Patagonia Storm 2010

The Patagonia Storm general-purpose jacket uses H2No barrier and recycled materials; pit zips; reasonably long body; front zip gets double external stormflaps; small chest pocket under main zip stormflap; excellent movement in sleeves. But 810g (size L) is very heavy; pocket access easily obscured by rucksack hipbelts; hood fit, movement and soft peak are not ideal.

The Patagonia Storm gets full marks for recycled materials, but fewer marks for hood and performance for walkers.

First published in Trail magazine November 2010