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Fjällräven Gutulia Anorak Review

By Phil on 2015.01.23 In Product Review

I recently got to try my new Fjällräven Gutulia Anorak for the first time during last weekend’s trip to Scotland to bag another Munro.

I bought it late last year from my friends at The Sporting Lodge in preparation for the winter with the plan on using it for winter hikes as well as snowboarding.

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The Gutulia Anorak is made from Fjällräven’s G-1000 fabric which provides hard wearing, quick drying properties, wind and water resistance and excellent ventilation. The level of water resistance can be altered according to planned usage by applying the required level of Greenland wax to suit your needs.

The Gutulia Anorak has a large chest pocket, which is ideal for storing any items you may want easy access to, such as a map and other essential items. It also has a zip at each side just above the waist, which gives you access to another large area for storing more items and goes all the way through from zip to zip.

The hem has an adjustable draw cord and also has a crotch strap should you need to secure the anorak to you more securely in more extreme conditions.

The cuffs are adjustable and the hood has a detachable fur trim and a strap at the back for tightening the hood. The neck part of the anorak also includes a few options, where you can fasten the extra material in in front of the neck area right up to your neck in colder weather conditions or wear it more loosely and with the front zip pulled down should you need to cool down.

There is also a side zip to on one side of the anorak near the bottom, which can be opened to make it easier when putting the anorak on or taking it off.

The underarm two way zips on each side allow for further ventilation and can be opened fully underarm and by the side of the chest or independently depending on your needs.

I wore my Gutulia Anorak on top of my Fjällräven Keb hooded fleece jacket and Aclima Woolnet top during my recent hike up Scotland and these 3 layers were more than enough to allow me to keep to a comfortable body temperature for the conditions.

Often when hiking you can sometimes wear too many layers, or not enough and as soon as you start hiking it’s not long before you need to make adjustments. I can say I didn’t need to do that at all during my recent hike and just by adjusting the ventilation under the arms or fastening the neck and hood up was enough to allow me to adjust to the conditions we encountered.

I’m looking forward to using it a lot more on the hills in the coming winter months.

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Me in my Fjällräven Gutulia Anorak at the summit of Ben Vorlich

2 Responses to "Fjällräven Gutulia Anorak Review"

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  1. I have had mine for many years, it has some minor repairs and I was hoping to replace it once it´s worn out. But the thing just refuses to die =)

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Welcome to my blog about hiking, trekking, Fjällräven Polar 2014, in fact anything where you require boots and the outdoors.

My name is Phil, and following my outdoor epiphany which started in the summer of 2012 I’m now hooked on everything outdoors. So far my biggest treks have included the 250km Cathar Way, the 170km Tour du Mont Blanc and best of all, winning 1st place to take part in the Fjällräven Polar in April 2014.

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