- Price: £250 / €290 / $325
- Waterproof / Breathability: 600mm
- Category: Backcountry
- Sizes: XS, S, M, L, XL
Why We Chose The Volcom Iguchi Slack Vest: It offers almost all of the functionality of your backcountry pack, in a design that sits closer to your body, with a ridiculous amount of useful features. And, if we’re being totally honest, it looks pretty badass too.
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.
“The backcountry is a pretty broad church these days, and the Slack Vest is primarily aimed at those looking for fast and short bursts of time out of bounds”
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.
That said, the backcountry is a pretty broad church these days, and the Slack Vest is primarily aimed at those looking for fast and short bursts of time out of bounds, be that on foot, on the skin track, on a sled, or (for the lucky few) in a heli.