Norrona’s Winter Selection 2013/14 Part 1
Posted by Colin
If you’ve been living on Mars for the last ten years then we might (only just) forgive you for not knowing too much about Norrona or how fabulous their clothing and kit actually is, so, just in case you have come from the red planet, here’s a quick peek into just some of the gorgeous kit that’s landed for winter 2013/14.
TROLLVEGGEN Gore-Tex Pro Jacket
Norrona’s Trollveggen Gore-Tex Pro Jacket gets its name from Norway’s ‘Trollveggen’ or ‘Troll Wall’ which at a stupendously sheer 5,950 feet from the valley floor to the top makes Trollveggen Europe’s highest vertical and overhanging rock face (the peak over hangs the base by 150 feet); it’s no wonder that Trollveggen, situated in the Reinheimen National Park on Norway’s West coast, is regarded as the cradle of climbing in Scandinavia.
The Trollveggen is a fully-featured mountain Jacket that Norrona dutifully describe as ‘our most durable, weather protective and waterproof jacket’ – classic Scandinavian understatement if ever there was! The Trollveggen is a true work of art that’s as tough as it is lovely to look at and wear. Detailing and finish is faultless and the Trollveggen is one of the true mountain jackets that include fully waterproof YKK Aquaseal watertight zippers.
With such a famed and treacherous mountain wall as its name sake the Trollveggen Jacket has a great deal to live up to – and it does, and at Rough Gear we firmly believe that Norrona’s Trollveggen Gore-Tex Pro Jacket is probably the finest waterproof and breathable shell on the market today.
Slip the Trollveggen Gore-Tex Pro Jacket on, and you’re halfway up the mountain already!
NARVIK Gore-Tex 2L Jacket
With its softer, quieter and highly supple face fabrics, the Narvik Gore-Tex 2L Jacket is a different kettle of fish (herrings, I suppose) to the Trollveggen and is named after Norway’s third largest city rather than some grumpy mythical creature.
Designed for freestyle and backcountry skiing, the Narvik Gore-Tex 2L Jacket is longer and baggier in its cut and fit, it’s still packed with neat features designed to keep the powder out and the heat in to make the most of your time in the snow.
The Narvik Gore-Tex 2L is a purist’s dream and has all the hallmarks of a garment that’s been through the rough and tumble of deep powder skiing to bring you the best protection you could ever wish for in the snow: freedom of movement, venting for when the action gets too warm, a snug fitting removable snow skirt with silicone grip, helmet compatible storm hood with wired brim and a radio/key card pocket are to name but a few of the features adorning the Narvik Gore-Tex 2L Jacket.
Norrona Women’s RØLDAL Warm3 Jacket
Pronounced a little like the famous author: Roald Dahl, the women’s Roldal Warm3 is a technical fleece jacket that’s fits the bill for just about any winter pursuit: from topping out on a Scottish Munro to checking out at Top Shop.
Super-cosy to wear, the Roldal Warm3 is constructed from gorgeous Polartec Thermal Pro Fleece that traps warm air to retain body heat without too much weight or bulk.
Incredibly quick drying and highly breathable, the Polartec Thermal Pro is regarded as the market leading warm fleece fabric in use today; and once you’ve worn it outside you’ll understand why. The Warm3 is also the ideal mid-layer insulation garment when the weather turns really cold but the excellent moisture management qualities of the Polartec Thermal Pro fabric ensures that you’ll stay comfortable all day long.
The design bod’s at Norrona have made the Women’s Warm3 jacket as stylish as a technical fleece can get without any frills, just practical, cosy performance and a warm comfortable fit that’s a real pleasure to wear.