Mens Orkan Waterproof Shell Jacket (Orange/Rust)
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Engineered with the worst alpine conditions in mind, the ORKAN gives you the confidence to strike out into the wilderness, whatever the weather.
Crafted using eVent® fabric with Direct Venting™ technology, the ORKAN keeps precipitation out whilst allowing perspiration to escape. Packed with technical features including a fully adjustable helmet compatible hood, internal taped seams and an anatomical fit, the ORKAN is a big mountain shell that will take you BEYOND BOUNDARIES.
Waterproof rating 20,000mm
Breathability JIS 1099 B1 26,000 g/m2 24hrs
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- Waterproof, Windproof, Breathable, Lightweight and durable 3-layer fabric with Nylon face
- Unique eVent® membrane with Direct Venting™ technology
- DWR finish (Durable Water Repellent) helps repel water from fabric surface
- Taped seams and seamless shoulders for added waterproofness
- Anatomical shaping for fit and comfort, designed for technical layering
- Articulated elbows for freedom of movement
- No-lift gusseted underarms
- Fully adjustable helmet compatible hood with laminated & wired brim
- Laminated centre front zip guard with soft tricot trim zip garage
- Extended high collar for extra face protection
- Water repellent zippers
- Two large zipped hand warmer pockets, positioned high enough to avoid harnesses/backpack straps
- Internal stretch mesh pocket, large enough for storing gloves, map, goggles etc
- Underarm pit zips with water repellent zippers
- Corded zipper pulls are easy to grab, even whilst wearing gloves
- Moulded zipper garages to protect closure from snow and rain
- Hypalon Velcro cuff adjusters
- Adjustable drawcord hem with drop back for extra coverage
- Internal zip chest pocket with earphone cable port
- Reflective details
- Hanging loop
- Athletic fit - room for movement & layering, but without being oversized
- Fabric weight 138gsm / Garment weight (size M) 540gm
- Note: the water repellent zippers are highly water resistant but not 100% waterproof. We do not recommend keeping items in your external pockets that may be damaged by moisture
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Jacket remained waterproof in sustained downpour in the Swiss Alps.
Good fit and ventilation too, works well as a windproof also
Thank you for the feedback, Julian! It's always great to hear when our products are put to the test, and we're pleased to know that the Orkan is performing well for you.
Please feel free to get in touch if you ever have any questions or require assistance.
The Fjern Team
Really good piece of kit, and I have put it through some harsh weather, only thing that’s slightly disappointing is thing is that tape/ adhesive on the front pockets came away quite easily and now I have holes in the pockets
Thank you for your review, Daithí. We're pleased to hear that you find our Orkan to be a great piece of kit that withstands harsh weather conditions.
We apologise for any inconvenience caused regarding the issue you encountered with the tape/adhesive on the front pockets. If you require any repair advice, please get in touch with our support team.
Additionally, if you could confirm the date of purchase in your message, we may be able to offer you a replacement. We had an issue with the Orkan's pockets which was promptly addressed, but some units were sold before we were made aware of the fault.
Thanks again for your review.
The Fjern Team
Fjern customer service was great, arranged a free of charge replacement and the new jacket arrived about 2 weeks ago. Luckily since then it has rained a lot so I have had a chance to try it out, and I have to say I am just as happy with this jacket as I was with the previous one when I first got it. Waterproofing and comfort is on point.
There have been some subtle changes to the cut and design of the jacket:
The arms are now longer and cover down to my knuckles, which is great for keeping my hands dry.
The hood feels slightly roomier which is ideal for wearing a hat or having my hair tied up.
Pockets have been positioned slightly higher on the torso, approximately between solar plexus and navel, not bad, just different.
The armpits are a bit tighter than before, but not enough to cause discomfort with a few layers. Will have to see what it's like in the cold weather layered up.
All in all a great jacket, will wait to see what happens when it's cleaned this time, customer support stated that they should have fixed the previous issue with this jacket so will update when I've needed to wash and re-waterproof.
Update: increased review to 4 star because of excellent customer service. Fjern said that the issues experienced were a known problem with their old jacket design and have now been rectified. They have offered to replace my jacket f.o.c. because of this (which I am waiting for delivery of) which, to me, is a demonstration of how much they believe in their product and care for their customers.
When I have tested/used this jacket I will further update the review.
Out of the bag this waterproof is one of the best I have ever had, waterproof enough that it never leaked majorly until it required cleaning, breathable so not too hot or too cold, and a great fit both over a t-shirt or layered with jackets and hoodies.
I have had it for about 4 years now however, and since then it has needed a few washes to re-activate the water repellancy of the jacket. I followed the garment instructions to the letter, and even double checked on the Fjern website in their garment care section, where they recommend Nikwax water repellant treatments, which I decided to use.
The first time I washed the jacket, the eVent logo on the arm, and the Fjern text on the jacket partially washed off. This didn't really bother me, as the jacket still functioned well. The next time I washed the jacket, I noticed the taped seams coming apart, which I repaired using Macknett seam sealant. I have probably washed the garment about 5 times in the time that i have owned it, and each time the taped seams became more and more damaged, to the point where I am now going to have to fully re-seal or re-tape them myself to repair the inside of the jacket.
Add on top of this, as mentioned in another review, the zip on the right side pocket has come apart at the bottom so I can't fully open the zip any more without risking damaging it.
As I said, a great jacket that I absolutely adore, but the care instructions seem incorrect as the jacket has been badly damaged over time not living up to the life expectancy that I would have expected.
Thank you for taking the time to share your review of our Orkan, Alex. We appreciate your feedback and are sorry to hear about the issues you've experienced with the jacket over time.
It's great to hear that the jacket initially performed well, providing excellent waterproofing, breathability, and a comfortable fit. However, we understand your frustration with the challenges you faced when attempting to re-waterproof it.
Regarding the damage to the taped seams and the zip on the right side pocket, we are sorry for any inconvenience caused. You note in your review that your jacket is around 4 years old. This jacket will have been part of an old batch of Orkans. We have since addressed your highlighted issues, and we have made improvements to the design and construction of the jacket to enhance its durability and longevity.
Whilst your jacket is outside of our warranty period, you have highlighted some flaws that we were aware of and have since corrected. If you reach out to our support team with images of the faults, an order confirmation, and explanation of the defects, they should be willing to offer you a replacement, or at the very least a discount on a replacement.
Once again, we apologise for the inconvenience and appreciate your feedback. We are committed to continuously improving our products and appreciate your contribution in helping us do so.
The Fjern Team
I bought this jacket as it was the only one I could find made of event fabric. It lasted two years of moderate use then both pocket zips broke. Came off at the bottom
when closing. I’ve still got my previous waterproof from a different brand and if the fabric hadn’t worn it would still be going strong. (After 12 yrs). Given the cost I’m disappointed in its shelf life with no option of a cost effective repair. Got several other fjern products which have been fine
Thank you for taking the time to leave a review of our Orkan Jacket. We're glad to hear that you found the jacket to be of good quality during your time using it. However, we are sorry to hear that the pocket zippers have now failed.
At Fjern, we strive to produce high-quality products that last. We understand that durability is an important factor for our customers, and we're sorry that we fell short in this regard. Please know that we take all feedback very seriously and we're always looking for ways to improve our products.
If you would like to discuss this issue any further, or require any repair advice, please contact our customer support team. We value your business and hope that we can earn back your trust in the future.
This is the second Orkan I have bought and is the most waterproof jacket I have ever had. Just wash it every half a dozen wears to reactivate the water proofing and it’s brilliant.
Big shout out to Jack in customer services for his help on the purchase.
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