Storm Waterproof Motorcycle Jacket

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BILTStorm Waterproof Motorcycle Jacket
 
4.1

(based on 46 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (13)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (26)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

91%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Comfortable (37)
  • Weather proof (35)
  • Well insulated (32)
  • Stylish (27)
  • Abrasion resistant (15)

Cons

  • Doesn't breathe (4)

Best Uses

  • Wet / rain (35)
  • Long rides (31)
  • Safety (30)
  • Casual wear (12)
  • Warm weather (7)
    • Fit:
    • Feels too small

       

      Feels true to size

       

      94% 

      (34 reviews)

      Feels too big

       
    • Motorsports:
    • Motorcycle enthusiast (32), Casual rider (24), Mechanic (7), Commuter (5)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

I was just looking for something warm

I stopped in to a Cycle Gear store on the first or second day of a cold snap where it hit me that, if I was going to continue to commute 320 miles a...Read complete review

I stopped in to a Cycle Gear store on the first or second day of a cold snap where it hit me that, if I was going to continue to commute 320 miles a week and use a motorcycle as my main transportation in colder weather, it was time to invest in a non-mesh jacket.

I wasn't sure what I was after, but after trying on the grey version of this jacket in medium (5'10", 186 lbs) it just felt right. It looked great in the mirror, too. I was just about sold, but held off as I told the guy working there that i probably shouldn't go with such a dark jacket since I commute amongst some of America's worst drivers during tropical storms, rush-hours and nights. He led me over to a rack at the other end of the store that had the same jacket in the high-vis yellow. Granted, the "looks" just lost a little bit, but I had to go with it as it really was the color I needed. For the ADV crowd it's not a problem, but for oh-so-stylish south Florida… it probably does look pretty funny to the squids.

Anyway, during the next two days of that cold snap I was in seventh-heaven with my new-found warmth. Eventually it got warm again and I found out how to take the liner out. Even with the liner out and the vents open, I found that it is still a bit warm in anything over 70 degrees, so I switch to a mesh jacket for that.

Fast forward to the monsoon-like rains that were crossing south Florida non-stop for four days straight. These were remnants of Hurricane Rina that reached up from central America. I was commuting to work in darkness and tons of water (falling, and standing, and spraying from other vehicles), so I decided to wear this higher-vis jacket to block some wind and to be better seen. I was shocked when, after 40 miles of rain, my upper-torso was pretty much dry. Multiply that times 6 for the really wet down-pour rides and, well, it seemed like a good jacket. It wasn't until just now, in looking the jacket up, that I see that it is advertised as being water-resistant. It wasn't even a mentioned selling point at the store (even though the younger guy working there pretty much told me that no-one in south Florida wears this stuff - meaning gear - as opposed to wearing kevlar jeans).

At the moment, after two weeks of owning it, the only downside I have found is that of the front main zipper. On a day that got warm I had the vents open and the front zippered, but not snapped. Apparently so much air got into the jacket at speed (the highway speeds in Florida are pretty high sometimes) that the zipper separated due to the pressurization. I had to pull over to the side of the highway to try to unzipper it and re-zipper it, then made sure to snap the buttons on the front flap to prevent so much air from coming in through the front (hard to believe, but it did seem as though air was coming through the main zipper as well). I don't foresee this as a problem at speeds below 60 MPH, though, but it has me a little concerned about the quality of the zippers. Still, at the price I am sure it will last me at least an entire season, if not two – and, really, if it's cold enough to wear this jacket over another one, then why not snap the front flap shut?

The jacket does have a zipper at the rear that mates with the zipper on my Bilt pants that I bought seven months ago, so that turned out really well for me. I didn't think much of it until I rode into a weird wind-pattern on the way to work this evening that had the back of the jacket filling up with air and lifting up a little… That hasn't happened before, but it would have been a non-issue had I zippered the jacket to the pants back there, which I will do in the future.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Awesome but has design flaws

I use this jacket to commute in the winter months in Oregon. It does an awesome job of keeping me dry and warm in an otherwise cold, wet climate that is mostly above...Read complete review

I use this jacket to commute in the winter months in Oregon. It does an awesome job of keeping me dry and warm in an otherwise cold, wet climate that is mostly above freezing. I only have one complaint about what should otherwise be a perfect jacket -- the velcro placement. The velcro on the belt is placed so it cannot be tightened any more than the jacket would be without it. This is minor, but would keep the jacket from "inflating" at high speeds. Next, the flap in the back could use a snap or piece of velcro in the middle (there is a snap at each corner). Putting my rain pants or fleece jacket liner in it just causes it to sag down and leave an opening in the middle that the rain easily gets into. The big one though is the velcro on the neck flap. It needs to be reversed so the clingy part is on the flap -- not the base of the neck. As it is, the clingy part is sewn into the inside of the neck part, and tears at the side of the jacket, my backpack strap, and -- the big one -- grabs the flap from my 2nd generation Bilt full-face helmet and won't let go. Yes, I have the neck flap closed, but there is more clingy velcro on the base than the flap will cover. This became quite alarming when I could not turn my head while riding. This part I consider a serious design defect that could easily cause an accident. My wife and I are looking at ways to take it out and sew it in opposite of how it is. Were it not for this, I would give this jacket 5 stars. Would love to work with the manufacturer on the design issues for an otherwise awesome jacket.

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5.0

Great Jacket

By Matt

from Pittsburgh, PA

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Comfortable
  • Weather Resistant
  • Well Insulated

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Storm Waterproof Motorcycle Jacket:

      I bought this as both a winter jacket and a rain jacket. So far, I've used it with the HotWired heated jacket liner to ride in 27 degree temps, and I only needed to run the heated liner setting on low. Even with the heated liner under the jacket and the fleece liner, the jacket was very comfortable and didn't bind anywhere. There are plenty of adjustments, so without the liners, I was still able to make the jacket fit correctly. I have only worn it in light rain, and stayed dry. Have not worn it in a heavy downpour yet.

      • Motorsports:
      • Motorcycle Enthusiast
       
      5.0

      very warm nice fit

      By MR Right

      from santa rosa

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Abrasion Resistant
      • Comfortable
      • Stylish
      • Weather Resistant
      • Well Insulated

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Bad Weather
        • Casual Wear
        • Long Rides
        • Safety

        Comments about BILT Storm Waterproof Motorcycle Jacket:

        nice jacket had a few buttons pull off within first week. cycle gear replaced jacket with new again. been great since then.

        • Fit:
        • Feels true to size
        • Motorsports:
        • Casual Rider, Competitive Rider, Mechanic, Motorcycle Enthusiast
         
        3.0

        Great jacket with issues

        By rider_34

        from Orange, CA

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Abrasion Resistant
        • Comfortable
        • Stylish
        • Weather Resistant
        • Well Insulated

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Bad Weather
          • Casual Wear
          • Long Rides
          • Safety

          Comments about BILT Storm Waterproof Motorcycle Jacket:

          I absolutey love the jacket. The fit is spot on. The features are outstanding. Probelm is after having several patches sew on the snaps on the front of the jacket sdtarted popping off. Since I had already customized teh jacket I didn;t want to return it. So i'll have to pay to have the snaps replaced. Once that is done it wll again become my favorite dual sport jacket.

          • Fit:
          • Feels true to size
          • Motorsports:
          • Casual Rider, Mechanic, Motorcycle Enthusiast
           
          5.0

          Great winter jacket

          By Bobby

          from Morganton, NC

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Comfortable
          • Weather Resistant
          • Well Insulated

          Cons

          • Jacket Runs Small

          Best Uses

          • Bad Weather
          • Cold weather
          • Long Rides
          • Safety

          Comments about BILT Storm Waterproof Motorcycle Jacket:

          You will need to go up on size because of the insulation. Great in cold weather. Rode in temps as cold as 21 degrees and stayed warm.

          • Fit:
          • Feels too small
          • Motorsports:
          • Motorcycle Enthusiast
           
          5.0

          Great Jacket

          By BC

          from Morganton, NC

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Comfortable
          • Stylish
          • Weather Resistant
          • Well Insulated

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Bad Weather
            • Casual Wear
            • Long Rides
            • Safety

            Comments about Storm Waterproof Motorcycle Jacket:

            I live in the mtns of NC and my ride to work is 25 miles one way. This jacket keeps me warm in cold climates of the Blue Ridge Mtns. Like this morning,it was 26 degrees and I stayed nice and warm. All I had on under the coat was a hoodie and a long sleeve shirt.

            • Motorsports:
            • Casual Rider

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