The Volcom Arthur Longo is a 2-layer, Gore-Tex jacket that has all the features you would expect at this price point. It comes in a bunch of colours, and a few options of pants.
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I wore this jacket in a variety of conditions, and it did great in all of them. Even in really wet snow that turned to rain, the jacket kept my dry while the water just beaded off of it.
If you happen to have some Volcom pants, you can use the Zip-Tech connection to zip them together, otherwise you can just use the powder skirt to keep the snow out.
There are plenty of pockets everywhere for everything you would need to carry.
It has more of a hoodie style to it, which means that it has a slightly shorter length than normal. It wasn’t an issue for me, I had the large and am 6 foot tall.
There were a couple of things that I didn’t like so much about the jacket. Instead of regular wrist gaiters that have a thumbhole to make sure they can’t slip out of your glove, these ones are just a regular tube. I didn’t find that they would slide around much, but I still like the regular ones.
The other downside for me is the stretchy cuffs on the sleeves – they are fairly tight, so it would be a pain if you wanted to get them over your gloves or mitts. It wouldn’t be a big deal if you got the big Arthur Longo mitts that they are designed to go with, as they would easily slip over the whole cuff.
Two minor things, and they weren’t a big enough deal to stop me buying the jacket, but it is good to know.
Features of the Volcom Arthur Longo Jacket
Volcom describe their standard fit as relaxed, but not oversized. This one has a slightly shorter fit than normal, but it’s only a touch shorter than normal.
Fully Taped Seams
All the seams of the jacket are taped, which is to stop moisture from getting inside through the stitch holes at the seams of the jacket.
Zip Tech lets you connect or zip Volcom jackets to Volcom pants or bibs. There is a another zip that runs along the bottom of the powder skirt, which will connect to a hidden zip on the pants.
Toggle Cinch Hood
Just a way to tighten the hood.
A small almost hidden zip lets you remove the hood completely.
Super Suede Chin Guard
If the jacket is zipped all the way up, the soft suede is all that touches your chin and neck.
Mesh Lined Zipper Vents
Regular underarm vents, that let you get rid of extra heat if you are out hiking or wore too many layers.
Removable Stretch Adjustable Powder Skirt
A stretchy powder skirt, that you can completely remove if you need to.
Elastic Cuff System
A bit more of a hoodie style, with stretchy cuffs on the sleeves.
Inside the sleeves of the jacket are the lycra cuffs, which help stop snow from getting up and into the sleeves. No thumb hole on this though which is a bit odd.
Brushed Tricot Lined Handwarmer Pockers
A fancy name for plain old pockets with fleece on the inside.
Pocket Access Hem Cinch
A vented pocked with a side access snap for storing your goggles.
Specialty Ticket Ring
A place to hold your ticket or pass.