STORMR Review: Typhoon Jacket

March 24, 2015 11:51 am

5_STARS1CUSTOMER PRODUCT REVIEW By Bobby SOURCE
I will start off with the negatives about this jacket. I have always had a hard time finding clothes that fit, especially jackets, I am roughly 160lbs, 2% body fat, 5’11, with a wingspan of 6’4 and about an average torso length. I saw that one review claimed that the individual had a large wingspan and the length of the sleeves fit him, sadly I did not have the same experience, I bought 2 of these jackets and both of the sleeves were about an inch to short (one was slightly less). Along with the short sleeves came a shorter torso, it was again roughly an inch or two shorter then comfortable. That being said the jacket did not look strange, it just allowed air to flow when I moved specific ways. The torso of the jacket was also huge, I mean probably 1.5x me could fit into it (a size small). That all being said this is the best jacket I have ever worn, hands down.

I have tested it by biking around in well below freezing temperatures (18 degrees) and kept it on in a home that was in the highs of 70 degrees and it felt about the same. The wide torso stores air in it and creates a barrier of comfortably warm air in it to keep you a good temperature. It is completely water/wind proof, biking in the windy rainy weather is nothing, I felt like i was sitting at home next to the fire in a t-shirt, the only times I felt a breeze was when the sleeves/torso would come up for a moment but the cold air quickly (within 5 seconds) achieved the comfortable temperature matching the air barrier already in the coat. I have sprayed it with water and it beads off quicker then you can pour it on and though I have not been in a downpour the pacific northwest has thrown some pretty rainy weather at me and it did not even phase the coat. The zippers are super heavy duty and moderately smooth and the hood is nice due to the adjustable storm hood that allows you to form it to your head. The fleece interior or extremely comfortable as well as the exterior, so much so that my girlfriend uses it as a pillow occasionally. Also it wicks away moisture quicker than you can sweat, it was the strangest feeling when I was testing it and making myself sweat, but I could not feel any sweat when I reached into it seconds later.

Overall this jacket is brilliant, I have extremely high expectations for jackets and my only complaints would be the sleeve/torso length and that it did not have Velcro straps on the sleeves. If you want an incredibly durable jacket that will stand up to harsh climates–look no further. I plan on buying a lot more of their products in the future and would recommend this to anyone.



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