Waterproof, windproof, and breathable, these pants are not scared of the elements. Spacious construction through the legs provides excellent mobility for skiing or riding. Polyester insulation adds a layer of warmth for bad weather or for sitting idle on the chairlift.
- Made of polyster ripstop insulated with polyester fill.
- Ripstop material, water repellent finish, sealed seams and leg gaiters keeps moisture at bay and snow out.
- Waist is lined with soft fleece, adjustable side tabs create a custom fit.
- Pocket space is not an issue: 2 zippered hand-warmer pockets, 2 knee pockets, 1 hip pocket, and 1 rear.
- Articulated knees ease movement.
- Connector system joins the Volta Pants to the snow skirt on boys O'Neill jackets for total snow blockage.
|Insulation||60g/sq. m polyester|
Fabric waterproof rating
The standard test for waterproof fabrics uses a standing column filled with water. The figures given are the water column height. A rating of 3,500mm or higher can be considered waterproof. The higher the rating, the more durable the waterproof fabric will be over time.
Waterproof garments use waterproof-breathable technologies and are fully seam-taped. Water-resistant garments use waterproof-breathable technologies but their seams are not taped. Weather-resistant garments repel water and protect against wind but are not made of waterproof fabric.
|Waterproof with fully taped seams|
Fabric active breathability
The rate at which a waterproof breathable fabric expels moisture when the inner surface is moist from perspiration. Values under 8,000g/m2/24h provide low performance, 20,000g/m2/24h provide moderate performance and values over 30,000g/m2/24h provide high performance.
A windproof garment does not allow any air to permeate the fabric. A garment with windproof panels has panels of fabric that are totally windproof, but the rest of the garment may not be windproof. A wind-resistant garment resists some wind, but not as much as a garment that is windproof.
Durable water repellency
Usually referred to as DWR. A treatment made to fabrics that causes water to bead and run off instead of soaking through.