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Our review of the Volcom Carbon discovered a great value pair of ski pants that will appeal to the more discerning rider.
volcom carbon pant
Overall Score
Great value, plain but good looking
Lack of zipped pockets

Volcom's Carbon Pants feature the company's two-layer 'V-Science' shell fabric which is waterproof and breathable, and has the critical seams taped, as opposed to all seams being taped.

The fit is pretty loose - Volcom call it their 'Ergo' fit - and the Carbon pants are aimed more at boarders than skiers, as evident not just from the loose fit but from the fact that they also have a butt patch to provide protection and a little extra insulation when sitting on the snow.

You get a relatively thin lining so if you feel the cold you'll likely need to wear long johns beneath the Carbon; in warmer conditions, or if you're hard, you'll probably be okay without a base layer.

Two internal adjusters and belt loops help keep things in place, and the fairly minimal features include two front and rear pockets, articulated knees and elasticated inner gaiters with lace hooks.

The pockets are secured with Velcro fastening which we were not particularly keen on since in a wipeout they can allow snow to get in and smaller objects to fall out - zips would have been better.

That said the Volcom Carbon are both good looking and good value, and given the price the pocket issue is a minor niggle that you can probably learn to live with.




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