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Everything you need to know when buying your jacket

What’s the difference between a winter and autumn jacket, when should it be waterproof and what material should I choose? Buying a jacket isn’t easy and it usually leads to a lot of questions. That’s why we’ve decided to create this guide where we go through the most common questions and explain how you should think to find your perfect jacket!


Things to think about

We at Norrsken offer a variety of women’s jackets. Autumn jackets, winter jackets, spring jackets, down jackets, outdoor jackets, rain jackets, ski jackets and parkas. What you need to think about when buying your jacket are two things:


No. 1, What am I going to use this jacket for, what are my needs?


No. 2, What do I want my jacket to fit?


Down jacket

If you’re looking for a jacket that will keep you warm all winter, we recommend our fantastic down jackets. Down provides by far the best warmth and is the perfect material for those who are a little extra cold or will be out in the cold. Our down jackets come in different styles, as parkas and as puffer jackets. All our down jackets are made from RDS down, RDS aims to ensure that the down and feathers come from animals that have not been subjected to unnecessary harm. This means that the down used in our garments is a by-product of the food industry and is purchased from approved suppliers.




If you need a jacket that will hold up to the Scandinavian autumn and winter where a lot of rain occurs, it might be a good idea to consider choosing a jacket with as high a water column as possible. We offer jackets with anything from 5,000 to 10,000 waterpillars, the higher the figure the more waterproof the garment. To make it as easy as possible for you, we have a water indicator on all our water repellent and waterproof garments that shows approximately how waterproof a garment is. If you want a jacket that can withstand a little drizzle on your way to and from work, then you only need to choose one that is water-repellent.


A jacket without waterproofing often feels more supple and a little softer than a jacket with waterproofing, so it can be nice to choose such a jacket if you’re not going to be in the rain.


Thinner jacket

If you’re looking for a slightly thinner jacket, we recommend choosing one of our jackets in polyester and cotton materials. Polyester is a slightly thinner and cooler fabric that is perfect for autumn with a slightly warmer mid-layer or for spring as it is.



For your convenience, in our menu we have divided our jackets into different categories based on season and purpose to simplify your purchase. Here we’ve chosen to group together the jackets we think are particularly suitable for spring or winter, for example, so you don’t have to search. But as always, it’s up to you when and where you want to wear your jacket, so take a look around the different categories and make sure you find your perfect jacket.



We aim for our jackets to always be true to size, meaning you should always be able to choose your usual size. However, it is always important to consider the purpose for which you are buying the jacket, are you buying the jacket to wear under other jackets? Or do you want it a little extra big to fit an extra sweater and be able to move around more freely? So if you’re deciding between two sizes, we always recommend going for the bigger one.


Washing instructions

To take the best care of your jacket, we recommend washing it as little as possible, as washing it too often will wear it out. We therefore recommend spot-treating the jacket with a wet cloth instead if it has any visible stains. Hanging the jacket out to dry is an effective way to freshen it up.


Your choice

The most important thing when it comes to buying your perfect jacket is that you’re happy, because after all, you’re the one who’s going to wear it every day! That’s why you should always choose a jacket based on your needs and fit. Think about what you like and think looks good and then make your decision from there!