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Norrona Tamok Gore-Tex Shell Jacket - Men's

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    Tame the wild.

    It's hard to have anything but a boat load of fun on a powder day, especially when you're wearing the Norrøna Men's Tamok Gore-Tex Shell Jacket. Designed for freeride and backcountry touring, the Tamok is equipped with a long, drop tail hem and military-inspired silhouette that makes it more than ideal for dropping cliffs, carving through trees, and arcing big turns. 

    More specifically, the Tamok is constructed with the Gore-Tex C-Knit fabric technology, which offers you waterproof protection and breathable performance—meaning you're well-protected from moisture and precipitation, while also maintaining sweat-free layers beneath the shell. Not to mention, the C-Knit backer portion of the technlogy is designed to wick away moisture and dry quickly, which again promotes a savory layering situation. However, should you begin to warm up, the zippered underarm vents and chest vent easily dump excess body heat. The powder skirt and internal wrist gaiters double down on your defense against errant snow and cold drafts, while the helmet-compatible hood is fully adjustable for a personalized fit and feel.

    • A hard-charging weather-proof jacket for backcountry touring
    • Waterproof, breathable Gore-Tex protects against precipitation
    • C-Knit backer wicks away moisture and dries quickly
    • Chest and underarm vents dump excess body heat quickly
    • Bevvy of pockets keep necessities close at hand
    • Internal cuffs with thumbholes double down on warmth
    • Powder skirt offers extra defense against flushed snow
    • Helmet-compatible hood is adjustable for a personalized fit
    • Drop tail hem assures extra coverage on deep days
    • Item #NRA007Q

    Tech Specs

    Material
    Gore-Tex C-Knit
    Seams
    fully taped
    Fit
    regular
    Length
    mid-thigh
    Hood
    yes, helmet-compatible
    Pockets
    2 hand, 2 chest, 1 interior
    Venting
    chest, underarm
    Powder Skirt
    yes
    Thumbholes
    yes, internal cuffs
    Claimed Weight
    28.92 oz
    Recommended Use
    backcountry touring, freeride
    Manufacturer Warranty
    5 years

    Tech Specs

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    A coat for years

    • Fit: Runs large
    • Size Bought: Medium
    • Height: 6'0"
    • Weight: 160lbs

    There are a TON of incomplete reviews on this jacket and the fit. Granted it is summer but I have tried it on and moved around in it to see what limitations it might have. First off, can I say I love the fit. If you’re a thinner guy you probably know what it it’s like to have a medium t-shirt be a belly shirt and a large look you’re swimming in it. This jacket is cut to be trim and long. I am 6’ 155-175 depending on the time of year and if I’m running but even at my thinnest this jacket fits amazingly. The arms are not too long and the skirt comes down to mid thigh. That said I can actually wear this she’ll out and about if I felt so inclined, not just for riding/splitting because it’s not some giant 90’s baggy fit.



    Let’s see, what I love apart from the fit. The gore material is on the quiet side. The venting system is flawless with the chest and under arms. The pockets are great but should be noted that if you’re still rocking a corded headphone there is no media port. That said the left breast pocket can be accessed without unzipping and there is also an internal breast pocket as well but again no port. Running bca radio or something of the sort might be difficult but it can be done. The left sleeve pocket is awesome. Inside it it has a few different slots so an analog thermometer and a pen and not pad can fit in there (stoked so I can have easy access to my avalanche/snow condition journal). You might be able to fit a smaller ruler in there as well. The down pockets are nice but as others said, anything heavier will be steadily bouncing against your thighs/legs if heavy. They are great for split boarding though because thinner soft gloves, balaclava sunglasses and even my skinning ball cap fits in there, this way I can stay out of the pack on the way up. Now I do have an analog jacket from a few years ago with a military style as well and one thing I like about that jacket is there are felt lined hand warmer pockets under the down pockets. I’m not saying I miss that on this jacket because this is for backcountry light needs but just a thought.



    The hood figment is nice. One thing I can live with but don’t love is the hood was built for a helmet and unless I’m on a no fall line, I don’t wear one (sorry mom). Another thing that I thought was not gonna be great is there is just one good adjustment tab on the back of the hood. Turns out the placement of the elastic band inside the hood that acts to tighten the hood tightens exactly around the ear area allowing the excites hood to kind of sit down towards the shoulders and not look weird. It’s actually another thing I adore about this jacket. The hood has a hard plastic insert so that it can ride up goggles as a brim of sorts. The hood itself is not removable but that’s fine and am used to hoods that don’t come off. The sleeves are a great length the hobo mitts are not too restrictive and the cuff is cut in a way where it’s longer on the top of the hand to prevent snow from slipping in.



    Lastly, the color options on this jacket are classic. I wanted olive initially but went with black as it was on sale. This is my first jacket that retailed over 500 dollars and I have to say I don’t see myself needing another jacket. It matches everything and typically I ride ninja.



    Bottom line, this jacket is everything you need in the backcountry. It leaves a bit to be desired for a resort jacket but not only is it fantastic for backcountry it is cut in a way that it can be worn around town during colder months.



    Thank you Norrona for making such an amazing jacket and thank you backcountry.com for dealing with my multiple calls and chats on the web about this jacket before it’s purchase. You will not be dissatisfied. Plus, who rocks Norrona? That’s right chances are far less anyone will have your jacket.

    A coat for years

    Skirt/pants off but it keeps dancing.

      Overall, the waterproofness is excellent. The extras, like those hobo mits are great. Tons of pockets and two of them have an unbelievable construction. The good fits over the helmet just fine. Not much sideways hood turning for snowboarders though. Most of all, the jacket is long in the torso, which is very good at keeping snow out and looking freshly minted. The powder skirt is held in with a plastic zipper. Mine tore out on day 3. That’s the only drawback so far though and the length makes up for the flimsy pow skirt. I don’t own the zipper-compatible pants but you gotta wonder if my pants would have fallen down mid mountain when the zipper failed.

      High quality, but strange sizing

      • Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
      • Fit: Runs large
      • Size Bought: Medium
      • Height: 6'1"
      • Weight: 185lbs

      I was super excited about this jacket. I finally pulled the trigger on a high-end technical shell. The jacket has a high quality feel and all the zippers and pockets are sturdy. I liked that the pit zips are doubled up so you can open in either direction. The wrist gaiters are super comfortable. The powder skirt was very high quality and had great grip. A few staggered buttons allows for a few different sizes around the waist. I read a review that was complaining about shape of the cuffs, but I liked them. They are shorter at the wrist which probably helps keeps them clean in the long run. Definitely articulated shape that felt comfortable in the boarding position.

      The fit on the other hand was less than desirable. First, I could not hide my face behind the jacket, it wouldn't zip up high enough to cover my face. My helmet took up too much space, and I could only get it closed if I zipped it up below my chin. The length was at first a plus, but turned out a minus. The waist was too narrow for me to have full range of motion. I couldn't get comfortable in a snowboard stance, and difinitely couldn't get low on the board. The only way I could all around my board was to either unzip the bottom few inches, or to pull the jacket up and cinch it higher on my waist. It seemed a bit of a waste to have a longer shell just to pull it to the regular length for mobility. Also the bottom pockets are right at waist level. If you have anything say flask sized, its right at the perfect spot to bother you every time you bend over.
      I ended up sending it back for another jacket. I really wanted to like it, but it just didn't fit me as well as I wanted for the investment. If it was a $200 jacket I would have kept it. I recommend getting in full gear and moving around the yard a little bit before removing the tags. If you don't wear a helmet you probably can hide behind the shell zipped up, but the hood is DEEP and pretty much intended for a helmet.

      The Jacket is Great... Now we need snow

      • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

      This jacket... oh how wonderful it is. I have this jacket hanging in the corner of my room, fondly dreaming of the day I actually get to to use it. That Gore-tex C-Knit is really nice. This a bit of a new technology for them, but what it does is create a jacket that is completely waterproof and breathes really well, without having the crinkly sound that goes into Gore-Tex Pro jackets. Things I really like:

      Venting: its has two underarm vents, which it pretty standard nowadays. However, this jacket also has a nice big vent at the front of the jacket as well. Thats what that zip is on the check of the jacket, and what is open in my picture. Also, all the vents have the mesh in it, so its not just open air. Nice touch, Norrona.
      Waterproofing: Mentioned above, I love how its waterproof but not crinkly.
      Pockets: SOOO many pockets. Chest pockets, hip pockets, pockets under the hip pockets. Even arm pockets, which I never really asked for but seriously don't mind having.
      Fit: Like all the reviews have said, this runs long and big. Im 6'2, 180lbs, and I got the medium (I also like tighter fitting jackets). This is generally called the "scandavian fit". Im tall and thin, and this jacket is perfect for that.
      Internal hand cuff: They just feel nice, what can I say.

      Cons: ummm..... price? As of right now, that really seems to be the only downside. Don't get me wrong, its early, but I haven't found anything wrong with this jacket yet.

      If you have the cash, get this jacket. Plain and simple. I seriously can't wait to actually get this puppy on the skin track. Until then, I guess I'll keep having to treat it as an art piece in my room.

      The Jacket is Great... Now we need snow

      Super Cool Jacket

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
      • Fit: Runs large
      • Size Bought: Medium
      • Height: 5'9"
      • Weight: 160lbs

      I bought the black camouflage special edition - beyond awesome. I wanted something fresh. The urban/military style seems to be the future and you could wear this in the city and look great. The pocket design makes it far and above most jackets on the market. I like a jacket where I can access the pockets without undoing the harness on a pack. The long vertical pocket on the left is so awesome because you have the flexibility to get your hand in very easily and add things like eyeglasses/sunglasses phone, large map etc. The two hand pockets clear the waist belt (you never have to undo the waist belt to access) and the horizontal entry is genius because stuff will never fall out. Why aren't all hand pockets entry horizontal?

      The long vertical front cooling zip rocks.
      Pit zips also have mesh which is awesome to keep the snow out.

      The hand gaiters are a superb feature - keeps snow out and wrists and forearms are never cold and wet.
      One of the greatest features of all time.

      Overall, the jacket is super super cool looking, Gore C-Knit is legendary.

      ARMS are ridiculously long

      • Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
      • Fit: Runs large
      • Size Bought: Med
      • Height: 5'9"
      • Weight: 175lbs

      Love it but sending back because the arms are REALLY long. I like non-fitted so I generally order a large... reading reviews I decided to order a Med - all was perfect except the arms are REALLY long... if I went with the large that would be out of control. Returning .... too bad ... love the quality.

      Top notch but long arms

      • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
      • Fit: Runs large
      • Size Bought: Large
      • Height: 6'1"
      • Weight: 190lbs

      Just got this jacket recently (also have the roldal insulated pant from Norrona). Love the jacket. pros: mesh lined vents, zip connect to pant, fleece chin, plenty of pockets, waterproof, stylish. cons: ordered a large but the arms were comically long on me. I read some reviews, and I know that norrona wants you to be able to raise your arms up without the jacket pulling up, but the sleeves were extending about 4-6 inches past my finger tips and it looked goofy if I bunched it all up. The length was quite long too, but that wasn't a deal breaker. The hood is definitely big, but I haven't had any issues with it. The wrist gators seem cheaply made/cut, but I don't use them, so it doesn't bother me.

      Overall great jacket, returned the large for a medium and it fits great. I'm of average build (and 6'1", 190lb) and I still have room for my layers underneath for cold days. I use this jacket up in AK for backcountry touring, resort riding, snowmachining, snowshoeing. you name it.

      BAM!!

        Finally have a jacket that I love. Fit is free ride -long and slightly loose. Love all of the pockets and the front and side vents. The front vent definitely helps to drive airflow through the jacket. This jacket has the new c-knit gore. Having only used it at the resorts so far, I can say it is extremely comfortable and it's very easy to regulate temperature. Supposed to breathe up to 30% better than regular gore so excited to try wearing out touring.