Patagonia Storm 10 Jacket – Super Light Recycled Protection
The brand new Patagonia Storm 10 ultralight jacket is a highly functioning, packable jacket made of recycled fishnets. It stuffs into its own chest pocket and features a 3 layer membrane. This is a fantastic option for fast and light missions.
Patagonia Storm 10 – Made from Recycled Fishnets
This is not the first jacket from Patagonia that I have reviewed that is made, in large part, from recycled fishnets. This is great on a lot of levels. No, the jacket does not smell like fish LOL!
A few years ago, Corey (the awesome PR person you see in a lot of the Patagonia OR videos) told me how hard Patagonia was working to get more sustainable and recycled materials in their line up. This is also great as it inspires other brands to do the same.
Ultralight and still functional
The size large in mens comes in at 9 ounces. There are some jackets out there that may be lighter, but they probably also skimp on some features. Not so with the Storm 10. It has fully functioning hand pockets and chest pocket. In fact, the Storm 10 can pack into the chest pocket.
As with most alpine and climbing focused clothing, the fit is slim. I am not a slim guy though, so this often is an issue. I am testing the size large for this review and I feel that it is a very good fit over just a shirt. If I were to layer it over anything else, I would opt for the XL.
For reference, I am 6’1″ 205lb 45″ chest 33″ waist and 36/37″ arms. As you can see in the video, it is a good fit. Albeit, slim fit. I like a little more play in my jackets, but that is just me. Also, I do not have the build that a climber would have. So keep that in mind.
There is a RECCO reflector in the hood of this jacket. I have never seen one in a hood, so that was something new for me 🙂 The zippers are super small and almost hard to grab at times. This does save weight though. There is no pit zips in this jacket either, so you will have to rely on good choices of baselayers and using the front zip to dump heat
This is a very light jacket and the materials are 20D recycled ripstop nylon with a 7D backer. That is light! The jacket still has a legit 3 layer WPB membrane though – H2No Performance standard. This is a great house brand membrane and it will serve you well.
Patagonia Storm 10 Jacket Review
I really like this jacket as a backpacking jacket or a jacket to keep in my day pack for city use as well. The slight mechanical stretch is a nice bonus too. The jacket stuffs up into a very small package and still functions as a jacket twice it’s weight.
The hood is a little big for city use unless you have a hat on. So keep that in mind. There is also only one adjustment for the hood as well. I did not mind this as I am usually wearing a hat when on a hike or doing stuff outdoors anyways.
At the time of this review, I have no idea how much the Storm 10 will cost. Once it becomes available, I will update this to reflect the prices. If anything else changes, I will update this as well. That is one of my favorite things about working with companies like Patagonia, on projects and gear ahead of it’s release. It is fun to be part of evolution and give feedback.
As always, I am stoked on Patagonia’s craftmanship, behind the scenes hard work, and the look of their gear. I would recommend this to anyone looking for a very light rain jacket for fast missions in the mountains.