Norrona Lofoten Review

norrona lofoten jacket and pants

Norrona Lofoten Review – Jacket and Pants

GENERAL OVERVIEW:
The Norrona Lofoten Jacket and Pants is a great outfit for the splitboarder looking to stay warm and dry in the most extreme conditions. Superior design and quality, both are made of the most waterproof and durable fabric, Gore-Tex Pro, featuring all the seams are completely taped.

Starting from the Lofoten Jacket, with a weight of only 622 grams, it features anything you need to be protected from the elements. Lightweight but at the same time durable, and stylish enough to wear it after your splitboarding mission, removing the powder skirt very easily with only a zip. The water resistant zips in the five outer pockets and in the ventilation under the armpits combined with the Gore-Tex Pro membrane won’t let any water drop go through your jacket, and a fully adjustable hood that fits either a helmet or a beanie will protect you from the elements. Asymmetric cuffs and stretch hand gaiters to protect your hands and gloves from the snow and get the perfect fit while skinning or riding.

The Lofoten Pants are a superior freeride piece of outerwear. Weighing 1051 grams, they feature an integrated zip off bib for the coldest and deepest days in the mountains. Lots of pocket to stash your belongings, they feature water resistant zips that along the legs that open almost from bottom to top. Aramid reinforcements in the lower part of the legs add more durability to these pants. Baggy fit with custom-fit waist system and belt loops to find the perfect fit.

 

WHAT WE LIKED ABOUT THEM:

  • We liked the superior quality of the garments, great finish in every single detail, showing that Norrona has a strong R&D department where they spend a big amount of time making their clothes durable and functional.
  • We liked also the versatility of the pants as you can remove the bib. Furthermore, this bib is made of softshell material so it breathes more than the Gore-Tex membrane.
  • Lots of ventilations both in jacket and pants make them easy to regulate your body temperature, so they are also able to be used in warmer conditions or while skinning.
  • The lower Aramid reinforcements in the legs are great to not damage the pants while skinning or using crampons.

 

WHAT WE LIKED THE LEAST ABOUT THEM:

  • We found the pants to be a bit on the heavy side with their 1051gr, so what makes them more freerider-oriented than touring-oriented. However, the durability is superior and unless you skin for more than 4-5hours, you will not notice the extra weight.

 

WHAT IS IT USEFUL FOR:

  • Daily splitboard trips looking for the best snow conditions, no matter how the weather looks like.

 

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