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Great coat....but...no hand pockets....
- Gender: Female
- Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
THis would be a great coat for winter activiies where you are moving a lot, I did like the point a previous review said that even thought there are no hand pockets, there are armpit pockets that allow you to access interior pockets...I tried to cinvince myself that using interior pockets for cell and keys would be enough, but in the end, if I am thinking that hard, it is not worth keeping.
The jacket I got was red and gorgeous, I love Norrona! It is high quality stuff, and had it had hand pockets I would have kept it no problem. I am not a mountaineer, just a cold weather sports person, so I like having the hand pockets for storage.
- Gender: Female
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
I have grown to love this jacket. I was worried about pockets. The dual zippered sides give me easy access to the inner liner pockets and the zippered pocket of my down sweater. I wear Eddie Bauer's microtherm shirt and this as the softshell. Today I skied in 10 weather and although chilly, I was toasty inside with the hood up. The fit is awesome, girlish like with curves in the right places. I am 5'8", athletic build, and 155 pounds and the large is perfect fit with my down medium layer. I would go with a medium if I wasn't planning on layering with this jacket.
How is the sizing on this? I'm in-between...
How is the sizing on this? I'm in-between waist sizes and trying to decide whether to go up or down.
Is there a cinch around the waist for draft...
Is there a cinch around the waist for draft protection?
Great mountaineering layer
I used this jacket as my primary "working layer" on my Denali climb this past spring. It was everything I had hoped for from base camp to summit. Nice long pit zips when needed and good wind protection when the weather was bad. For added warmth underneath, I wore a Patagonia UL down hoody and that was practically all I needed while climbing for 3 wks on Denali.I cannot recommend this jacket enough. I bought the Medium so I could layer underneath. I am 5'5" and 125lbs but have very wide shoulders so I rarely fit into a small.
how thick is the fleece lining of this...
how thick is the fleece lining of this jacket? (And the jacket in general?)
Also, how exactly does the sizing work (i.e., are they made to accomodate a layer(s) underneath?)
El Cautivo, Cochise Stronghold
Climbing in mid-November in Cochise Stronghold, AZ
is birch green really as neon as it looks...
is birch green really as neon as it looks in the photo? Any chance you can post a photo taken with regular camera in the store?
Yes, it is quite "electric". See the guru photo.
Definitely...just like on the computer monitor.
What is the back length (from below the...
What is the back length (from below the neck line to hem)? I would use it for ice climbing. So longer length is preferred. Thanks!
I have a really long torso and am looking...
I have a really long torso and am looking for a good softshell for a wind breaker in Chicago and also to go skiing in as a top layer. I'm 5'8'' 145lbs with a small upper body usually wear between a 6-8...any size suggestions?
Best Light-Weight Jacket I've Ever Owned!
I absolutely LOVE this jacket. I ordered the jacket in a size S and I am 5'8" and 130 lbs. with an athletic frame. It fit perfectly. In fact, there is enough room underneath that one could conceivably wear more than a regular t-shirt or long-sleeve shirt underneath. The fabric is really nice and the quality is fantastic. The way the jacket is tapered, it gives you a waist so you don't look boxy.
I use this jacket as a layer for skiing on really cold days under a North Face Insulated ski jacket, for running, and for the beach/cool evenings in San Diego. When I ski, I use a moisture-wicking layer (Long-sleeve Under Armour), the Trollveggen, and then my North Face jacket. I stay toasty all day.
This really is the nicest multi-purchase jacket I have been able to find, and I always do extensive research before I purchase something. I tried on quite a few jackets at REI, but was not 100% satisfied.
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I live in MA and run outside all winter....
I live in MA and run outside all winter. I'm looking for a sleek, warm jacket that can be a top layer. What is the temp range on this jacket?
I live in San Diego at present, but I have run in VA. and CO. I would be willing to wear this jacket as the top layer. My only recommendation would be to wear a long-sleeve moisture-wicking layer underneath. Under Armour makes a slightly thicker long-sleeve layer with a high neckline. It almost looks like a turtleneck, but does not fold down. It works perfectly for me.
Hello. How about windproofness of this...
Hello. How about windproofness of this jacket ? Is it windstopper maybe? Regards.
This is what it says on Norrøna's website about the fabric used for this jacket: flex3 is a 3-layer stretchy soft shell fabric that provides excellent wind, water and thermal protection. This 3-layer has a woven face, PU membrane and micro fleece backer. This specifically developed fabric provides all the attributes we consider to be a cold weather shoftshell; Stretch, water protection and wind protection.
So yes it is windproof.
I get cold very easily, and this jacket works good as a windstopper. However, I always wear a long-sleeve shirt underneath. Otherwise, I would not feel completely comfortable.