Give Old Man Winter the stutter-step.
The AK 2L Stagger Jacket. Featuring Gore-Tex Performance Shell and Burton’s ALS lining, this comfortable, bomber piece will keep you riding dry and stoked on the storm days that keep most people indoors.
- Active Lining System: zoned closed and open mesh internal lining for optimal warmth and heat regulation
- RiRi Aquazip zippers for smooth, waterproof zipper operation in all conditions
- Sig Fit for freedom of movement without being too baggy
- Jacket-to-Pant zip interface for total snow seal
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Bomber Goretex, but a few flaws
I wore this jacket all of last season (2010-2011) and used it everywhere from the resort park to big backcountry lines. The fit is baggy, but not "steezy" like some of those kids like to wear their outerwear. I guess I'd call it 'technical baggy,' with enough room to move around in an layer under. The Goretex is super bomber, I took a ton of trees to the jacket, and not a single tear or anything. The ALS liner really keeps your body heat in when it's cold too, which I tested at sub-zero temps in Colorado last winter. The standing collar (separate from the hood) is nice too, keeping the wind away from your neck with your hood down. The zip-to-pants feature is definitely helpful too while in deep pow.
Now for the downsides. First off, I felt that the sleeves were way too short. I'm 6'-1" and moderately long arms and the large just didn't have enough length. Whenever I would be pushing myself out of the snow, the sleeves would pull back and let snow in. Also, the velcro on the sleeves does not work once it gets snow in them. At all. Not a good feature when out in the backcountry if you ask me. So maybe if the jacket had slightly longer sleeves, wrist gaitors, and better velcro, I'd probably still be using it for the upcoming season.
I have a medium ak 09/10 pant, will the...
I have a medium ak 09/10 pant, will the zip-in system fit with a large jacket?
Perfect for the 20+ degree spring skiing days. The jacket allows me to move easily, has vents for cooling down, and plenty of pockets. When it chills down, the gortex keeps out the wind. Nice jacket, I love it. My time with the jacket has been short because I purchased it it late February, so I don't know how well it will wear. But for now, its great!
AK line is all you need
Not a big fan of Burton boards or bindings. Not what they used to be. But their clothes and boots are the best. Especially love the AK line for it's simplicity and excellent design. You can tell that the AK gear has been battle tested. AK Stagger Jacket with AK Insulator Jacket and I'm prepared for any conditions. Also like that the AK line keeps the amount of pockets to a minimum. Only has what you need.
I have worn AK exclusively the last 3 seasons and love it! Daily to work & 30+ days a year riding. I have a Stagger I just got in black for the days when my LZ Down is too warm! It is an instant favorite.
Wearing AK Gore tex Jackets and pants to ride I have yet to get wet even in 3 feet of fresh.
Size small fits right for me at 5'4, 135lbs. Gives me room to wear body armor or a hoody.
Have the rest of the 2010 line already...
Have the rest of the 2010 line already sold out or were they never in stock?
There are still some left... but going quick: (search Burton AK)
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OHHH, BY THE WAY, THIS SHIT IS LEGIT.... LIFETIME WARRANTY!!!
ive been using the AK range for the past 2 seasons, and quite a lot in nothern japan (niseko) where snowstorms are no joke with 13/4 meters of snow per season. ive worn foursquare, ride, bonfire and burton's ronin in the past and all of them have been useless in anything but minimal snow showers. AK goretex gear on the otherhand leaves you bone dry and blocks the worst of the winds. I know the gear costs more than most and an AK jacket and pants can burn a 700 dollar hole in your wallet but it will be the best snow gear investment you've ever made. believe.
how does this fit? I'm 5'8" 150 typically...
how does this fit? I'm 5'8" 150 typically were a M - I know I need to layer under this so I am assuming a M will work but if it runs very big then would a S be better?
It does run a bit baggier, but not to the extent that you need to size down. I would stick with the medium.
I would agree with Andrew... slightly baggier but a Medium should fit good!
I'm 6'-2" 190lbs. 42" chest. I tried on a large and felt like I was swimming in it. The body of the coat was kind of long, and the sleeves were ridiculously long. I wish I could have compared it to a medium, but the place I tried it on didn't have one.
My point is that Burton's size guide shows me in a large, but I think I'd be more comfortable in a medium.