VOLCOM CHAINSAW FLANNEL SHIRT REVIEW
Volcom’s reputation for stylish clothing is well established and this riding shirt (or ‘shacket’ – halfway between a shirt and a jacket) is no exception. Riffing off the grungy flannel shirt look that many modern rail riders are rocking, this is designed for late-season shredding, when the sun is out and you don’t need a full on jacket. It’s made of DWR-coated material which means it’s water resistant, and has a moisture wicking mesh lining and a comfortable cotton hood. You wouldn’t want to be wearing this and nothing else in minus 10, but for spring park laps, it’s ideal.
TEVA RIVA WINTER BOOT REVIEW
While they may not look as “dope” or “down with the kids” as skate shoes, the market for waterproof winter boots has been growing recently. In fact, several skate shoe companies have got in on the act – DVS with their John Jackson signature model and Adidas with their Jake Blauvelt ‘après shred’ boot. Teva have been making hiking boots for longer than either brand and this is their flagship winter model.
Apparently they’ve taken their “best-selling light hiker of all time” and added in extra insulation (200g of thinsulate if you’re asking) as well as extra waterproofing to keep you warm and dry in the snow. If you’re sick of shovelling the snow out of your shoes after a night out in resort, these are a great option.