DetailsOur Storm™ Cobra features Chrome Storm™, our fully-taped 100% waterproof breathable technology. It's based on our popular Cobra franchise and has a bike-friendly fit with slightly longer torso and arms, pit zips and two-way main zipper for active venting, a zippered back cargo-pocket for cell phone and keys, and reflective details so you can be seen at night.
fit• Longer sleeves and torso for riding comfort
• High-neck collar with 3-panel hood
fit• Zippered pit vents for active venting
• Zippered pass-through back cargo pocket
fit• Chrome Storm™ breathable waterproof technology
• Fully seam-taped construction with waterproof nylon-twill fabric
• Built in: Guangzhou, China
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Customer Reviews 7 item(s)
- Superb jacket, i'd just tweak the hood...
Having now used the jacket a couple of times in the worst of the British weather I can confirm it is a great jacket.... Looks great, it really IS waterproof, light, comfortable and looks great. The only weakness has been mentioned by one other reviewer, the hood... I would change two things: Improve the grip of the cords as they come loose especially in the wind; because its roomy (I guess for over a helmet) if your not wearing a helmet your head rotates in the hood when you look sideways obscuring your view... not good in busy traffic. All in all though I'd recommend it! Happy riding...
- Storm Cobra Review
I've been riding with the Storm Cobra as my main jacket for a couple weeks now and it hasn't let me down. It's warm this time of year so I typically can wear just a t-shirt under it and be fine, but paired with a sweatshirt I can imagine I'd be fine even in pretty chilly weather. I really appreciated having it on an especially wet/foggy morning ride over the golden gate recently; it was windy but the cut was slim and fitted enough that it didn't fill up with air or balloon on me as some other non-cycling specific rain jackets have done to me in the past. Probably the best detail for me though so far has been the pit zips. In the past I've resigned myself to just being cold for the first half of a ride, knowing that I'll eventually heat up, or being comfortable at the start only to have to pull over and take something off after a couple miles, but now I can usually vent away enough heat that I'm fine for the whole ride without having to make any other adjustments. I'm anxious to take the jacket out in a serious storm, but from the look of the construction and seam-taping I think it will hold up without any problems at all. So far, highly recommended.
- first impression
I went into the Chrome store in NYC today to check it out. I am still trying to figure out if I want the Cobra or the Storm Cobra. The jacket was pretty awesome but there was something up with the zippers. I tried on two jackets and both of them had problems with the zippers. I want this jacket but I might hold off until the zipper problem has been addressed.
I bought this jacket during a rain storm and it held up better then any other jacket ive owned no water gets in yet you don't feel over heated and if you get a little warm you can always unzip the lower half. I'm very impressed with this jacket.
- Almost perfect
I've been testing this jacket out in the cold, wet Portland winter for nearly two weeks now. The fit is perfect, and I really love the thickness of the jacket - it's not a super light windbreaker like I originally thought it might be. The pockets are discreet and well constructed. The full back pocket zips open from both sides, which is really useful. The Storm Cobra blocks rain and wind effortlessly, but doesn't trap heat in very much, unlike some other jackets I own. My only complaint is that the hood drawstrings don't hold very well - when I pull them down to bring the hood around my face, the drawstrings have a tendency to loosen back up. Still, I'm absolutely in love with this jacket!
- Just what I needed
I had been looking at this jacket for a while, but the price tag was keeping me away. Finally found the funds to make it happen, and haven't regretted a penny I spent on it. This jacket is perfect for wearing over two jackets or just a t-shirt. I am usually a size small, but I got a medium, and it is perfect for layering or using by itself. The pit-zips put the jacket over the top for functionality and practicality. I've worn this jacket everyday since I got it, I can't say anything negative about it; its just what I needed. TOTALLY WORTH IT and then some! Keep it up Chrome, I'm hooked.
- Bare bones, down-to-business rain shell. Needs a bit more finish.
After selling a Gore-Tex Paclite Mountain Hardwear shell, and ditching a SWRVE Milwaukee ES Hoodie (too heavy for most riding for me), I needed to dial in a reliable shell for my 20-mile-round-trip commutes in the variable weather here in Georgia.
For me, it came down to the MIssion Workshop Orion and the Chrome Storm Cobra. Due to the Orion's pricepoint, I had to go with The Cobra.
Originally, I ordered a size too small. I sized up to a Medium, and the fit is great. It's fitted in the torso, the arms are a great length, and the torso length is perfect on and off the bike. Initially, the Storm Cobra's fabric seems a bit stiff and restrictive, but soon breaks in a bit.
The waterproof YKK zippers are also a bit sticky and fussy (as with all waterproof zippers). I'm sure it'll break in with more use—and the waterproof backing on the Cobra's nylon initially feels a bit rubbery against your skin. Not really a big deal.
Today, I finally got to try out the Cobra in some real rain. I wore a long sleeve Rapha Country jersey under the Cobra in 37-degree mist/downpour—with a Mission Workshop Vandal pack on my back.
After about 20 minutes in the saddle, I really opened up the pit zips to dump some heat on some climbs. The two-way front zipper let me unzip the jacket to dump additional heat on the crux climb of my ride. I think I'll wear less jersey underneath to be really comfy for longer rides. Besides overheating a bit, the jacket really came through. It was rad to see the Cobra's DWR coating really bead water up when the rain got serious.
The fit really feels dialed when you're in the saddle, although the sleeve fit through the shoulders is a bit restricted. This makes getting to the pit zips a bit of a chore when you're riding. But for riding on the hoods and drops, it's perfect. The neck opening fit is perfect when fully zipped, but I wish Chrome would've put a bit of fleece backing on the zippers to prevent chafing on your chin (the zipper backing is unfinished and kind of rough).
As far as pockets go, there are the two zippered front pockets, which aren't really mentioned in the product description. The front pocket zippers ARE pretty dainty and tough to work with gloves. Because I'm wearing a pack on most of my commutes, I don't really use the pass-through touring pocket in the back (the zippers on those could be beefed up too).
Overall, the Storm Cobra is simple, good looking, and it performs in some nasty conditions. The fit is great for on or off the bike. The shell is also SUPER packable, so you can roll it up and stuff it in your bag in case things get nasty.
I DO wish Chrome would add zipper pulls to the front and pit zips to make adjusting on the go a bit easier (especially with winter gloves) . The lack of fleece backing on the chin does give the jacket a bit of an unfinished quality, but it really didn't bother me when I was actually in the saddle.
Bottom Line? The Storm Cobra is pretty affordable, pretty damn good looking, and it performs great in some really shitty weather. Its spartan features make it light, minimal and sleek—but some riders may wish for a bit more refinement. So far, I'm stoked with my purchase.