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Norrona Trollveggen Gore-Tex Pro Jacket - Men's

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    Durable weather protection.

    The Norrona Men's Trollveggen Gore-Tex Pro Jacket stands up to anything you do on the mountain, whether it's mountaineering, rock climbing, skiing, backpacking, or trekking. Made from a 3-layer Gore-Tex Pro fabric, this jacket guarantees waterproof and windproof protection that keeps you dry and comfortable in some of the burliest conditions around. Despite its durable protection, the Trollveggen remains breathable, so you stay comfortable while you hike the steepest summits or ski through thigh-deep powder.

    An athletic fit pulls the Trollveggen Gore-Tex Pro close to your body in order to reduce bulk, and the Y-sleeves enhance your range of motion. Large X-open zippers at the underarms let excess heat escape when you work up a sweat. The adjustable hood is fitted for a helmet and offers extra protection when the weather turns poor. Asymmetric cuffs stay off your palms when you're climbing, and drawcords at the hem and waist help seal out bad weather. The two large zippered chest pockets can be accessed even with a harness or backpack on.

    • A durable jacket developed for all kinds of alpine activities
    • Gore-Tex Pro construction provides wind and waterproof protection
    • Fully taped seams prevents seeping
    • Aquaseal zippers offer increased durability and weather protection
    • X-open underarm vents let extra heat escape
    • Adjustable, helmet-compatible hood for extra weather protection
    • Asymmetric cuffs with hook-and-loop closure
    • Athletic fit with Y-sleeves for increased mobility
    • Item #NRA007X

    Tech Specs

    Gore-Tex Pro (3-Layer)
    fully sealed
    yes, adjustable, helmet-compatible
    2 zippered chest
    underarm zipper vents
    Claimed Weight
    1 lb 4.5 oz
    Recommended Use
    climbing, alpine & expedition, hiking & camping
    Manufacturer Warranty
    5 years

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    My second

    • Size Bought: M
    • Height: 5'7"
    • Weight: 200lbs

    I bought this jacket maybe 10-12 years ago. It is little changed since (two chest pockets now, vs 1, no waist pockets now either). The green is stunning but this time I bought the blue. The zipper blew on my first one so I decided to replace it and size up. I am going to set the record straight on this jacket: You don't need wrist gaiters, you don't need a powder skirt. You don't need a pocket on your arm. You do need the heaviest duty zippers you can find (you can actually use them with gloves). you do need TWO chest pockets. It is plenty wind and waterproof. It is crazy tough and durable and the drumroll has a waist cinch!!! This gives it a tight, no bulk fit which I cherish more than anything. I hate jackets that fit like lab coats. This might be the only one in their lineup with the waist cinch. Thanks for not screwing up this jacket Norrona!

    Great Jacket-One Issue During High Wind

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit: Runs large
    • Size Bought: Medium
    • Height: 6'0"
    • Weight: 172lbs

    Love the jacket and my second with Norrona. A couple things I wish they would address. A big one is there is no zippered pocket on the left arm. There other jackets have them and are a must for season passes that are electronic because you are guaranteed to keep away from cell phones which block the signal. Also I wish they had wrist gaiters. My other Narrona jacket does and they are an added luxury I expect from a high end product like Narrona. Another issue I think needs addressing is I was in Mammoth when winds hit 80mph gusts and the average for the day was between 30 and 50mph. Granted a miserable day, but when I removed my jacket I noticed my base layer jacket (mountain hardware) was wet vertically where the zipper was. The wind had penetrated my jacket and got the jacket super wet. Not the end of the world and I don't expect to encounter winds like that too often, but if you are skiing on the East Coast or somewhere else that gets high winds you might want to take this into consideration.

    Regarding the zippered pocket on the arm, keep in mind that the Trollveggen is part of Norrona's ultra-stripped down, "fast and light" mountaineering series. Thus, no pass pocket, powder skirt, etc - items that add useless weight for its intended purpose.

    If you're looking for a skiing oriented jacket, the Lofoten is probably a better fit.

    The zippers are waterproof and windproof. Your chest was wet because of the relatively wide area, which is the main zipper and the tape at each side of the zipper - these do not breathe (it could also be running down the inside from the neck). To test, hold the closed front zipper of the jacket under running water, then compare it to another 'water-resistant' zipper, such as the Arcteryx vislon. The Vislon zipper will leak water straight away, whereas the waterproof zipper will not, even if you bend it sharply. Hope that helps.

    Glad I got it

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: XL
    • Height: 6'6"
    • Weight: 220lbs

    Im really happy with this shell. I am tall and really appreciate the extra length in the arms. I had a tough time committing to investing in a large purchasing like this without trying it on but the back country staff recommended it for the longer sleeves. It fits great!

    The goretex has been phenomenal in both snow and rain. Keeps my down under layer dry. I am glad they went the extra mile for the waterproof zippers. The collar comes up nice and high and the hood fits well. The wrist closures work well for me.

    Im actually glad it does not have a snow skirt because I also have used this as a rain jacket for hiking in the spring. I like it that much I dont want to put it away!

    I got the green and its a sharp color.

    Exceptional Construction

    • Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
    • Fit: Runs small
    • Size Bought: XL
    • Height: 6'1"
    • Weight: 210lbs

    Great Jacket. Awesome build quality. Fit is unique. I'd say it's on the slim side with arms that are long. (About 2-3") longer than most other brands.

    Great Shell Jacket

    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: L
    • Height: 6'
    • Weight: 170lbs

    Only missing is the powder skirt!! a draw back for skiing/ snowboarding otherwise very good fit , and color .
    Well made jacket! fashionable , solid and durable

    Gnarly shell, but no wrist gaiters

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times
    • Fit: True to size

    The Trollveggen fits its description; it's the most durable GoreTex put into a shell designed and built for hard work in the mountains. No bells or whistles, although not lacking in functional features, except one: wrist gaiters. Maybe another, a powder skirt, which matters alot to some but not much to me since I wear bibs and the jacket has hem and waist draw cords, but I digress.

    IMO, wrist gaiters should be a standard feature on a top of the line shell. While the cuff velcro-type closure on the Trollveggen wraps the wrist way tighter than any other shell i've owned, it's still not as good a barrier against snow as wrist gaiters. Consequently, when I want to be sure I won't get wet from the cuff up I wear my Black Diamond Guide gloves which have a gauntlet. I'd prefer to wear my Mountain Hardwear Compulsion gloves with the under cuff wrist, so that's irritating.

    Other than my wrist gaiter complaint, the Trollveggen so far meets my expectations, which basically match up with Norrona's description of the jacket.

    PS I bought the Trollveggen to replace the Norrona Lyngen DriFlex3. The Lyngen was better than GoreTex for me for most activities but the zippers are not waterproof. Got soaked to the skin while canyoneering during a flash flood type rain squall in the Swell. The Trollveggen is the only Norrona jacket with waterproof zippers. All other Norrona jackets advertised as "waterproof" are not, like most brands waterproof jackets that don't have waterproof zippers. Buyer beware or read the zipper tech specs like I didn't!

    Expensive, leaky, bad service

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit: True to size

    Ok, so I bought this super expensive Norrona Trollveggen shell for several outdoor purposes like hiking, climbing, skiing and cycling (commuting to work). I washed it regularely according to the instructions with all the necessary detergent and DWR sprays. I was sort of happy for a year. Water repellency never used to be extraordinary, even after washing and applying the spray. Then after a year, the jacket leaked at the hood seams. Brought it back to the shop, they sent it straight back to Norrona, asking for a repair. It's been almost two months now, since I brought it back, and Norrona hasn't done a thing about it yet. The shop called / mailed them several times - nothing. I don't know what's wrong with the jacket neither where it is or when / if I will get it back.

    Meanwhile I bought a second-hand Arc'teryx Sidewinder jacket for work, which was 1.5 years old when I bought it and washed several times - good repellency and no leaking.

    I know I might have gotten one with a fault or that I might be a single case, but my personal bottom line of the story is: Norrona - never again. Not worth the money.

    Considered an investment

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit: True to size

    Ripping my old Arcteryx from 2001 recently, i decided to switch brands.

    It appears that Norronas fit is more athletic, at least for my 6'5". Happy to not have taken L but XL instead, it provides sufficent freedom of movement in every direction. Cuffs are on the long side, but due to this so called asymmetric cut, you close them with Velcros (about 4 times the size of arcteryx'es) which really wrap around your wrist, glove or whatever is underneath.

    As for the zipper, you need to pay attention to really fully close it. It's a heavy duty type of zip coming apparently from the transport industry, so if you do not pay attention, there will be a small breach left behind. Else, they are supertight.

    As for these pockets, the trollveggen runs minimal. They do not interfere with any backpack straps, which is good. First I thought, i will miss the side pockets, but since these side-vents are huge, you just open them a couple of inches to fit your hands in if you need to heat them up in your underneath liner.

    There is no collar, but just the hood. A bit strange first but roll the hood and tuck it around your neck, which is no problem if supported by the rubber straps/bands.

    The garment is really heavy duty: whilst fabrication; having stretched the goretex pro layer to the max, there is the top layer sealed upon. the latter is a bit larger so overall the jacket has a slight stretch effect.

    Went with jungle fever, which is slight a bit fancier than this seasons green to be seen all around.

    there is a hem drawcord which IMO not too many brands unfortunately offer anymore; i was used to it from my old jacket and looked for something the same way.

    Overall a really great jacket for heavy use. I consider it to last about 10 years, hopefully. Anyhow, it needs to sustain next summer first - will look forward if i change my mind and go for the falketind then. But as for now, i am happy.

    Considered an investment

    Troll Wall

    • Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
    • Fit: Runs large

    Me: 5'10", 140lbs, thin / athletic build.

    Jacket: Norrona Trollveggen Men's size small, color caviar.

    Norrona has gone with what I would call a very roomy cut on the Trollveggen jacket. The cut is more akin to freestyle skiing, rather than ice climbing / alpinism. The bottom rear of this jacket falls well bellow the belt line, providing ample coverage even when bending over. The front lower hem sits about an inch higher than I would like. My under layers peek out a tad in the front. This is actually a deal breaker for me as far as cold weather waterproofing. The sleeves are extra roomy, with very long pit zips. The zips can be opened from either end so backpack shoulder straps will not be a burden while venting. The hood is on par with most hard shells available these days. In my experience every GTX Pro jacket is slightly different in texture, and weight. The Trollveggen is a heavy duty jacket that focuses on durability. At the time of this review, only the Trollveggen, and Mountain Equipment Tupilak have the YKK AquaGuard front zips. Supposedly a 100% waterproof zipper. Is this really a big deal? I'm not sure, but having dealt with total zipper failure before, the more robust look is attractive in a durability sense. The zipper will cost you a little more pack space compared to those on ultra light jackets. Ultimately I have elected to return the Trollveggen. I think Norrona produces very good products, unfortunately in this case the cut is not for me. If you prefer a more generous fit, this may be the jacket for you. For me the Trollveggen would have to be less roomy in the sleeves, and torso. It would need to be about an inch longer in the front, and I would prefer a snugger fit around the neck.

    The bottom line: This would be a great jacket for someone looking for a heavier duty hard shell, and is looking for a roomy cut. I would say be careful to study the size chart if you have a long torso.