Lyngen Gore-Tex Jacket
Backcountry enthusiasts and hard-charging resort rippers know that no matter how cold it is on the mountain, you can get pretty hot pretty fast when you're working hard enough. Breathability and ventilation are key, and few jackets have either like the Norrona Lyngen Gore-Tex Jacket. Designed for backcountry touring, this jacket features two of Gore-Tex's most lightweight, breathable, and waterproof fabrics. Gore-Tex C-knit in the shoulders and collar offers more stretch for a greater range of motion, while Gore-Tex Active 2.0 in the body maximizes breathability to keep your body at an optimal temperature during active pursuits. But this jacket was designed with the highest intensity output in mind, so it goes the extra mile to keep you comfortable with innovative venting. It's got the option for a subtle mesh vent running all the way down the front zipper, as well as two huge underarm vents to give you effective airflow when you're really cooking up or down the mountain. A helmet-compatible hood, comfortable thumbhole wrist gaiters, and large chest pockets round things out to help you thrive on the snow.
- Stay comfortable while you move in the backcountry with this jacket
- Gore-Tex C-knit in the shoulders offer easier motion on long climbs
- Gore-Tex Active 2.0 in the body delivers high breathability
- Front zipper has mesh-lined venting option for up-front cooling
- Underarm vents give you added ventilation after tiring powder runs
- Helmet-compatible hood has you covered when snow rolls in
- Thumbhole wrist-gaiters offer added coverage and keep the snow out
- Inner and outer chest pockets keep important gear close by
- Item #NRA00FL
- Q & A
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
- Fit: True to size
- Size Bought: Large
- Height: 6'2"
- Weight: 175lbs
I love this jacket. However it is a very specialize piece that is best served for those individuals looking for a lightweight jacket that is both extremely breathable and waterproof. I personally use this jacket for ice climbing and ski touring and find that I can stay one steady temperature going uphill without having to wait to put my shell on. If you are looking for a resort jacket this will not be the jacket you are looking for and instead you may want to check out Norrona's Lofoten Gore-Tex Pro jacket. But if you want a jacket that will keep you dry and won't make you overheat while you are pushing boundaries in the backcountry this is the shell. The shell also offers plenty of room for layering and is the perfect length in both the sleeve and waist for integrating with your favorite touring/ice climbing gloves and pants. The pockets are also nice and big for storing your belay gloves in between pitches. I also really like the double zipper system that allows you to dump heat while the jacket is still zipped.