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Built with a highly breathable, waterproof membrane, the Norrøna Lofoten Gore-Tex Active Shell Jacket shields your core from winter's worst while allowing you to skin up steep tracks with greater comfort. When the blizzard starts to fly, the Gore-Tex membrane and taped seams seal out the onslaught so you feel fully protected. An asymmetrical front zip stays out of the way of your winter beard, and the trim athletic cut minimizes bulk for a sleek fit.

  • Gore-Tex 3L Active Shell fabric is built with the the same legendary waterproof protection as other Gore-Tex fabrics but with a lower weight and greater breathability
  • DWR coating encourages water and melting snow to bead up on the fabric’s surface without affecting the garment’s overall breathability
  • Fully taped seams mean water won’t roll down the shell and sneak in through the fabric joints
  • Articulated elbows mimic the normal anatomical shape of your arms and provide greater freedom of movement
  • Asymmetrical front zip plays nice with your chin; waterproof zips block rain and snow from sneaking in
  • Trim athletic fit minimizes bulk and weight for high-output alpine adventures

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Will it ever be possible to buy anything...

Will it ever be possible to buy anything from and have it shipped to continental Europe? (f.ex Norway).

I'd save myself over $200 on buying a Norr�na jacket here compared to at a store here in Norway...

Hey Joakim,

Thanks for the question. We are working on being able to ship more brands outside of the USA. Unfortunately the decision is made by the vendor and not us. For the time being a great way to get the gear you want and have it sent to Europe is to ship it to a USA address and have the package sent on to you from there.


Great Jacket

  • Familiarity:I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
  • Fit:True to size

As others have said, this is a great, lightweight & waterproof shell. One thing to be aware of (that surprised me) is that it does not have traditional side pockets. It does have a large chest pocket, inside pocket, and arm pocket so it's not a big deal for me. Also, I was pleasantly surprised to find a clip-in goggle wipe in the front chest pocket. About the fit, this Jacket definitely has more of an athletic fit, which is perfect for me. I am 5-11, 170lbs and a Large fits great (sleeves are bit long but a medium would be too tight around the upper body, especially with layering underneath.) The under-arm zip vents are also massive (compared to most North Face jackets I have had) which is great for warmer spring days.

I'm looking for a 3 season shell for rain...

I'm looking for a 3 season shell for rain and wet snow. Something to take climbing, backpacking and hiking on days it might rain. Would this work or is this more skiing and snow centric jacket? If so, other Norrona suggestions?

This jacket would work very well for what you intend to use it for. The jacket is quite light weight while still offering bomber weather protection. You could use this as a ski jacket but in the fall, spring, or summer you could remove the powder skirt and use this as a shell to keep wind and water/snow off of you while hiking, climbing, or any outdoor activity for that matter. The athletic fit is not baggy but does allow room for layers under.

Is this jacket helmet compatible?

Is this jacket helmet compatible?

how warm is it in below zero temps?

how warm is it in below zero temps?


The Norrona Lofoten Gore-Tex Active Shell Jacket is a hardshell jacket without any built-in insulation. The Gore-tex Active Shell outer is waterproof and breathable, so it will keep you shielded from wind and moisture, but the warmth factor is really up to you.

To answer your question little more directly: yes, this jacket will keep you comfortable in sub zero temps if you layer under it properly. To create that warmth I would suggest a high-loft fleece (e.g. the Houdini High Loft Full-Zip Fleece Hooded Jacket) or a lightweight down (e.g. the Norrona Lyngen Down Jacket).


Love it!

  • Familiarity:I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
  • Fit:True to size

Great shell, put it through the wringer skiing for a long weekend in Canada over the holidays and it still looks brand new. Kept me perfectly dry, blocked the wind, couldn't ask for more. Fits nicely, I'm 5'9" 165lbs and ordered a medium. I could easily layer a fleece underneath but yet it didn't look or feel baggy. Was a good athletic fit. Look forward to a long life out of this jacket.

Windy day at Winter Park

Windy day at Winter Park

Crazy 30+mph winds at Winter Park and the Lofoten Jacket held up to every bit of it!


Light and great materials.

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

Very breathable for a lightweight goretex jacket. Good cut and solid build.

Does this jacket have any insulation? Even...

Does this jacket have any insulation? Even just the the fleece looking stuff? Thanks!

No, it does not have any insulation. Just an ultra light Gore-Tex shell.


From the pictures this jacket looks like...

From the pictures this jacket looks like it holds its shape and has more rigid fabric than most active/paclite shells out there. Any thoughts from owners out there if this is true.


Hey, this jacket is made out of GoreTex Active Shell which will give the jacket a more rigid feel. I like the feel of these jackets, and prefer that fabric type to many others.

I would have to disagree here. The jacket its very flexible and the material is very lightweight and thin.

Hello Will the sale Norr?na Lofoten Gore-Tex...

Hello Will the sale Norr�na Lofoten Gore-Tex Active Shell Jacket - Men's in the color True Purple?

They only put in one order /year with Norrona, so what they have is what they have. When they run out of inventory they do not get anymore. The Active shell unfortunately does not come in a purple color this year. Your best shot is the Lofoten Pro Shell which has a purple option or waiting until next season and seeing what they come up with. Every season their colors change a little bit and they offer new colors in many of their concepts every season. I hope that helps.

Are there waterproof ratings available for...

Are there waterproof ratings available for this jacket? I see it is 'guaranteed water proof' but...

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I don't believe Gore publishes those numbers but it is well north of a 20k waterproof rating.

I don't have numbers, but from personal experience, I can share that I have had this jacket in very warm powder dumps and at the end of the day, I am not wetted out like some cheaper Gortex jackets I have had in the past. In comparison with Patagonias H2No2 jackets and event fabrics, this is going to be the most waterproof jacket I have found, and again it does not soak up like other materials and breathes amazing.


Decent jacket

    I love the jacket. It is incredible at breathing and keeping me dry.

    I do wish they would have put on detachable hand sleeves in the cuff.

    I am 6'2'' 160lbs and the length is a little short although it covers my butt.

    Also, I wish the jacket wasn't as accommodating to a beer belly.

    It could be way slimmer.

    regardless super waterproof, ridiculously light and packable. and great on the go adjustment with the hood


    Great jacket for backcountry skiing.

      Nice and packable ski shell with a nice slim fit. I've enjoyed just throwing the shell in my pack and using it when the weather turns for the worst.


      Purchased the Wrong Size

        I tried to push my luck and bought an XL (I'm 6'1", 180, athletic build)... Too large. Returned it and purchased the Narvik in L, fits perfectly. Love the athletic fit and the Narvik jacket - star rating for the Narvik but assume the quality is equivalent.

        Lesson learned, follow Norrona's sizing chart and buy Scandanavian if you have an athletic build. Thank god for clothing not designed for the obese.

        Can anyone tell me what size should I...

        Can anyone tell me what size should I buy?

        I am 5'11" and about 160lbs. I plan to wear

        this with a fleece.

        Probably a medium, but your best bet will be to compare your measurements with the sizing chart. They are fairly accurate. Best of luck.


        6 feet 215...large too small

        • Gender:Male
        • Familiarity:I returned this product before using it

        loved the jacket but too small...get the xl if you're my size


        Quite Nice

        • Gender:Male
        • Familiarity:I've put it through the wringer

        Very breathable,full waterproof and (feather)light.

        Its very cool for side or backcountry skiing.The wrists velcros are not the best, and sometimes snow flows in, but overall its a great jacket and I'm stoked with it. I weared it for a whole winter of skiing and its still in very good state. I highly recommend it.