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Norrona's most durable waterproof jacket.
The Norrona Men's Trollveggen Gore-Tex Pro Jacket stands up to anything you do on the mountain whether it's mountaineering, skiing, snowboarding, climbing rock and ice, backpacking, or trekking. Its three-layer Gore-Tex Pro membrane gives this jacket guaranteed waterproof, windproof protection that keeps you dry in some of the burliest conditions around. Despite its durable protection, this jacket remains surprisingly breathable so you stay comfortable while you hike the steepest summits of the mountain. Fully taped seams, with Gore-Tex's thinnest tape, boosts weather protection without boosting bulk. And, because backcountry.com is Norrona's exclusive retailer in the US, you won't see your jacket-twin at every winter turn.
An athletic fit pulls the Trollveggen Gore-Tex Pro close to your body in order to reduce bulk, and the Y-sleeves enhance your range of arm motion. This jacket features X-open ventilation zippers at the underarms that let excess steam escape when you work up a sweat. The storm hood slides over you helmet or cinches tightly across your head with a simple one-handed adjustment, and the wire brim keeps the hood out of sight while you belay your buddy. YKK Aquaseal waterproof zippers enhance this jacket's waterproof protection in ways that most jackets don't. The asymmetric cuffs stay off your palms when you're climbing, and there are two drawcords at the hem and waist to completely block out the bad weather. The two large zippered chest pockets can be accessed even with a harness or backpack on.
- Three-layer Gore-Tex Pro shell
- Fully taped seams with thin Gore-Tex tape
- Athletic fit with Y-sleeves
- X-open ventilation underarm zippers
- Helmet-compatible storm hood with one-hand adjustment and wire brim
- YKK Aquaseal waterproof zippers
- Asymmetric cuffs with hook-and-loop closure
- Drawcords at waist and hem
- Two large zippered chest pockets
- Backcountry.com is Norrona's exclusive retailer in the US
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iceland werks 2014
bombproof. but, plastic zipper grip supporters keep falling off.
Considered an investment
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
- Fit: True to size
Ripping my old Arcteryx from 2001 recently, i decided to switch brands.
It appears that Norronas fit is more athletic, at least for my 6'5". Happy to not have taken L but XL instead, it provides sufficent freedom of movement in every direction. Cuffs are on the long side, but due to this so called asymmetric cut, you close them with Velcros (about 4 times the size of arcteryx'es) which really wrap around your wrist, glove or whatever is underneath.
As for the zipper, you need to pay attention to really fully close it. It's a heavy duty type of zip coming apparently from the transport industry, so if you do not pay attention, there will be a small breach left behind. Else, they are supertight.
As for these pockets, the trollveggen runs minimal. They do not interfere with any backpack straps, which is good. First I thought, i will miss the side pockets, but since these side-vents are huge, you just open them a couple of inches to fit your hands in if you need to heat them up in your underneath liner.
There is no collar, but just the hood. A bit strange first but roll the hood and tuck it around your neck, which is no problem if supported by the rubber straps/bands.
The garment is really heavy duty: whilst fabrication; having stretched the goretex pro layer to the max, there is the top layer sealed upon. the latter is a bit larger so overall the jacket has a slight stretch effect.
Went with jungle fever, which is slight a bit fancier than this seasons green to be seen all around.
there is a hem drawcord which IMO not too many brands unfortunately offer anymore; i was used to it from my old jacket and looked for something the same way.
Overall a really great jacket for heavy use. I consider it to last about 10 years, hopefully. Anyhow, it needs to sustain next summer first - will look forward if i change my mind and go for the falketind then. But as for now, i am happy.
- Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
- Fit: Runs large
Me: 5'10", 140lbs, thin / athletic build.
Jacket: Norrona Trollveggen Men's size small, color caviar.
Norrona has gone with what I would call a very roomy cut on the Trollveggen jacket. The cut is more akin to freestyle skiing, rather than ice climbing / alpinism. The bottom rear of this jacket falls well bellow the belt line, providing ample coverage even when bending over. The front lower hem sits about an inch higher than I would like. My under layers peek out a tad in the front. This is actually a deal breaker for me as far as cold weather waterproofing. The sleeves are extra roomy, with very long pit zips. The zips can be opened from either end so backpack shoulder straps will not be a burden while venting. The hood is on par with most hard shells available these days. In my experience every GTX Pro jacket is slightly different in texture, and weight. The Trollveggen is a heavy duty jacket that focuses on durability. At the time of this review, only the Trollveggen, and Mountain Equipment Tupilak have the YKK AquaGuard front zips. Supposedly a 100% waterproof zipper. Is this really a big deal? I'm not sure, but having dealt with total zipper failure before, the more robust look is attractive in a durability sense. The zipper will cost you a little more pack space compared to those on ultra light jackets. Ultimately I have elected to return the Trollveggen. I think Norrona produces very good products, unfortunately in this case the cut is not for me. If you prefer a more generous fit, this may be the jacket for you. For me the Trollveggen would have to be less roomy in the sleeves, and torso. It would need to be about an inch longer in the front, and I would prefer a snugger fit around the neck.
The bottom line: This would be a great jacket for someone looking for a heavier duty hard shell, and is looking for a roomy cut. I would say be careful to study the size chart if you have a long torso.
Yes. Waterproof. PROOF.
One of our trusty gearheads tests out the Norrona Trollveggen Jacket and Lofoten bibs under the toughest conditions (On the right).
As he fends off direct hits from a garden hose and an overhead shower, he discovers that YES, in fact this garment is truly waterproof.
The power of Gore-Tex in action.
Our Gearheads have a pretty sweet day (and night) job!