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Swift and clean as a shiny new rocket.

Zip up the Burton Men’s AK 3L Continuum Jacket and dive into the deepest pow, or tackle the trickiest terrain park. Burton gave the 3L Continuum a Gore-Tex shell and fully taped the seams to keep moisture out and take on the trees without ripping. Burton’s seam-welded construction eliminates the need for stitching and thread, creating an ultra-light barrier against the elements. Burton gave the Continuum a Sig Fit for baggy style that doesn't get in your way when you bust your method and looks fresh when you grab a brew at the lodge. - Fall 2008.

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Does this jacket have the sleeves that go...

Does this jacket have the sleeves that go over your thumbs so the inside of your gloves don't get wet?

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Nope. Just your average articulated sleeves.

2 5

love the jacket, hate the zippers

totally waterproof, even in slush. zip up face protector and helmet compatible hood work great together - no need for a gaiter.

i also have the AK 3L Hover pants so when zipped together, this setup is totally waterproof.

although i love this jacket, the zippers are really hard to use and are getting stuck. i actually had to send the first jacket back because it arrived with many of the teeth separated (so that I couldn't even unzip the jacket to try it on).

If you look really carefully at the zipper, there is actually a pull trigger that you need to engage with the zipper pull to get it to slide. Doing that is not easy and the design sometimes makes it impossible - the trigger is already weakened so that it doesn't activate even when pulled on.

I've only worn it 5 days at Snowbird and 4 days in Tahoe. there are times when I simply can't unzip the darn thing.

Lastly, the jacket has already torn a tiny slit-hole on the front pocket section. Have no idea how that happened given I was riding in 3 feet of fresh at Snowbird and only spring conditions in Tahoe - no rock rubs or impacts.

5 5

Love it, come snow or shine

Been in a storm with ice blowing off the ridges and spring days with 50 degree sunshine, the jacket has stood up to both equally well.

5 5

Great

Just got the jacket it in, havent road in them yet, but from what it seems like, it looks like a great jacket. My only concern is that under the pits, it seems the bunch up. minus that its great

5 5

Tick, Tick

This jacket is the bomb, like tick, tick! This is my first Gore-Tex shell, and it lived up to all the hype and then some. I was a little worried about staying warm in so thin a jacket, but after a weekend at Crystal those worries were gone. Saturday my layering consisted of Under Armour Cold Gear, a tee, and a fleece, and after a few runs I was too hot. Sunday I just went out with a tee and fleece under, pit zips half-open, and felt great. And no, it was not a bright-ass day. No sun, and it was windy (oh well, I was wearing a waterproof and windproof jacket, and it did stop all the elements). The Burton Pant-to-Jacket zip-in interface is sick too! The only drawbacks I found were the hood barely fit over my helmet (I have an XL jacket and M helmet). It fit, but felt really constricting when over my helmet. Also, the velcro cusps didn't stay tight when riding in the pow (18" new overnight)! I also wish Burton would put RECCO in their gear, it is available in gear priced way less. Overall though, one kick-ass jacket! It will keep you warm and dry regardless of the weather!

5 5

Da Bomb

this is with out a doubt the best jacket i have owned. Very warm, great venting. Totally wind proof. Well worth the money.

5 5

Great Technology. High Hopes. High Price.

The AK 3L Continuum is what it is. It's a Gore-Tex Shell. The jacket's seams are welded for added durability and multiple "proof-ness." Hopefully this new technology will prevent the seams from failing like several of my previous Burton jackets. The waterproof zippers are a nice touch.
If you plan on boarding in a blizzard, this jacket was made for it. The Sig-Fit is a bit looser than I'd like, but it does provide adequate room for base layers. I bought the jacket because it was 50% off the retail price. Honestly, it isn't worth $600 dollars unless you use it 365 days per year. At this price, the AK3L should be lined with a comfortable thin insulation, or should include a zip-in liner.

5 5

Great Jacket

I just picked up this Jacket the other day for an amazing deal. I am more writing this review for people who are looking for size rather than function. Any Gore-Tex jacket from a reputable company will deliver what they promise and this Burton Jacket is no exception. I ordered a size small. I had to go to a store and try it on to make sure before I ordered it. I usually wear a Medium. I am 5ft 10in and 155lbs. The Sig fig is great. I wore it with a fleece pullover and still had room. Yeah I am not a big guy, but this sizing of these jackets are way different than typical jackets. If you like things way oversized, it may not be the size for you if we have comporable stats, but I think there is plently of room and length still. Jacket is light weight and although I have yet to wear it out on the mountain, I feel confident that it will be real waterproof/windproof. I love Burton gear. With my AK Gore-Tex pants I have had for 5 years, I won't see any water seeping in any of my gear. Hope this helps.

Which style of JAcket is Back Country...

Which style of JAcket is Back Country shipping. I want the Rider Fit, not the Sig Fit or the Slim Fit. I tried on this jacket at a local shop (They wanted full price) and the Sig Fit just isn't big enough for me (I tried on an XL).

Best Answer Responded on

?....diferent jakcets come in diferent fits, there arent 3 different fits per jacket...if you are looking for the TEAM fit, the most baggy one, they you have to look for ronin or any burton jacket with more progressive styling...this one is sig fit and sig fit only

5 5

Awesome Jacket

First wear today in Mammoth after a 2' dump with wind and blowing snow. Great fit, pockets, hood is perfect for fit and visability, interior pocket perfect size for my Tracker and the cuffs/velcro sized perfect for going over my gloves. Also the deal at Backcountry beat my pro-deal!!! I've had my Burton AK 3L pants for 4 seasons and I expect this jacket will do the same!

Does this jacket have a pass-pocket?

Does this jacket have a pass-pocket?

is this jacket only a soft shell; meaning...

is this jacket only a soft shell; meaning that you would have to where a shell on top of it or is a jacket that can be worn by itself?

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yeah you can definitly wear this softshell by itself, its made out of goretex softshell...goretex softshell is every bit as waterproof/windproof/breathable as gore tex pro shell or pefromance shell, and its actually better in my opinion since its warmer than just plain old gore tex shells

No pit zips on this piece?

No pit zips on this piece?

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Yeah it totally has them, tried one on yesterday.