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What is the difference between the Gortex...

What is the difference between the Gortex Active Shell and Pro Shell?

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I am assuming your are talking about the Falketind Pro since the Loften pro isn't in stock at the moment. The biggest diffence is going to be fit(in my opinion), and lenght I've tried them both on and own this one. The active shell is a little bit longer. Where the pro shells are a little bit shorter. I am not 100% sure on this but I do believe that the Falketind pro shells does not come with wrist gators, I do know the Loften shells do.
All shells are waterproof and breathable, use gore, and are fully taped. If you are looking for a powder skit this is the jacket to go with. I own it and love it!
I hope I was a little helpful if not you can always hit up the Live Chat those guys are awesome.

I forgot the zipper is a big difference as well, it take some getting used to having an off center zipper, it can be a little annoying from time to time.

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Gore-Tex Active Shell and Pro Shell are actually two different types of Gore-Tex waterproof/breathable fabric.

Active shell is built for extreme breathability and are ideal for highly aerobic activities. It is a more minimalistic design with a fitted cut. It's also very lightweight.

Pro Shell is built with durability in mind, but you do sacrifice a bit of breathability as a result. It's designed with the intent to weather extreme conditions and years of hard use. It is waterproof and windproof.

Ive had both types of shells by Norrona, I can say with perfect confidence I did notice a major difference in durability with the Active Shell versus the Pro Shell. The Active shell was more vulnerable to wear and tear, especially where I was carrying my skis against my jacket. It is however CRAZY lightweight when held next to the Gore-Tex Pro shell.