By looking at the Falketind Gore-Tex Pro Shell from NorrÃ¸na, one could easily determine that the weather in Norway can get awfully serious at any moment. This lightweight shell protects you from moisture and wind when you're on route and the weather picks up.
|Fabric Breathability Rating:||guaranteed breathable|
|Hood:||yes, helmet-compatible, , wire brim|
|Material:||[membrane/laminate] Gore-Tex Pro Shell|
|Pockets:||2 chest, (interior) 1|
|Seams:||fully taped (Gore-Tex 13mm)|
|Waterproof Rating:||guaranteed waterproof|
The Falketind Gore-Tex Pro shell is a great jacket. I ordered it in orange crush and the color and fit is nothing like anything else out on the market - though it may be subtle to some, Norrona have a clearly distinct style in their cut and design of the apparels. I'm 5'11", ~170lbs, with 38.5" chest and ~31" waist, and the medium fit me pretty medium/slim but still enough room for layering (base layer plus a decent sized polartec midlayer). The shoulder was a bit cramped, which ultimately led me to return it (along with the fact that I didn't have any pant that went well with the orange), and I knew the large would be too "baggy" around my mid-section for my liking. But if it fits you right, this could be a great all around jacket for general alpine and snow sport applications. One thing that really stood out for me was how "light" the 3 layer Gore-Tex pro felt. I have other Gore-Tex Pro shells, and this jacket felt noticeably relaxed without sacrificing the durability that the pro shell is known for. And don't let the "simple" appearance fool you, it has most of the design features to make it a versatile jacket. One other thing worthy of mentioning is if you have a big head and had issues with jackets with hoods that wouldn't go over your helmet, this jacket has one of the bigger hoods I've seen. One downside (for me, but may be not for you) is there is no powder skirt if you're buying this for skiing - I'd look at Lofoten pro shell instead...but alas, they're mostly sold out.
Bought this jacket in search of the ultimate Gore-Tex Pro shell and was pleasantly surprised on the attention to detail and quality. Fit runs a tad on the larger side, and definitely can accommodate probably two insulation layers if you ever needed to. I've run it with a long sleeve shirt and down vest and have had a substantial amount of space. Roomy, but not overly huge. I'm 126lbs, 5'8" - I purchased a small.
My absolute favorite part of the jacket is the fact that the pit vents are absolutely MASSIVE. The fact that there's 2 opposite facing zippers means that you can "pinch" the zippers in the middle and get the same amount of air passing through the garment. Many other shells have only 1 zipper that goes 1 way, which means that when/if you zip it all the way down, the garment has a greater chance of snagging on something since the gaping hole it'll leave behind is just huge. With this jacket, you can zip the top one halfway, and butt the other zipper right up against it to get 2 "vents" on the same pit.
Solid quality all around, definitely no corners cut on this shell. If you're looking for the ultimate lightweight Gore-Tex Pro shell, look no further. By far one of my favorite pieces.
So I purchased this mainly for skiing and the occasional mountaineering. I based my purchase on looks (and good reviews of course) and I couldnt be happier. This jacket looks awesome, is of excellent quality, just as good as my arcteryx shell. About as warm as a shell can be, the layering part is up to you, and it is 100% water proof as stated. I love this thing, so if you are into looks and need a high quality item this shell is definitely for you. Also Im 6ft, usually around 175 for ski season and i went with the large. Hope this helps.
This is an extremely durable, lightweight jacket with a cut for climbers. I use this jacket for Ice Climbing, Alpine Climbing, skiing, rock climbing, and urban missions. Perfect cut for climbers who want to see their feet when climbing steep ground. I had jackets that are short in the arms or bulge in the stomach when wearing a harness. This jacket is perfect. Great sleeve coverage when climbing ice and no bulge. On top of that it had very durable construction and you don't have to look like every other climber in the hood. Bright colors look really good in the picture. Go Orange!
The arms are nice and long so when climbing I don't expose my wrists and I can keep my sleeves up over my gloves. The chest is cut so that I don't get bunching in the stomach area so it is easy to see my feet. The hood is perfect and fits over a helmet... and on top of it all it's light and made from the best materials available.
I'm 5'11 and about 155 lbs. Pretty long back and i've always had trouble with jackets being too short. Should I go for Medium or Small?
Functional, and stylish. Do not hesitate to choose it if you are after a super solid jkt.
While this is one of the very best jackets I've ever seen or used, it's HIGHLY over priced and I wouldn't pay more than $200.00 for it. Again the best most versatile jacket, very comfortable, light weight ect. it's nowhere near worth the $498.00 price tag. Sorry but this one is a bust!