Durable weather protection for harsh alpine environments.
You're suspended halfway up a vertical mountain wall when a blustery wind picks up and rain begins to fall, and you grow increasingly thankful for your Norrøna Men's Trollveggen Dri3 Jacket. The jacket is made of a high-performance, breathable stretch fabric that allows you to reach freely for cracks and work up a sweat without getting overly clammy, while offering a high level of waterproof, windproof protection. A DWR (durable water repellent) finish beads moisture into droplets that run off rather than penetrating the fabric, and if moisture does get through the surface fabric in a downpour, it is trapped by the hydrophillic membrane that spreads the moisture across the surface area of the jacket, and keeps it from getting through to your skin or clothing underneath. The rugged fabric is designed to withstand the rigors of harsh alpine environments, including rubbing against rock faces, so its valuable weatherproof protection isn't easily sacrificed when you need it most.
Throw the jacket's hood over your helmet or head for extra warmth, and quickly cinch in the hood, hem and waist with one-hand pull cords for a stay-put, protective fit. Asymmetric cuffs with hook-and-loop closure straps and the drop-tail hem offer added coverage to keep cold air out. If the air temperature or your body temperature rise to uncomfortable levels, you can vent by opening up the two-way underarm zippers. Zippered handwarmer pockets are placed to stay out of the way of your harness or backpack hip belt, and the YKK water-resistant zippers keep moisture from sneaking in through the cracks.
- Backcountry Exclusive
- Stretchy, waterproof, and breathable Dri 3 with DWR finish
- Soft lining
- Regular fit with full-coverage drop-tail hem
- Adjustable, helmet-compatible hood
- Adjustable waist and hem, and adjustable, asymmetric hook-and-loop cuffs
- One-hand adjustment cords
- Two-way zippered underarm vents
- Harness- and pack-compatible handwarmer pockets and internal zippered pocket
- YKK water-resistant zippers
- Item #NRA0442
- Q & A
Nice jacket, bad fit.
- Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
- Fit: Runs large
- Size Bought: Small
I'm 5'7" and 135 lbs with a 36" chest and 30" waist, normally a small in nearly every brand. The materials are great, the colors vibrant, and it was nice to have a brand that most people don't know. I wanted to like (and keep) this jacket, but the fit was off.
- The chest fit really well, but the arms ran 4" past my wrist. No amount of shuffling was going to make them fit, so I returned. I'm going to try a lady's small and see if it fits better.
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
- Fit: True to size
Wanted to be disappointed but I'm not! The vents are giant which comes in handy walking in high winds - open them up and keep the jacket more or less in place with front open instead of it turning into a parachute. The Velcro on the cuffs are thoughtfully designed and substantial. The coat washes well - I've had to wash and dry it twice because it arrived with some hideous cologne on the neck closure which zips up pretty darn high. We desperately need rain so to test water repellency I stuck it under a running tap at a seamed portion of the sleeve - no water penetrated the fabric or seam. There are few things more irritating then going out in the cold getting a little too hot then being sweaty from it at very low temperatures so THANK YOU for the giant vents!!!
Impressed so far
- Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
- Fit: True to size
I just got the jacket this season and have not tried skiing in it yet. I have taken it through the backcountry on a backpacking trip. This included some bush wagging and mountaineering. It held up perfectly. Protected from cold winds, but breathed perfectly and kept my body at the right temperature.
Norrona Product Vid
Here's a vid from the folks over at Norrona.
Also...what is the fit of this jacket like...
Also...what is the fit of this jacket like compared to say a Burton Freebird jacket? True to fit or best to size up for a skiing / split boarding jacket?
I've never worn the Burton Freebird jacket, but I have tried this jacket on and found that the size is true with a very generous fit for layering. I am 6'1" and usually wear a medium. Medium in this jacket felt great, plenty of length in the sleeves and torso, plenty of space to layer a puffy, etc. if needed, and enough space for easy mobility without extra fabric hanging off me everywhere. I'd say go with your normal size for a good active skiing/split boarding fit.
Any chance you could add a photo of the...
Any chance you could add a photo of the Ionic Blue color, so I can be sure of the actual color (often the advertised color is not a true representation). Surprised no one has asked any question or added any revioews, looks like it would be quite a nice backcountry / sidecountry jacket? Thanks in advance.
If you do a little digging I think you can find some reviews and more info on this jacket, I believe there was a different product page for last years version of the jacket (same name and everything) that had some reviews, etc. on it. There may also be some independent reviews if you do some googling.