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drjcv
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19/05/2019 2:29 pm  

in general Volcom jackets fit good IMO, but yeah the jump from xl to xxl seems to be crazy. way bigger than L to Xl it seems. I could fit two of me in an xxl L gore jacket.

the thing that drives me nuts about volcom jackets though is the lack of an interior sound pocket. its just too cold out here to have your phone one layer of nylon away from being in the open.

the burton mid fit jackets in XXL fits almost exactly the same as the volcom drop tail fit in xxl IMO

the xxl Volcom articulated pants are my favorite, but are big in the waist but are manageable. If they made a gore version I'd buy the shit out of them.

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20/05/2019 2:07 am  

The leg pocket does sound not very well thought through and rather carelessly placed. I guess I’ll need to order and try on a couple of sizes and see which one fits better and if I like the Volcom L pants at all irl or gonna stay with AK for now.

I’ve got plenty of time until next season tho lol

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29/05/2019 4:39 am  

So I pulled the trigger and actually bought a pair. Nice pants and I don’t mind the wider, more baggy fit, the only thing that’s a little baffling is the placement of the leg pocket. It’s so low down the thigh and almost right over the knee, that it’s rendered basically useless except for carrying something soft in it. Oh well, nbd though, everything else is pretty good.


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31/05/2019 9:36 pm  

do people actually use pockets like that? I’ve never once even had anything in a back pocket, let alone a cargo pocket


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31/05/2019 11:48 pm  

It’s much easier to access than regular front and back pockets, which are normally buried under the jacket, so yeah, I use it. 


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01/06/2019 12:30 am  

I guess I just don't carry much when I ride in the first place.. wasn't thinking about that. Keys in one regular pant pocket, tool in the other, neither of which I typically access.  Now that phones are so decent, I don't carry a camera anymore, so that's all I have in my jacket other than a clif bar sometimes. How much do you really need anyway?

I've been primarily using the L pants for the past 4 years, so I do have the same pocket.  I agree that it's weird, for sure.

Anyone here a backpack kid?

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01/06/2019 1:37 am  

I don’t carry much either and it’s probably the only pant pocket that i use for quick access. The valuables normally go in the zip up midlayer pockets too. And now that I ride with my kids I have some random granola bars, chapstick, tissues etc. on me and I’m not really into riding with a backpack, so well placed and thought through pockets are appreciated. Nbd tho, everything else with the L seems to be on point for me

edit: I think if they made the front pockets entry slanted like on most other pants, instead of vertical along the side seams, they’d have enough space to move the leg pocket up away from the knee

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01/06/2019 2:37 am  

if it's cold and I'm wearing mitts I'll keep some undergloves in my cargo pockets.


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01/06/2019 7:34 am  

snus in regular pant pocket. keys and phone in jacket chest pocket.

i like to carry as little as possible.


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02/06/2019 2:33 am  

Back pockets on snow pants are kind of useless. I don't like sitting on things while on the chairlift. I'll rarely use the front pockets. On the cargo pockets i stuff old goggle bags and a bandana to wipe the goggles.

All the other stuff (wallet, phone, car keys, tissues, sunscreen, liner gloves) go on the jacket and insulation layer pockets.

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02/06/2019 8:13 am  
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I guess I just don't carry much when I ride in the first place.. wasn't thinking about that. Keys in one regular pant pocket, tool in the other, neither of which I typically access.  Now that phones are so decent, I don't carry a camera anymore, so that's all I have in my jacket other than a clif bar sometimes. How much do you really need anyway?

I've been primarily using the L pants for the past 4 years, so I do have the same pocket.  I agree that it's weird, for sure.

Anyone here a backpack kid?

you should be shot if you use a backpack in bounds

i carry:

wallet

cellphone

keys

media device (ipod or other phone)

handwarmers

extra goggles or lens

tool

extra balaclava or beanie

420 stuff

snack (macadamia nuts, pepperoni)

so yeah i use the fucking cargo pockets

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02/06/2019 5:38 pm  

FUCKING CARGO POCKETS

The "backpack kid" comment was intended to point out that no one needs to ride with a pack in bounds. That said, I love seeing people that do, as it's mild entertainment.

Another reason I carry so little is it's so easy to run back to your vehicle here, if you really need something. I like to keep it minimal while riding - only basic necessities. I can see carrying more (like doc's list) at a larger resort, where it may be somewhat of a trek to run back to the car, and I know I’m going to be out all day, and it would probably have to be stormy too

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03/06/2019 10:33 am  

I have only carried a backpack in-bounds at BIG resorts when on vacation or when we're doing a mix of in-bounds and lift-accessed backcountry laps.

At in-bounds spots closer to home, I usually only have my wallet, phone, keys, lip balm, and a microfiber on me. Everything else stays in the car. I can make a run to the lot to switch out goggles or whatever. Even at a larger mountain like Whistler, I would rather pay a few extra bucks for snacks at the mid-mountain lodges than have my various pockets bulging with crap. That list above seems like a lot of stuff to have stuffed into my pants and jackets while riding, but where I usually ride it doesn't get that cold, and I don't listen to music while I snowboard.

I have only had a couple of pairs of pants over the years that have had cargo pockets. I haven't used them. The only pair that I currently have with cargo pants is a pair of first-year Volcom L pants. I don't wear them anymore.

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03/06/2019 2:44 pm  

I'll typically have phone for music. Chapstick. Gum. 1 car key. A microfiber to wipe gogs. And $20 just in case. Occasionally some mushrooms.

Any other food stays in the car.

If I'm splitting of course I have a lot more. I prefer a BC vest nowdays. I have avalung pack and airbags, but they don't come out much. I really hate the swing weight of backpacks. The vests keep the weight dispersed way better. But that's a different topic. 

If I'm with my kids my pockets are loaded to the hilt with extra shit though. like a goddamn snow camel.

 

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03/06/2019 9:54 pm  

Fucking cargo pockets or celibate cargo pockets, I’m not a fan. They remind me of the time in the 90s and early aughts when everyone and their aunt were rocking cargo pants. However, the Swash has great leg pockets imo, easily accessible and not too bulgy. I prefer the old design with exposed zippers tho.


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