Guide-worthy performance and toughness.
Designed to handle the toughest conditions the backcountry has to offer, the Burton Men's AK 3L Hover Gore-Tex Jacket is the choice of powder-seeking pros and guides alike. Gore-Tex Pro Shell provides unwavering protection from snow and offers the breathability needed for challenging ascents, and an array of clever features helps you weather any storm.
Enhancing the legendary breathability of Gore-Tex, the Gore Micro Grid Backer keeps you from overheating and getting soaked with sweat on tough climbs and leg-burning descents. The Neck Gasket Collar and Powder Gasket Cuffs seal out snow and wind when storms are coming in sideways. Gore-Seam tape and water-resistant YKK zippers prevent any moisture from slipping in through the cracks. Plenty of smartly arranged pockets store the essentials during long days in the backcountry, so you're prepared for anything—weather or otherwise.
- Snowboarding shell made to handle the most challenging conditions
- Gore-Tex Pro Shell is ultra waterproof and breathable
- Micro Grid backer enhances breathability
- Gore-Seam tape prevents leaks
- Neck Gasket Collar and Powder Gasket Cuffs keep elements out
- Zip-out stretch gaiter keeps snow out
- Smart pocket array keeps you prepared
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- Q & A
Like it, don't love it...not worth $630
- Fit: Runs large
- Size Bought: Medium
Bought this on supersale (2016 vs 2017 = same jacket...$400 vs $630. Even with that discount I kinda feel I paid too much for what it delivers. Bought it to have a super waterproof jacket that I can count on keeping me dry and warm (lot's of room to layer to conditions without being super baggy). Things that bug me about this jacket (and 2017 version). No good way to secure your phone. Inside phone pocket is too small for any smartphone made in like, the last ten years (come on Burton wth?) large external pocket has no pass through or mesh pocket to secure it so it flops around. Again no cord pass through from external chest pockets to inside for cord management if you want to ride with music. Hood covers well and is cut to ride with a boarder's stance in mind vs a skier...you could probably ride with it on if necessary. Fits my Smith Helmet . Collar covers the neck/face well, but is so high that when it's not totally zipped up it just splays open with this enormous open collar that looks wierd. You essentially have to keep it zipped up pretty high all the time. Would have preferred regular gaiters to the powder gasket cuffs. Material is light, but a bit thinner than I expected...a bit dated IMHO. Should get gore C-knit at this price point. Fabric is stiff and crinkly & noisy as well. You can get a lot of jacket at $600+. This falls short. Doable at $400...feel it really should be priced between $325-$375 at most. Live in Germany and taking it out for a week long trip in Austria very soon. Hoping it performs well due to all the hype on Burton's top end jacket. Recommend looking at Volcom high end jackets as well or other brands. Unfortunately the jacket I wanted was sold out in my size. I would only recommend this jacket to a friend if it was on serious sale...not worth $630 barely $400 if that. A bit long for me but I'm a short stocky guy so it's more me than the design.
Great Snowboarding Shell
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
- Fit: True to size
- Size Bought: Large
I took this shell on a trip down to Chile this last summer. I've owned a number of Gore-Tex Pro jackets but the fit and features of this jacket made it one of the best I've used. The neck opening was perfect for being comfortable, compatible with a helmet, and still keeping the snow out. The double cuffs were awesome for keeping in warmth and keeping out snow. My only complaint was the cuffs were a little bit harder with mittens, but not a big deal at all. The pockets were plentiful and in all the right places. With the AK and Gore-Tex marks you know this jacket will last through a few seasons worth of abuse. I went with a large for layering and a slightly bigger fit and it worked perfect.
3L Gore-Tex Pro
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
- Fit: True to size
- Size Bought: Large
The Burton AK line is one of the best in the industry for waterproof/breathable shells. This piece is made with a 3 Layer Gore-Tex Pro membrane, designed to withstand the rough and tough of the outdoors while still being lightweight. For being a technical piece, the Burton AK line does a great job making a functional, yet stylish piece. Pair this with a solid baselayer (such as a medium weight merino wool option) and a breathable midlayer (such as a Patagonia Nano-Air) and you're ready to take on anything the cold has to throw at you.
Contact me directly at 801-204-4578 if you have any additional questions, need help with sizing, or have questions on a layering system that will work for you.