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Incredible fit and lightweight, weatherproof warmth are the hallmarks of Norrøna's Lofoten line.

The Norrøna Men's Lofoten Gore-Tex and Primaloft Jacket flew directly from Norway to stake its claim in the hyper-premium technical outerwear arena. Norrøna created the Lofoten freeride collection to meet the demands of expert skiers and boarders who redefine progression on the mountain, and the Gore-Tex PrimaLoft Jacket returns the favor.
  • 2 Layer Gore-Tex Performance Shell will keep your under layers dry and wick away sweat and moisture
  • PrimaLoft insulation adds tremendous warmth without sacrificing weight or flexibility
  • Powder skirt and with wrist gaiters seal out unwanted snow
  • Storm proof hood to hide from blizzard conditions

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3 5

Good but not great.

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

Nice jacket but I was disappointed to see a lot of wear after just one season on the shoulder where I carry my skis. If you want a more durable product, pay up and get the 3layer goretex pro shell model. Also, one of the buttons on the powder skirt came off and I had to take it to a tailor to get it fixed. Everything else about the jacket I like, including ample pockets, goggle wipe, hood fits over my hemlet no problem, and comfortable against my face when zipped all the way up. Sizing is normal, I am 185lbs and 6ft tall, I wear a large and it fits great.

5 5

Great skiing jacket

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times
  • Fit: True to size

Needed to replace my 15yr old Rossignol and decided to give this one a shot. There are several great skiing jackets out there, I felt this one is a very good all-around jacket which kept me warm and dry even in blizzard and <-10F conditions while in the west fjords of Iceland recently as I was backcountry skiing there.

Great skiing jacket
4 5

Great jacket. Skiing in Japan

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times
  • Fit: True to size

I've been skiing in Nozawa Onsen in -5 to -10 degs centigrade (-20 degs w wind chill). The jacket is warm and I haven't even thought about the conditions when skiing in it. It's materials make it as light as a feather making it superb to wear.

The jacket is highly functional with accessible pockets, easy to use zips and great features that make it practical.

It looks great. I often look like I'm wearing a sack as I wear larger sizes. But this is well shaped without being tight.

I am 6'5", 87kgs and wear the XL which fit great. Long enough and not too baggy.

4 5

Very nice, slim, and over priced

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: Runs small

As a Norwegian I am happy to see that Norr�na has made a favorable impression on the US marked, and make NO mistake, they do make very nice, no-nonsense, delicate, outdoor cloths, in the best of my country�s tradition. Still the use of Gore-tex a rather old-fashion technology, and pricing makes them not the first choose for many of us, and we do spend a lot of time outside in bad weather (where i live at 65 N, the winter lasts for nine months..). Hence, looking for something using amore modern fabric but with the same good overall quality, look at Bergans.com. Still make no mistake, Norr�na is wonderful, especially this jacket !

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Erling,
On GorTex defense, Dermizax is a much newer material than the original GorTex XCR, but Gore Inc has produced many new products over the last decade. Dermizax technology owned by Toray is also a lot different than GorTex. Dermizax is a membrane like GorTex, but its waterproofness is determined by the DWR. Unlike GorTex, Dermizax is nonporous, and is a hydrophilic material relying on water soaking through the material at a slow rate. Rating GorTex breathability to Dermizax is kind of silly, being that they are different technologies. Dermizax again is nonporous, so it uses diffusive properties that act much slower than Gortex membranes. GorTex has 9 billion pores per square inch, which allows it to have a higher breathability than Dermizax, and it still does not breathe perfectly. Dermizax is actually not a new technology at all. Dermizax mimics technology that has been used in laboratories across the world for years. They use nonporous membranes in labs to demonstrate diffusion and how isotonic solutions work which mimics older technology (the cellular structure of the body). If you want something to breathe perfectly, then you would have to go with a soft-shell without a waterproofing membrane. Though many competitors of Gore Inc are working on different technologies, there is a reason why GorTex is still a staple in the outdoor community. Your right though, the original Goretex membrane was developed back in 1966 by John W. Cropper. Since the development of the 3L, they have since developed Paclite, Active , and Pro membrane materials offered in 3L, 2L and ZLiner.

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continued?
All of these materials serve a different purposes and are becoming more advanced every season. Having lived in Embarrass Mn for several years and in the Kush mountains of Afghanistan for several years I know what the most extreme environments can feel like, and I do know what works. Mountaineering in these conditions, I never once had a problem using GorTex technology and believe me, I have used a lot of other products out there. I can honestly say, I LOVE and THRIVE on being outside during the bad to the worst weather. Because of materials like Gortex and their progressive technology I can continue to pursue my love affair with the outdoors in any condition. Oh and keep researching, because Gortex is set to launch a few new products in the next couple years to continue the journey

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Great tech. info!

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I worked in a Norwegian sports store for several years. I've seen and tested my fare share of both Norrona and Bergans products. I generally prefer Norrona. Short-version: less "fashionable" and more expensive, but better functionality and performance.

As for the price, yes Norrona is just as "overpriced" as arcteryx, and deliver the same quality. It is expensive equipment, that's why I personally buy these things on special offers, like right now... :)

5 5

Awesome Jacket

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

I have worn this jacket on super cold days for two years straight and I could not be more pleased. It is stupid warm and with the hood up, provides an amazing wind break. Skiing between 10 and 15 degrees F, I only wear a thin base layer underneath and I am fine. On 20 degrees F days, I only wear a tee shirt underneath it. This jacket really holds heat. It also has great vents to let the heat out and regulate.

The jacket has held up well with a few minor rips and tears from the trees. It is great to have a "go to" warm jacket for super cold days.

This was my first Norrona Jacket which I purchased for JH in January. I now own three total - I purchased two Norrona shells for spring skiing. They are that good.

Bottom line - this is a seriously warm jacket for cold conditions. It will not disappoint.

Awesome Jacket
5 5

Everything you want/need in a jacket

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

I love this jacket. The Gore-Tex performance shell is extremely soft (read: no loud crinkling sound of typical Gore-Tex pro shell) and the 100g PrimaLoft Sport insulation makes the jacket super warm. I'm 5'11", 170 lbs and the Medium fits great. I'm a big fan of the slightly trimmer European cut.

I bought this for cold days as I was sick of adding a ton of layers under my Arc'teryx Rush Jacket (which is also a great shell BTW). This jacket keeps me plenty warm on most days with just a lightweight merino base layer on underneath. On really cold days, I'll add a light fleece. While this jacket can definitely serve as your only winter jacket, just know that it can almost get TOO warm on above average temp days, which is why I like to have a true pro shell that I can wear on those warmer days.

I own a handful of Norrona products and am a big fan of the brand. If you're concerned because Norrona is lesser known here in the U.S., don't be. Their products are top of the line (which unfortunately is reflected in the price) and come with a five year warranty.

Give it a shot. You'll be happy you did.

5 5

Amazingly warm and soft

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

Softer than any other technical shell I have had this jacket makes no noise when touring and or glissading down the mountain. Fit just like most Norrona jackets, it is an active fit with a little extra room for layering. The powderskirt is handy and the tons of pockets makes everything accessible. I literally do not need to carry a pack, because I can fit everything I need for a day on the slopes in this jacket. Built to the best of Norrona standards this is warm, sleek and efficient and a must buy for the park goer!

5 5

Great Coat

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

This has been an unbelievable coat. This Norrona fits true to size. I am 6-2, 185 and a Large fits perfectly. I am use to skiing and being in temps between -15 and 15 degrees Fahrenheit and this coat is good for all of it. The insulation is nice to have on those extremely cold days and it is still a very light coat. When it gets down to -15 I will usually wear a thermal long sleeve shirt and a fleece under this jacket and that is enough to stay warm. The coat is truly weatherproof. The powder skirt and wrist gaiters are also extremely nice to have to keep that snow out. I use this coat on the mountain just as much as I do on a daily basis commuting back and forth. In both situations the compliments keep rolling in. I would recommend this coat to anyone in search of an all-around coat that can be worn every skiing day along with those cold winter days.

Hi there !
I'm 5'10 and 150 lbs , will...

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Hi there !
I'm 5'10 and 150 lbs , will a small or a medium the best fit for me? I like a slightly slimmer fitter than a baggier fit ... Thanks !
Geoff

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Geoff.... would be much easier to provide guidance if you could provide a chest size?

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Chest size is 98 cm or 38,58 inches ! Thanks

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Geoff, if you like a slightly slimmer fit, try the small. I'm typically between sizes in a lot of brands (5'11", 170 lbs) and the Medium is the way to go for me in Norrona so I assume the small would work well for you.

5 5

Pretty amazing jacket

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times
  • Fit: True to size

I started skiing 2 years ago and bought a Patagonia Powder Bowl jacket to get me started. It was great, but I got the itch to upgrade. I made a superb choice here. The warmth-to-bulk ratio is incredible. I love the small details -- the thumb-hole thingys in the sleeve, the goggle cleaning rag in the chest pocket, the low profile nature of the hood etc etc. And the fit is totally spot on. I'm 5'10"ish and 175lbs and the Medium is perfect. The arm length is solid, the shoulder room is great, and it's not too long or short in the waist, and not too tight or loose in the belly. I feel no buyers remorse, no curiosity to try other jackets, and I'm encouraged to check out other pieces of Norrona. This is the jacket you need!

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What under layers/ how many? do you wear when wearing this jacket?

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Ben, see my initial review above. I'll usually use a lightweight merino base layer and on colder days, I'll add a light fleece. I'm 5'11", 170 lbs and the Medium is perfect.

5 5

This Jacket in use! In Lofoten!

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

Insulated Battle Armor for the extreme elements.

I'm 15 years old, 5'9" weighing 135lbs,...

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I'm 15 years old, 5'9" weighing 135lbs, will a small or a medium be the best fit?

Thanks!

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Since you're only 15 years of age, and already essentially on that fence split mark of whether to grab a Small or Medium, I would say go for the Medium.
If your size now is any prediction of future growth, I would say that a Medium would suit you just fine for at least a year or two before you possibly need to size up once again. In any case, I feel that, at least from the measurements you have provided, you will be much more satisfied (not to mention comfortable) if you go for the Medium.
One member, tra5609467, posted below a few reviews down from this about some firsthand experience he had with the jacket, so I would scour to see what others have said about the fit before you ultimately make a decision regarding a purchase though.

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Ben, if you want the jacket to fit well now, the Small is the way to go. To James' point, if you're growing quickly, you'll grow into the Medium nicely in a year or two.

Ski guiding in Lofoten, with this jacket

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Slobbering over here! Norway looks SO sick!
I'm ready to visit now!

Love the ending!

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WOOOOOW!!! AWSOME!!!

5 5

The best insulated ski jacket out there

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

You can't get any better than the Lofoten insulated for the price. It's got all the bells and whistles you expect from Norrona. Very warm, waterproof and has huge pit zips when you get back down to the lift. They've updated this jacket with embroidery of the Norrona logo where it used to be just a laminated logo so it's much more durable.

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