Volcom Gore Tex Jacket Review

Gareth Simpson

by Gareth Simpson

October 18, 2019

Volcom Gore Tex Jacket comes as one of the most popular and the most desirable products of this kind. It has a lot to offer, but it still has an affordable price tag, which is definitely an advantage for most of us. The jacket is ready to meet the highest expectations as well and will keep you warm at all times.

A Few words about Volcom

The brand is probably one of the best-known companies when it comes to the board-sport accessories, footwear, and clothing. Jackets these guys make are commonly seen on professional snowboarders due to a simple reason. They are comfortable, warm and durable. The company was founded in 1991 and it is located in Costa Mesa, California, the United States. They have 38 locations worldwide and they are one of the largest brands of this kind.

Most Important Volcom Gore Tex Jacket Features

Volcom Gore Tex Jacket is an advanced model which means it has plenty of features to offer. Below, we will list and explain all of them to the tiniest detail and help you understand the model we tested and also all the perks, benefits and essentials. Let’s begin.

  • Breathability

Breathability is average. After all, this is entry-level jacket so you need to expect reasonable features. By no means is breathability poor, but it is simply decent without any major advantages or superb benefits. You won’t overheat, but you will definitely be a bit warmer than you may like.

  • Durability

We tested the jacket for over a month on the most demanding courses, in the harshest environments and so much more. The end result was a jacket without any wear or tear. All the components such as zippers, pockets, layers of material and the hood stayed intact. This makes us believe that the Volcom Gore Tex Jacket is extremely durable and a clever investment. After all, it is an affordable model that can be compared to more expensive products of the same kind.

  • Waterproofing

Thanks to 2 layers of Gore-Tex material, the Volcom Gore Tex Jacket is 100% waterproof. Furthermore, the fabric and the design will make sure not a single drop of water reaches your body, regardless of the weather conditions. At this point we can add that the jacket is able to withstand the waterproof rating well under harsh situations and washing the jacket won’t affect this ability.

  • Warmth

Warmth is also average. This jacket is designed to act as a shell rather than an actual, full insulation product. You may have to wear another thinner jacket under this one. It isn’t a drawback but we are obligated to mention the feature in question and to allow for you to understand the true nature of the jacket.

  • Pockets

There are 5 pockets the jacket features. The first two are side pockets which are secured by zippers. They are massive and will keep all the essentials and can be used while wearing gloves. There is a noise and a goggle pocket as well. The last pocket is a chest pocket which is large enough to accommodate your smartphone or other media device.

  • Hoods

Hood on the Volcom Gore Tex Jacket is a masterpiece. Not only it will fit all the helmets, but it will also fit the goggles above. You can see that the hood is actually curved and has a unique shape. This is mandatory in order to provide advanced protection and to make sure you stay completely protected.

  • Packability

Here we can add that the packability of the jacket is slightly above average. It isn’t the smallest and the thinnest model out there, but it can be easily located in any bag and it won’t occupy a lot of space.

What We Like

  • Lightweight design is stunning
  • Hood is one of the best on the market
  • Durable and strong construction
  • Easy to pack and requires less space than similar models

What We Don’t

  • Breathability is average
  • The design may be an issue for some of you

Our Verdict

The Volcom Gore Tex Jacket is excellent if you need protection against wind, water or snow and you are on a tight budget. The jacket is strong, durable, comes with all features high-end models have and very lightweight. It can be the best addition to your arsenal

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