Billy Souphorse contacted me about testing out some of the fly new gear (that’s how the kids these days say it) coming out of the minds and machines employed by Chrome, the quite large bag and apparel company- now with multiple shops around the country. I was pretty impressed with the apparel I saw at the Chrome booth at Interbike- and I’m very much looking forward to testing out the Chrome Storm Cobra. Really I think Souphorse is just concerned that I’ll pass out in a park in the rain and catch a cold. Hmph. Maybe that’s why I’m sick? Sometimes it’s good to be a dirtbag I guess.
The Storm Cobra is fully seam taped, with pit zips and longer arms (crucial to cycling jackets.) It also has a feature that I think that I’ll really like- the full pass through back pocket. A good place to store keys, phone, hat, or a couple road beers.
As I get over my cold you can prepare for a full ride report. It may add a twist to my approaching completion of the Cleverhood raincape review.
If you are ready to take the plunge right now without a review- the Storm Cobra can be had for $200 at your local bike shop. If your LBS doesn’t carry Chrome, head to the Chrome online store HERE.
And stay tuned for CLEVERHOOD RAINCAPE VS. STORM COBRA JACKET: The battle of the century!