Norrona Narvik Warm2 Stretch Jacket – Our Review

Norrona Narvik Warm2 Stretch Jacket – Our Review

Narvik – Backcountry Freestyle. Well that’s what Norrona say. Designed to allow for the highest levels of movement and style the Narvik collection are perfect for any aspiring freestyle skiers or snowboarders – and is at home on the steepest slopes, in the deepest powder or in the biggest snow parks.

The Warm2 Stretch Jacket is no different. Thanks to the Polartec Powerstretch Pro fabric, this fleece jacket is perfect for fast paced freestyle skiing & boarding. For years I have gone through all my outdoor activities without ever using a Polartec Powerstretch product, but now I have given it a go, I don’t know how I ever managed. It seems that someone like Norrona needed to make one for me to take notice and give it a go…

One of the few thumbs loops I have ever got on well with.
One of the few thumbs loops I have ever got on well with.

The amount of 4-way stretch is almost unbelievable, and gives you virtually unrestricted movement. But it isn’t just the stretch that makes this fleece so good – it’s the comfort of it. I have never worn a more comfortable fleece than this. I may not have ever worn a product of any fabric that has been as comfortable as this. The soft fleece inner feels fantastic on the skin and the tough nylon outer glides under any other outer layers, whilst adding a brilliant level of durability.

The Narvik Warm2 also features some really nice little extras like the thumb loops to help keep any spindrift or draughts at bay, whilst a plus a welcoming pair of well positioned hand warmer pockets to thaw out freezing fingers. The high collar of the jacket means that you can really huddle into the warmth when the wind picks up, whilst the long sleeves mean that your wrists won’t be exposed whether you’re using the thumb loops or not.

This jacket is the kind of thing you can throw on in the morning, ski the steepest black runs and jump the biggest kickers all day and not take off until you’ve finished chilling out in the evening at the Chalet. Perhaps the only downside to the jacket is that, well it costs £169.00 – but if you want the best fleece jacket available…? In that case, it’s worth every penny.