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Norrona Lofoten Alpha120 Full-Zip Hoodie - Men's

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    Alpha midlayer.

    The Norrona Men's Lofoten Alpha Raw Hooded Fleece Jacket makes a magnificent midlayer for backcountry touring due to its incredible air permeability. Standard breathable garments only start breathing until after you start sweating, which isn't very helpful if you sweat through the fabric and start to freeze. Polartec Alpha's air permeability breathes the moment you put the jacket on. It also excels in moisture management and quick-drying comfort for when you do start sweating. 
    • Fleece makes a magnificent midlayer for backcountry touring
    • Polartec Alpha excels at moisture management and breathability
    • Air permeability begins to breathe once you put this jacket on
    • Integrated hand gaiters with thumbholes help trap body heat
    • Item #NRA00BK

    Tech Specs

    Material
    Polartec Alpha
    Fleece Weight
    lightweight
    Fit
    slim
    Hood
    fixed
    Pockets
    1 chest
    Thumbholes
    integrated hand gaiter
    Recommended Use
    skiing, climbing, alpine, mountaineering
    Manufacturer Warranty
    5 years

    Tech Specs

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    Very disappointing from Norrona

    • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: Medium
    • Height: 6'1"

    I have a Norrona ski jacket and pants and they are excellent. I bought this product in hopes that the quality of Norrona would extend into other layers but I am very disappointed, and I cannot recommend. After using it once, I hope to return and steer clear of other base layers and stick to the jackets and shells that I'm used to from Norrona. From the start, things were off on this product. I received the package a week late on delivery, when I opened I was really disappointed by the color. I bought the "bright green" color in hopes it would provide a strong contrast with my blue jacket. The color was a dark and dull green, kind of like Wally the Green Monster. I could live with that, but figured I'd be more careful next time in color selection. Then, I wore it skiing in Wyoming. It did wick moisture, but I'm glad I brought a back-up layer because the warmth was marginal. When I put my arms through the hand gators I heard threads popping, the thread quality in the seams is really weak and I worry the durability is poor. Overall, it feels really fragile and lower than expected quality for a mid layer. Again, Norrona shells are the best, this mid layer is not the best.

    Fit large

    • Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
    • Fit: Runs large
    • Size Bought: XL
    • Height: 6'0"
    • Weight: 192lbs

    Own a variety of Norrona pieces but this XL fit very large on me, particularly in sleeve volume and hood. Too sloppy a fit for me. Didn't try downsizing to a large.

    Very warm and very thin

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: Large
    • Height: 6'3"
    • Weight: 198lbs

    I have a lofoten multi-color from a few years ago, and got this one recently. This one is thinner and lighter than the other one (it has thin sections on inside of arms for example) - which makes this ideal for layering under another outer layer. The wind goes through this one if you wear it out by itself. The hood is very thin and I don't notice it when it's not being used

    Durability

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: Medium
    • Height: 5'11"
    • Weight: 164lbs

    Joey -
    The durability seems good better than I thought it would be. I am wearing it everyday. Love it.
    However, I am wearing under a shell so I cannot speak to rock - but it would guess you are right - there are a lot of other fabrics I would want to use for that especially given the price.
    The thumb loops are really not an issue.

    Great Fleece

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: Medium
    • Height: 5'11"
    • Weight: 164lbs

    The Alpha fleece is amazing - very soft, comfortable, and seems like it will breathe well under a shell - have not had the chance to ski in it yet. In terms of warmth - seems close to an R1 from Patagonia, but it breathes better.
    The medium is a great fit (5'11 / 162 lbs) except for the sleeves (tad too long - I am a 15 1/2 | 33 shirt).
    The sleeves bunch a little at the wrist. Wanted to use it with my Norrona shell - but with thumb loops on the fleece and thumb loops on the shell, it's a lot of material around your hand / wrist even if you don't use the loops. Wish they would make a real alpha jacket without the hood - may or may not bother people. I still love it. Alpha is an awesome fleece material.
    Changing my rating to 5 stars. It's awesome and thumb loops not an issue.

    Hey GSB,

    How was the durability of this piece? With the exposed Polartec Alpha, I am concerned that this will be considerably less durable than a grid fleece and won't be able to handle rock climbing.

    PS - RAB makes a Alpha Direct jacket without a hood. Looks pretty identical to this, with no face fabric or backing fabric.

    Thanks!
    Joey

    Unanswered Question

    Hey guys! How durable does the Alpha Direct fabric appear to be in this product, with the face fabric and backing fabric removed? Does it seem like it would handle long trad climbs?

    Thanks!