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Terje Lokenwrote a review of on November 9, 2010

5 5

So yeah, you already know that these gloves are the business. Here's a little tip regarding the removable liner.

When touring, I often find that I need a windproof glove to block the wind, but my hands get far too warm when using the Hestras. Instead of packing two sets of gloves, I remove the inner liners, and use a set of super-thin wool liners from smartwool/icebreaker instead. At the top, I add the normal Hestra liners, which are dry and warm, and can even use the wool liners inside them if it's really cold.

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Terje Lokenwrote a review of on November 9, 2010

3 5

I've had these for a few years, but find myself using them less and less, and using my Hestras (Heli Pros) instead. The fit is good, but they're still not as dextrous as my Hestras for some reason. The removable inner glove in the Hestras rock for drying them, and adds flexibility. The Norronas aren't that durable, I've broken several plastic buckles on cold days, they seem to just crack at the slightest impact. Also, the palms seem to wear quicker than on my Hestras.

Bottom line: They're ok, but I'd buy Hestras instead (or maybe something else, lots of gloves out there).

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Terje Lokenwrote a review of on November 9, 2010

5 5

Have put in 100+ days in these pants, and I still love them. No signs of any durability issues. The fit is perfect, although at 6'3" and 180lbs, I will probably buy the XL the next time around (L fits well enough, but I'd like the legs to be 1-2" longer).

I have the Lofoten jacket as well, but end up never using the zip-together feature. Too much of a hassle to set up, and with the snow skirt in the jacket and waist protector in the pants, I've never needed it.

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Terje Lokenwrote a review of on November 9, 2010

5 5

I'm guesssing that I've logged at least 150-200 winter days in my Lofoten, and I still love it. Keeps me warm and dry, looks good, and the fit is perfect (I'm 6'3" and 180lbs and use a L. XL would fit, but baggier than I prefer).

For me, durability has been excellent. I've had to fix two minor holes that were totally my own fault. Apart from that, the jacket looks almost like new, only some minor chafing in the neck. Oh, and the lettering fell off (mine is an old version where it was painted on), but who cares.

I will be buying this jacket again, but I'd prefer it if they left out the hand gaiters.

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Terje Lokenwrote a review of on November 7, 2010

4 5

This has been a favorite jacket of mine for the past two years for many reasons. It fits great (I'm a skinny guy at 6'3" and 180lbs, and the L fits perfectly), really stops the wind and keeps you surprisingly warm for its weight, and the light weight means that you can always bring it with you.

What's wrong then? Well, the back pocket is sort of a miss - I'd much rather have a single chest pocket (Arc'teryx style). The thumb loops make no sense to me, but at least the arms are long enough. More importantly though, the fabric isn't the most robust. After two years of frequent, but far from daily, use, I can see that the fabric on the shoulders and chest is starting to fray, probably due to wearing a backpack while biking and hiking. Not surprising given the low weight, but still a bit disappointing to have to replace it after two years. That being said, I like the jacket a lot, and will probably buy a new one to replace it.

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