Patagonia Storm 2008

The Patagonia Storm general-purpose jacket features 100% recycled polyester with H2No waterproof and breathable treatment: double stormflap; mesh lining; pit zips; excellent movement in sleeves; good hood fit and movement. But 844g (men‘s L) is very heavy; access to main hip pockets is easily obscured; chest pocket too small for maps; large, soft hood peak can flatten.Verdict: The Patagonia Storm jacket is ethical, but very heavy; poor pockets and hood peak are not ideal.

First published in Trail magazine November 2008