Norrøna Narvik GTX Pant

, January 13, 2011

The Norrona Narvik shell pant is a versatile piece of ski outerwear.  It has a  3-layer Gore-Tex construction with reinforced inner leg panels to prevent sharp edges tearing the fabric. These features, along with a zip that allows you to attach the waist of the pants to a Norrona jacket, demonstrates that this product has been designed by enthusiasts, for enthusiasts.

First impressions are of a lightweight, well constructed pant. Norrona describes it as a ‘freeride’ pant, and the high waist (with adjustable inner belt) and snug fit on the thighs give a more ski mountaineer/backcountry look than looser freestyle offerings.  That said, these are probably the most comfortable ski pants I’ve worn.

Norrona Narvik GTX Pant

I tested the Narvik’s in temperatures in the range of -10 degrees centigrade.  As it is a shell pant, I opted to wear Skins snow compression tights underneath.  My legs stayed warm all day, but they are noticeably more breathable than pants with an integrated thermal lining.

The Narvik is a great all-round pant; ideal for Alpine skiing with a base layer;  but would be best suited to spring touring/mountaineering when temperatures are warmer and the breathability could really be appreciated.

For more information on the Norrona Narvik GTX Pant, visit