Tame the wild.
It's hard to have anything but a boat load of fun on a powder day, especially when you're wearing the Norrøna Men's Tamok Gore-Tex Shell Jacket. Designed for freeride and backcountry touring, the Tamok is equipped with a long, drop tail hem and military-inspired silhouette that makes it more than ideal for dropping cliffs, carving through trees, and arcing big turns.
More specifically, the Tamok is constructed with the Gore-Tex C-Knit fabric technology, which offers you waterproof protection and breathable performance—meaning you're well-protected from moisture and precipitation, while also maintaining sweat-free layers beneath the shell. Not to mention, the C-Knit backer portion of the technlogy is designed to wick away moisture and dry quickly, which again promotes a savory layering situation. However, should you begin to warm up, the zippered underarm vents and chest vent easily dump excess body heat. The powder skirt and internal wrist gaiters double down on your defense against errant snow and cold drafts, while the helmet-compatible hood is fully adjustable for a personalized fit and feel.
- A hard-charging weather-proof jacket for backcountry touring
- Waterproof, breathable Gore-Tex protects against precipitation
- C-Knit backer wicks away moisture and dries quickly
- Chest and underarm vents dump excess body heat quickly
- Bevvy of pockets keep necessities close at hand
- Internal cuffs with thumbholes double down on warmth
- Powder skirt offers extra defense against flushed snow
- Helmet-compatible hood is adjustable for a personalized fit
- Drop tail hem assures extra coverage on deep days
- Q & A
Greatest Jacket Ever
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
- Fit: Runs large
- Size Bought: Medium
I bought the camouflage special edition. I was tired of the usual suspects and just wanted something fresh. The urban/military style is awesome. You have mega coverage with 3/4 length.
Overall the pocket design rocks. I love the long vertical left chest pocket and the two horizontal zip hand cargo pockets are great. I'd like another long chest pocket on the right with and inner smaller pocket. The long vertical cooling zip is innovative on the front. Hood is a bit deep, like a snorkel.
Another key feature I will "never live without" -the hand gaiters, same as the Lofoten line. They keep snow out of your wrists and sleeves and therefore super dry and warm.
As with all Norrona products they are built for tall and skinny. The arms are long as well as the length of body. I'm 5'9" and got a medium (my normal jacket size) nonetheless, I'm a free ride snowboarder and bigger fitting is ok, although I do wish Norrona would size more like Arcteryx.
An interior mesh pocket or two would complete it.
ARMS are ridiculously long
- Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
- Fit: Runs large
- Size Bought: Med
Love it but sending back because the arms are REALLY long. I like non-fitted so I generally order a large... reading reviews I decided to order a Med - all was perfect except the arms are REALLY long... if I went with the large that would be out of control. Returning .... too bad ... love the quality.
Top notch but long arms
- Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
- Fit: Runs large
- Size Bought: Large
Just got this jacket recently (also have the roldal insulated pant from Norrona). Love the jacket. pros: mesh lined vents, zip connect to pant, fleece chin, plenty of pockets, waterproof, stylish. cons: ordered a large but the arms were comically long on me. I read some reviews, and I know that norrona wants you to be able to raise your arms up without the jacket pulling up, but the sleeves were extending about 4-6 inches past my finger tips and it looked goofy if I bunched it all up. The length was quite long too, but that wasn't a deal breaker. The hood is definitely big, but I haven't had any issues with it. The wrist gators seem cheaply made/cut, but I don't use them, so it doesn't bother me.
Overall great jacket, returned the large for a medium and it fits great. I'm of average build (and 6'1", 190lb) and I still have room for my layers underneath for cold days. I use this jacket up in AK for backcountry touring, resort riding, snowmachining, snowshoeing. you name it.
Finally have a jacket that I love. Fit is free ride -long and slightly loose. Love all of the pockets and the front and side vents. The front vent definitely helps to drive airflow through the jacket. This jacket has the new c-knit gore. Having only used it at the resorts so far, I can say it is extremely comfortable and it's very easy to regulate temperature. Supposed to breathe up to 30% better than regular gore so excited to try wearing out touring.