Norrøna Launches Cold Water Surf Category

Traditionally known for producing quality outdoor adventure gear, Norwegian brand, Norrøna, have now expanded their range of products to include wetsuits suitable for the arctic conditions that the country has to deal with. The range also extends to apparel and accessories that are designed to suit the needs of serious cold water surfers. 

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Press Release: Launching this fall; a new collection specially developed for arctic surf. The line will consist of a complete set up designed to conquer the cold waters of the north. The cold and dark water of the north has been the ultimate challenge for a long time.

We already have a great product range which offers all the protection you need to go outdoors – but only on solid ground. It was time to take our vision even further and challenge a new environment, because even standing on top of a windy peak in Lofoten, we are still pretty damn comfy, says Jørgen Jørgensen, CEO of Norrøna.

The wetsuits are made with naturaprene, a natural rubber foam, harvested from rubber trees in Asia. The naturaprene is laminated to recycled Polyester on the face and back with water based glue that is solvent free, except for the reinforcement areas that require virgin materials to provide enhanced durability.

With unstad Norrøna has created the best products there are to conquer the harsh, cold artic waters. With some of the toughest surfers, they’ve developed a new line consisting of wet suits, surf boots, casual wear and of course a bag to stow your stash.

THE PRODUCTS:

unstad 6/5 Hooded Wetsuit (M)

The unstad 6/5 Hooded wet suit is made for arctic surfing in the coldest and most rugged conditions. The wetsuit offers the perfect combination of functional details, warming fit, optimal moving range and high-end sustainable neoprene materials. The piece consists of several materials to ensure the right thickness on different places and to provide stretch and maximum movement where it’s most needed. Developed from the properties offered by a powder skirt, the suit has small shields on the shoulders to prevent the cold water from flooding inside the suit too quickly. Liquid seams on the outside and taped on the inside, increase the water resistance thus making it warmer. The hood gives great coverage and is made of a lighter, stretchy neoprene that is easy to pull over the head when needed, and not too stiff when it is off. The chest entry uses a YKK AquaSeal, waterproof and air tight zipper from Japan. Tatex printing on wrists and ankles to reduce water leakage in, with gaps to allow water to flow out.

unstad 4/3 Wetsuit (M) arctic spring/summer (can be used in Fall/Winter in warmer climates) 

The unstad 4/3 wet suit is made for surfing in cold water. The wetsuit offers the perfect combination of functional details, optimal moving range and high-end sustainable neoprene materials. The piece consists of several materials to ensure the right thickness on different places and to provide stretch and maximum movement where it’s most needed. Developed from the properties offered by a powder skirt, the suit has small shields on the shoulders to prevent the cold water from flooding inside the suit too quickly. Liquid seams on the outside and taped on the inside, increase the water resistance thus making it warmer. The chest entry uses a YKK AquaSeal, waterproof and air tight zipper from Japan. Tatex printing on wrists and ankles to reduce water leakage in, with gaps to allow water to flow out.

The unstad wool T-shirt is a regular fit t-shirt in wool mix with arctic surf graphics. The temperature regulating and highly breathable wool fabric consists of 89% fine merino wool,17,5 microns thick, providing a soft and comfortable feel twisted around an 11% polyamide core to make the fabric more durable and quick drying. Our merino wool is all natural and is of course mulesing free, and traceable.

unstad wool Hoodie (M) 

A warm wool Zip Hoodie made of wool and polyester mix to ensure you stay warm before and after you’ve hit the waves – also when wet. The polyester offers quick drying properties and increases the durability, while the wool regulates the temperature. It consists of Italian 45% regenerated wool, 34% polyester and 20% nylon and polyamide. It has casual sweatshirt feel and look yet offers slight wind resistance

unstad bag 120L

A durable big gear bag with separate compartments. The bag lets you organise your clothing and gear (fins, wax, screwdriver) into many different compartments, and makes sure to keep the wet stuff away from the gear you’d like to keep dry. It has removable shoulder straps and carry straps for the boar at the bottom.

unstad 20” Board Shorts (M)

Comfortable and medium fit board shorts (20’’ seams length) made from recycled, FCF DWR with laminated seams and taped inside. It has a thigh pocket with laminated zippers and a light weight key leash inside pocket. Fly with gusset.

unstad 3mm Gloves (M/W)

The unstad 3mm Gloves are durable neoprene gloves made for cold water surfing. They are fully taped and have grip material in the palm to ensure good board grip.

unstad 8mm Booties (M/W)

The unstad 8mm Booties are 3mm wet shoes in durable and stretchy neoprene made to keep you warm in the arctic waters. Rubber sole to ensure optimal grip contact with the board.

For more information, contact Amanda Lanza-Rygner at amanda@norrona.no

Unstad
The small gem Unstad is situated in the majestic Lofoten Islands and was an early place for arctic surfing. It is raw, rugged and surrounded by great mountains where you can ski from narrow peaks down to the arctic water. It’s known among core surfers due to its world class barrels rolling in from the Arctic sea and is one of the few places where you can surf underneath the Northern Lights. Offering the full lofoten experience from breathtaking peaks to great North Atlantic swells, it was a natural namesake for our new concept.

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