Lowe Alpine Storm 2010

The Lowe Alpine Storm general-purpose jacket weighs 672g (size M); 2-layer Triplepoint XC with mesh lining; two hip and two chest pockets; map pocket under main zip stormflap; main zip gets double stormflap; hood with wired peak rolls to collar; longer body than some. But pricier fabrics offer better performance; mesh pockets can allow leakage; hood movement is not quite the best; access to hip pockets may be obscured by rucksack belts.

The Lowe Alpine Storm is a good jacket with a mesh lining that is fine for valley and general walking.

First published in Trail magazine November 2010