Volcom Guide Gore-Tex Pant 2022 - 2020 Review by The Good Ride

Swipe Right: 3 Layer Gore-Tex/Very Waterproof. Baggy look is uncommon with pants like this.

Swipe Left: Not baggy around the thighs and pockets. Not ideal for thick thigh guys like me.

Summary

The Volcom Guide Gore-Tex Pant’s pockets and thighs are tight for thicker thigh guys like me but everything else about this pant is well done.

Ethics Statement: We don’t get paid by the manufacturer to write these reviews.  We do make money from the “Where To Buy” links, but this is our best attempt at an honest and objective review from an average riders’ perspective.

Volcom Guide Gore-Tex Pant Review: How It Rides And Who It Is For

Volcom Gore-Tex Guide Pant

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

How This Review Happened:  Borrowed this for an extended demo and sent it back. 1 day demo. A few laps at a demo. Liked it so much, asked to keep it (only do this with favorites).  Liked it so much we bought it.  Precious Good Ride dollars were spent to buy this and review it.

James’ Pants Specs
Size: Medium
James’ Specs
Height: 5’10”
Weight 185- 195 lbs
Waist 32-33
Hips 40”
Inseam 30”
Upper Thigh 23.5”
Middle Thigh 21.5”
Calves 16.5”

Fit

The Volcom Guide Gore-Tex Pant has a very middle ground fit that is a little on the baggy side from the knees down. In the thighs it is a touch on the tighter side. So guys like me with thick thighs/girth in all the wrong places don’t fit this super well. It feels a bit tight on a high step and I feel the content in my pockets too much because of that. Keys and other contents could wear through it too quickly.

Construction

Excellent construction. I wish the front pockets were top opening instead of side but that’s it.

Waterproofing/Breathability

The Volcom Guide Gore-Tex Pant is 3 layer Gore-Tex and that is pretty impressive. I like it better than 2L when it comes to waterproofing and this is a pant you can rain ride with. Breathability isn’t the best of the best but it’s really good. You have dual vents on each leg so that really helps if you get a little hot.

Gaiters/Cuffs

The Gaiter elastic is a little thin but the cuff is pretty burly.

Buttons

I wish the Volcom Guide Gore-Tex Pant had 2 buttons instead of one but with a belt this should be fine.

Waist Adjuster

Lots of room for the pre-season waistline and lots of adjustability for the end of the season waistline.

Liner

The Volcom Guide Gore-Tex Pant has kind of a grooved liner that seems to be there to help minimize contact with the layers beneath it. I like this idea.

Pant to Jacket Interface

The zip tech is proprietary but man it’s a great idea to keep snow out your back.

Conclusion

I would have loved to as Tobias said from Arrested Development “Blue Myself” this year with a matching jacket and pants but the Volcom Gore-Tex Guide Pant was just a little too tight around my thighs to make it happen.

 
Volcom Guide Gore-Tex Pant Past Reviews

The Volcom Guide Gore-Tex Pant is an exceptionally constructed 3 Layer pant. This pant is extremely waterproof and durable. The fit is on the baggy side.

Ethics Statement: We don’t get paid by the manufacturer to write these reviews.  No one is perfect and we do make money from the “Where To Buy” links below, but this is our best attempt at an honest and objective review from an average riders’ perspective.

A big thanks to Gravity Sports at Mt Bachelor for giving us access to this.

Grant’s Pant Specs
Size: Medium
6’0” 165lbs
Waist 31
Hips 38”
Inseam 32.5”
Upper Thigh 22”
Middle Thigh 21”
Calves 13.75”

James’ Pants Specs
Size: Medium
James’ Specs
Height: 5’10”
Weight 185 lbs
Waist 32-33
Hips 40”
Inseam 30”
Upper Thigh 23.5”
Middle Thigh 21.5”
Calves 16.5”

A bit thanks to Gravity Sports at Mt Bachelor for giving us access to this.  

Size: Medium
James’ Specs:
Height: 5’10”,
Weight: 185 lbs,
Waist: 32”
Hips: 42”
Inseam 30”
Upper Thigh 23.25” Circumference
Middle Thigh 21.5” Circumference
Calves 17”

 
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