Buy it. Now
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
- Fit: True to size
- Size Bought: Medium
Stop what you’re doing and buy this vest now. It’s the most versatile, comfortable, best looking vest on the market. Better fitting and more functional than Patagonia nano air or nano puff, amazing as a middle layer for skiing in cold weather, or wearing over a flannel every day. I legitimately wear mine seven days a week from October through March. I only wish they made a jacket exactly like it (just with sleeves) for colder days. I would wear it as an outer layer every day down to zero F. Great work Norrona - but make a long sleeve version of it too!!
IDK if Norrona discontinued the Lofoten Alpha, but I'm wearing it now and it's basically what you seem to be looking for -- this vest with a hood and sleeves., FWIW.