What you want to do is wait till the end of the season and buy then. It can easily shave off 50-100$ on a purchase.
So far, Volcom has been pretty good to me. No complaints about the jacket or pants that I bought and they've been keeping me dry and warm.
Just got a Ride shell so we'll see how that works this season. (Nice thing that I've noticed about Ride is that a lot of jackets seem to come in both Shells and Insulated jackets, so if you see a style you want, but not the type, you should be able to find the other type with the same style somewhere).