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.
- Backcountry Exclusive
- Recycled Polartec Thermal Pro fleece
- Polartec Power Stretch wrist gaiters
- Pack- and harness-compatible hand pockets
- High collar
- Item #NRA0489
- Q & A
I was looking for a non-bulky top for winter golf (comfortable in 40s weather) and found this. I'm 5'11" / 190 lbs and found size L to fit like glove. I wear it over a capalene 1 tee and find the combination perfect for achieving full mobility of motion in the golf swing while staying comfortably warm.
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
- Fit: True to size
So let me get this out of the way: I have never been disappointed with a norrona fleece. I have an old Narvik Warm 3 - 6 years old, probably worn it 300+ days, and it's finally showing signs of being ready for retirement... I haven't tested the durability of this yet, but I haven't taken it off for 3 days. It fits a bit more baggy than most insulating layers, but it's just fine under a jacket.
Excellent product ..... highly recommend
Norrona Falketind Warm1 Fleece Jacket
Replaced my Patagonia R1
- 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...
Unsure about what size I should get...I am 6'0" 170 lbs, with a slim/athletic build. I prefer a little room to move, so I was thinking a large? But I am not sure...
Large would be best for you in the Falketind Warm1. I am 6'1", 185 lbs. and Large fits me best in Norrona outwear. Feel free to contact me directly with any further questions on Norrona Jackets.
I'm buying this for my son, but unsure whether to get the Medium or Large. He is 5'8", 160lbs, athletic, and prefers form fitting clothing.
I would recommend you go with a Medium in the Falketind Warm1 for your son. I am 6'1", 185 lbs. and Large fits me best in Norrona outwear. Feel free to contact me directly with any further questions on Norrona Jackets.
which side is the zipper pull, right or left?
Because they are so Euro, the zipper pull is on the left. Takes a little getting used to!
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What weight of fleece is this? 100, 200,...
What weight of fleece is this? 100, 200, 300?
Thanks for your question.
The fleece weight of this jacket is 150. I hope this helps.