Price US $220

Volcom GI 2016 Review by The Good Ride

The Volcom GI Snowboard Pant really fits well around the average guys build and provides a comfortable articulated medium fit. It’s a nice balance of waterproof tech and fit and a pant I’d like to own.

Size Tried: Medium
James’ Specs:
Height: 5’10”,
Weight: 195 lbs,
Waist: 33”
Hips: 42”
Inseam 30”
Upper Thigh 24.5”
Middle Thigh 22”
Calves 17”

Fit: One of the better fit’s I’ve encountered and love how it fit’s tight were it flatters you and has space where you need it to. I have medium thick thighs and often even mid fit pants like this will be tight around the pockets and upper thighs but these felt great. Lot’s of room for a thick layer. Volcom really knows how to build a pant around a wide variety of body types.

Construction: Really well made.  The Volcom GI Pant seams look like they are well thought out and good quality. Also the Zip Tech jacket to pant interface works really well compared to other companies out there. Only catch is you have to have a Volcom Jacket.  Otherwise you will just have to use the normal tech.

Insulation/Warmth: This is a shell so it’s not super warm but it’s on the warmer side for shells because of the thicker outer material that feels somewhere between denim and nylon.

Waterproofing: Volcom’s waterproofing is pretty accurate and the V-Science waterproofing seems to be accurate and on the better side of pants rated 15k.  Very good for someone who see’s some wet weather but rides a lot every year.

Breathability: 10k isn’t that much and it would be great to see 15k breathability as well but the liner feels cool and seems to at least move the heat towards the outer layer.

Overall: The good fit and construction is really the selling point here and combined with mid level waterproofing you are looking at a good overall pant for those that spend a lot of time on the mountain.

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Type

Shell

Waterproofing

Other

Insulation Type

None

Insulation Fill

None

Liner Type

Solid Fabric

Taped Seams

Fully Taped

Waterproof Zippers

No

Bib

No

Jacket to Pant Interface

Yes

Venting

2 Meshed Inner

Layer Count

2 Layer

Company Waterproof Rating

15K

Company Breathability Rating

10K

Manufactured in

Fit

Normal

Packability

Normal

Waterproofing

Good

Breathability

Average

Warmth

Poor