The Volcom Act insulated jacket offers warmth, moisture protection and style and price that fits any budget. The V-Science Oxford fabric features a 10k waterproof rating, meaning the rain, sleet and snow will roll off of you in sheets, and critically taped seams help assure that water doesn't slip in through the cracks to freeze you out. Moving to the interior, a heavy 100g quilted insulation helps you keep toasty in the chilliest of weather, so you can focus on your ride instead of your shivers. The breathable lining system wicks away sweat before it can give you a gnarly chill, and if sweat comes on strong, just pop the mesh lined vents for a quick burst of cool air to mellow it out. Finally, a jacket to pant interface and powder skirt keep snow from flying up your jacket and ruining your day. So cinch down the hood and adjustable hem and hit the slopes without fear.
Critically Taped - On outerwear with critically taped seams you only have taping at the key points where potential leakage can occur. This is acceptable, or even advantageous if you live in a dry climate, if you're more concerned with breathability than dealing with wet weather then outerwear featuring critically taped seams is the way to go.
Polyester Fill - Polyester insulation may not be as warm or light as down, but it's far easier to clean and performs better in wet conditions. If cost is a concern or you live in a wet climate then polyester insulation might be your best option.
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.