Built for extreme mountain conditions, the Guide Jacket is made with 3-layers of GORE-TEX® treated fabric and AquaGuard zippers to create a seal against water and snow for ultimate dry comfort. Along with Volcom's Zip Tech® jacket-to-pant interface, the V-Science adjustable cuffs and wrist gaiters help lock out powder when you're slashing through the deeps so you don't come out with a jacket full of snow. Volcom added a whistle to the zipper pull and a built-in RECCO Rescue System to help keep you safe in case your trip doesn't turn out as planned. Don't skip out when it comes to your jacket; this guide-level shell is engineered to prevent soak-throughs so you can ride harder for longer without the slightest hiccup.
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.
Face Tech™ 2 - An overhauled version of Volcom's integrated face mask system. This new version features a more streamlined interface for connecting to the a jacket and a better fit. It is removable, washable, and now features a sliding Fast Clip. When not in use, the mask can be stashed away in a hidden pocket.
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.