We posted a video about the STORMR jacket a few days ago, and I’m happy to tell you that we’ve gotten our hands on one for review! We’re going to find out if STORMR can defy the elements of a sloppy, slushy, unpredictable Toronto winter.
Just to refresh your memory the STORMR jacket is made of neoprene, a well known insulator and waterproof layer used for wetsuits and fishing waders. It features a soft micro-fleece lining, two exterior pockets, one interior pocket, heavy duty zipper with a neoprene flap for added protection, a full hood with drawstring, sleeve tightening straps, and reflective lines along the arms and head. What a mouthful! The STORMR will retail for about $200 USD.
I’ve warn the STORMR out a few times when walking the dog and I can tell you that it’s warm, flexible, and comfortable. The weather has been pretty moderate here recently, but the next few days looks like it’s going to be snowy, rainy, and everywhere in between so it should be a good test. I’m going to give the STORMR a solid week of everyday wear before I write my final review.
Photo Gallery for STORMR Jacket – First Impressions
Liquipel is not a case or static film, it’s a microscopic hydrophobic (water repellent) nano-tech armour. The Liquipel treatment means your favorite electronics will be 100% water proof (inside an out!) with absolutely no visible changes, and the treatment is said to outlast the lifetime of your device. Armour your iPhone4s costs about $60 USD plus shipping, though right now Liquipel is offering free ground shipping to start. If they could put some of these machines nearby where I could drop-off items for a few hours to be waterproofed I’d be the first person in line. I would do my iPad, iPhone, and 7D at the same time probably even my macbook if the price was right.
The Magellan ToughCase is more than just a case to prevent your iphone from breaking if you drop it. The ToughCase features an additional battery and extended GPS receiver wrapped in a shockproof waterproof exterior. The ToughCase will definitely protect your iPhone, but at $200 bucks it’s not exactly protecting your wallet. Especially since “accidentally damaged” iPhones are easily the number 1 way people get upgrades, and with the iPhone 4 coming soon you’ll probably want to wait.
You’re also probably saying to yourself that it looks pretty bulky, and you’d be extremely correct, it’s about 3 times the thickness of the iPhone 3GS (even more iPhone 4′s). The touch screen still works through the case of course, and you can still talk on the phone normally and even listen to music through the headphone jack. Combine this with theNavionics Lake Maps app and you’ve turned the iPhone into the ultimate boat accessory.
You know this really has me considering building an iphone transducer and app – that would be a cool project that nobody else is probably working on right now, and with the dock getting more and more open to the iPhone developers API I wonder if I could pull it off..
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