Björnen is a warm and classic Didrikson's coverall in a windproof and waterproof printed fabric. It is hard-wearing and breathable and has taped seams. This coverall has two roomy front pockets and one smaller breast pocket. Björnen has reflective details on all sides for visibility. The hood is adjustable and both the hood and its faux fur trim are detachable. The coverall has a zip covered by a protective storm flap at the centre front. A high collar with snap fasteners and inner cuffs with thumbholes and a loop for attaching gloves or mittens. Björnen features the “Extend size” function, which means that the sleeves and legs can be extended by up to one size. The waist, cuffs and ankles can all be adjusted for optimum fit. Includes snow gaiters and replaceable foot straps. The coverall is padded with recycled polyester fibre and the lining has been dyed using Solution Dye, a dye technique that saves up to 80% water compared to conventionally dyed polyester/polyamide fabric. For the navy colourway, the shell fabric is solution dyed, too PFC-free water-repellent finish. Name tag with space for several names inside.
Water Column: 10,000mm
Breathability: 4,000 g/m²/24h
Padding: 140 g/m²
Lining: 100% Polyamide;
Padding: 100% Polyester;
Shell: 100% Polyamide.
Care instruction: machine wash 40° gentle cycle, do not bleach, do not tumble dry, iron low heat, do not dry clean.
Designed in Sweden, produced in Bangladesh.
Waterproof shoes and clothing are designed to be worn in humid weather. The waterproof membrane and water-repellent coating provide maximum protection against rain and wet air.
Thanks to a special waterproof membrane, the shoes are moisture resistant and allow the skin to breathe. The membrane inside the shoes evaporates moisture and repels water, so your feet will always stay dry.
Waterproof clothing is covered with a water-repellent coating, this technology prevents the fabric from absorbing moisture, forcing water to drip off the surface. Glued seams provide extra protection against moisture.
FINDING YOUR CHILD’S SIZE
Use your child’s height when choosing sizes. The measurements in the size charts are given in centimetres. The chart also shows age, which can give a pointer to which size to choose if you have not been able to measure your child.
Sizes in ‘centilong’
Inside leg length
How do I measure?
Using a tape measure, measure directly against the body in centimetres to determine your child’s size. Range of movement is already taken into account.
Measure over the fullest part of your bust and over the shoulder blades.
Measure your waist at the narrowest point.
Measure around the hips at the widest point.
Inside leg length
Inside leg length is measured from the crotch down to the floor.
We have a simple philosophy: rather than challenge the elements, we adapt to them. Just like Julius and Hanna Didrikson did back in 1913, when they began producing workwear for the fishermen in Grundsund on the west coast of Sweden.
For over one hundred years we have remained true to our original basic concept, producing functional garments that keep you dry whatever the weather. And that is perhaps why today, more than one hundred years later, we are still one of Scandinavia’s leading brands for rainwear and functional clothing.
It all began with a personal ad
Hanna and Julius met through a personal ad. The year was 1910, and they fell in love. Hanna had grown up in a poor fishing family on the island of Grötö in the Gothenburg archipelago. She was a motivated individual with a flair for business, and always saw opportunities where others saw problems. Julius had also grown up in a poor fishing family, in Grundsund, a fishing community further up the west coast of Sweden. He is described as an innovative inventor who was always thinking outside the box.
Both Hanna and Julius had lost relatives at sea. The cause was being poorly clothed for the elements; they got soaking wet and cold and were then taken ill. In 1910 more people died at sea due to being ill-equipped in terms of clothing than drowned.
Getting out and about in all weathers
Hanna and Julius began experimenting with oils, which they brushed onto garments to make them waterproof. In 1913 they successfully produced a garment that could stand up to the harsh winds and cold downpours at sea. Word spread quickly along the coast and Didriksons Regnklädesfabrik was up and running. Today Didriksons is still concerned with keeping people dry and comfortable – clothing shouldn’t stop anyone, young or old, from getting out and doing what they love.
We have always loved water
The innovations we are working on today are primarily to do with reducing our impact on the environment as much as possible. We say no to toxic substances, and aim to use as little water, energy and transport as possible in our production activities. We are discovering new approaches by learning from our own history. On our CSR page you can read more about our production activities and the projects we are involved in.
Our story continues
We are a team of 92 working at Didriksons, at our head office in Borås and our sales offices throughout Europe. We have a representative office in Asia, with a team of six working to facilitate communication and collaboration with our suppliers. Our day-to-day activities involve creating garments intended to give you a feeling of freedom to get out and about in the city or on the coast whatever the weather.
From concept to product
Everything starts at our product department in Borås. This is where our ideas are generated, material choices are made, functionality is thoroughly tested and pattern components are produced. Once we are happy with a product, we put it into production and follow the garment from manufacturing process through to transport and distribution. We make sure to collaborate with the best people at every stage of production and that our clothing is showcased in selected stores and on platforms throughout Europe.