FleetFootwrote a review of Outdoor Research Stormbound Jacket - Men's on September 23, 2014
Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: Runs large
I already own a 2012 Stormbound jacket, and it has been nearly perfect. It's functional and looks great, but it's had a few durability issues. The wrist strap has begun to pull free of its stitching, and the down insulation has been leaking feathers here and there since I bought it.
I've obtained a 2014 Stormbound model for replacement, and OR has addressed the feather and wrist strap durability issues, but the update has significantly reduce the awesomeness of this jacket in the following areas:
1) The colors this season are pretty boring. The dusk (aka "dull") blue is pretty boring compared to the old royal blue.
2) The large mesh stash pockets on each side of the chest are gone, replaced by one smaller stash pocket. I'd miss the old convenient storage spaces
3)The built-in balaclava, which was a day-saver for me on many occasions, is gone!
I'm really disappointed with this update, and I'll be returning it. I'd rather wear my old jacket with the leaky feathers and broken wrist strap.