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Volcom Sinc TDS 2014 Review by The Good Ride
The Volcom Sinc TDS Jacket is a pretty steep price for a 15k/15k jacket but you do get some advanced insulation material as well as 4 way stretch fabric. Volcom always runs on the expensive side but most people I know that own Volcom Jackets swear by them.
Size Tried: Large
Weight: 195 lbs,
Torso Length (collar bone to pant line) 23”
Shoulder Width (widest point of shoulders) 22”
Arm Length (pit to wrist) 19.5”
Turn On’s: Size L Jackets that fit well around my chest, Riding with Friends, Open Roads, new gear and my wife.
Turn Off’s: Size Jackets that don’t fit well around my chest, traffic and people who can’t park inside the lines.
Fit: Felt like a lot of Volcom jackets that I’ve tried that have a good fit which allows you room to layer but don’t feel super baggy either. My rather thick upper body didn’t feel constricted in any way.
Comfort: All Volcom Jackets really provide a good fit and feel to them and the liner works well with under layers.
Construction: I got to say that up close the jacket looks really good and very well made. The 4 way stretch fabric is getting pretty popular these days but it does come at a higher price. To each his own though.
Hood: The clip in face mask isn’t a bad idea and that combined with a contour hood makes for really solid face protection.
Insulation/Warmth: It’s a little more than a shell here with the strategically mapped insulation. It’s nothing over the top but it also does take it past a shell. It’s still thin and relatively packable. For me I’d be fine with this most of the winter but in spring conditions I wouldn’t want to wear this. I do tend to run more on the warm side than the cold side. Maybe all those years surfing in cold water helped.
Waterproofing: So the 15k waterproofing will hold really well for those that ride every day in dryer conditions to even conditions that can get wet. It’s not Gore-Tex or 3 Layers but that’s still above average waterproofing.
Breathability: Breathability is about the same mid to slightly above average like the waterproofing. A lot of jackets that offer 15k waterproofing usually offer 10k breathability.
Overall: All in all you have a warmer than a shell jacket that for those who find that your are always layering up a lot so it will help you save a layer. Also you have their patented zippered jacket to pant interface that is really best in class.
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