- Gore-Tex 2-layer laminate for guaranteed waterproof/breathable performance
- V.Science breathable lining system for warmth and moisture management
- Modern articulated fit is tailored but comfortable with plenty of room to move
- Black Flax reinforced back hem resists drag damage in the parking lot
- Mesh-lined zip vents for easy-access climate control
- Zip-Tech jacket-to-pant interface zips to your Volcom snow jacket for a total snow seal
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Vents put a damper on good pants
- Gender: Male
These are decent snowboard pants, with good construction and plenty of features and amenities. However, there is one design quirk y'all should know about before buying. As you're aware, these are "slim" fitting pants, with less room in the knee and thigh area, which is fine. It doesn't constrict movement in any significant way, even for freestyle. The problem is the location of the leg vents. The location of the vent runs directly over the knees on the bottom end, which means the zipper, mesh, and related thicker vent materials, in addition to the fact that the pants are cut slimmer,the vents are constantly rubbing against your knees, especially since your knees are bent when riding which is most of the time. To specify, the vents rub right over the "inner" half of my knee caps. It would be awesome if Volcom stopped the vent right above the knee area, but nope, the vents run right over them. Whether the feeling of vent rub is uncomfortable is up to the wearer, but it's definitely something to consider. I personally find it somewhat annoying. Basic fabric running a little tighter in that region is perfectly fine. However, something thicker and more rigid in rubbing in that area is not desirable.
This feature alone will most likely keep you coming back for more Volcom products when it comes to outerwear. Zip Tech zips any Volcom Jacket into any Volcom pant. I absolutely love this feature, it keeps any snow from going down the back of your pants ........which is nice.
Zip tech in the back is the white line that flips down, this zips and VOlcom Jacket into any Volcom pant and will not only keep out any unwanted snow falling back there but also keeps your heat trapped in to help keep you warm.
A great gore-tex pant from Volcom, the V Bird is a slimmer fitting pant for sure but also is cut right to not restrict any movement whatsoever. I have ridden these all season and was a little skeptical on how slim they were and if if would be restricting but that is not the case. 2 Layer gore-tex is going to keep you dry for sure. I've been running gore-tex products for more than 10 years and have never been disappointed with any gore-tex product i have even owned. Parlay that with backcountrys 100% unlimited returns policy and you're golden!
Got these pants cuz I wanted a slimmer pant that doesn't lose waterproofing after a season and a half- not the most common thing to find. Most pants with a good fit are only around 10K, from what I've found, except a few. We'll see how these last, but I expect GORE to last for years.
Anyway, I'm pretty stoked on these so far. They fit well, not super skinny, but still slim. I'm about 5'11 and 130 (yep, pretty small) and I got the smalls, and my only complaint is that they could be a little longer, but I've givin up looking for pants long enough that dont fall off my waist. Also, the vents are a little odd- they are angled over the knees, but, I mean, they serve they're purpose well. The snaps on the ankles have bent a little in my bindings, but they still work well- nothing to worry about. FInally, they're not insulated really at all, (more of a shell) but nothing some good layering cant fix.
Despite those complaints, I'm actually pretty pumped on these- all those compaints are pretty minor. Like I said they fit well, they're super waterproof, (for now, and hopefully for years to come) and they're simply designed- the main things I look for in good snowpants!
Zac Marben on the V-Bird Gore-tex
Style master Zac Marben reveals the V-bird Gore-Tex pant. Your legs will thank you later.