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Simpler can be better.

Lots of jackets try and win you over with gadgets and technology, but the Norrona Falketind Warm1 Men's Fleece is a little bit different, preferring simple, thoughtful design to eye-catching bells and whistles. The whole package is made of recycled Polartec Thermal Pro fleece, which has a top-shelf warmth-to-weight ratio, and features strategic Polartec Power Stretch panels and wrist gaiters for easy movement when you're skiing, climbing, or hiking. The pockets are compatible with packs and harnesses, and the neck zips up high to block wind and seal in heat—simple, effective, and awesome.

  • Recycled Polartec Thermal Pro fleece
  • Polartec Power Stretch wrist gaiters
  • Pack- and harness-compatible hand pockets
  • High collar

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  • Fit: True to size

Excellent product ..... highly recommend

5 5

Replaced my Patagonia R1

  • Gender: Male
  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: True to size

I've been using a Patagonia R1 jacket as my mid-layer for a while when I need that type of insulation for cool weather, often strenuous hikes. While the R1 is a great jacket I've often wished that there were a thinner, more ventilating fabric on at least part of the arms. My arms tend to get hot and clammy, especially under a shell.

Enter the Norrona Falketind Warm1. If you look closely on the picture of the back of the jacket you'll notice that there's a different fabric on the insides of the arms and along the sides of the torso. This is the Polartec Powerstretch material and it goes all the way to the cuffs. This is a much thinner material than the rest of the jacket which uses Polartec Thermal Pro. It's also really stretchy. This gives the jacket more breathability in these areas.

I love the hidden side pockets which disappear in the seam.

There are thumbholes in the cuffs.

One small disadvantage is the Polartec Thermal Pro material as used here. I used this jacket with an older Gregory Z30 backpack with a mesh back. Well, the mesh back acted like a cheese grater on the Polartec Thermal Pro and after a long hike the entire mesh was filled with green fabric from the jacket (I have the bamboo green jacket). I was worried that this had removed a bunch of loft and insulation from the jacket but I cannot tell any difference. The Patagonia R1 does not have this problem as it has a "hard" surface, not a fluffy one like the Norrona.

Still, I prefer this jacket over the Patagonia R1 now. I might have to get another one in a different color...

What weight of fleece is this? 100, 200,...

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What weight of fleece is this? 100, 200, 300?

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Hey hegaveitall,

Thanks for your question.

The fleece weight of this jacket is 150. I hope this helps.