Raising the bar on burly.
The terms burly, tough as nails, and bombproof get overused whenever outdoor gear gets brought up, but if there's one ski jacket deserving of such high praise, it would have to be the Norrona Lofoten ACE Gore-Tex Pro Men's Jacket. Too tough for scissors to cut and too rugged to be dyed, the Lofoten Ace is the first jacket built with Vectran fibers. Vectran is spun from a liquid-crystal polymer that is coated for added durability when you're skiing through thick stands of birch trees in Hokkaido or shouldering your skis up a steep bootpack in Engelberg. Vectran fabric is then backed by a Gore-Tex Pro membrane for dependable waterproof, breathable protection during the biggest storms of the season.
- Backcountry Exclusive
- Norrona's most durable shell for big-mountain skiing or snowboarding
- Gore-Tex Pro offers high level of waterproof, breathable protection
- Vectran face fabric sets a new standard in durability
- Chest and underarm zips vent body heat while riding or hiking
- Adjustable hood can be worn over helmet during storm days
- Stretch-woven hand gaiter fits under gloves to keep snow out
- Powder skirt delivers additional protection from deep snow
- Norrona is a Norwegian mountain company founded in 1929
- Item #NRA00BB
- Q & A
- Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
- Fit: True to size
- Size Bought: Large
- Height: 6'2"
- Weight: 190lbs
this jacket is phenomenal. Very durable, and lightweight. Was a little concerned about the weight initially, thinking that it would sacrifice the durability and abrasion resistance. I was wrong, the 3 layer gore never fails. Noronna went all out making this the ideal backcountry or resort ski jacket that you need for your ski equipment. Fully sealed and dry in any conditions you will be, and just enough room to layer comfortably. I would say that the fit is slimmer through the chest, so something to keep in mind. I tried it with a cerium LT from Arc'teryx and it was snug through that area so size accordingly.
What is the gore-text face fabric....80x, 80d??, crucial bit of info for a $1,200 jacket?