Our pick of this season's best Volcom snowboard outerwear

A company born from the feeling of fresh powder, a young Richard Woolcott and Tucker Hall sculpted a company that wanted its design to reflect the feeling of carving the deep bottomless powder of Tahoe.

With $5000 dollars burning a hole in their pocket gifted from Richard’s Dad, they began designing their first range of clothing, which resulted in a revenue of $2600 in the first year of sales. Luckily for us, they got a damn lot better at the whole clothing malarkey in the years to come.

They were one of the first brands to bring actual artists on board to design ranges. The iconic Jamie Lynn was a dual threat for the company in its early years, both designing the range and riding for the company.

The forward-thinking founders set up their own record label in 1995 to compliment the brand, truly becoming one of the first ‘lifestyle’ brands to support skateboarding, surfing and snowboarding twinned with the musical interests of their demographic.

Some of the most iconic shredders of our times have graced or still grace the rider list for Volcom, like Terje Haakonsen, Bryan Iguchi, Markus Keller, Arthur Longo, Desiree Melancon, and Pat Moore, to name a few. It came as a wee bit of a surprise to the industry that in 2011, Volcom accepted an offer from the Kering Group to buy the company in a friendly takeover. Despite Kering owning brands like Alexander McQueen, Gucci, Puma and Stella McCartney, the company has still kept on forging its own path through business. In 2019, Volcom was bought by a slightly better-fitted Authentic Brands Group who also own Reebok and Vision Street Wear.


Scroll down or select from the links below to check out our reviews of this season’s best Volcom snowboard gear.



Volcom Longo Pullover Jacket 2022-2023

Price: £210 / €230 / $220

With his effortless style, precise board control, and ability to tackle side hits, Arthur Longo has made resort riding look more fun than we could have ever imagined. Whilst we may not possess the gracefulness that Arthur does when it comes to manoeuvring the slopes, thanks to Volcom we’ve got the chance to match his look and hope that might just up our style points on the slopes.

Who Is The Volcom Longo Pullover Jacket For?

The subtle retro look is just enough for you to get compliments on your look, yet not too much to brighten up the whole resort. The Volcom Longo Pullover Jacket and Arthur Pants are perfect for the mellow resort cruiser who just wants to feel comfortable and have a good time without having to worry about their outerwear giving up on them when the conditions take a turn for the worse.



Selected for The Whitelines 100 – take a closer look at the 2022-2023 Volcom Longo Pullover Jacket


Volcom Iguchi Slack Vest 2022-2023

Price: £250 / €290 / $325

Listen, backpacks are great. We all have ‘em and we all use ‘em. Also, for the vast majority of riders out there, they’ll do the job just fine. But “fine” never won itself a spot in our Whitelines 100. When Bryan Iguchi sat down with Volcom a few years back, the goal was to rethink and redesign the way in which riders could carry essential gear in the backcountry, while making it feel as natural and unintrusive to ride in as possible. The end result is this: the ultra-utilitarian, meticulously engineered Iguchi Slack Vest.

Who Is The Volcom Iguchi Slack Vest For?

The target market of the Iguchi Slack Vest can be split into two, distinct categories: those venturing into the fictional Central American banana republic of Val Verde to engage in deadly combat with a biologically and technologically superior enemy, and those venturing into the backcountry on their snowboard.



Selected for The Whitelines 100 – take a closer look at the 2022-2023 Volcom Iguchi Slack Vest


Volcom Guch Stretch Gore Jacket and Pants 2022-2023

Price: £600

Since the early ‘90s, Bryan Iguchi has travelled the globe, hunting for untouched powder. Back in his home of Jackson Hole, his big mountain prowess earned the moniker ‘godfather of the backcountry’. So, if you’re looking for outerwear that’s made for out-of-bounds exploration, then this collection is definitely worth a closer look. It was designed and tested by Iguchi himself, featuring optimal Gore-Tex waterproofing and breathability. Clever additions include the Face Tech balaclava that stashes away into the hood, and the front pocket made specifically for an avy beacon. Plus you can zip the pants to the powder skirt, ideal for slashing through the deep stuff.



Volcom Melancon GT Jacket and Pants 2022-2023

Price: £330

Desiree Melancon has smashed boundaries in more ways than one. Pioneering the way in women’s street riding, she made a name for herself as a straight-up sick shredder in a sphere that’s heavily male-dominated, even today. Her innovative spirit is reflected in her latest outerwear collection with Volcom, a monochrome combo designed to be worn by anyone. The oversized design deliberately aims to break down stereotypes about gender and body type, creating a generously baggy look. The Gore-Tex shell will keep you dry all day, plus you can zip the pants and powder skirt together when it’s puking with snow.



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