The Fern Insulated GORE-TEX® Pull Over offers a best in class choice for stormy winter days. A GORE-TEX® 2L PFCec Free® shell helps keep you dry while Fully Taped Seams help prevent moisture from getting in. The Boyfriend Fit features fitted sleeves with a relaxed “borrowed-from-the-boys” silhouette. YKK® AquaGuard® Water Repellent Zippers and Zip Tech® Jacket to Pant Interface throws even more defense at the wet stuff. If keeping dry and warm is your thing, which it is, grab the Fern and don't look back.
- 2-Layer GORE-TEX® + PFCec Free® Shell
- Fully Taped
- Fixed Hood
- Low-Loft Synthetic
- Body: 80
- Sleeves: 60
- Taffeta Lined
- Front Pouch Pocket
- Noise Pocket
- 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
- Single-Pull Adjustment
- Lycra® Wrist Gaiters
- Boyfriend Fit
- 1/2 Zip Placket
- Peripheral Hood Adjustment
- Adjustable Powder Skirt
- 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.
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.
Low-Loft Synthetic - Low-loft insulation provides warmth without losing versatility. Because low-loft insulation is made of synthetic fibers it maintains much of its insulating ability even when wet. A lower loft rating means it won't keep you as warm as jackets with high loft but it's more versatile and dries more quickly than traditional down.
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.
Single-Pull Adjustment - Easy to use, rear single-pull adjustment.
Lycra® Wrist Gaiters - Soft, stretchy Lycra® fends off the cold without adding bulk or restricting movement.
The latest style does have a pass pocket on the sleeve, too. Seems like the older styles may have lacked that according to reviews.
It's super stylish and warm. It's flattering and has enough room in the hips to keep you mobile and your booty covered on the lifts and runs without being too bulky or constricting. Also easily accessible with the side zip to get to your bibs or pants without being a huge pain for being and anorak.