ExOfficio Storm Logic Jacket Review

This lightweight jacket is comfortable, packs away small, and is perfect for cool spring conditions

ExOfficio Storm Logic JacketHaving a light, packable jacket like the ExOfficio Storm Logic is good insurance on the trail, or when you travel.  Because it’s made from PrimaLoft, it’s incredibly lightweight and packs into its own small stuff-sack, which can also be used as a pillow.

The Storm Logic jacket is also extremely soft and comfortable which we like, but it’s also strong and warm. The outer shell is made from 20 denier ripstop polyester that’s seems like it would tear easily, but it remains strong.

The jacket’s shell is also treated with DWR water resistant coating that makes it good for light precipitation, but can get soaked in a heavy downpour. Nevertheless, even wet, the PrimaLoft absorbs less water and is 24 percent warmer when wet, over competitive insulation. The PrimaLoft uses your body heat very effectively and we began to feel warm the moment we put it on and zipped it up.

What makes the ExOfficio Storm Logic jacket great, is that it provides the puffy-look of goose down jackets, but without the bulk and weight. It also doesn’t look too puffy so you don’t walk around looking like an inflated baloon. We found the jacket perfect for those days when a hoodie was too light and a winter shell was too heavy. Simply for the comfort, we found ourselves selecting the Storm Logic jacket more frequently from our gear, when leaving for long day hikes and camping excursions.

The Storm Logic jacket is warm and compactible thanks to its PrimaLoft insulation.
The Storm Logic jacket is warm and compactible thanks to its PrimaLoft insulation.

The Storm Logic jacket also features plenty of pockets that can be used when traveling.  Specially designed for your mobile device, airplane tickets, reading glasses, keys and more, these pockets feature zippers to keep your items from falling out and are nicely placed inside the jacket. The pockets also have an embroidered icon that  makes it easy to identify where all your stuff is.

The elastic waist cinch is also handy to keep out cold wind, and each outer zipper features a nice pull tab that makes it easy to open and close with gloves on.  The Storm Logic jacket washes and dries quickly and no matter  how  much you stuff it in a backpack or in its own stuff-sack, it manages to stay in shape and perform in a variety of conditions we had it in.

While the quality of the jacket’s stitching and construction is excellent, we would have liked to have seen the ExOfficio name embroidered on the jacket rather than applied with a iron-on-like decal. After packing the jacket several times and removing backpacks on and off, the ExOfficio decal on the bottom right of the jacket peeled off. While it’s not a complete disaster, there really wasn’t anything else that we didn’t like about the ExOfficio Storm Logic jacket.

Depending on your taste, the jacket is avaialble in a variety of colors and comes in a full sleeve at $150 MSRP or a vest style at $120 MSRP. For more information, you can visit www.exofficio.com

By Dan Sanchez

Update 4/28/2010
We  heard from ExOfficio that the Storm Logic no longer comes with the grips on the shoulders and that the logo on the jacket is upgraded from our sample test model.  – FAJ Publisher

3 thoughts on “ExOfficio Storm Logic Jacket Review

  1. Thank you so much for the fantastic sneak peak. I’m the Marketing Communications Specialist over here at ExOfficio and I’m please to provide you with an update on the final jacket design hitting stores for fall.

    Fall launch of the Storm Logic will include an improved logo application and will not include grip strips on the shoulders.

    Thanks again!

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