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Retro look; forward-thinking vibe.

Norrøna built its Svalbard Cotton Anorak Jacket with organic cotton and recycled polyester to be your go-to, eco-friendly top for spring and fall. Lightweight and comfortable, the Anorak features a front kangaroo pocket to stow a hat, sunglasses, or the medium-sized stuffed animal you win at the county fair. The ¼-length neck zipper lets you circulate air on warm days, and the storm hood shields out high winds once the early-season, high-pressure system breaks apart.

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Great Jacket, size down

  • Familiarity:I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
  • Fit:Runs large

I am 5'11" (1.8m) 165lbs (75kg) and I initially bought the medium. I found it to be a little to big for me and the fit was baggy. Maybe this is the intention of the fit, but I went down to a small and was happier. The small is a little snug, but looks better.

Front pocket would really only hold a rolled up magazine. All around though, nice jacket. Looking forward to using it this winter. Also orange peel is a bit of a misnomer as it is the same color red you see in the picture

Hi there! I'm 170 cm/70 kg, but chest...

Hi there!

I'm 170 cm/70 kg, but chest is about 100 cm. Can someone tell me the size of M will I need? Or maybe S?


Chest size is the best to go on when sizing a jacket. The Small size will really fit up to about a 96 cm chest while the Medium fits up to a 104 cm chest. In your case I would go with that Medium.

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is the zipper on the space/green medow...

is the zipper on the space/green medow color flat green like the picture or more florescent like most of their color schemes?


Ideal blend of functionality and style

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

Me - 185cm/85kgs

Size - medium

Colour - Phantom/Magma

I've had this anorak for a week and I'm really enjoying it. As my title suggests, it looks great (photo to come) and will keep the functional types happy too.

It's really comfortable on top of a T-shirt or other base layer. It's light enough that you don't really notice you're wearing a pretty durable and protective piece. I've walked through a few city parks with it on and it keeps the elements out really well. Wind resistance is good and it breathes surprisingly well too. I doubt it would be suitable for high energy pursuits but it wasn't designed for that.

I gave it 3 stars because I've only had it for a week, haven't had an opportunity to really test it out. However, I do expect it to get more stars on my next review.

UPDATE: OK I've had this for a while now and I've worn it almost everyday in this autumn weather. It's ideal for this shoulder season with a mid layer underneath. The anorak moves nicely with my body with the extra layer and it does an excellent job of keeping the wind out. Not wind proof but very resistant to cold winds. I like the velcro cuffs, they're robust and do the job they're supposed to. Overall I think this is an excellent product and I'll be wearing it throughout winter too.

Thanks for your detailed review. You're information that you provided may help me decide to get one!

Unanswered Question

What is the length from base of neck to...

What is the length from base of neck to bottom hem of the xl and xxl jackets.

I'm tall 177 cm and weight 83 kg , chest...

I'm tall 177 cm and weight 83 kg , chest 104~105----M or L size?

Best Answer

I'm 185 cm tall but have a similar chest size to you. My medium is perfect for me, there's space underneath for a light fleece on cold days but it's not super baggy. It may cover a bit more of your rear end compared to me.

Is the pocket in front large enough to...

Is the pocket in front large enough to hold an iPad? How about a 13" laptop? Yes, I am a huge dork.

Absolutely not. The pocket is very shallow, like 3.5 inches. Enough room for a phone and other bits and pieces only.

Will more of these be coming in this...

Will more of these be coming in this year?


Very satisfied

    I just received this anorak, and I am very happy with the result. The material used for this Anorak is extremely comfortable and it protects you well against wind. I bought the grey one, but be aware that it is really a more darker kind of brownish colour. It doesn't really matter though, because I like the original colour more than the colour on the photo.
    I would definately recommend this product.