|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|
|NorrAAna Falketind Gore-Tex Pro Shell Pant||$438.90|
|NorrAAna Lofoten Gore-Tex Pro Shell Jacket||$636.90|
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.
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.
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!