|Material:||V-Science 2-Layer Shell|
|Insulation:||Lining, V-Science Breathable Lining System|
|Pockets:||4 External 2 Internal|
|Zip In Compatible:||No|
|Recommended Use:||Snowboarding, Skiing, Winter Wear, Cold Weather, Layering|
|Manufacturer Warranty:||1 Year|
Description: Volcom Gigi Ruf Snowboard Jacket
The Volcom Gigi Ruf snowboard jacket was made for all out extreme riders like well Gigi. This jacket topped the scale with a 20,000 waterproofing and breathability rating. It doesnt come any higher quality than that boys and girls. It features face tech, which is a built in face mask for when the wind starts to sting, the zipper pull is a whistle incase the conditions are unstable and it also has every other little feature in the book for when youre headed out to ride like the pros.
- Adjustable Powder Skirt w/ Stash Pocket
- Powder Skirt Jacket to Pant Interface
- V-Science 2 Way Cuff System
- Lycra Hand Gaitors
- Dual Entry Front Hand Pockets
- Brushed Tricot Lined Handwarmer Pockets
- Pocket Access Hem Cinch
- Goggle Pocket
- Noise Pocket
- Pull Down Pass Pocket
- Stone Ticket Ring
- Whistle Zipper Pull
- Zip Tech Pant to Jacket Interface
- Face Tech
- 2 Way Adjustable Quick Cinch Hood
- Peripheral Hood Adjustment
- Goggle Clips
- Super Suede Chin Guard
- Mesh Lined Zippered Vents
- Stretch Adjustable Powder Skirt w/ Stash Pocket
- V-Science 2-Layer Shell
- V-Science Dobby
- V-Science Breathable Lining System
- Fully Taped Seams
The waterproofing and breathability of this jacket is pretty much the same as goretex and riding in just about everything so far it has kept me warm, dry and comfortable every time. The fit is slightly baggy so if you want a baggy fit then go a size up but otherwise it is pretty true to size with room to layer up underneath.
This jacked has pretty much all the features you could want. Pocketss all over the place, ninja cuffs, cuffs that can be worn different ways, a reinforced hood with goggle clips, hidden ticket pass pockets and tags and a sick facetech face mask built in. Zip tehc was a massive selling point for me and matched up with Volcom pants with Ziptech you can just zip in and forget about getting a powdery, frozen ass crack again.
There isn't much wrong with this jacket but it isn't perfect. The hood is a tight fit over a helmet and while the facetech mask looks badass it sits a little bit loose and is useless when you are working hard and really need to suck a heap of air into your lungs. The zips on this aren't waterproofed (although they are very good quaility) but for this price point you would be hard up finding a better jacket whether it has waterproofed zips or not.
I got the Wasabi one which has the massive advantage of being stylin and easy to spot. My mates can spot me in the lift crowds and I probably won't get hit by traffic wearing it either.
Until now. My Volcom Ruff jacket is as close to jacket nirvana as I?����_�����_��ve found. The sleeves aren?����_�����_��t too long and the jacket doesn?����_�����_��t fit like a tall-tee shirt. it's the perfect balance of warmth without giving up flexibility and almost no bulk. Grabs are easy, you don?����_�����_��t look or feel like the Stay Puff?����_�����_��d marshmallow man. As much as I dig this jacket, there two things I?����_�����_��d improve. One, is tighten up the neckline. I learned on my first pow day to stuff a neck gaiter or a good face shot can get you a snowy chest shower. The other is if you like to wear a hood over your helmet, the hood is fairly small. I always unzip my hood (never buy a jacket without a removable hoodie!) so it means nothing to me but it might to you.