As the rain descends on many parts of the country, San Francisco based Chrome Industries broadens their apparel line with a spattering of waterproof gear. The new Chrome Storm collection continues the company tradition of building bomber gear that protects you from the elements while looking good at the bar.
The Chrome Storm collection is built for the city. Urban bike features include reflective details, seam-taping technology used in tents and high-tech outerwear, venting, and a mobile fit.
Based on the M65 military jacket, the Storm Field jacket ($250) is made from a 100% waterproof twill blend fabric in a fully seam-taped construction. The bike-friendly fit features a longer torso and sleeves, both of which you will appreciate when riding. Pit vents, a two way main zipper, velcro cinch cuffs, and stowable hood let you manage your temperature, while reflective neck and wrists straps help with visibility.
The Storm Cobra ($200) has the same features as the Storm Field jacket but is instead made from a 100% waterproof Tactel nylon fabric. The Storm Pasha ($200) is the women's version of the Cobra jacket.
For Spring 2013, Chrome will add a line of footwear to their Chrome Storm collection. Made from a 1000 denier Cordura outer shell, the footwear is 25x more durable than traditional canvas shoes. A 100% fully seam-sealed construction and a 4-layer breathable waterproof membrane will keep your feet dry in any weather.
The Chrome Powerplate gives you more flex at the toe for increased walkability without the loss of pedal stiffness. A skid resistant rubber outsole gives you ample traction on those slippery rain soaked streets.
The Chrome Storm apparel collection is available now from the company website. Check back around February for the Storm Footwear.