Scott’s new Trail Storm LS jersey is warmer and more weatherproof than a standard MTB jersey but it still looks cool. That means it’s been a regular grab for us ahead hard-and-fast MTB rides in chillier temperatures.
Read on for the full review and you might also want to check out our guides to the best mountain bike jerseys and best mountain shorts once you've finished.
Design and aesthetics
Compared to the Trail Vertic LS Jersey the Trail Storm has a simpler shoulder cut. You still get a 3D-mesh neck yoke and armpit/back-of-upper-arm panels to add some air con, while the rest of the jersey is a mid-weight, fleece-backed fabric.
Torso and arm length are generous to make sure there are no gaps and there’s enough weight and stretch in the material to stop it creeping up or slapping around and spilling essential warmth. There’s a full-width (but shallow) lens wipe around the front hem too.
The 3D-mesh neck yoke and armpit/back-of-upper-arm panels are welcome details, as the fabric that makes up the majority of the jersey doesn’t wick as fast as a gridded-style fleece mid layer. That can leave it wet against the skin if you don’t use a fast-wicking base layer (or the Trail Vertic LS Jersey, which also works well) underneath.
On the plus side, the fabric is very effective at blocking out windchill at the start of a ride or on long descents/exposed sections after climbs. The fit is a lot closer yet more mobile and quiet than a specific windshell, too. While there’s no DWR coating to shrug off showers and splashes, wetness takes a while to get through anyway and it stays warm even when soggy.
The Scott Trail Storm LS jersey isn’t cheap and it can get sweatier than a fully tech, fabric top. It’s still a great, consistently warm and usefully weatherproof shoulder-season option if you don’t want to wear a shell or look like a rambler rather than a steezy rider.
Tech Specs: Scott Trail Storm LS Jersey
- Price: Currently unavailable in the US / £72.99
- Colors: Copper Orange & Tree Green (tested), Black & Storm Blue
- Sizes: S – XL