The Norrøna Lofoten Gore-Tex Pro Shell: Gear you want but don't need

This is what I'd wear on the slopes if I were filthy rich, or at least scummily wealthy: At 949 Euros -- or $1,367 American -- it's not for the light of wallet. But it is light itself, weighing in at just over a two pounds, and it offers seamless three-layer protection from head to boot that doesn't leave much to chance.

Based near Oslo, Norrøna has been a pioneer in cold-weather gear for over 80 years, and is still owned by the faily of founder Jørgen Jørgensen. (Don't you love the Norwegian alphabet? We need to come up with some new letters if we want to keep up with the Jørgensens in the global economy.)

The Lofoten Gore-Tex Pro Shell is available online at the Norrøna webshop.

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