Sunday, December 10, 2017

Very Good Quality But Not Perfect! - My Trail Co Storm UL Jacket - Review

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Today Luke is reviewing the My Trail Co STORM UL JACKET.  Very Good Quality but Not Perfect!

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Price : $100 retail but often on sale for $69 – At $69 this is a bargain that you shouldn’t skip
Sizes : Small – XX Large
Colors : Black Blue Fire Red
Weight : 10.oz Medium Size

A few years back I spoke of the company known as Golite and how the company was one of my favorites and that I was saddened to see it go under.  Well a number of years have passed and Golite has returned with a new name, some new products and with a new direction.  When I was contacted by My Trail to do this review, I was happy to take a look at the newly formed My Trail.

By the way, the company was originally known as My Trail Co (company) which I didn’t think sounded very good….good news, they are dropping the Co part!  Smart Choice.

Weight: 10 oz

Shell: Ripstop nylon Interior Coating: Waterproof/breathable polyurethane Exterior Finish: Durable water repellant [DWR] Seams: Fully-taped waterproof Zippers: Watertight

Sleeve Cuffs: Adjustable with velcro closures

Hood: Adjustable with drawcord closure Hood Garage: In collar Armpit Vents: Large double-zippered Hand pockets: Watertight zipper closures Hem: Adjustable drawcord

Included: Storm flap

To the review : I have a history of giving very honest feedback on products not only so that the viewer can make an educated decision but so that companies can make better products.  With that being said, on to the review, starting with Pros!

Pros :

Nice looking jacket!  The cut is flattering.

Lightweight – even more so than the precip jacket

Easily adjustable

Waterproof – Used for multiple months now and it is indeed waterproof.

Long Pit Zips with two zippers for positioning – longer than most jackets at this price point

Overall good quality

Lots of pockets including interior pockets which a lot of rain jackets are missing

Hood can be stowed when using the jacket as a wind block which is a nice feature

Cons :

Nylon rain gear will hold in a bit more heat and body moisture than goretex…but goretex can cost hundreds of dollars

Going back to quality - but there I noticed a lack of proper gluing with some of the Velcro (right and left cuffs).  That is the issue issue that I have found with this jacket.

Suggestions : I would like to see a stuff sack included with the jacket.  In other words, a quick way to compress the jacket in your pack would be nice.

I would like to see a lined guard behind the top of the zipper so that you don’t feel it press against your skin when wearing certain styles of clothing

Summed up Review

This is a great rain jacket which is perfect for a misty walk around the lake or in your pack when you are hiking Cathedral Lake in Colorado.  The price is excellent.  The quality is very good and it will keep you dry from the rain.  Do keep in mind that with any piece of rain gear, if you sweat in it, it will bottle up some of that heat and moisture.

Compared to the competition, the Storm is just as good as the offerings from Marmot with their Precip Jacket and others.  The difference is in the cost where the Storm is $30 less expensive for the same materials and even more features.

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