Our Review - Inov-8 Womens Stormshell FZ Waterproof Jacket:
The original Inov-8 Stormshell was a really popular waterproof trail running and this year it has seen a significant redesign with a great new fabric and a full length zip.
The new Pertex Shield fabric is super soft but fully waterproof and highly breathable as well. With a 20,000 Hydrostatic Head and 20,000 B-1 Breathability the Stormshell Jacket will ensure you keep dry and comfortable during your activity. With a degree of stretch the fabric moves with your body without any restriction making it a perfect choice for dynamic activities.
With fully taped seams and hood the Stormshell meets the requirements of most race kit but it is much more than an emergency jacket the Stormshell provides excellent all year round protection for training and racing.
The hood on the Inov-8 Stormshell is great (as are all Inov-8 hoods!). It has full adjustment via the volume adjuster at the rear and the wired peak means you can shape the front to fit your face and weather demands. When you don’t need the benefits of the hood it can be rolled away and secured via the hook and loop.
Lycra thumb loops help to keep the sleeves in place and your hands warm and a neat little feature is the press-stud fastening towards the top of the zip that allows you keep air flowing into the jacket without it flapping wildly in the wind! Additionally, a small pocket on the side can be used for carrying a few essential items and also doubles as a carry bag.
To summarise we love the updates to the Inov-8 AT/C Stormshell and if you are in the market for a highly versatile fully waterproof running jacket that is super lightweight too (the jacket weighs only 150g!) then it really is worth a look.
Specifications - Inov-8 Womens Stormshell FZ Waterproof Jacket:
- Lightweight & Waterproof
- 20,000 HH and taped seams
- Packs away small into own pocket
- Weight - 150g / 5.5oz
- Material - 100% Polyamide with PU membrane