For 2017, Fjällräven heads back to its roots with a full mountaineering collection. Designed in conjunction with their first sponsored mountain guide, the Bergtagen line includes everything from base layers and shells to puffy coats and a mummy foot sleeping bag — a full system to keep you protected when you set out to play above tree line.
The very word ‘Bergtagen’ comes from a long lost Swedish saying. It refers to how the mountains can change you — a connection with nature that lasts a lifetime.
This Bergtagen mountaineering system comprises base layers, a work layer, a shell layer and insulation layers.There are two base layer tops — the Bergtagen Woolmesh Sweater and Bergtagen Woolterry Hoodie — along with short and long-length bottoms — the Bergtagen Longjohns and Bergtagen Shortjohns. All are made from a fully traceable merino wool blend that is body mapped to perform accordingly — high loft for extra warmth in the shoulders and chest, terry-loop structure next to skin to wick away sweat, and wool mesh on the sleeves, sides, and lower torso for maximum ventilation.
The lightweight, highly technical Bergtagen Jacket and Trousers are designed for a variety of activities above the tree line. This work layer is optimised for unrestricted movement in varying temperatures. The main fabric is hardwearing, wind- and water-resistant G-1000 Lite Eco with double layers of G-1000 Eco on the rear for extra protection. The knees, inside of the waistband and inner lower legs are reinforced with aramid-based Corylon fabric (a material exclusive to Fjällräven). Zipped side ventilation from the hips to the knees releases excess heat and zips on the sides of the lower legs make it easier to take these trousers off and on.
The shell layer is developed using Fjällräven’s sustainable Eco-Shell material. The Bergtagen Eco- Shell Jacket and Trousers protect from bitter winds and precipitation while allowing for freedom of movement.
The Bergtagen Lite Insulation Jacket and Bergtagen Insulation Parka use Fjällräven’s high-performance, synthetic insulation so you stay warm even if the conditions are wet. And it’s light and compressible, easily sliding under a shell layer. In extreme situations where you might have to bivy, throw on the Bergtagen Mummyfoot and you have a complete sleep system.