The Fjallraven Abisko Hike Trouser Review

From Mountain to Table, the Fjallraven Abisko Hike Trousers 

It’s no secret, I love Fjallraven pants. Their utilitarian yet casual look is awesome. Sometimes Fjallraven pants can can be overbuilt for what I need especially warmer weather hiking. Enter the Abisko Hike Trouser. A casual clean cut with tapered legs, just enough pockets and lightweight G-1000 air meant they were my go to trouser for the summer ’23. 


  • Material: G-1000 Air Stretch – 52% recycled polyester 35% cotton 13% new polyester
  • Weight: 345 grams
  • Color Tested: Patina Green
  • Size Tested: 54
  • Country of Origin: Vietnam 

What are the Fjallraven Abisko Hike Trousers?

The Abisko Hike Trousers are a fantastic addition to Fjallravens already excellent Abisko hiking line. They are lightweight, functional and packable trekking trousers that look just as good on the trail as it does in town.  


A new take on G-1000,  Air Stretch 

The Abisko Hike Trousers  are made of Fjallravens proprietary 65% polyester and 35% cotton blend called G-1000 Air stretch. It is a breathable windproof material that can be treated with Fjallraven wax to make it water resistant. I find the wax can make the pants a little less breathable and so I did not wax the Abisko Hike Trousers.

G-1000 Air Stretch is certainly more flexible when compared to regular G-1000. That is to say, classic G-1000 doesn’t stretch at all.  G-1000 Air Stretch does not move like lycra but has enough give to make large dynamic movements less restrictive than if you were wearing a trouser made of regular G-1000. It adds comfort and flexibility that a stiffer material would not afford. 

The material itself has a ripstop like pattern to it. I have not snagged these pants on anything to test their ripability (is that a word?), nor do I intend to. 

Due to their light color, I have noticed they show dirt and stains (dropped food) quite well. A quick spot wash and thanks to their permeable nature, they dry and look good by morning. 

Design and Fit  

The Fjallraven Abisko hike trousers fit true to size. I am a 54 in the waist, and thanks to the stretch of the G-1000, I fit these pants well despite their tapered leg. Normally I size up to get enough room in the thighs but these pants fit me well. 

Should you need to wear oversized pants, the trousers have belt loops but I’ve not needed to employ my favorite, and Arcade belt. The pants have an integrated belt that actually works! Found on the  front right side of the pant it stays taught and does not add any odd pressure points. Kudos to Fjallraven for figuring this one out. 

The legs are slightly tapered with articulated knees. They are loose enough to provide airflow but snug enough to not catch bush easily. At the hem of the legs are drawcords to tighten or loosen the bottoms. This comes in handy when I want to roll the pants up, making them into shorts if you will. Tighten the drawcords and the pants stay above my calves. 

On the side of each leg are vented zippers. They are both hidden behind storm flaps. I do not think they are actually storm flaps but hide the zipper giving the pants a more casual look. What they also meant is I didn’t realize these pants had a side zip for the first month I owned them. 

There are two angled zippered hand pockets.  I prefer pockets without zips but then so does everyone around me. When I sit down I promptly dump loonies and toonies everywhere. Thank you for the zippered hand pockets. Fjallraven you were right. 

On the right leg is one side thigh cargo pocket. Zippered as well, it doesn’t have any bellows for expansion but is big enough to hold a map. Inside this pocket is a small stretch pocket that is just the right size to hold a small wallet. 

The Fjallraven Abisko Hike Trouser on the Trail

These pants are pretty dang cool. If you had dinner with me last summer, you saw me wearing these pants. If the clouds came in and cooled the trails off, you saw me in these pants. Heck, if you saw me going to the post office today, you saw me in these pants. 

They are certainly more breathable than most of Fjallraven’s G-1000 offerings and the leg vents go a long way in making them even more breathable. On days where the temps are low I can start with the legs down, and when the mercury rises, pull the hem up, cinch them down, and I almost have shorts. 

They look good on the trail and look good around town, but this to me, is a hallmark of Fjallraven pants. At least once that aren’t stained from bush or work. 

The only time I do not wear the Fjallraven Abisko Hike trouser is in winter. The thinner nature of the G-1000 Air stretch better suits these pants for wearing from Spring through early Autumn. 

Who are the Fjallraven Abisko Hike Trousers for?

Anyone looking for classic Fjallraven styling in a lightweight breathable three season trouser. 

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Black Sheep Adventure sports was provided with a free pair of the Fjallraven Abisko Hike Trousers to review. This in no way affected our opinion nor the review.