John G.wrote a review of Burton AK 3L Hover Gore-Tex Jacket - Men's on January 7, 2017
Fit: Runs large
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.