The Kari Traa Nora Jacket is your lightweight barrier between your body and the wind when you're running during the shoulder seasons. Its face fabric shrugs off gusts and moisture while drying quickly to keep you comfortable as you log miles. And if your run goes late into the evening or starts before the sun is totally up, reflective details help to keep you visible.
- Lightweight running jacket for comfort through breezy weather
- Fabric shrugs off wind and rain for protection during the run
- Quick-drying fabric is comfortable during strenuous training
- Tall collar helps to block strong gusts on extra windy days
- Reflective details provide visibility in low light conditions
- Jacket packs down small for convenient transport and storage
- Item #KTR0041
- Q & A
Great windbreaker & pack down small
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
- Fit: True to size
- Size Bought: small
- Height: 5'6"
- Weight: 135lbs
I was given this product from Backcountry, but this review is my personal opinion. I've used the Kari Traa Nora Jacket mostly for rock climbing, but also bit of hiking. It really does a great job of blocking the wind and kept me comfortable on a breezy, slightly cool day. When I go out for long days on the wall and must keep things light, I like a jacket that is lightweight and packs down small. The Nora Jacket packs down very small and hardly weights anything, but I would definitely consider it to be a windbreaker for less aggressive activities - hiking, running, backpacking, SUP boarding, etc. On only my second time taking it out climbing I noticed a small rip on the upper arm part of the sleeve. The material is very minimal, which is great for a lot of activities, but maybe not for climbing when you're going to be rubbing against rock.
The Nora Jacket fit very well and felt true to size. I like how there's an adjustable cord at the bottom of the jacket to tighten it around your waist. I also love the material that's under the armpits...I typically find that windbreakers can sometimes be a bit intense and leave me sweating a lot, but because of the breathable material under the arms I felt comfortable. While the Nora Jacket has its pros and cons, it's one of those jackets that I'll probably bring on every adventure because of its weight, size and versatility.