List Price US $290
Volcom Superior TDS Snowboard Jacket Review
Type Partially Insulated
Gore-Tex No
Hood Type Contoured
Powder Skirt Yes
Jacket to Pant Interface Yes
Vents 2 Meshed Pit Zips
Layer Count 2 Layer
Waterproof Rating 10K
Breathability Rating 10K
Manufactured in China


Waterproofing Average
Breathability Average


Packability Normal
Construction Great

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Volcom Superior TDS 2015 Review by The Good Ride

The Volcom Superior TDS Jacket is a well made mid-level jacket that provides a good bit of insulation as well as average waterproofing for those that ride in dry but colder climates.

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Size Tried: Large
James’ Specs:
Height: 5’10”,
Weight: 195 lbs,
Chest 44”
Torso Length (collarbone 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: As you can see it was a little long in the sleeves for me but fine in the shoulders.  For Stephen, it looked like a much better fit overall for him than me. Stephen is 6’4″ so you can see the difference 6″ makes…Insert joke. I gave this to Stephen because it fits him so well.

Stephen Volcom Superior TDS-OptimizedJames Volcom Superior TDS-Optimized













Construction: Really well made and a really good fit. The 4 pockets fit really well too.

Hood: Love that almost every Volcom Jacket goes with a contour instead of articulating hood and it really contours around your goggles to help block out the elements from your face.

Insulation/Warmth: Love this terrain mapping but the fleece can be a little sticky with certain 1st or 2nd layers.  Still, it’s got a warm feel to it that I personally liked.  It feels warmer than it’s thickness and that’s a good thing. It felt just as warm as the Volcom Captains Insulated Jacket even though it had less insulation.

Waterproofing: Not bad waterproofing but for a jacket almost $300 I’d like to see 15k waterproofing.  Still, it handled a few wet snow days pretty well.

Breathability:  I didn’t feel like it breathed super well but I’d agree with the rating of 10k

Overall: The Volcom Superior TDS Jacket and I also love the jacket to pant zipper interface that all Volcom outerwear has.  It really seals you up well.

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