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At least 10k/10K rated. welded>fully taped>critically taped seams. None of my gear is insulated. I use shells and layer up according to temp. Much comfier during the spring, too. 686 makes solid gear. No experience with Volcom anything. You've got a LOT of options if you have a little cheddar to drop.
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Volcom makes top quality outerwear. I've got about 150 days on my current pants, they are the Landvik GTX's from a few years ago. Ziptech is fucking sweet too if you ever upgrade to a Volcom jacket.

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Havent tried zip-tech, but i do have 686 Destructed denims and a DC jacket with the Pants to Jacket interface. Its only 3 clips from the Jacket to the pants, but it is enough to keep out virtually all snow (had a slightly wet patch on my back from where snow melted through the powder guard but that could happen with the ziptech too i guess.

686 are my first pair of decent pants too, and they are impressing the hell out of me. So many details on the design, great fit, much more waterproof etc.
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I'm from the New York Downstate area of Long Island too. I've got quite a few pairs of 686 pants, from just basic to the Smarty Cargos. Best quality and value for your bucks. The Smarty Cargos are very warm, have a zip out liner, and can take a brutal beating from the parking lots around here at the local areas. I suggest them highly. PM me if you're looking for a few places local to try em on. I know a few, I shop a lot on the Internet too so I know what your talking about. But any 686 pants have never let me down before.
Where do you normally shop for around here? I cant find any stores on LI that carry the Volcoms and the 686s. Mainly just Northface and other brands I dont really know.
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Havent tried zip-tech, but i do have 686 Destructed denims and a DC jacket with the Pants to Jacket interface. Its only 3 clips from the Jacket to the pants, but it is enough to keep out virtually all snow (had a slightly wet patch on my back from where snow melted through the powder guard but that could happen with the ziptech too i guess.

686 are my first pair of decent pants too, and they are impressing the hell out of me. So many details on the design, great fit, much more waterproof etc.
I've also got a pair of 686 Destructed Denim. They're my first pair of pants, and I love them. I'm 6'3" 215 lbs or so. Wear a 34/34 or 36 waist jean usually. I wear an XL in them. Tried on a few pairs and they were the best fitting on top of being the best in every other aspect.

Real impressed. I'd buy other 686 stuff in the future for sure as long as I liked it.
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So I ended up with a pair of 686 smarty pants in the "all Access" fit. I'm excited to try them out!
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So I ended up with a pair of 686 smarty pants in the "all Access" fit. I'm excited to try them out!
One of the longest lasting pants I've owned and warm too. 686 really over builds their pants good luck with em.
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