Uncompromising protection without the heavy extras.

Judging by the Norrona Men’s Falketind Gore-Tex Pro Shell, we can see that the Norwegians take their weather protection very seriously. This lightweight, waterproof breathable shell seals out moisture without restricting you in full-on alpine conditions. The clean design gives you only the most essential features, like an adjustable hood and drawcord hem to seal out the cold wind and underarm vent zips to dump heat on long, strenuous pitches. When you go to reach for your energy gel at the belay, you’ll be glad that you can access the Falketind’s high hand pockets while wearing your harness.

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I am about 6'2" and weigh about 225. I...

I am about 6'2" and weigh about 225. I have about a 42" chest should I go XL or XXL. I would probably be layering two lightweight shirts underneath sometimes. I do not mind a tighter fit either.

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XL for a tight fit which shoudl be fine. XXL will be very loose.

Hi there,

I was looking to buy the caviar...

Hi there,

I was looking to buy the caviar in large but there are none left. Will you get more of these or similar models in the future and when? I am 6.2, 185 lbs.


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Thanks for your question. We will not be stocking the Caviar color in the updated style of the men's Falketind Gore Pro Shell Jacket until this coming Fall. If you would like to check out the updated model, it is backcountry style number NRA0231. I hope this is helpful for you.

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It looks like it is in sock in caviar L...

I'm 6.2, 200 lbs. I'm going to use this...

I'm 6.2, 200 lbs. I'm going to use this jacket as a primary ski jacket. Do I need a L or XL?

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With shells in general, I prefer to size up and get the jacket that's going to be the most comfortable with lots of layers under it because--let's face it--sometimes we have no idea what the weather's gonna come up with. This particular jacket also comes in an "athletic" fit, which means it's already going to be slimmer than your standard around-town jacket, and a larger size will accommodate a bulkier frame that come with added layers, especially in the shoulder/underarm area.

I noticed you've posted on two similar jackets, so I'll throw my two cents in on these as well. Right away I'd choose this jacket because it is lighter-weight, is not lined (who needs a liner when you're layering up anyway?) and has more color options. However, if you're looking for a ski jacket and prefer an integrated powder skirt, then the other jacket you posted on--the Gore-Tex Performance Shell--might be a better choice, as this jacket is pretty stripped down to the essentials.

Happy trails!

4 5

After a long seach, I found my jacket!

Love this jacket! I had to order two sizes (L and XL) to try on and it was a really tough choice on which to keep. The L fit great for "around town" wear (btw, I'm 6'3", 190 with really long arms and legs). I would have kept the large but with any baselayers on underneath (i plan to use this as heavier duty mountaineerin shell) it would have bunched up under my pits a little bit. I stuck with the XL and am glad i did, its not too bulky even with all my backpack straps tightened. The pit zips are great and easy enough to use. I really like the wire in the hood, with a hat on it works wonderful. Without one, you'll just have to adjust the toggle in the back a little to cinch it up. I actually ordered the Trollveggen as well but it as a little heavier (bombproof) that what i think i need and i'm a bit of a sweater. I think with the right layering this jacket will work great. I've worn it on some smaller low elevation hikes here in the Seattle area where it's usually pretty wet sometimes windy... it held up great! i really like that the sleeves are long enough without the body being super boxy, its hard for me to find stuff that fits! the construction seems to be high quality too, i'm a sucker for gear that's built well!

After a long seach, I found my jacket!
5 5

Lofoten Alternative

This jacket is an awesome alternative to the Lofoten, which is probably the more famous Norrona Gore-tex Pro shell. I like it better because it has less mumbo-jumbo: no media pocket, no thumb-hole cuffs, no skirt, etc. It is a pure shell for skiing, climbing, and everything in between.

Super sturdy zippers are matched with bomber Pro fabric for a shell that is intended to last a long time - I can only say mine is holding up extremely well so far. The fit is standard Norrona fit - athletic, but a very tad bit looser than an Arcteryx equivalent. You get style points along with function, whether you want them or not.

The pit zips and hood do exactly what they are intended for. The arms have great articulation, as expected. The cuffs fit over large and small gauntlets with ease, if you like that. The size is true: if you wear a M in everything else, buy a M. Match them with a pair of Lofoten pants and you have a winning combo.

Picture: pit zips (and leg zips) FULLY OPEN during a big day with Greg Hill (!). It breathes.

Lofoten Alternative
Pit zips!

Pit zips!

Details: I am 5'11", 165 lbs, and I wear size M. It fits perfectly as an outer layer, even over my size M softshell when I need to.

I am 5'10, 175 lbs, I am looking to use...

I am 5'10, 175 lbs, I am looking to use this as a primary alpine ski jacket. I realize I will need layerin under the jacket on colder days. Will a Large swim on me? I purchased a pair of Peak Performance pants in Large and wish I had gone to a Medium.

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You should go for the medium. I'm 6'3 and 180 and the large is still a bit roomy on me which works great for layering. Even though we're close to the same weight, I think the medium will fit you better, as the sleeves and torso are pretty long, even on me.

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Hi just curious on sizing. I am 5'11" and...

Hi just curious on sizing. I am 5'11" and weigh 165. I have an athletic build with 31-32 waist. I am wondering if I can get away with a small?

5 5

Body is a little too snug

I'm 6'4" and 235lb. The jacket arms and body length were fine, but the body fit was almost snug. I need to be able to wear a fleece jacket underneath on very cold days(20F). So I am returning it today and ordered an XXL. The jacket looks to be very good in quality.

4 5

Mountaineering vs Ski/Snowboard

Just wanted to point out that this is from what Norrona considers their Mountaineering line. It does not have a powder skirt, wrist gaiters, lift-pass pocket, cloth goggle wipe, etc. For the Pro Shell ski/snowboard jacket look at the Lofoten.

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All of that adds weight, and makes it hard to pack, this isn't a resort jacket. Its a MOUNTAINEERING jacket, its designed to keep water out, you warm, and take some abuse in the process.

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I wear a Norrona Narvik Warm 3 hooded fleece under mine most days and Lygen CLO 100 insulator Jacket for Burr
My fleece has the wrist gaitors and a pocket on the upper sleeve.
Its not a 'see through' but at crystal squaw and some other places your pass or ticket you just put in your pocket and it reads the scan. Places like Whistler you show your pass once at the bottom and are pretty much up on the mountain after that. Granted a bit more hassle to pull out at other places. None the less Mountaineering or not its a worthy gore tex jacket. I have owned tons of Arcteryx and plenty of Peak stuff too. This jacket rally's :)

5 5

Great fit and function

This is a terrific shell. I bought the 3-layer Pro Shell Arcteryx equivalent, and it fit a little bulky. I'm 6'1" and 175 lbs, and this Norrona shell fits perfectly in a size Medium. It's a slimmer cut, but doesn't restrict movement at all. It packs small in your backpack, it's light but tough for sure. I took it through some wind and heavy rains, and it held up as tough as any Arcteryx product you could buy.

Highly recommend for the fashion conscience and also techy guy who wants something bomb proof.

I am looking for a new climbing shell that...

I am looking for a new climbing shell that will actually fit. I am 6'3" and 185 so tall and skinny, and I have super long arms, my ideal sleeve is about 38" compared to a normal size L at 35. How long are the arms on this compared to other jackets and any other suggestions for me? As a reference both an arcteryx alpha LT and a marmot exum are 2-3 inches too short in the sleeves in a size L but fit elsewhere

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I've never tried the Falketind, but the Narvik has very long sleeves. Much longer than the Arc'teryx jackets that I've tried. I'm 6'2 170 with very long arms, and the medium fits me well everywhere. Its worth a shot, but I think if this doesn't do it for you, you may just have to go for the XL.

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38 inch arms? Me too! the XL fits me perfectly, and I'm 185, 38" arms and 6'6"!

5 5

Stand by its guarantee!

Took this guy through 5 straight rides on the Shipwreck Falls water park at Elitch Gardens (free tickets!) in Denver on a brisk Fall day. Had the hood cinched down and everything from the waste up was bone dry. While that may sound like a degenerate way to spend your day, it was a good indication of its waterproof rating. When the snow starts falling, I'll use it for its intended purposes.

I like to be happy by put on this great...

I like to be happy by put on this great jacket, but am hesitating about sizing. I am 5'6" and 145 lb. Which should I buy, medium size or small size?

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medium will be too long on you. small will be okay so long as you're not planning on layering heavyweight down.

5 5

Nicely Cut Jacket

This jacket has been great for me. Obviously, the Norrona company comes from Norway and has more of a European cut. This is great for people who are tall and lankly, like myself. I'm 6'3 and 180 and the Large fits perfectly with room for layering underneath but not so much material that I feel like I'm wearing a sail in a windstorm. I use it for skiing, biking, hiking and pretty much everything else were there is a good chance of a large amount of precipitation. The material on the jacket is quite light and feels more like many of the paclight goretex shells on the market today. That being said, it is one of the lighter gore-tex pro shells on the market so please don't expect to have a heavy duty super abrasion resistant shell (which also weighs more). The pockets are just barley above harness/waistbelt line and can be a bit restricted at times but only for getting into the last lower portion. The hem is long enough in the back to cover well past my waist and does just fine when I lean forward on a bike. The hood is helmet compatible and fully adjustable; works just as well without a helmet too. Pit zips work great although they do sometimes need 2 hands to open.

If you're tall and lanky and looking for a great year round shell - look no further!

I won't be wearing a helmet with the Norr?na...

I won't be wearing a helmet with the Norrøna Falketind. Will the hood cinch tightly against even this pea-sized head?

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Yes! It'll do just fine. Once you get it adjusted, the peripheral visibility is decent and pulling up the hood is almost like pulling on a beanie!

4 5

Nice Jacket - Long Arms

The jacket seems functionally as-advertised thus far. Though, I'll echo the sentiments about the arms being pretty long. I'm 6'2" - 190 lbs and I originally ordered an XL. It was a bit big in the chest and the arms were way too long. I ended up exchanging for a size L. The arms were about a half inch shorter (but still a hair long) and it was a bit tighter through the chest. Otherwise, I couldn't tell much difference between the L and XL.

so i want to buy this jacket but have some...

so i want to buy this jacket but have some concerns about sizing. im 6 foot 170lbs slim athletic build, i want to be able to layer it with a down jacket at most for the really cold days so i was wondering if a large would work or if a extra large would be better.

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Andrew, I have two Norrona jackets and rate them true to size. At 6'4, 205, with very long arms I often have to choose between XL and XXL. I went with XXL on the falketind because I use it in the front country over a suit and wanted layering options. It's a tiny bit large in the chest, but torso and sleeve length are perfect. I have an XL lofoten softshell for spring skiing (fewer layers)and am completely pleased with it too. will exchange, no questions asked, if you choose the wrong one.