Sunday, 12 April 2015

tested: Norröna - Bitihorn dri1 jacket

Straight from the first hint I was hooked with this slice of gear. It may be the modest but efficient handling and splendid stylishness? It might be the extremely light breathable performance of just 214 grams (!)? It might be the hands-on and fitting approach towards an all-weather waterproof hooded jacket? It could be the fact that it does not matter where you use it? Riding on the road or off the tarmac paths? Running in dry and windy conditions or in rain. The up-to-date bitihorn dri1 jacket by Norwegian outdoor powerhouse Norrøna is a cover that did not dissatisfy me at all.

As seen beforehand with Norrøna stuffs this rain-jacket is a monster when it comes to quality. The pockets, the pit zips for effective under-arm ventilation, the superb taped seams, the pockets, the cut – all made with an intention and finished with an class manufacture. Having a daily running jacket you want it to be unflawed. Zippers need to move easy and straps needs to be fixed the way you want them. While outdoors the adjustment needs to be stress-free and straightforward. A hard pull should not kill the jacket and the fabrics shouldn’t burst while scratching rock or plants. I found the newest bitihorn creation to be exactly that - a very trustworthy partner that helps and supports in every situation while being outdoors.


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