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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.
This jacket is sick with wrist gaitors, built in face mask, zipper whistle, media pocket, jacket to pant zip interface, goggle pocket, pull down pass pocket. The waterproofing and breathability is awesome (20,000/20,000). Its a shell jacket so you will need to layer when riding in temps below 30. Im 5'8 and 155 lbs and i got this in a medium. it's a pretty relaxed fit and the length comes down to just above mid thigh. The hood has clips on the inside to clip onto your goggles which is a cool feature, it keeps your hood from blocking your FOV and from blowing off. Sick colors/style with super functionality. If you wanto stay dry and not overheat in any condition while looking super fly, get this jacket.
Hide yo wife, hide yo kids b/c this jacket is straight killing it! In all seriousness though, I'm thoroughly impressed with the jacket's look and creature comforts. I got the wasabi but each colorway has it's kookiness reflective of Gigi. Plenty of nice touches like the facemask and how the jacket can zip into a matching pant. No lack of storage here and pockets are thoughtfully placed for easy access. Fits true to size but has plenty of room for layering. I bought one size bigger, don't worry you won't look like a rail thug. And worry not about the lack of Gore-Tex, it's ratings are in the same league.
This is easily the best jacket I have ever owned. This one gives you awesome performance up there with the top range gear without having to drop your pants and bend over when it comes to price.
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.
Me and jacketâ€™s do not have the best relationship. It seems every time I get one, I just donâ€™t seem all that thrilled with it after a few days. it's always something and I canâ€™t seem to be thrilled with any purchase.
Until now. My Volcom Ruff jacket is as close to jacket nirvana as Iâ€™ve found. The sleeves arenâ€™t too long and the jacket doesnâ€™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 donâ€™t look or feel like the Stay Puffâ€™d marshmallow man. As much as I dig this jacket, there two things Iâ€™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.
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