Freeride performance, urban style.
Stylish enough for the resort and equipped for the backcountry, the Norrona Men's Roldal Gore-Tex Pant delivers premium waterproof performance with a laid-back look you can take from the skintrack to the ski lift.
Gore-Tex three-layer fabric protects you from wind and snow through the wettest and windiest snowstorms, yet is still breathable to allow moisture to escape when you're working up a sweat on a grueling hike. Zippered outseam vents help you rapidly cool down after a leg-burning run. The Zip-Seal system connects the Roldal to your Norrona jacket to create a snow-proof barrier on deep powder days, and boot gaiters keep snow out of your ski boots.
The relaxed fit allows room to wear a midlayer underneath, lets you move comfortably, and offers an urban-inspired look. The Custom-fit waist system lets you adjust the waist so your pants don't start slipping mid-way through a run. Multiple zippered pockets offer ample storage space, and reinforced hems keep your pant openings from getting shredded when you're walking through the parking lot after the lifts shut down.
- Backcountry Exclusive
- Gore-Tex three-layer fabric
- Relaxed fit
- Zippered outseam vents
- Zip-Seal system
- Custom-fit waist system
- Reinforced hems
- Stretch boot gaiters
- Item #NRA003Y
- Q & A
quit whining these fit fantastic!!
- Size Bought: Medium
Ok so all of us can be snivelers but these fit absolutely great for me!!
Fit is very much like the Lofoten GTX pant Norrona discontinued maybe due to too much overlap. Sad the regular Lofoten GTX pant fit better vs the burly Lofoten "Pro" GTX. A wider audience fit the Pro (with bibs) which is baggier compared to a loose freestyle look of the regular Lofoten GTX pant now gone. Both the Roldal and the regular Lofoten GTX sport the zip-in component powder skirt not the bib. The Tamok from Norrona has the same zip-in jacket attachment vs the bib. An accessory bib can be acquired however. The Roldal has the perfect freestyle fit loose but not tapered or overly baggy. I am doing a fit/buy comparison to the new Tamok pant both size medium for my 5'11" 165 lb 34inch waist frame. Yes gravity at my age has taken hold. Same weight just a lil wider in the waist now.
I have room for base layers ez. I really do not know how these other guys wear their layers. The Roldal pant is not tight (at least for my average frame) and should not be worn down on your hips like an ass crack showin gangsta. Buy some SAGA if that's your deal.
I will keep either this Roldal or the Tamok. Not a fan anymore of the Lofoten Pro GTX ...material feels like a waxed burlap bag compared the super nice feel of the Roldal. I suspect the Tamok to be similar to the Roldal.
The Roldal and Tamok's cleaner style vs the Euro different color scheme of the Lofoten GTX Pro swayed me as well. I do not mind color
and contrast...just think the Roldal and Tamok pull it off better with understated but great contrast that is more American in style and more current.
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
- Fit: True to size
Our family has 4 Norrona garments - one jacket, 3 pants. Generally, good quality and pleased with the BC purchase. However 2 weeks ago, 4 zippers on 3 garments failed within days of one another. 2 zippers had broken the previous year but were able to be jerry-rigged and usable. I really question the quality and durability of these zippers.
However the real issue is service. I've submitted 4 repair requests to the Norrona website over 10 days and never got a response. Their customer service appears to be non-existent in North America. Although BC said that they would try to repair the zippers on the garments purchased through them, for the others, it appears that they need to be shipped to Europe. It is irresponsible of Norrona to market NA and not be accessible for customer service. And it is something BC needs to consider if they are going to carry a line that has such crappy customer service and response ...... and zippers!
sizing is wayyyy off
- Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
- Fit: Runs small
I really wanted to love these pants, as I am in love with my Roldal jacket, but these pants just aren't made for my build. I bought the mediums and I am usually a 32-33 inseam, so the length was perfect, but the sizing in the hips and rear was just way too tight. If you ski straight up, then these might work out for you, but if you plan on actually bending your needs to get in the bumps- you are out of luck with these pants.
Have to agree with Nicholas C.'s review. I'm similar in dimensions, 5'8" 165 lbs and gave the small's a try. Length was perfect, but the waist and hip area was impossibly narrow. Material and construction seemed solid, had to return b/c of the fit though.
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
- Fit: Runs small
Purchased as a gift here is what they said:
These pants are awesome. Like many reviews say they do run small. The run even smaller than the Loften pants do.
They get 4 stars because they are not as sturdy as the loftens. They still seem like they will take some abuse but probably won't last as long.
I do like the fit better than the loften those. Wish there was a bib.
Only reason went with these is the Loftens no longer come in cavier.
Nice Styling but not Bomb Proof!
- Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
- Fit: Runs small
- Size Bought: Medium
First of all I wear a 33 jean and 42 sport coat. The pants are tight in the waist and roomy everywhere else. I cant snap the front with layers underneath. Since it is a shell you definitely need layers! Norrona's sizing is way off. Long in the legs and tight in the waist.... and that would be perfect if the person wearing the pants had perfect proportions. They fail to take into account we all don't have 6 pack abs and long legs. After one day of boarding there was a small cut it the very bottom of one of the pant legs. Not BOMB PROOF! As far as keeping the elements out it was great... Gore-Tex rocks. I am a medium in Arcteryx and have always been a Medium. With the Norrona Pants I seem to need a large just to fit in the waist.??? If you make tabs for cinching the waist then the waist should be a bit on the larger side just to start.... Especially with a relaxed fit pant!! Especially with a shell where you need to layer up!! I should not have to purchase a Large Pant just to fit in the waist, especially with my proportions. I am generally a solid Medium. I feel this has been said in many other reviews but the Mfg does not seem to listen. You have to know your market. I had many compliments on the pants and they ( the white ones) looked great with my black jacket. I did add suspenders just to keep the pants up as they tend to slip down a bit. They come with some sort of powder skirt but that is useless without the matching jacket.
Noronna... the quality of your materials and designs are great, but the implementation leaves a lot to be desired. Especially for the prices you charge for your clothing.
Norrøna Roldal Gore-Tex Pant - Men's
I see right now the only colors offered are the green, black, and blue. Are there plans to stock the white (snowdrop) version?
Unforunately we will not be getting of the snowdrop variant in stock. If you would like some comparable alternatives, feel free to drop me a line!
-Hunter Foraker, Expert Gearhead
Check with The Norrona Site... they seem to have most everything in stock. And they ship for 20$ and quickly.
I'm debating on size. I have a medium Lofoten jacket which fits perfectly- a little roomy for layers and longer sleeves. But Norrona pants have fit tighter in the past so I'm debating a large. I'm just under 5'11" and 165lbs and usually wear 32x32 pants. Will the mediums be tight/euro or are they cut looser?
I am 5'10" 155lbs, and the medium is fairly roomy ( almost big) waist adjustment is perfect, I have a 32" waist. I like my ski pants kinda large and these. are for me but not too w base layers. Length should be perfect for you. Large would be way big on me and you as well !