Kathleen B.wrote a review of Norrona Lofoten Gore-Tex Pro Jacket - Women's on March 4, 2015
Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size
This jacket is amazing! I live in WI and the weather here is cold, really, really cold. I actually use this jacket to bike to work in the winter. Crazy yes, but not with the proper clothing and this jacket is it! I have biked in temps of 0 with with winds 25mph, but did I feel it, no! I even stopped wearing a hat with this windproof hood. It is that good!
So what am I wearing underneath? If the temp is below 20degrees I wear a lightweight smartwool and a mid weight smart wool with a zip up neck. Above 20 degrees only a lighter weight smart wool or icebreaker top. Thats it. This jacket breathes, it is so light, I seriously didn't think it could possibly block the wind/cold for me, but it exceeds my wildest expectations. I have also taken in running outside in 15 degrees and found it to be the perfect jacket for this also. We have also gone skiing together, for this I wear a primo mid -layer since skiing for me is pretty easy/ effortless and I needed a little more warmth since I wasn't working as hard. Almost forgot I have been rained on. Hard. But was I dry....yes!
I also love the long cut on the arms, torso. I am all torso and not once did I catch myself yanking down on the coat or sleeves. I can also raise my arms with no movement of the jacket upwards...as in exposed stomach or crinkled shoulders! The snap seal is honestly the best I have tried. It is so sticky, no snow up my back or any yanking up while backcountry skiing.
Downside for me: I purchased the yellow version since I like to stand out in urban traffic biking and it stains really easy and does not come out. I thought about switching to black but prefer to be a beacon on the roads.