Low Quality - Definitely Overpriced
- Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
- Fit: True to size
- Size Bought: M
Honestly I had been so excited for this jacket to come in after finding and ordering it online. I figured something that was advertised as a snowboarding/ski jacket would actually be of sufficient quality and actually designed for the task it was meant for... Not to mention it coming from a brand like Volcom. Obviously I was wrong in my assumptions because this "snowboard jacket" is practically useless. I loved the length and fit which I felt were true to size, but it was lacking in almost every other aspect of the garment. The jacket itself was PAPER THIN, and didn't even keep me warm inside my own heated home, let alone riding down the snowy mountains of Maine and Vermont. Seriously, this coat ain't keeping anyone warm this winter. The fur lining around the hood was sparse and cheap. Also, the strings used to secure and tighten the hood are basically glorified shoelaces (I'm not even being dramatic). Lastly, there was so much cheap velcro used to secure all of the pockets and enclosures on the item. This a big negative in my eyes because, well, velcro wears out pretty quickly, especially if you're reaching in and out of pockets throughout the day. So by this time next year, I might be able to still zip my jacket, but I'd no longer be able to secure all the flaps. I've owned many ski/snowboard jackets over the years and this is by far the worst one I've encountered. I'm so disappointed in this jacket and in Volcom for trying to pass this piece of junk off as winter recreational gear. In fact, I'm a little insulted that a company would even charge $200+ for something like this.