The Curated Take
This is a great jacket that provides amazing lightweight protection for those who want something for traversing or just a really nice jacket to use as a shell. This has been my go-to jacket for my local resort in Minnesota, which I layer with a merino wool base and a hoodie, and then when I go to Colorado, which is much warmer, I can practically wear this with just a t-shirt underneath. In the coldest, dry conditions locally, it keeps the wind out, and in the wet, warmer conditions in Colorado, it keeps the moisture out.
I love the hi vis of this jacket since I ride often with my son, and it's easy for him to spot me on the slopes whenever we get separated. The hood also fits over helmets for those uncomfortably windy chair lifts. Also, this jacket has pockets for literally anything you might need or want on the slopes.
- Hi visibility for being seen on the slopes when riding with others
- Light weight allows for easy movement
- Hi tech material allows for great water and wind proofing
- Not great for warmth, this piece should be used as a shell and base layers should be added for colder conditions.
The Burton Men's ak Swash GORE-TEX 2L Insulated Jacket is the ultimate choice for snowboarding enthusiasts who demand high-tech features and superior performance. This jacket is made with GORE-TEX fabric and PrimaLoft® insulation, which focuses warmth around your core like a built-in vest while keeping your arms light and free to move about. The Swash is fully sealed against wind and water with the added reinforcement of GORE-TEX seam tape, making it perfect for rugged weather conditions. With adjustable powder gasket cuffs, a water-repellent waist gaiter, YKK® water-resistant zippers, pit zip vents, power mesh wrist gaiters, and more pockets than you can count on one hand - this jacket has everything you need to stay dry and comfortable through storm cycles or bluebird days alike.
- PrimaLoft® insulation focuses warmth around your core like a built-in vest
- Fully sealed against wind and water with added reinforcement of GORE-TEX seam tape
- Adjustable powder gasket cuffs keep snow out
- Water-repellent waist gaiter keeps you dry in deep snow
- YKK® water-resistant zippers protect your belongings from moisture