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Serious protection for four-season adventurers.
- Gore-Tex waterproof membrane is waterproof, windproof, and breathable for ultimate protection in harsh conditions
- Fully taped seams and water-resistant YKK zippers prevent moisture from seeping through
- Mesh lining increases breathability
- Roomy fit has plenty of room to layer underneath
- Zippered underarm vents allow you to dump heat when it warms up
- Adjustable hood shields your head from the elements
- Zippered pockets store small essentials
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Norrona Svalbard Gore-Tex Jacket
Watch the sizing
- Gender: Male
- Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
- Fit: Runs small
In the market for a gore-tex shell, never tried Norrona before. The main reason I got this one was that it is advertised as a "roomy" fit. The materials and quality seemed very good, but the problem is as follows: I am 5'9 150lb and got a medium which ended up being perfect for sleeve length and total length. However, the cut of the under-arms was anything but roomy. The armpits are cut very high and I could feel them rubbing up against my underarm. The material lining the pit zips is bulky and created extra folds of fabric in the underarm that limit mobility. I could not imagine layering much of anything under this. I wonder, are all Norrona jackets cut like this?
Norr�na Svalbard Gore-Tex Jacket - Men's
Great color, okay jacket.
- Gender: Female
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
- Fit: True to size
First off, long jackets without two way zips are a pain for girls. Is it true for men? Sitting down or accessing pant pockets can be irritating. I was confused by the strip on the hood, almost like the non sticky part of velcro. Are there accessories that attach like a visor or netting or something creative? Otherwise, the hood just seems excessively built and not that clever. And then there are the zippers which do not slide well. Underarm ones were tedious and kept getting caught in jacket fabric and were hard to move even after getting them started. Trying to open them added heat to an already desperate need to vent and at one point I took the jacket off to unzip them. Otherwise I am happy to have hand pockets where my hands are and I had no problem with my pack belt fitting over them because the jacket was long enough. I love the color, subtle yet pleasantly warm and undrab. For that reason only, I am willing to put up with unnecessary bulk and reap the benefits of pockets that aren't quite big enough to be quickly useful, but at least there for small items and where I would look for them comfortably. Vents work well once they are open. All in all, a bit frustrating and bulky and not really worth the price.