Built to dig trenches.
When the forecast is calling for over-the-head powder, throw on the Norrona Women's Lofoten Gore-Tex Pro Shell Pants and ski all day without having to deal with a soggy bottom by lunchtime. Made with a Gore-Tex Pro shell, these pants are guaranteed to keep you dry when you're trenching through deep snow, and they'll remain breathable enough to keep you comfortable when you're touring in the backcountry. The zip-off bib adapts to changing conditions—just zip it in when it's going to be deep or ditch it when it looks like a clear and sunny bluebird day.
- Shell pants for storm skiing in the backcountry or resort
- Gore-Tex Pro delivers serious waterproof, breathable protection
- Fully sealed seams prevent heavy, wet snow from seeping through
- Side zippers offer additional ventilation while hiking or skinning
- Zip-off bib adapts to deep storm days and sunny bluebird conditions
- Reinforced cuffs protect pants from sharp ski edges and boot buckles
- Norrona is a Norwegian mountain company founded in 1929
- Item #NRA00C7
- Q & A
Great Ice Climbing Pants
- Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
- Fit: True to size
- Size Bought: L
- Height: 5'5"
- Weight: 158lbs
I purchased these after returning the Mammut Mittellegi Pro Pants which I liked but were way to snug. I'm curvy at size 12 so finding good pants is a big challenge as most are for more athletic or slim builds. The Norrona were my second choice.
Cons: They only had the Large, which fit but are a little snug in the hips and thighs but not enough to deter a 5 star rating.. I could probably do with the XL but the Large does fit with a base layer and an insulated layer.
Pros: I'm in AK so I need a pant that will take me to -20 or lower. I was pretty sure that I'd tear them since they were snug, but they actually performed very well. The full canvas around the cuff means that crampons don't have a chance to tear the cuff or catch. The waist-line is adjustable. There were enough zippers to let out a bit of room for the bum and thighs (which enabled me to wear them). The full side zips didn't run down when I lowered them and they stayed in place. They were actually warm and insulated very well against the deep Alaskan snow and the temperatures, though it was only -10 when I climbed. There is a bib that zips into the pants with suspenders which is fantastic and allows for flexibility without exposing the back. The knees held out well when I was scrambling rather than climbing at one time. They didn't pinch in a harness and the waterproof pockets kept my items dry. The built-in gaiters are very high which means traipsing through deep snow isn't an issue and prevents snow from getting into my Koflachs. The colour, which at first I was hesitant about, isn't bad and actually doesn't show to much wear. I've only used them once but I think they could become my next favorite pant. Although the Large was snug for me, I used a Ninja-suit and OR down pants for layering, (I put true to size, which they are...without to many base layers), there was enough room that I'm pretty sure an XL would work for a size 12-14 (or maybe 15). That means this pant can be used by those of us who need a bit more room in the bum. Overall, I'm really pleased with them and do recommend them. My season is just starting so I'll add to this review once I've used them in the Interior for a season. I've not used the Norrona brand before but overall, I'm more impressed with them then I am with my original 3 layer Gore-tex and find them compatible performance-wise to Mammut and the quality of both Mammut and 66 degree North Glymur. In AK, I don't need to be thinking about my pants performing or not as it's too cold and too remote in places. I need not to think about them. Which I didn't. That makes them a reliable pant for AK winter weather.
Great pant just a bit too long for me
This pants fits amazing at the waist-hips-legs the only issue-way too long for me-I am 5â5 , altering wasnât an option as there is a lot going on at the bottom of each leg- technical stuff - zippers- snap buttons and so on so tailor that normally fixes all my pants said better not touch it so not to ruin the pants.This Norrona pants are really well made- good sturdy quality and great bright color(I got red ones) unfortunately had to return them. 5â5 130 pounds fits like a glove with room for a base layer as it just a shell pant so a bit taller person will truly enjoy this pants.