Wind won't be an issue.
When the chilly winds try to slow down your trail domination, zip up the ultralight Norrona Bitihorn Aero60 Jacket and make up for lost time. On a hike or a run, this windproof jacket takes the bite out of the wind, without adding many ounces to your pack. If the wind really picks up, shelter your ears and face inside the Aero 60’s adjustable hood. And when things clear out, stash the jacket into its chest stow pocket and throw it in your pack.
- Backcountry Exclusive
- 100% recycled polyester
- Regular fit
- Adjustable hood
- Hook and loop adjustable cuffs
- Drawcord at hem
- Stowable design
- Zippered chest pockets (one stow)
- Item #NRA001X
- Q & A
Great weather resistant light jacket
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
- Fit: True to size
- Size Bought: Small
I live in the Pacific NW where the weather is pretty much always 40-50 degrees and drizzling so this jacket is well suited for my needs. I've used it primarily road and trail running in the wintertime (30-40 degrees) so far and it has been more than comfortable with a long sleeve baselayer underneath. It has two chest pockets with the one on the right being larger than the one on the left. The larger pocket easily fits my 5 inch smartphone. It also easily stashes into a pocket but I mostly just scrunch it up in the bottom of my daypack. It compresses to a ridiculously small volume and is light so I find myself "losing" it in my bag sometimes.
I find that the fit is rather forgiving and comfortable and comes down to the level of my greater trochanters. The bottom does cinch up for extra seal as do the sleeves. The hood is excellent as it has a bill and cinches to fit. I also own the Patagonia Houdini, ArcTeryx Incendo, and Marmot Trail Wind. To be honest I love all of the jackets and pretty much use them all interchangeably for running, cycling, and dayhikes. I feel that the Norrona differentiates itself as having the best hood as well as being generally a well made and well thought-out product.
Solid Fall Weather Biking Jacket
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
- Fit: True to size
- Size Bought: Large
This jacket got me through the dirt, grime, wind and rain the La Sal's threw at us the other weekend.
The Bitihorn features a couple clutch top chest zipper pockets which is great for gu's, snacks and smaller items. The polyester holds up well against wind and grime, but obviously is not waterproof (although I didn't care). Keep in mind this fits a little lower on the waist, due to its intended purpose of hiking, climbing etc. I went with a size Large and the fit on the sleeves is perfect, but the chest fit is a bit too tight for me.... maybe I should chill out at the gym?
Super solid, lightweight and packable outer layer to have along for various weather conditions.
If you have any questions on this Norrona piece or any others feel free to reach out to me directly!
Not for tall people
- Fit: Runs small
- Size Bought: XL
Short and way too baggy. Norrona is usually better about tall/athletic fits.
The copy above is also annoyingly pretentious "Wind won't be an issue." Hmmm. Wind is always an issue.