The lofoten Powershield Pro Alpha Jacket is a
revolutionary jacket providing air permeable weather
protection with insulation and high breathability.
The outer fabric is made of a laminated Polartec®
Powershield Pro woven nylon with a Polartec®
Alpha lining. This combination makes the jacket
work as an individual freeride jacket but also a
great addition underneath or outside a shell jacket
under rough conditions. Other features include a protective hood with single handed back adjustments, hand warming pockets, a chest pocket and velcro cuff adjustments.
Polartec® Power Shield® was developed to find a greater balance between weather resistance and personal comfort.
By integrating an advanced micro-porous membrane between a durable weather repelling exterior we created a resilient outerwear fabric with increased breathability. The ability to block wind and water was finally directly integrated with a surface technology that could consistently increase breathability during any activity
Polartec® Alpha® is the latest evolution of synthetic insulation offering a rare combination of lightweight warmth and true breathability in a "puffy" style garment. Because Polartec Alpha insulation is highly durable and more stable than other synthetic insulation products, more open-construction woven face and back fabrics can be selected to create an air permeable package. This small amount of airflow rapidly draws moisture away from the body and allows Polartec Alpha to be worn in a wider range of activities compared to classic "vapor barrier" style insulation.
Rated 5 out of
Everyday garment for skitouring.I´ve been using the garment since February. Hard to leave home when out touring. Has great features with excellent deep hood, perfect pockets and venting in the front. I basically wear it as a combination of "shell "layer and insulation when it is dry for skitouring. I wear it all day. If it is to warm I take it of and tour only in base layer. The polartec-alfa is super efficient on moving heat and sweat. It is light and fairly packable. Bring a lightweight Gore-tex jacket and you´re set for all kinds of missions
Hi, can you please confirm how this jacket compares with the Lofoten Gore-Tex Primaloft from previous years. I am particularly interested in the comparison of warmth, durability and breathability.
Asked by: Anonymous
Compared to the Lofoten Gore-Tex Primaloft this jacket has way higher breathability, but slightly less durability and warmth.
All in all, the Lofoten Gore-Tex Primaloft Jacket is supposed to be a waterproof, very warm and durable skiing jacket. The Lofoten Polartec Alpha Pro Jacket on the other hand is water resistant, warm, decently durable and very breathable skiing jacket. The Lofoten Polartec Alpha Pro allows for way more moisture management, and the product is also very light weight and packable.
I hope this was helpful.
Alexander - Norrøna Fan Support