At the start of this years 'summer' in Norway I got my hands on a beautiful purple cirrus jacket. Unfortunately with temperatures in the single digits and snow on the river banks I was unsure when I would get a chance to actually try it out.
It turned out that the cirrus jacket is really good for rafting in. It is light and comfortable with a super smooth and ergonomic neoprene neck seal. I'm guessing it wasn't actually designed with Norwegian temperatures in mind but it still sheds off some big splashes without letting in the cold water to sap your core temperature.
I also tried it out on the 'family' section which is only grade 2 but as it is quite open the wind often picks up bringing the air temperature down. The cirrus is super lightweight but even with only a superfine merino t-shirt underneath it kept me warm despite the chilly wind.
Hopping back and forth between Rotorua (New Zealand) and Voss (Norway) is Toni’s way of following the summer and the water to where the boating is best. After graduating with a degree in Biological Science, she boarded a plane, then a kayak, and found that nothing else is quite as good as being on the river.