Appreciators of a good puff, we were stoked when Volcom passed this guy our way. There's no denying that a reliable and packable down jacket is essential to any snowboarder's quiver of outerwear, and this offering was, yet again, a favorite among our testers. As cozy as a sleeping bag, this toasty duck down micro-puff even functioned as a perfect companion to our actual sleeping bags. Equipped with a stuff sack that easily stows away in one of the coat's pockets when you're wearing it, the Puff Puff Give also makes for the perfect head rest once you take it off. From long flights to late nights, you'll never want to leave this at home.

Layering Features & Details

  • RDS 80/20 duck down insulation
  • DWR finish
  • Zippered chest and hand pockets
  • Included stuff sack
  • Whistle zipper pull
  • MSRP $200.00

Rad: Included stuff sack turns this comfortable jacket into an equally comfortable pillow.

Bad: Like any micro-puff, it's vulnerable to sharp branches and objects.

Toasty and packable, Volcom’s Puff Puff Give is not something you’ll want to pass on. | PHOTO: Chris Wellhausen

The duck down insulation kept our testers warm and cozy all season long. | PHOTO: Chris Wellhausen

A full front zipper always keeps things convenient. And how about this clean camo colorway? | PHOTO: Chris Wellhausen

The whistle zipper pull is a nice touch, offering some audible insurance in the event of a backcountry emergency. | PHOTO: Chris Wellhausen

Zippered hand pockets can keep your valuables safe or your hands warm. | PHOTO: Chris Wellhausen

The single chest pocket provides additional storage space, topped off with some subtle Volcom branding. | PHOTO: Chris Wellhausen

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