A backcountry suit of armor.
When you're deep in the backcountry far from any chairlifts, resorts, hot tubs, or help, you can't afford to have your outerwear fail you. The Burton Men's AK 3L Hover Gore-Tex Jacket is built with proven materials to help it thrive in the harshest conditions and provide you with no-nonsense function for comfort and mobility whether you're hiking up or shredding down.
Three-layer Gore-Tex Pro Shell is lightweight yet super-tough to resist rips and tears, and it's guaranteed waterproof for ultimate protection from the elements plus super breathable so you won't feel clammy. Fully taped seams with Gore Seam tape prevent moisture from seeping in through the cracks. The AK fit features engineered articulation to allow for total freedom of movement, and it allows room to layer underneath without being baggy or bulky. Zippered underarm vents let you dump heat when you're huffing it to the peak, and the contoured hood with a micro-adjust cinch shields your head from the storm when the weather suddenly turns on you. A removable stretch powder skirt with jacket-to-pant interface keeps the snow out on waist-deep days and forms a nearly impenetrable snow barrier when paired with compatible Burton pants.
- Gore-Tex Pro Shell 3-layer fabric
- 40D Gore Micro Grid backer
- Fully taped seams with Gore-Tape
- AK Fit
- YKK matte water-resistant zippers
- Zippered underarm vents
- Neck gasket collar
- Removable powder skirt with jacket-to-pant interface
- Powder gasket cuffs
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My go-to shell
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
- Fit: True to size
A no frills, super functional shell... durable, water proof and crazy breathable. I was somewhat skeptical initially, but the gore-tex pro shell material seems legit. Zippers are bomber and pockets functional. The collar works well but would be even more effective if it was slightly taller.
Burton [ak] GORETEX? Pro Shell Jacket
Photo: Burton athlete Mikey Rencz in Whistler, BC