The Norrona Lofoten Gore-Tex Pro Jacket Features:
Norrona's most versatile waterproof freeride jacket, the Lofoten Gore-Tex Pro Jacket has all the critical details you need for demanding conditions. It's light, highly breathable with superior ventilation, and weather-protective with a high level of comfort. The jacket is made with the new GORE-TEX® Pro to make it even more breathable this season. Definitely one of Norrøna´s most popular products, the Lofoten Gore-Tex Pro Jacket has new and improved cuffs, glued zips and the hood has a single back adjustment. The Lofoten Gore-Tex Pro Jacket has water resistant zips, though Norrona recommend stashing your mobile phone in the designated pocket on the inside of the jacket, to be extra safe.
I've always been a fan of Norrona kit - it's not cheap but the quality and durability is exceptional, this jacket didn't disappoint. The design is well though out with all the pockets and zips in just the right place and no gimmicky extras to increase the weight or get in the way. It's incredibly light for such a tough jacket and freedom of movement is excellent. On the sizing chart, I was on the border between medium and large. I opted for the medium and it turned out to be bigger than expected so, if you're unsure, opt for the smaller of the choices available to you. The only improvement I would make is to add a lightweight mesh behind the vents to hold the jacket shape. If your worried about colour coordination for jackets and trouser, don't. The whole range is designed to work together (which isn't as obvious on the website pictures) so they all match in their own loud way.