Worst snowboard pant I ever encountered
by Kim Snow
Posted on 12/30/2013
Volcom Boom Insulated
This is the absolute worst pant on the planet. It was designed by someone who does not board! First of all there are ZERO pockets. You cannot count any pocket that has no zipper! The "pockets" have two 1 inch Velcro strips for security with gaps in between. You will lose your car keys phone and money if you use them! They hold NOTHING. In addition, when you sit down to buckle in the pockets at the hip gap and open up (because again there is no closure) and stuff falls out every time you sit to strap in!!! Velcro wears out. What a stupid idea! The pocket in back is the same useless design and placed exactly where you would fall and crush whatever is in there if it did not already fall out.
The sizing is slightly off they run small. I am 5'6 and 126-130 and I usually am a comfy small and their small was ready to burst on me in more than one area. Another horrible thing is the fact that the pant leg is so narrow it does not fit over my boot so snow gets in your socks.
Last but certainly not least, these things are very low cut and thus not functional for snowboarding. When you strap in everyone gets to see your underwear and butt crack and if you fall snow gets in your undies. You will get cold.
I purchased them out of desperation as I needed something to match a purple jacket and their pattern was stunning. But as someone that snowboards several times a year for several years I had to share my experience to help other women not make this same mistake. I learned a lesson as fashion does not trump functionality in such a demanding sport.