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The crème de la crème.
- Articulated elbows and gusseted underarms enhance your mobility
- Mesh-lined underarm zips let you release excess heat
- Low-bulk micro-seams are fully sealed with tiny Gore seam tape
- Laminated brim on zip-off, helmet-compatible insulated hood shields your face from falling snow
- Laminated die-cut hook-and-loop cuff tabs with elastic and hem drawcord seal out drafts
- Water-tight zips prevent water from leaking through
- Powder skirt comes off for days off the slopes
- RECCO reflector could come in handy in case of a slide
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Overall - OK. Not keeping you warm
- Gender: Female
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
I own several other Arc’teryx ski jackets, pants, vests, etc. and my expectations of quality and keeping me warm were super high for something that originally sales for almost $1k. The Volta jacket is beautiful, very comfortable, and nice& clean tailoring, little longer on the torso (which I love) but I wish it would have had more pockets and hidden places for ski passes, phone and so on. For some reason, Arc’teryx does a poor job when comes to accessorizing and considering functionality for most of their garments.
I wore the jacket few times in below 10 degrees weather this ski season (2012) and my disappointment was huge! For $1k and a fancy manufacturing technology, this garment should have not required wearing two other lawyers and still shivering! Does it worth $400 ( the sales price)? Maybe not! I’ve spent $400 on other Arc’teryx jackets and that was a purchase made with no regrets and perfect value/price balance. However, this jacket is pretty, light, superb color matching almost any ski pants, is easy to get on& off and is fitting good enough so I can layer up. Does not worth paying anything more than 200 or 300 dollars!
Sure hope Arc’teryx is not becoming one of those greedy manufacturers, which at the first sign of good market share and customer satisfaction, are taking quality way down and price goes way up. Arc’teryx’s “after sale” customer service had become horrible and I can definitely see a lowering trend on everything since I started buying their products 10 years ago. Too bad …
Nice jacket but not worth the $
I already have an Arc'teryx softshell and an old ski jacket. However, being down with Bronchitis I decided to get an insulated jacket and stumbled across the Volta. I wouldn't have flinched at a $600-700 tag but $1,000 did make me think twice, especially when I asked the salesperson what the difference was between the Moray and the Volta (same Proshell, same insulation) and she said very little, apart from the more fitted cut and the colors (and the $300 price difference). Vanity got the better of me and I decided to make an "investment in my health" (or so the excuse was) and bought the Volta. I'm a 35-25-36 and wanted an XS for a snug fit but couldn't find any for the color I wanted. Got the S instead. Their measurements give 2" or so. Their measurements for the S specify 35 for the bust but I can fit in 4 layers + fleece in the S.
Took it out the last few days, 9 degrees at the base. Before the purchase, I had my old ski jacket on (not insulated) and 4 layers + fleece. Yes I know that's a lot of layers for many of you but I didn't want to risk if with Bronchitis and all. After the purchase, I had 4 layers + Volta, and I didn't find myself any warmer at the top of the tram ride, which was kindda disappointing. Basically the Volta = my old ski jacket + fleece. In hindsight, would I have gone ahead with the Volta? Well, with a wedding coming up and an evening gown (coincidentally also $1,000) I've had an eye on, probably not, I would have gotten the evening gown rather than the Volta.