days – just as the Sami have always worn it. When worn over normal shell garments it offers flexible protection against the cold and bitter winds, and any snow can be quickly shaken off before going indoors. A thin synthetic lining has been added to the strong, wind and water resistant G-1000 for extra warmth. The cape has a fixed, adjustable hood with detachable synthetic fur edging and a reflective band in the back. There is a half zipper in the front and a G-1000 gusset in the opening with soft fleece on the inside. A breast pocket is positioned immediately beside the opening and further down there is a kangaroo pouch. Push buttons at the wrists hold the cape in place when you are on the move. Zipper pulls and the trim are in natural tone leather.
My recommendation would be the inclusion of a fleece lining in the “kangaroo pouch” as you only have the G-1000 material between you and -30 degrees, which doesn’t help to warm your hands when they are cold!  Apart from that, I think its a great product.
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2 thoughts on “Fjällraven Luhkka

  1. Wow, amazing mixture of traditional and new, and so practical for trekkers and emergencies. I love ponchos which I knit from home spun, if you sit down and are cold you can snuggle your legs up underneath. Suits you! Happy New Year.

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