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globetruck
02-05-2017, 11:38
https://www.rei.com/product/107210/arcteryx-norvan-sl-hoodie-jacket-mens?s_kwcid=PS_Google%7C401_3316019%7C_inurl%3A_m cid%3A%201209243%20_and_%20_custom_label%3A%20rei% 20_and_%20_product_type%3A%20men's%20clothing%20_a nd_%20_product_type%3A%20men's%20jackets%23inurl%3 A_product_type%3A%20men's%20running%20jackets%23in url%3A_brand%3A%20arc'teryx%7CNB%7C22c99f81-2a51-40f4-b686-67f19edbdc81%7Caud-54816614184:dsa-192212284325&gclid=Cj0KEQiAt9vEBRDQmPSow-q5gs8BEiQAaWSEDtTuFj-aq0bvcknSOH3wU8DYGedyuiZVHQ8XfKETTBcaAmR38P8HAQ

Anyone have any experience with this? It's marketed to runners and it's very lightweight, so it seems that this also has potential for backpacking. Just not sure how durable it will be.

Thanks!

globetruck
02-05-2017, 11:39
Typo - Norvan SL.

Starvin Marvin
02-05-2017, 16:07
This info is from- Switch Back Travel dot com.

The shortcomings of the Norvan are its price and fragility. $299 is a lot to spend for a rain jacket, particularly if the materials are so light that wearing a backpack may shorten its lifespan. We were even concerned about wearing a hydra-pack for lengthy runs for fear of it rubbing off the Permanent Beading Surface, but that may be the price to pay for such a phenomenal ultralight piece. Given its feature set, the Norvan SL isn’t for the mainstream, but is best in class for serious trail running... Read in-depth review - See more at: http://www.switchbacktravel.com/best-rain-jackets#sthash.2r3iHB82.dpuf

Starvin Marvin
02-05-2017, 16:09
Lets try this again...

The shortcomings of the Norvan are its price and fragility. $299 is a lot to spend for a rain jacket, particularly if the materials are so light that wearing a backpack may shorten its lifespan. We were even concerned about wearing a hydra-pack for lengthy runs for fear of it rubbing off the Permanent Beading Surface, but that may be the price to pay for such a phenomenal ultralight piece. Given its feature set, the Norvan SL isn’t for the mainstream, but is best in class for serious trail running... Read in-depth review - See more at: http://www.switchbacktravel.com/best-rain-jackets#sthash.2r3iHB82.dpuf

globetruck
02-05-2017, 17:21
Lets try this again...

The shortcomings of the Norvan are its price and fragility. $299 is a lot to spend for a rain jacket, particularly if the materials are so light that wearing a backpack may shorten its lifespan. We were even concerned about wearing a hydra-pack for lengthy runs for fear of it rubbing off the Permanent Beading Surface, but that may be the price to pay for such a phenomenal ultralight piece. Given its feature set, the Norvan SL isnít for the mainstream, but is best in class for serious trail running... Read in-depth review - See more at: http://www.switchbacktravel.com/best-rain-jackets#sthash.2r3iHB82.dpuf

Thanks. That's what I was afraid of. REI has it online only so there's no easy way to put my hands on one. Looks like there are better options for backpacking.