nristikp2406615 wrote a review of Norrøna Svalbard Gore-Tex Jacket - Men's on September 30, 2013
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.