Norrona Winter 2013 Collection Part 2

Lofoten: dramatic archipelago off Norway’s North-western shoulder, home to the midnight sun, maelstrom tides, where the word maelstrom originates, and an amazing range of clothing that’s as beautiful and unique as the islands themselves.

Lofoten Gore-Tex Primaloft Jacket

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If layering up to keep warm isn’t your bag then take a good look at Norrona’s warmest waterproof Freeride jacket: the Lofoten Gore-Tex Primaloft Jacket. It’s crafted together using a blend of Gore-Tex Waterproof and breathable membrane and Primaloft synthetic insulation.

The Primaloft insulation keeps the bulk down and the warmth in while the Gore-Tex keeps the water out; and at and at a tad over 1000g the Lofoten Gore-Tex Primaloft Jacket is certainly no heavyweight.

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With more features than Ridley Scott’s film career the Lofoten Gore-Tex Primaloft Jacket is a powder skier’s dream: removable powder skirt with silicon grip, articulated elbows, laminated hand gaiters, taped seams, YKK water resistant seals, helmet compatible hood, soft chin protection, and the list goes on …

Lofoten Gore-Tex Pro Jacket

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On the other hand, if the flexibility of layering up is your bag then maybe this beauty is for you? Made using the latest ripstop Gore-Tex Pro Shell stretch fabric, the Lofoten Gore-Tex Pro is a shell jacket that’s got versatility and classic styling bred into the very fibres of its construction.

Designed primarily for freestyle skiing and deep alpine powder days the Lofoten Gore-Tex Pro Jacket offers the highest levels of protection and comfort in the deepest snow or even the wettest of weathers; this works particularly well if you’ve ever enjoyed late season skiing in Whistler where it can be dumping it down with fresh snow up top but pouring with rain in the valley floor.

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Freedom of movement plays an important part when deep powder skiing and the ripstop Gore-Tex Stretch fabric is a new and important innovation to freestyle skiing. Other neat details include: laminated hand gaiters, radio/key card pocket, removable powder skirt with silicone grip, soft chin protection, underarm ventilation and YKK water resistant zippers to name but a few.

/29 Wool Jacket

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29th April 1929, Jorgen Jorgensen stitches together his first outdoor equipment and the Norrona clothing company is born. 80 or so years later and Norrona’s latest lifestyle clothing range gets a new name – /29. Tenuous it may be but there’s no doubting the heritage that’s gone into the makeup of these lovely garments.

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Another neat exercise in morphing nature with manmade fibres, the /29 Wool Jacket has wool on the outside for warmth and polyester on the inside for comfort – man and nature in perfect harmony. Interestingly, the wool is reprocessed from old garments which is great for the ecology, there’s also a little nylon thrown in for good measure to aid the polyester keep its shape.

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Practical styling features include the high neck that’s the perfect foil for keeping the wind out, and the two hand warmer pockets keep small valuables safe and your digits functioning when the temperature drops – the /29 Wool Jacket is at the cutting edge of practical and stylish winter clothing from Norrona.