The Shrine is the perfect jacket for those who seek a high level of waterproofing and breathability without completely breaking the bank. The 2-Layer V-Science Shell offers unparalleled performance and durability, while the strategically placed poly fill insulation keeps you warm and toasty like a cup of hot cocoa by the fire. Volcom's Zip Tech® jacket-to-pant interface is installed to allow you to zip the jacket to any compatible Volcom pants to seal out the chilly air and deter stray powder, and they even added pockets for your goggles and your portable mp3 player.
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.
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.
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.