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Norrona Trollveggen Warm2 Stretch Tight
Very nice base layer.
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
- Fit: True to size
This winter I was looking for a base layer. It was my first time looking to purchase one, and came upon these. I couldnt' be happier! I will be purchasing a second pair when I have the funds again. Was in the teens with these and just a soft shell. And was very warm will hiking/ climbing. Can't say enough about how nice these are. Very high quality, and worth the price.
Great synthetic base layer
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
- Fit: True to size
I usually don't purchase anything that isn't wool when it comes to base layers but wanted something a little heavier weight. I tried out Norrona and have become fairly brand loyal to them.
These are perfect for a day on the slopes under my uninsulated goretex bib or snowshoeing the Montana mountains.
They do not absorb odors like many synthetic base layers do and maintain their shape fairly well between washings.
Two seasons and counting.
So when are they going to make these for...
So when are they going to make these for women?
Ask and ye shall receive: http://www.backcountry.com/norrna-trollveggan-warm-2-stretch-tight-womens
Could someone help me out with the size?...
Could someone help me out with the size? I'm 5'8'' 175lb, usually 33 or 34 waist. From reading the other comments it sounds like a medium would work, but I'm worried it will be too loose around the wait and not stay up. Anyone my size have any experience with these tights?
I am just about the same size as you and I would go with the Medium. While I have never tried this particular item on, I would never fit into a small in anything made by Norrona. Go with the Medium and if it doesn't fit just the way you want, we have a great return/exchange policy. You can call me directly at ext 4420
Am about the same size as you (33 - 34"). Small is a bit tight but ok because the material is stretchy. Do wonder if I should have ordered a M. Yet the sizing chart puts M at 34 .6"! Having said that, the pants is comfy, in terms of the material. Wish they could make their tops like that.
Oh, I own the Bitihorn Flex1 Zip-Off Pant and Svalbard Goretex Pant in Medium and both fit me fine as well. (Of course these are outer layers)
Best Leggings Layer
These are amazingly warm. They're pretty much leggings, as they provide all the flexibility and range of movement and comfort as them, but are significantly warmer. Really warm. They work great as an under layer under any hiking or ski pants. I skied with only these and a water proof shell pant. Definitely kept my legs warm with very little bulk. Granted my legs don't get cold very easily, but nonetheless I love these for any cold mountain weather and are my go to anytime I end up needing to keep my legs warm.
I didnt think I would keep these because they were so bright but I needed a pant that would function like these and the day they arrived, I was going hiking, looking for pants and there they were in the box. I ended up loving them because they are so very comfortable
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
I'm 6'1 and 180. I wear a medium in these. They aren't too tight and not too baggy, just right for me. No worries with the length either.
I got these to trek during winter in the Himalaya under a soft shell. They're too warm if it's bright and sunny and you're working hard but if it's windy and cold, these pants protect you really well. They provide excellent warmth under a shell and increase the wind resistance if layered under a shell.
A worthwhile addition to your kit if you're out in the backcountry during winter. I can imagine these pants being very useful for climbing in cold weather too.
Just got them and I was a little taken aback because I was not expecting the weight. They are a lot thicker than I had anticipated. Though thicker, the fleece is super plush and they do feel super warm. I think they are a little warm for me to do most of my winter trail running unless the barometer really drops. I wear a pair of Salomon Momentum tights that are much thinner and I am ok with those down to about 10-15 degrees. I think these might do well 15 and under. I got the lake blue and the color is true to the pic above. Make sure you look at the sizing chart. The small would be what most true mediums would wear and a medium is what most larges would wear. I am 5'10 155 and I wear the smalls which fit great and a little extra room in the waist. There is no cinching these down, no adjustments so you have to size them to your waist. Other than that the length is spot on, and the tights are not completely blue in the lake blue, behind the knee is a lighter elastin material which is charcoal. Overall these are pretty dope, and will make a great colder weather layer in the winter time.
nice base layer
super warm and super flexy. I guess the only thing that would beat this is 4 layers of 100 weight merino wool (so it would fit like skin). But who wants to do that?
- Gender: Male
- Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Great as an outer layer for running, or as a base layer. The fit is perfect. They are close to the skin like tights should be, but not so tight as to be uncomfortable. I'm 5'8 160 lbs athletic build and the small fits just right. I love them so much I'm getting another pair.
Not a fan
They seem pretty awesome. Nice material, stretchy, good range of motion, warm, sweet little pocket on the side, good fit to legs and waist. The deal-breaker for me was that the crotch had no extra material, its just a straight shot, so they are a little constricting there.
The warmest tight that is built for active use
I have to disagree with the previous reviewer. These tights are better for active use on frigid days but are not nearly as warm, stretchy, or soft as the RHO AR. They are built anatomically and fit very tight with nice highly permiable fabric on the back of the knee to make movement easier.
does it have a fly? Also, would it fit a...
does it have a fly? Also, would it fit a tall person to the ankles? 6;3" , he always complains long underwear hit him at mid calf right where the boot is and rubs the wrong places and do not cover his ankles and feet. please help!!
No fly, no opening at all. I am 6' with a 31 waist and went with the mediums. Decent fit down to the ankles.
These are very long, but no fly. My other half is 31 waist, 6'2", fits great length-wise
The best in the market
I am an avid outdoors person in the winter (I train Schutzhund dogs). You have to handle the cold for about a dozen hours at a pop. These long underwear make it happen. I never thought I would say this, but they beat the Arcteryx RHO. They are stretchier, and are anatomically made to better conform to your body. These are a bargain.