Raymond G.wrote a review of Norrøna Tamok Gore-Tex Shell Jacket - Men's on June 2, 2017
Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: Runs large
I bought the camouflage special edition on a whim. I was tired of the usual suspects and just wanted something fresh. My intuition kicked in and I bought it rather quickly. I had not known of this really at all, not like the Lofoten line.
In a nutshell, the style is so awesome. Longer in body and arms, big hood. You have mega coverage with this and it feels bomber, what can I say, I've never felt so protected, it's just cozy when in the POW or storming. I used it several times in Japan.
One of they key best features ever are the pocket design. This designers really thought this out. I love the long vertical left chest pocket and the two horizontal hand pockets. There is a small velcro pocket on the upper right chest with is great to for small items. Would I like another long chest pocket on the right - that would be a yes, but the smaller pocket certainly works.
Another key feature I will never live without. the hand gaiters keep snow out of your wrist areas and therefore keep you warmer. Most awesome feature ever.
Hood is pretty awesome and huge, but it's a bit too deep, more like a snorkel and you have to cinch it up in the back.
As with all Norrona products they are built for tall people and the arms are pretty long as well as the length. I'm 5'9" and got a medium, nonetheless, I'm a freeride snowboarder and it's ok. It has a bit of an urban style to it, or a more modern style perhaps - I live in New York City so I appreciate the thoughtfulness and progressive design.
I'll probably never get another style jacket again, I love it so much, just need some different colors and an interior mesh pocket or two would complete it.