Norrøna Lofoten Gore-Tex Insulated Jacket - Women's

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Not that wearing the Norrona Women's Lofoten Gore-Tex Insulated Jacket is suddenly going to give you the cat-like landing prowess to send everything in sight, but it certainly isn't going to hurt either. This resort rallying jacket has a Gore-Tex membrane to keep you dry on the season's burliest powder days, and it's stuffed with Primaloft insulation to keep you riding once the temps have dropped into the no-go zone. 

Norrona did away with underarm zippers in favor of a warmer and lighter jacket that is also compressible. The jacket can be conveniently stored in one of the zippered chest pockets, and is fitted with a removable powder skirt. Wrist gaiters provide a seamless fit between cuff and glove, and a zippered sleeve pocket keeps your pass secure lap after lap.

  • Gore-Tex membrane (2-layer)
  • Fully taped seams
  • 100g Primaloft Sport insulation
  • Regular fit
  • Removable powder skirt
  • Adjustable hood
  • Packs into chest pocket
  • Hook and loop adjustable cuffs
  • Wrist gaiters
  • Reviews
  • Q & A

Great jacket

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: Large

I ordered this for Alaska active winter gear. I have bought Norrona twice before and this is my favorite of the three. The fit is really perfect. I bought a large because I have pretty muscular shoulders for a short girl and I'm glad I did. It's perfect. It's very cozy in cold wind, I found it comfortable at 20-35 degrees, I think I've even worn it at 15 and stayed cozy. I don't know why I thought it was red and black, it's clearly orange and black!

Love Lofoten

    I bought Icerberg Blue, but the color is not what you see here. But I love the color that I received and it's worth price.

    Love Lofoten

    Winter Ski Jacket!

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: Large

    I love this ski jacket! With the proper layering, depending on your current winter weather conditions, this jacket performs like a dream! Insulated, wind and waterproof while still remaining breathable. Plenty of pockets for keeping minimal items organized. Love the little synthetic leashed material in the chest pocket to wipe your goggles off! Very thoughtful. Overall I have been very happy with this jacket after wearing it a full ski season and comparing it to past jackets that didn't perform as well. Would buy it again! Great colors as well..

    Is this the warmest Norrona jacket you have?

    Hey Golda,



    The Norrøna /29 Gore-Tex Insulated Parka (Item # NRA0433) has twice the fill weight of 200g compared to the Lofoten Gore-Tex Insulated Jacket seen here (100g). It will be warmer although it is a longer, casual style. The Roldal Gore-Tex Insulated Jacket (Item # NRA003O) has Primaloft Silver insulation which has a better warmth/weight ratio than the Primaloft Sport used in the Lofoten and /29 Jackets.



    The best jacket for you will depend on what you want to use it for. Feel free to contact me directly with any more questions about the Norrona Jackets or if you are interested in setting up an order.



    Kyle

    Expert Gearhead

    klivingston@backcountry.com

    801-736-4337

    Great Jacket; not holding up.

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit: True to size

    I bought this jacket in college just before I joined my school's ski team. Its skiied with me all over. It has kept me warm in sub zero temps in Breck, VT, Tahoe, Austria, Switzerland and Nagano. I am a heavy layerer when I ski, i could not wear this solo in -0F. My usual setup is loeften, patagonia down sweater, smart wool half zip and t shirt. That keeps me toasty down to about 0F. Above 30F and ive gotta lose the patty. This jacket is too hot for skiing around 42/45F. Its got good ventage in the pit zone. It's a great fit. Mine is an older version (2009? Maybe?) and its zipper setup is slightly different with a slightly different tailor as well. The fit is great, and i have no issues moving. Even on my most extreme layering, marshmellow man stauts, i had plenty of room to crush the slopes and lets be honest, that's really all that matters. But, is it? Something else hat matters is that the taped seams don't come apart. This jacket is falling apart after only a few seasons . It's a shame because I love this jacket. But for the better part of $500 , it shouldn't be falling apart.

    Love this Jacket

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times
    • Fit: True to size

    I am almost always cold (indoors and outside) and was looking for a jacket to get me through the winter skiing at a very cold, very windy mountain in Maine. Tried this along with many others and I can honestly say that I LOVE IT! Not sure if the other poster got a dud, but mine is truly glorious. The high collar and monstrous hood means that you can zip it around your helmet and, with goggles on, only the tip of your nose sticks out. I skied single digit windy days, snowy days, and wet days in it and couldn't have been happier. The only thing i thought it missed was the pit zips (I run cold but tend to overheat) but i think this would have been a draw back in terms of its bomb-proofness.

    As with other norrona jackets, the sleeves are long but i found that to be manageable. I am 5'4'' 120 32C (and have swimmer shoulders) and took a small but probably could have gotten away with xs if i really wanted to (i expected i would need more than a layer or two under it when skiing, turns out a 150 wool long sleeve and my bibs was pretty much all i needed on regularly cold days).

    Glorified windbreaker...

    • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
    • Fit: True to size

    I bought this jacket at the suggestion of a gearhead at Backcountry. I was looking for a winter jacket that would stand up to Chicago winters, where it turns into Chiberia. I was assured that this jacket would stand up to the freezing snow, wind, and the cold. I put this jacket on and took the dogs for a two mile walk. It was 28F today with little wind, and after two minutes of being outside, my upper back and my shoulders were really cold. After the walk, I was freezing. I understand that you have to be active and move around outside to generate warmth, but after a brisk two mile walk with a bullmastiff and a german shepherd, believe me that's active enough. And I repeat, it was only 28 degrees out with no wind.
    Wish backcountry had been more honest.
    I've ordered from this site for years. Be careful about the reviews that you read. People that work here "gearheads" are able to post reviews which is a bit of a conflict of interest. I've had to make quite a few returns because of false claims from these guys. I'm finishing up a store credit I have, and then I'm not going to be using them anymore. And be careful about giving a negative review. You will get an abusive/negative comment back every time. I can't imagine customers feeling so passionate that they would turn to abuse, as I've never encountered abusive language from any other internet site when giving an honest yet negative review. When you go the the profile of the user who made the rude comments, it's totally empty. So fake, empty profiles are obviously created and then used by someone to enable them to say some pretty rude things. Bottom line, buy this jacket for 550. Go outside when it's 20 degrees out and run around the block in it. Do jumping jacks in it. You're still going to freeze your butt off. And you'll return it.
    This review was edited, since you also cannot respond to rude comments made on your review. I did a little research into 100g of primaloft sport, and it isn't rated for extreme cold as everyone is claiming. It's rated for cool/cold temperatures. Not extreme cold. So it's scientifically impossible that this jacket is as warm as the "reviewers" are claiming it is. This is a very good explanation of jacket insulation. http://www.adventurepoet.com/adventure/gear-tips/outdoor-gear-insulation-ratings-explained/ And do a google on 100g of primaloft sport and see what is written for yourself.

    Totally disagree with you heree Kri105484351. Have had this jacket for 2.5 yrs now used it -25C and above. It keeps you warm when ever you need it to assuming you have got normal blood flow and dont stay still. You would have to be moving but if you are out in that kind of weather most folks would be anyway. Primaloft is amazing for keeping me warm. With the windshield in Calgary, AB Canada it gets down to -40C and it still kept me more than comofrtable as long as head and neck is covered up. Remember hat, gloves and neckwarmer/facemask is key in those temps.

    This is a ski jacket, so it's meant to insulate and protect people during moderate to high physical activity. For low to no-physical activity, you want something with much more insulation, preferably down. More questions? Just call or email me, directly. 801.746.7587 ---->ejenson@backcountry.com

    LONG FORM Gear Review

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit: True to size

    Check out my full write up here:



    http://www.backcountry.com/explore/gear-review-norrona-lofoten-jacket-and-bibs

    LONG FORM Gear Review

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    Thumbs UP for frigid weather wear!

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times
    • Fit: True to size

    This jacket has passed the extreme weather test in Canada. With winter temps fluctuating anywhere this season between -30 and -10 Celcius (-22 to 14 F), I am extremely satisfied with the quality - Excellent craftsmanship. I use it mainly for downhill and X-country skiing. I have been wearing two thin polyester layers under the jacket for extremely cold temps. I purchased the MEDIUM in Green-Turquoise zips. I am 5'8 at 122 lbs. It fits comfortably with plenty of room for heavier layers ( if even needed!)and no bunching under the armhole area. The length falls just below my hip bones and has interior adjustable elastic-toggles. Sleeves are plenty long for free movement. The skirting fits nice and snug once done up. If you are looking for a 'form-fitted' look, this one falls more towards the 'loose-fitted' look but does not give a bulky appearance whatsoever. It still has a nice slender cut at the waistline. The vent zippers which open at both ends under the armhole are great for those temperature swings, both outdoors and personal! Pocket sizes are generous both inside and out. It is well worth the $ for the investment in quality and durability.

    Super warm and solid quality

    • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
    • Fit: Runs large

    I purchased this to replace a Mountain Hardwear ski jacket that I've had for several years. It is very warm, super high quality (I like the protected/sealed zippers) and flattering, especially from the side and back. The Magentic color is very nice - like a dark Raspberry. I am 5'4" 135 lbs and hippy - ordered a Medium. I actually think it runs a little large. I have plenty of room to layer underneath and still have it not feel tight at all anywhere. The only thing I dislike is the glove thingys in the sleeves. The sleeves are extra long so the gloves do not stay on my hands, plus the fabric is scratchy and uncomfortable. Fleece would have been much better.

    Warm, windproof, waterproof jacket!

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times
    • Fit: Runs small

    I've owned many technical ski jackets (Patagonia, Marmot, OR, Descente, etc) and the Norrona Lofoten is head and shoulders above them all. I first tested the jacket on a 2-degree F, windy day, with a windchill of -30 F. Underneath I wore a lightweight technical shirt and a cotton, nontechnical everyday turtleneck. I was warm and could NOT feel the 20 mph wind through the jacket. Fit in my normal size a little snug, especially beneath the arms and across the shoulders, so I went with an XL instead of my usual L. (I'm 5'10", 160 lbs with a slim upper body but wider shoulders from paddling and swimming). Arm length is longer than other jackets. The green color is bright and cheery, perfect for visibility when skiing, while still being stylish. Hood is the best helmet-compatible hood I've tried. Pockets, powder skirt, adjustability is second-to-none. It is WELL worth the money; a great investment in warmth and comfort and am looking forward to more skiing days in it this season!

    Wonderful product

    • Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share
    • Fit: Runs small

    I can only write on what my wife told me about the jacket. What she did say was that it kept her warm and dry while in a some pretty nasty weather. The hood is really awesome and the adjustablitiy makes it all the more deasirable. The jacket impressed me so much that I plan on getting the same one when they become available. The jacket does fit a little on the tight side but you can make small adjustments to give yourself some room. Also expect the arm length to be a little longer than other ski jackets. Overall a wonderful product Norrona has one me over as a customer for sure and my wife.

    the perfect coat

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit: Runs large

    I purchased the same coat in medium a few years back and wanted a second coat. The sizing of this jacket runs a little big, so I ordered this one in a small, which fits perfect. the great thing about this coat is no need for extra layers!!! regardless of the conditions, you never get cold in this jacket!!! worth every penny!!!

    Worth the price

      This jacket is outstanding. It kept me warm in -17 degrees celcius. It's the warmest ski jacket I have ever owned & used. It's comfortable, it has practical zips, pockets, and the powder skirt sits nicely on my waist. The hood is out of this world. It fits perfectly around my helmet. This jacket was built for icy strong winds and yet it's not bulky because of the primaloft technology. I love it.

      Worth the price

      I'm Blue da ba de

        Great jacket, received a ton of compliments on the mountain. The color is awesome, different from any other blue. I am 5'7" and went w/ a size medium which hit my hips at a nice length and could layer.

        I'm Blue da ba de

        Love the Lofoten!

          I have a pair of Norrona Stranda lightly insulated pants from a couple of years ago and bought the Lofoten insulated jacket this year. I love both of them! Norrona puts out a very high quality, nicely crafted product.

          I have the pants in a small and the jacket in a medium. (5'4", 130 lbs). I almost purchased the jacket in Sm, but happy that I went with Md as it's a bit of a slim fit. I think a small would have been binding under the arms. At first I thought the Md was a little binding under the arms, but after the pit zips relaxed a little bit, the slight binding feeling went away. The light insulation is quite warm, but not too bulky.

          I have the blue... it's a very bright blue, pretty true to what is shown, however it has a very nice fine plaid in the color that's just a slightly darker shade of blue (don't see it unless you're up close).

          Worth the price paid! Thank you for importing product from this company.