Ready for anything.
The Volcom Landvik T.D.S. Gore-Tex Jacket is packing more features than most German luxury cars, and they start out at like 50 grand. A guaranteed waterproof breathable Gore-Tex membrane protects you from the gnarliest storms that nature has to throw at you, and Volcom's body-mapped T.D.S. thermal insulation system works with your body to keep you super-comfortable in any weather, on lifts, lapping the terrain park, or in the backcountry.
- Guaranteed waterproof breathable Gore-Tex membrane for complete storm protection without clamminess
- T.D.S. (Volcom's Thermal Defense System) uses strategically placed thermal insulation panels, zippered vents, and ultra-breathable interior lining to help your body regulate its temperature efficiently
- Innovative, adjustable Face Tech facemask pulls over your face without having to unzip your jacket and stows away invisibly
- Zip-Tech pant-to-jacket interface allows you to zip your powder skirt to your pants to form a single piece of weather-armor
- RECCO avalanche system for added safety
- YKK WaterGuard waterproof zippers
- 2-way zippers for a custom fit
- Adjustable fixed hood for added protection
- Goggle pocket takes care of your eyewear
- Noise pocket protects your MP3 player
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Falling apart after a few weeks
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
- Fit: Runs large
The jacket looked and preformed great at first. I have taken better care of this jacket than any others that I have owned. After a few weeks of use the threads are literally falling out of it. The graphics are fading off and the outter shell has holes wearing through it. For the outrageous cost, none of this should be happening. I used to think Volcom produced only the best products but I am disappointed here to say the least.
Before anyone responds to this review claiming my issues with this product are "a user issue" I assure you they are not. I actually take the gear I buy and use it in the real world beyond resort groomed runs and I don't sit in the lodge trying to look cool.
- Gender: Male
- Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
I just received the 2012/2013 Volcom Landvik T.D.S Gore-Tex jacket and I am stoked! Upon recently relocating to the Pacific Northwest, I decided that it was time to up my outerwear game. I have (and always will) stand behind Volcom products 100%. And, based on my first impressions, this jacket is no different.
First Impressions: The jacket looks and feels bombproof! The Gore-Tex 3 layer fabric looks like it will survive the abuse and moisture of the PNW with no problems. The YKK WaterGuard waterproof zippers will help to keep the weather out and the warmth in. Volcoms T.D.S. looks to be able to insulate in the right areas and allow you to dump excess heat when needed. The number and location of the pockets seem fairly standard. The Volcom Face Tech and Zip Tech are great "techie" features of the jacket which are also super beneficial when the conditions require them (i.e. I am hoping for deep, deep pow!). And, of course, the RECCO reflector is always a nice to have. As far as the sizing is concerned, I am 5'7" and weigh roughly 160lbs. The medium is a generous fit. The body has more than enough room to layer and add insulation when needed. The arms are a bit on the longer side, but once wearing gloves/mittens, I feel that everything should line up perfectly.
Overall, I am rating at five stars on initial impressions. If you can get over the price the jacket, it looks to be able to protect and last.
I will be sure to give a update once I have been able to use in variable conditions.
Hey, I'm 6 feet and 170 lbs. Can't decide...
Hey, I'm 6 feet and 170 lbs. Can't decide between Med and Large. Which should I take?
Thanks for help!
Hi there Karlis, thank you for your question!
Just going off height and weight, I would recommend the L over the M- that way it won't be too tight, and you can wear some good layers underneath
I'm 5'7", 150lb. Would I be potato-sacking...
I'm 5'7", 150lb. Would I be potato-sacking in a Med, or should I stick to a size Small? I like a little room in the jacket for movement, but don't want to feel like I'm wearing a bag.
I think you'll be fine with a size Small - I'm slightly bigger than you at 5'10" and 154 lbs, and find the Small to fit quite well, except when using the wrist gaitors - that stretches the jacket a bit over the shoulders.. I tried the stripped feature version of the red dawn landvik in Medium and swam in it..
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
If you can get over the price, this is one of the best jackets you can ride with. The gore-tex keeps you dry in the worst conditions winter can throw at you while the t.d.s. helps keep you nice and warm inside. My only problem has to do with volcoms large sizing, feels like I should be in between a small and medium. Other then that this has been the best jacket I've ever ride'n with!
Beast of a Jacket
3 Degrees Fahrenheit on the slopes this day - So cold that a few minutes in the shade froze any moisture you had on you. I had snow melt from all the action, it'd be wet on the outside of my jacket and once we got in the shaded area, it froze solid... never got cold. Jacket is a total beast.
Such an amazing jacket
This past weekend I had the most comfortable ride ever. It was my first trip with my new Landvik jacket and iI wore it with Volcom TDS pants taking full advantage of the Ziptech functionality. This jacket was superb! Even taking spills on several jumps, I never once got wet or cold. It regulated my body temperature very well and if iI felt a little too warm once in awhile, I quickly cooled down after opening the Terminal exhaust zippers under the arms. The face mask was nice on the windy side of the runs and the built in clips on the hood which allowed me to attach it to my goggles was just awesome. my hood stayed where it was supposed to be and kept the wind out of my ears. No snow was allowed into my outfit with the powder skirt and the hand of the sleeves being sealed up. I found all of the pockets to be ideal with plenty of room and the goggle pocket inside was perfect for storing an extra pair of pipe gloves. Those are my favorite but they get wet sometimes so I like to carry extra.
I'm also a huge fan of the zipper. It's tremendously sturdy and water proof. Zipping it all the way up gives you a lot of face protection and it's lined with soft fleece so it feels good on your jaw line.
It has a hefty price tag but you certainly get what you pay for here.
best jacket ever
I have never been so comfortable in such cold weather! this jacket is all about the layers you wear under it. On a blue bird day, maybe only one layer, but on a white out a couple more layers. No matter the conditions, if i wear the correct underlayers i am perfectly comfy. My friend has the same jacket but last years model, and the zipper on his does not work very well. The zipper on this years landvick is much better and gives me no problems. I have literally nothing bad to say about this jacket.
This Jacket is Boss!
I bought this jacket and love it!
It feels so light and doesn't over-encumber you. Previous jackets I have owned needed to be puffy and lined with extra stuff to keep you warm, while this jacket feels like an ordinary shell jacket in weight but instantly heats up. The T.D.S regulates your own body heat to keep you warm. I put this on at home to show my girlfriend and was instantly sweating.
The inbuilt face mask is pretty cool. It sits inside the hood, behind your head. It can be easily pulled over your head, onto your face, then tightened at the back of the hood with a simple elastic drawstring. You can remove it also, if you prefer wearing your own. But you don't really feel it inside your hood anyways.
I bought a size Large, and I'm only 5'8" but I'm a solid guy at 90kg and large shoulders and chest. Usually wear pants that are a size 36. I still have room for layering. But I doubt layering will be required often, because this jacket is warm!
The jacket also has a few safety features if you like to rock the back country. Recco is a cool thing I never knew about, where a Recco chip is stitched into the jacket. All reputable ski resorts have Recco detectors. So you can feel a little safer if you want to stray from the regular track. The zipper is a whistle... Sick as! So if you have a shoulder blowout like I did, you can blow that bad boy until someone comes and helps you. Or you can whistle tunes on the lifts, annoy your mates, or get the attention of snow bunnies you want to impress
If you want to get a jacket, and want to feel reassured you are wearing something with a great warranty and life expectancy, this is the one! It does it all! And you look cool, feel safer, feel warmer and feel dryer. This is the jacket for anyone who wants the best.
I hope this helps you out :)
Inaccurate info on the coat
Backcountry says this is a goretex 3L coat, but if you look for it on Volcom's website volcom claims it is Goretex 2L. Sort of an important distinction if you're gonna drop $600 on a coat.
I'm 6'4 215 lbs, will the xl fit with room...
I'm 6'4 215 lbs, will the xl fit with room to layer? Do you need to layer much with the gore tex and tds? Also what's the fit? Ergo? Looking for long sleeves. Got frickin monkey arms.
you will have plenty of room to layer with the XL. I am similarly sized. Further, the lycra hand gaiters help keep the sleeves in place. It is Ergo fit. Nice thing about DF is that you can order it and if does not fit you can return it, no questions asked. The TDS is killer.
Hey Jay, I'm 6 foot and 200lbs... I'm wearing a large and I also have long arms. The sleeves reach halfway over my hands to the knuckles and there is plenty of room to layer up. With this jacket though, if your zipping the powder skirt to a pair of Volcom TDS pants, you won't need layers. it's very warm!