Norrona ski clothing has literally stood out on the slopes over the last few seasons with some of the brightest colours around, so it was a bit of a shock to see the rather drab brown, blue and camouflage grey options of the Tamok.
However, there's nothing drab about the performance of the Tamok. This light and relatively soft and silent three-layer Gore-tex shell has a loose cut for easy layering beneath it, and a huge, helmet-compatible hood that some may find just a bit too big when worn without a helmet, despite having plenty of adjustment.
Beneath this the military cut Tamok has a stack of useful pockets - two chest pockets (one zipped, one Velcro), two zipped hand-warmer pockets, radio/lift pass pocket on the left sleeve and small, zipped internal security pocket. The only thing you might want in addition is an internal stash pocket for your goggles.
Breathability and comfort is top level thanks to the Gore-tex fabic and combination of large pit zips and an additional zippered chest vent; this and the long, protective cut and the ease of movement that this allows make the Tamok ideal for backcountry adventures, as does the removable powder skirt.
With its muted colours the Tamok doesn't scream "Skier!" in the same way as previous season's offerings from Norrona have, and as such is something you could readily wear around town. On the slopes it's one of the best jackets we've slipped into this season.