From big-mountain bombing to the backcountry.

The Men's Lofoten Shell is Norrona's most versatile freeride jacket for powder hounds both in and out of the resort. Its Gore-Tex Pro shell provides guaranteed waterproofing that remains extremely breathable for fast-moving skiers and snowboarders. The Lofoten also features a removable powder skirt that buttons into Snap-Seal compatible pants for extra security, and X-open ventilation uses two-way zippers at each underarm to vary how much airflow you need.

A Zip-Seal system allows you to zip the Lofoten into Zip-Seal compatible pants for complete coverage. The adjustable hood has a wired brim to stay out of eyesight, and the inner hand gaiters have thumbholes to secure the sleeves. Norrona designed the Lofoten with Y-sleeves for a full range of motions, and a drawcord at the hem and hook-and-loop cuffs ensure proper coverage. Because is Norrona's exclusive retailer, you might be the only one in the backcountry and at the ski resort styling this colorful jacket.

  • Gore-Tex Pro shell
  • Y-sleeves
  • Removable powder skirt with Snap-Seal system
  • Zippered X-open underarm ventilation
  • Adjustable, helmet-compatible hood with wired brim
  • Hand gaiters with thumbholes
  • Adjustable cuffs and hem
  • Zip-Seal system
  • is Norrona's exclusive retailer in the US

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5 5

Bomb Proof

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

Used it all over the US in every kind of condition from putting it on to run out to the car if its drizzling, to freezing windy corniced ridge-lines, even in the Tongass rain forest AK. Never been wet. Rain/Snow might get down your neck but it is not going to come in anywhere else . Have this jacket with the bibs to complete the set. Feel kinda like a mannequin at times, color schemes are super matchy matchy but it seems like it will age well. Even got the wife a full set of jacket and bibs. We are both very happy after years of use. Saw something in another review about no pockets... yeah there are pit zips that allow you to reach in and put your hands in your inner jacket pocket. This is a durable Tech Outershell not some padded willy nilly ski jacket to put your ungloved hand in a pocket. As for the misguiding info Backcountry provides about the pockets, it is kinda lame. If you wear this when it is around/under 45 degrees I highly recommend layering either a synthetic or down puffy. If you cant wrap your head around the idea of a "shell" style jacket don't get this. Otherwise BUY BUY BUY!!!!

Bomb Proof
2 5

Someone has it wrong

Specs have the skin sporting 2 zip hand pockets and 2 zip chest pockets....which was good. But reviewers who are looking at jacket are claiming no hand pockets.....which is bad. Could never imagine buying a jacket WITH NO HAND POCKETS! .... (Seems to be other Norrona jackets pimping this same issue on site....)

5 5

You knew I would have something to say..

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

So here goes again... This is my 4th or 5th year in the Lofoten jacket and bibs from Norrona. The series has really dialed in fit, design, function and quality build. The media pocket (inside breast pocket), has a small slit to accommodate headphone wiring. The pocket is small however, and will definitely not accommodate an iPhone 5 with a life proof case. I wish this pocket was built into the outside left napoleon pocket to access without having to open the whole jacket up, but maybe in the future. The other major update is the color schemes. With all of their jackets and bibs, all colors in the season are compatible with one another (the zippers accessorize with all bibs). The napoleon pockets are the same as last year and function well with a harness (for those ski mountaineers out there). The pit zips are gargantuan, allowing for awesome venting. There are no hand pockets in this jacket, so you have to use your pits zips to access other layer pockets or the napoleon pockets. The left napoleon pocket also boasts a cleaning cloth on a leash for goggles. the hand cuffs have gaiters with thumb loops that are not removable. The gaiters are a soft elastin material with a lot of flex. The wrist cuffs elongate over the hand to tuck well into a glove. For sizing, I am 5'10 165lbs and a 33 inch waist. This jacket fits me perfect in the medium. The sleeve length and the body allows for a few base layers. With several layers I still have the ability to still make dynamic movements. The interior waist has a built in powder skirt. The skirt has 4 snap buttons (2 on the front and 2 on the back), in order for the jacket to snap into the bibs in the lofoten line. The skirt also has a silicone strip that grips to the corresponding bibs. All in all this is one of the best-built jackets on the market. You will not regret your purchase.

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Some other notes I ran out of room to mention... The hood and the waist both have zip pulls to customize fit. The hood is fully helmet compatible. There is a super plush material around the top of the zipper around the neck that is comfy on the face and reduces rub. The jacket comes has YKK zippers built in the that will last for years. The waterproof seaming will break down after a couple of seasons, but remember, Norrona has a 5 year warranty. GTX pro shell is the most breathable product on the market boasting 9 billion pores per square inch. This baby is going to breath like no other. Though the material may feel lite, remember it is 3L pro shell so it is tough as nails. I ski through tight lines through the trees and had several encounters with renegade branches over the last few years and no holes. I am going to say this is one of the best systems and best manufactured products on the market, but if you have more questions please ask!

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Hey Johnathan,

Thanks for the review. It sounds like you have both the jacket and the pants. How does the Zip Seal system work? I have a Volcom setup right now and the powder skirt on the jacket zips to the pants. Is this similar?

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Hi Robby,

I have the jacket and pants as well and my powder skirt zips into the pants quite nicely. Though, it is hard to layer a warm jacket underneath when using the jacket-zipped-to-pants interface, because the jacket cannot pass the zipper of the snow skirt. I generally just wear the pants as a bib, and then layer an Arcteryx Atom over the bibs (the bib part is very formfitting, I can get a Patagonia R1 under and that is about it) and then I am ready to roll in the pow all day.

5 5

What a Jacket!

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

I was pretty skeptical about this jacket fitting me due to some of the posts I've read but I was happy to find this jacket fit me perfectly. I'm 6' 4 and weigh 245 and I ordered the XXL and it's a perfect fit! The fit is nice and snug where you want it to be and loose in other areas. I went ahead and bought the Norrona Roldal pants so I could have a set of hard working gear. I ride about 40-60 days during the season and wanted to get some high end gear that would last the test of time and work with the various conditions I experience every season and expect this stuff to handle anything I throw at it. The craftsmanship is of the highest quality and I know it will be able to take a beating all season long, year after year. If your looking for one of the best Pro-Shells out there grab one of these guys:)

Why is the price more expensive than and the other US online retailer? While i understand there is duty and shipping and other costs to import a product, why should make more profit than the other US retailers carrying Norrona products?

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I tried to look up the price on that link you posted, but it looks like that item is not in stock and the price is pending... Backcountry is actually the only authorized (**Online**) Norrona dealer in the US.
I was able to find this jacket on Norrona's website, and you're right - they have it listed at $660 USD.
We list prices as recommended by the manufacturer - never intentionally higher than MSRP- so there is a strong possibility that this is just a mistake or that a previous year's model was priced higher... Also, Backcountry does price match authorized retailers so it should not be an issue getting that price on this jacket!
Here's the link for Norrona's site:

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Perfect, i would always rather buy product from BC than any other vendor due to the amazing service.

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Awesome, glad to hear that! I'll be around from noon to 8:300 tonight if you have any questions or would like help getting that order started.
Feel free to call the number at the top of this page - my extension is 4600!

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I did some digging around last year, and I believe the prices on Norrona's website do not include import tax/duties/fees--so while the listed price may be less, you will most likely pay more in the end.