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A few ounces is a small price to pay for warmth.

Norrøna designed the Men’s Lyngen CLO 100 Insulated Jacket as an ultralight belay top for anything from rock to ice climbing. It weighs next to nothing and insulates well. You can stuff this Norrøna jacket in its own pocket when it’s not needed, and the PrimaLoft One insulation comes to the rescue when temps drop and you have to stand still while your partner does battle above.
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Are the ones currently in stock new for...

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Are the ones currently in stock new for '12 or the carry overs from '11?

Lyngen 100 Insulator Jacket in Lofoten

Lyngen 100 Insulator Jacket in Lofoten

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Winter climbing in Lofoten Norway Latitude 68 North

5 5

Great insulation and Burly construction.

I pack this jacket for nearly everything I do.. from cragging to climbing Denali I use this jacket all the time. Super durable, comfortable, great warmth to weight ratio, and keeps you warm in the wettest conditions.

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I have noticed you have ten reviews of Norrona gear- all 5-stars- and no reviews at all for other brands. I'm not trying to cause trouble, but in the interest of preserving the integrity of reviews here at BC, can you assure us you are not affiliated with Norrona in some way, other than being a very dedicated fan of the brand?



4 5

You get what you pay for

This jacket is absolutely the nicest insulating layer I've ever owned. I used to be a down only guy, but the insulation used in this jacket has made me a believer. Primaloft One performs as well as down in my opinion with the added bonus of still keeping you warm when it's wet. No longer do I have to baby my jacket and make sure it's moisture free. The CLO packs down as much as it's other down counterparts and weighs just about the same.
This jacket is warm! I've stood atop many windy peaks here with it and have not been cold at all. Throw a hardshell over it and you're bombproof. The shell material is also very sturdy and resistant to snags and rips, much more so than some of those other "ultralight" insulation layers.
The fit is pretty true to size. I'm 5'8" 175 lb and the small works great. The collar is a bit big when zipped all the way up, but it's made so you can turtle in it when it gets really chilly out.
In all, a great piece of gear for the backcountry that is stylish to wear around town.

5 5

...True to size.

Couple of things: collar appears a bit taller than the picture shows but definately not too tall. In fact perfect for tucking your chin behind the soft felt.Has built in spandex wrist/snow guard but no thumb hole. I'm o.k. with that but for 2 bones would be nice. Went with a medium. I'm 5'11" 162-165 and wear 34/35 sleeve in a dress shirt. Fits perfect. Great layer under the Norrøna Falketind Gore-Tex Pro Shell (same size). Fills it out perfect. Nice piece.

4 5

Pretty Slick

Beautiful piece. Minimalist design with superior finish quality. Medium fits me like a glove (6'0" 180 lbs, 34-35 inch arms, 41 inch chest) as a layering piece with room for a heavy (Arc'teryx Rho/Patagonia R1) base layer, but probably not much more. As the weather goes from cold to very cold, I intend to use this in place of a heavy fleece mid layer. There is no adjustability in the waist/cuffs beyond the elatic ribbons. If the fit is on - this works in your favor by keeping things simple and light.
Not super compressible compared to, say, a similar (Mammut Broad Peak) down piece (think slightly more volume than a 1L nalgene when packed tight), but OK. It's like a Patagonia DAS parka without the hood and a much slimmer cut.

Think of this baby as a high quality, high warmth sweater and you can't lose. If you want to use this as day to day outerwear with varying layers underneath, then your take may be different as this review is based upon my needs.

3 5

Go with the montbell thermawrap instead

this jacket is cool but man it's expensive when you can get a MUCH better product from montbell. yeah it's not european BUT...
Montbell Thermawrap is..
1. HALF the price
2. almost HALF the weight
3. has a LIFETIME warranty (not a 5 year like norrona)
4. and in my opinion has much better colors

HOWEVER if you got the dough and wanna go euro... this is a good option but i personally prefer Haglofs to norrona. AND for all of you who've never actually been to europe... haglofs is the big daddy there.

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and please don't get me wrong i own a bit of norrna gear and it's top notch, BUT i'm also a poor college kid who has to budget a little better than the typical joe..

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i concur. norrøna isn't as good as some other competitors. montbell in my opinion reigns supreme..then following that if you want better euro brands, go with HAGLOFS! which BC doesnt carry, however, they're by far the best. then i'd say helly hansen, peak performance, montane, etc..

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and nathan is right on the money about the differences.

montbell has Exceloft synthetic insulation which is great and on top of that the weight for it is 8.8 oz vs this norrøna jacket which is 14 oz...if you want lightweight...go montbell.

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granted, primaloft 1 insulation is the best warmth-to-weight ratio on the market that's in this norrøna jacket, however, it's ALSO the priciest on the market too. exceloft is a good alternative but not as warm.

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you forgot to add to your list that montbell is probably only half as warm as norrona. so in my opinion, paying twice as much for norrona is a fair deal...

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Hi, we like to ad some comments to this one.
The weight of insulation in the lyngen is 100 gr pr sq meter vs 50 gr in the other jacket. How the actual loft is vs each other we have no proof of, but we find Primaloft the leading provider of loft and insulation vs weight. If you insulation is twice the weight the jacket will of course be different in weight. Also regarding the warranty, yes we have a 5 year warrany agains productions errors, and if you use the jacket an production error will be seen long time before 5 years, we also stretch fare to help out our customers at any time no matter how old the product is. Butr we have to admit, that our service systems are not up and go the same way in US as it is in Europe, but this is some thing we will get in place.

Hey there, how would you all compare this...

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Hey there, how would you all compare this to the arc'teryx atom lt? Warmer/lighter/better/worse ? What size would you go with for an athletic 6 foot tall 175 pound guy?

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Definitely warmer. This is 100g Primaloft One fill. The proprietary Arc'teryx fill is very nice and compactable, but lighter duty. The CLO 100 is closer to the usage profile/warmth of the Arc'teryx Solo (also a great jacket). All three are top of the line. I own the CLO 100 and love it.
I am your height and weight and a medium fits like it was tailored.

4 5

Pricey, but good slim fit

It's not any better than other Primaloft jackets as far as quality, but unlike Patagonia, Cloudveil, TNF, etc, it has an athletic/slim fit similar to Arcteryx which makes it worth it for me. The main zipper isn't as beefy as I'd expect and the pockets, which are placed for access while wearing a pack, open awkwardly since they are so long.

Overall, about the only option if you want a slim cut synthetic insulated jacked with decent (but not overkill) fill.

5 5

My favorite Jacket

This jacket is super light and can be packed down into it's on pocket and used as a pillow. It breathes really well, and is perfect under a lightweight ski shell. Feels strange skiing b/c you feel naked but are completely warm. Perfect product.

5 5


What a nice jacket. It is super light, and so very packable, and yet it warms me up within a minute. Note that this is *not* an aerobic jacket, it's a keep me warm while i sit down kinda jacket. The biggest plus, for me, and here's a shout out to my tall and thin sisters and brothers: i'm 196cm (6'5") and 174 pounds, and yet this jacket, in a medium, has long enough arms and body. The meanie greenie color is so fun! I'm keeping an eye on a loose thread around the cuff. i hope that this is not a foreshadowing of jacket doom. i'll give an update if so.

Does anyone know the cut/sizing of the...

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Does anyone know the cut/sizing of the jacket. I typically run between sizes + prefer a low profile/trim fit, small in most, but brands like Mtn Hardwear or BC I size up to M. Thoughts? Also, what kind of "trashbag effect" does the material have?

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hey kyle! I am tall and have a pretty slim frame (6'5" 174 pounds). The medium fits me very well. The facing material is pretty silent, though not absolutely so. The jacket does puff out a bit around the middle, when you are sitting. But, since there isn't a lot of excess around the middle to start with, it's not a show stopper, for me.

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The design. detail and construction quality of this jacket are absolutely superb! Exceeded all expectations.
Warmer than my down and no bulk or needing to kid-glove it.
Norrona is a dialed company. Them and Arcteryx are my faves.
Thanks BackCountry for the 20% off code.

Will you get the other colors soon? (Amazon...

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Will you get the other colors soon? (Amazon and Olympian)

Will you get the other colors soon? (Amazon...
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These guys sell the super cool Amazon color, but it'll set you back over $400


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come on BC, if you get this color in I think it would sell good. Can you do it?