Stio’s Environ Jacket is a resort minded jacket with at the capabilities of a more technical backcountry shell. Dermizax offers top of the line waterproofness and breathability and YKK zippers will keep things zipping smoothly.
Stio Environ Jacket Review
Tester: Chris 6’0” 190lbs tested in Large
Fit: I have long arms and an athletic build, the Large that I tested had just enough length in the arms, and the “relaxed fit” gave me plenty of room in the torso for layering. If you are tall and skinny, this jacket may be a bit boxy on you and you may want to size down by one. Length was good and stopped just above the crotch of my pants. Mechanical stretch in the fabric allows for full range of motion without restriction. The removable hood has plenty of room for most helmets and does not decrease vision significantly while you are wearing it.
Style: The Stio Environ has the styling and features of a tech jacket, the 3 layer shell offers protection from the elements but will require a layering system for cold days. The Poseidon shell is true to color and the blue is rich and vibrant.
Pockets: Many large pockets will provide you with plenty of places to stash your stuff. Two great pockets allow you to access your phone and other essentials while you have a pack on. Large hand warmer pockets are placed a bit higher then some other options but not uncomfortable or awkward. The Environ has a pass pocket in the left interior and a glove elastic pocket on the right side.
Tech: Dermizax offers 20k waterproofness, and 10k breathability, with Gore-Tex at a rating of 28k/10k, Dermizax is on par. A full nylon shell offers mechanical stretch which is nice, but lacks the ripstop that we like to see in these more technical offerings. If you intend to rough this jacket up, be aware that the shell may tear and propagate when it does. YKK Aquaguard zippers all around provide confidence in long zipper life and a waterproof seal. Underarm venting allows the Environ the ability to cool off quickly as you stomp in a new bootpack.
The Stio Environ would be a great jacket for the skier that wants the one jacket to do it all. The ability to layer under an uninsulated shell is important when you want hike to a favorite hilltop or are sitting on a chairlift in subzero temps. If you are rough on your gear or want something that will pack down small, you may want to look somewhere else.