Volcom Pat Moore Insulated Jacket ReviewOctober 18, 2015
- Good stretch
- Less breathable than others in the test
- Fit not as dialed
Volcom’s Pat Moore is a stylish insulated jacket aimed primarily at front country snowboarders. It comes in at a reasonable price.
The Pat Moore has pretty burly and stretchy “Duck cloth” face fabric that should stand up to lots of abuse. There are more seams on the jacket than most in the test—typically a weak point—in the name of fashion.
Like the other coats here, its got a long hemline, tall collar, and big hood. It’s got taped seams so it should be good to go in all but the most persistent rainstorms. The powder skirt zips to pants in Volcom’s line, so creates a suit that keeps snow from getting packed into the rider’s torso in a wipeout.
The Pat Moore is rated to 10,000 grams of vapor that can pass through a square meter of fabric during a 24-hour period. Most membranes like Gore-tex and other brands can do 20,000, so it’s a bit less breathable, though most insulated coats will effectively breathe a bit less. The Pat Moore does sport a pair of sizeable mesh-backed pit zips, which is probably the more important consideration in an insulated ski coat.
The Pat Moore has six pockets, including an interior goggle pocket and chanel for headphones. The powder skirt has a zipper that will connect to most Volcom snow pants, creating a drier suit.
The Pat Moore is aimed primarily at front-country snowboarders, so the designers didn’t worry as much about weight or stash pockets for climbing skins. The weatherproofing and breathability are absolutely solid for frontrange use and the jacket kept us plenty warm even in the notoriously cold Tetons.