Nikolai Schirmer, Norrøna ambassador and filmmaker, knows everything about combining functionality with style.
Nikolai. What makes the tamok collection appealing?
– The 50’s style look of the insulation pieces are on point, and I’ve been wearing the bib throughout the day. Even when not skiing. The kangaroo-style pouch in the front is perfect for always knowing where my stuff is, like my phone, but more importantly my toothpick. It has the typical premium, sustainable, Norrøna quality, but with a totally new look. Love it. It’s ended up as my everyday ski outfit this season. From the night sessions in Tamok early in the season to the deepest days in Austria.
Why is this collection ideal for backcountry- skiing and snowboarding?
– First of all, it looks totally badass, but then it’s also super functional. The long cut jacket and bib pants are great for keeping the snow out when you crash as much as I do, while the insulation pieces keep you toasty and looking good for the after ski.
Sense and Sensibility or Style and Functionality?
– My skiing is a visual expression of radness, judged purely from its representation as either moving or static pixels. A digitally consumed performance art of sorts. Style and functionality is a plume of powder snow at my back, near vertical spines at my toes. No regrets, all momentum. Sensible people stay in the office.