Lofoten Gore-Tex Pro Shell One-Piece Suit
When winter skies are puking, staying dry and covered is crucial to a fun day on the mountain.For the ultimate protection against the elements, the Norrona Lofoten Gore-Tex Pro Shell One-Piece Suit is in a class of its own. This durable one-piece suit is constructed with a Gore-Tex Pro shell. With the Gore-Tex construction and one-piece design, you can be confident that absolutely no weather will be able to penetrate the shell or reach your body, no matter how harsh the conditions are or how long they persist.
For even more weather protection, the Lofoten has built-in wrist and boot gaiters and a helmet-compatible hood. Asymmetrical cuffs provide a better glove interface, and articulated sleeves are designed with extra gusseting for freedom of movement. Now, you may be thinking that a one-piece suit is a great idea—until you start hiking and it feels like you've stepped into a sauna. No need to stress, a 3/4-length leg zip and extra-long underarm zips offer plenty of ventilation, and the Gore-Tex Pro membrane has excellent breathability.
- Big mountain ski or snowboard suit for the deepest days
- Breathable Gore-Tex Pro protects from heavy, wet snow
- Large underarm and outer leg zips vent heat quick
- Fitted hood can be adjusted with one hand
- Aramid reinforced lower legs protect fabric from wear
- Baggier fit and articulated arms for mobility while skiing
- Norrona designs durable mountain goods from its headquarters in Norway
- Item #NRA00BE
- Q & A
Love this suit! Heliskiing performance!
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
- Fit: True to size
- Size Bought: XL
- Height: 6'4"
- Weight: 215lbs
I purchased this suit principally for a CMH heliskiing trip January 2019 - I was considering the Jobe suits as well, but opted for this one as the cut seemed to be much more stylish and fit my body better. I was not disappointed! It's a great windstopper, and the chest pockets are extremely functional, large if necessary (we put a large megaboom speaker in it without issue) and useful with internal pouches to stow electronics, lip balm, or a snickers bar. You get into it more like a dry suit with a horizontal zipper entry, elbow to elbow, which I found initially a bit cumbersome, but once accustomed to it I do like it too. The hood is gigantic, so fits over a helmet quite readily and has a brim. Crotch zipper is indispensable and the zippers that run completely up the outer sides of the legs are great if you get warm. There's a horizontal vent zipper across the chest too. It has internal suspenders which was a convenient and unexpected addition. I found that as proficient it is at blocking wind, it is essentially just a shell so you do need adequate insulation underneath on really cold days. I found moving it it was easy and ergonomic, nothing gets in the way of what you need to do unlike some other suits on the market which are more like hazmat suits. Did I mention the style? It rocks adrenalin indeed and fits the athletic body type with good lines, narrow waist and the right dimensions in the torso - I was the envy of many skiers on the Cariboos trip blasting the pow. Probably sold some more suits. Also have hiked several miles in it on telluride mountain and it was completely comfortable for that.
The only thing I'm surprised Norrona didn't integrate into this type of suit is a butt flap - a zipper here would have been an easy addition and superbly functional as I'd like to use it as an arctic trekking suit as well, but it'd be useless in this regard as it's a real pain to get out of if you need to for that reason. I'm 6'4" and 215 pounds - the XL fits great.