Light and tough.
The Burton Men’s AK Tech Gloves features an ultra-low profile that won’t get in the way whether you’re doing laps in the park or riding choppers in Alaska. These gloves' softshell outers fights off moisture and keeps your hands from overheating while you build up the massive hit. The AK Tech Gloves also feature a fleece lining and Thermacore insulation to keep your hands and fingers warm while you dig, hike, and ride. Plus, you get burly leather palms for extra grip and plenty of durability.
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Will these gloves be warm enough for around...
Will these gloves be warm enough for around 0 degrees?
Burton recommends these gloves for warmer conditions as they are lightweight and low-profile. This makes them perfect for spring/summer riding and mellow climates. They do have 220g of fixed fleece lining for warmth but they may not be quite warm enough for 0 F.
If you run the stretch liners in these glove you will be very nice and warm, but yes Burton does recommends these gloves to be worn at warmer temps than zero. check out the yeti glove; http://www.dogfunk.com/burton-ak-yeti-glove-mens
thinking about buying these, good buy for...
thinking about buying these, good buy for local mid level mountains not too cold ?
i love burton ak gear. i recommend them.
i love burton ak gear. i recommend them.
I got these for those warmer wetter days. I gave em the standard test for waterproofing I give all my gear. 20 Seconds under a running faucet. These failed miserably. They started absorbing water after about 5 seconds. However, I wasnt ready to give up on em yet. So I got my Nikwax glove treatment stuff, gave em a good coat as directed, let it dry and the next day did the test again. They passed, no water absorbed. Having tested in the most water they will ever see, they were ready for the field.
So these gloves are great now. They only got 3 stars because the waterproofing they came with was not so great. But now that that was fixed, they are comfortable, breath well, and look awesome. I highly recommend these but make sure to buy the Nikwax to treat them so they stay waterproof.
snow boarding early at targhee
As a skier and doing a little snowboarding on the side i surprisingly loved these gloves. nice fit and completely water proof keeps surprisingly warm even on cold days ak gear has some of the best water proof gear. i would recommend this for skiers and snowboarders alike. an awesome glove!
near perfect glove for park
i'll state up front that i'm not a burton hater but i do criticize their pricing in relation to their quality (in fact, despite the current economic climate, burton has actually increased the price of most of their products without adding any improvements to them other than color changes = SUPER LAME)... i believe that with most of their products you can get better quality and style for the same price if you go to a different brand... that said, i love these gloves (and i've been through my fair share of gloves from all different brands)... i usually get about a season's worth of riding from a pair of gloves so i expect to buy a new pair each year... my review is based on this experience... the AK Techs definitely stood up to a year's worth of park riding and hardly show any palm or fingertip wear (quite a good sign)... they are super light yet are relatively warm, especially if you wear liner gloves underneath like the thin ones UnderArmour makes... plus they had a zipper instead of velcro which i make a point to look for so i can avoid velcro snag... my only fear about these was the lack of a waterproof insert (again, any company other than burton would have put a waterproof insert into a glove in this price range)... the fact that burton chose not to yet still insisted on charging $60 and slapping the AK name on them is a little upsetting... but surprisingly, the waterproofness with just the waterproof treating they put on the outer held up considerably nice throughout the year (that is until spring when they started letting in water)... still, they were surprisingly good gloves for me... i'll be trying Drop brand gloves this year but actually would not have a problem getting these again... (for a similarly priced and similarly styled but better performing glove WITH a waterproof insert, check out Dakine's Bronco glove)