Pound for pound, the most comfortable jacket out there, the 3D Stretch GORE-TEX® Jacket will make you a believer of that claim. All layers in this jacket from the shell, the fill, and lining contain stretch tech which reveals the true nature of the 3D Stretch that sets it apart from the pack with its warmth and enhanced freedom of movement. A Long EQS Fit gives you a slim contoured fit when you venture out into the backcountry. When you want to hit the mountain with assurance and poise, look no further.
- GORE-TEX® 2-Layer Stretch + PFCec Free
- Fully Taped
- Fixed Hood
- Stretch Lining
- Left Sleeve Zippered Pass Pocket
- Google Pocket
- Noise Pocket
- Under Arm
- Mesh Gussets
- Hidden Toggle Cinch Hood
- Pocket Access Hem Cinch
- Super Suede Chin Guard
- V-Science 2-Way Cuff System
- Whistle Zipper Pull
- YKK® AquaGuard® Water Repellent Zipper
- Zip Tech® Jacket to Pant Interface
- Insulated Lycra® Wrist Gaiters
- Long EQS Fit
- Specialty Ticket Ring
GORE-TEX® - GORE-TEX® fabric is incredibly durable, waterproof, breathable, and totally windproof. A single square inch of this fabric contains 9 billion microscopic pores—each 20,000 times smaller than a raindrop, but 700 times larger than a molecule of water vapor. Water can’t pass through the fabric, yet perspiration escapes with ease. You’ll find this next level molecular construction on all GORE-TEX® fabrics.
RECCO® - RECCO® is an advanced avalanche rescue system hidden in this outerwear that will save your butt when you need it. RECCO® is utilized by more than 700 rescue organizations worldwide to assist in the efficient location of burials. RECCO® technology enables rapid directional pinpointing of a victim's precise location using harmonic radar. Hopefully you'll never have to use it, but if you do you'll be glad it's there.
Fully Taped - Having outerwear with fully taped seams means that on the inside of the jacket all the seams are covered in tape to provide the most effective waterproofing. It can be considered a key feature if you live in a wet climate or are planning on wearing the jacket during heavy rains. The downside is that due to the full taping there is less breathability than you'd experience with critically taped seams.
Primaloft® - Originally developed for the military, Primaloft’s extremely lightweight core structure suspends millions of air particles in a microfiber mesh. These microscopic air particles repel water while trapping heat to keep you warm in the nastiest conditions, even after repeated washings. Primaloft® is compressible, breathable and offers superior water repellency so you remain dry, warm and comfortable even under the most extreme conditions.
Synthetic insulation is measured in grams, so a jacket with a 80g rating simply means that a 1 meter by 1 meter piece of that particular jacket's insulation weighs 80 grams. The higher the rating, the warmer the outerwear.
YKK® AquaGuard® Water Repellent Zipper - A smooth, durable, water repellent zipper that enhances the function and performance of your high quality garment.
Zip Tech® Jacket to Pant Interface - Nothing lowers motivation faster than snow jammed down your pants and up the back of your jacket. A V-Co patented invention Zip Tech® allows you to zip the powder skirt of any Volcom jacket to any Volcom pant, keeping snow out and heat in with no restriction of movement.
Insulated Lycra® Wrist Gaiters - Soft, stretchy insulated Lycra® fends off the cold without adding bulk or restricting movement.
Most of all, it keeps me warm and dry. Unless I want to cool off, in which case the underarm zips are perfect. In clothes I typically wear a small but I got this jacket in a medium for layering purposes. It's breathable and there's no restriction of movement.
If you're debating, just get it! It's legit technically and stylishly. I always get loads of compliments.