Soooo I paid the full price for these about a week before they went on sale, not a reason for disliking them at all though. Before these bibs i ran a pair of Foursquare 8k pants, and they seemed to be WAY more waterproof than these. So far I've had about 20 days in these bibs and I'm rather unimpressed. For a 15k waterproof and breath ability I definitely expected more. I'm riding in the BC interior, Red Mountain, Whitewater....both known for dry snow but a lot of it, after a half days riding in PUKING snow the pants showed signs of taking on water around the waist and ankles. It was snowing rather heavily on the lift so snow settling on my lap would melt and seep in. At no point did I get cold, which was awesome, but I did expect more from these bibs. They are also much too heavy for touring, which I do a lot of. I thought I'd save myself some money by getting these and not Gore-Tex, but now I wish I spent the extra. Don't buy these if you think they will keep you completely dry, they will not. But they will keep you warm!!!
Sorry Volcom, I do love the bibs, but am spewing about the lack of waterproofness!!!