Let me preface this review by saying that I am a heavy Norrona convert who moved over from Arcteryx a few years ago. That being said, I am not giving this jacket high scores. I moved from the Arcteryx Fission SV to this jacket in red. They are totally different jackets, and for my uses, I should have bought another Fission SV. Here's why: This thing is long and made to end under your ass. It is like a Theta SV shell. I know why it is long. It is for warmth on things like lifts where your butt can freeze, but for shorter people who are not wearing it skiing, it can make you look stupid (I am 5'8"). What could really fix this or at least allow flexible fitting would be an inner waist cinch which the Fission SV does have. This succeeds in reducing bulk in the belly area and keeping a snug fit. This jacket is rather loose in the body and not like the Lyngen line which is super snug in the body. Either way, a waist cinch could fix this. The other thing that sucks is the unbelievably long arms on this. In a climbing jacket, I get the need for long arms as your arms need to be able to extend fully over your head. But on this? Maybe the Norwegians are built like aliens, I don't know. This thing is super warm, I mean otherworldly warm. It really doesn't make sense in something so THIN. Primaloft must really have come a long way. I like thin. I like the warmth big time. The color I wish was more like the color on the website. It isn't. It is not vibrant. I know because I have a red Lyngen jacket and that is red and vibrant. This Lofoten red is dull and washed out. Great opportunity missed here. I like the bold color schemes Norrona uses. Know what you are getting into and if it is right fit, and you are taller, you will really like this jacket a lot.
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