Starkey F.wrote a review of Norrona Lofoten Gore-Tex Pro Jacket - Men's on September 18, 2019
Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: True to size
I've been an Arcteryx man all my life, but when I saw this Jacket go on sale last year I thought I'd try something new, and retire my 8-year-old Arcteryx Sidewinder. The Lofoton shell looks great, fits well, and is comfortable for sure. I did notice immediately that moisture didn't bead up as well on the exterior as it had on my Arcteryx product, and that the fabric did not appear to be as sturdy. This worried me, as I ride in the woods all the time, but since my Sidewinder had lasted 8 years of being poked and prodded with tree branches and sticks, I thought a product marketed as comprable would hold up as well. I was dead wrong. On day 9 of riding, I brushed by a tree branch and the fabric ripped like tissue paper. Whoops. So now I have a $700 jacket held together with tape after just a few days of riding. Lesson learned - I'll save up a few bucks and buy another Arcteryx. No more Norrona for this guy!