Specialized/Fjällräven Räven Anorak review - stylish and super versatile

Gravel riding, city cycling, hiking, café catch-ups, evenings at open-air theatres... there aren't many jackets which have you covered for quite such a variety of situations

Male cyclist wearing Specialized/Fjällräven Räven Anorak
(Image credit: Future)
Cycling Weekly Verdict

A rounded, stylish and versatile jacket coming out of the Specialized/Fjällräven collaboration - the $300/£265 price tag isn’t cheap but you get a jacket that will suit a wide variety of temperatures, outdoor activities and that looks good.

Reasons to buy
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    Robust, versatile jacket

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    Stylish design

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    Stretchy material allows a variety of layering

Reasons to avoid
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    Cannot be fully opened - no full length zip

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The Specialized/Fjällräven collaboration has created some interesting garments, aimed primarily at the adventure cyclist. But the remit of the Räven Anorak is, if anything, even more expansive. Covering everything from biking to hiking, isolated trails to busy city streets, it cuts a stylish look wherever you are - it makes a pretty handy commuter cycling jacket too.

It's fair to say that the Räven Anorak is - like most of the garments from Specialized and Fjällräven's collaboration - towards the higher end of the pricing spectrum. But with huge range of applications, could the Räven Anorak versatility justify that price? I took it just about everywhere to find out.

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Tom Epton
Freelance writer

Tom Epton is a freelance writer and data scientist. Originally training as a scientist after completing his studies in physics he realised that cycling was what he wanted to spend his life thinking about. Now he works with manufacturers, athletes and teams using cutting edge data science methods to find performance gains. Tom writes primarily about sport-science and tech!