Sombrio Vapor Storm waterproof jacket review

Stylish waterproof

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5.0 out of 5 star rating 5.0
GBP £160.00 RRP | USD $219.95
Sombrio Vapor Storm jacket

Our review

Superb all-rounder, blending lightweight protection with streetwise looks
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Sombrio’s Vapor Storm is made of a four-way stretch waterproof/breathable fabric, although, given the fairly roomy cut (despite it being described as slim), the stretchiness doesn’t have all that much to do.


The fabric has a distinctly robust feel, as you might expect from Sombrio’s freeride heritage, but that didn’t seem to hinder breathability at all. You can pull in the hem using the shock cord adjusters hidden in the hip pockets. There’s also a chest pocket with a headphone port.

A particularly large zip pull is easy to use with gloves, although there’s no storm flap. We didn’t experience any rain coming through, though. There are zipped mesh vents at the sides, but they don’t extend up under the arms.


That neatly sidesteps any issues of zips bunching as they turn the corner to the arms, but reduces the effectiveness of the vents somewhat. We’re not big fans of hoods on jackets, but the Sombrio’s is permanently attached, so you can’t leave it at home.

Product Specifications


Name Vapor Storm
Brand Sombrio

Clothing Sizes Available L M S XL XS XXL
Available Colours Black
Weight (g) 683
Fastening Type Full-Zip
Waterproof Yes
Additional Features • FRD SLIM Fit • WP 10,000MM/ MVP 10,000GSM/ 24HRS • Four-way stretch fabric forms to your every movement • Fully seam sealed • YKK zippers throughout • Forest Green center front zipper • Mesh lined 'Air Flow' under arm zips • Exterior media/ eyewear/ sound pocket on chest with internal headphone routing • One handed shock cord waistband tension system • Peaked hood with cord lock system • Laser cut – Low Profile Velcro cuff closure • Brushed tricot lined chest and two front hand pockets
Draw-Chord Waistband Yes
Jacket Storage Packable
Soft/Hard Shell Hard Shell
Storm Flap Yes
Breathable Yes
Hem Cinchcord Yes
Elasticated Cuffs Yes