Unless you've been hiding under a rock, you've noticed that military cuts are quite en vogue. In fact, from Paris to Bryant Park, it's about all that you see for outerwear these days. However, there's a huge difference between cashmere and utilitarian, and an even bigger difference between generic blah-military-inspired and the classic M65. Luckily for you, Chrome gets it, and its Storm Field Jacket still embodies the roughneck, get-it-done functionality of the original M65 that it's modeled after.
Unlike 'fashion jackets' with a military cut, the Storm Field jacket adopted the aesthetic as an afternote to the M65's functionality. Do a side-by-side comparison of the two, and you'll be surprised that the only differences are in the finish of the twill fabric, one less breast pocket, and the adaptation of the cut for cycling. To achieve this aspect, the sleeves and rear hem were lengthened a bit to keep you covered when you're stretched out in the saddle. The rear of the jacket also has a full-width, pass-through cargo pocket that makes grabbing your phone or keys a cinch while you're on the move.
For the all-conditions functionality of the Storm Field, Chrome went all out to keep you covered and dry. First off, the jacket is made from a waterproof twill fabric, and to cover all of the bases, Chrome also fully-taped the seams of the Field. In fact, even the front zipper has a waterproof backing. The collar has been cut high, and the hood is stowable for both clear and stormy days. And while this keeps water from getting in, Chrome also took steps to ensure that any buildup of moisture can get out. Not only does the jacket have a two-way zipper for ventilation, but there are also dual armpit zips to keep the air flowing through.
Chrome has also added reflective accents throughout the jacket to increase your visibility in low-light conditions.
The Chrome Storm Field Jacket is available in four sizes from Small to X-Large and in the color Charcoal.