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is this jacket a good fit for very cold...

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is this jacket a good fit for very cold weather in the Winter? it seems like a lot of the description is about how breathable it is but i will be using it in below freezing temps brah.

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Ben- good question. Goretex shells are great for keeping you dry. However, Goretex is not an insulator. It's actually a really thin material and does not keep you very warm.

If you want an AK piece that's waterproof and insulated, you should check out the LZ Down (http://www.dogfunk.com/burton-ak-2l-lz-gore-tex-down-jacket-mens).

Another option is buying an insulating layer like the Volcom Puff Puff down jacket to wear underneath your shell. http://www.dogfunk.com/volcom-hooded-puff-puff-jacket-mens

We also carry the Burton Grill jacket, that is Goretex and insulated. http://www.dogfunk.com/burton-2l-gore-tex-grill-insulated-jacket-mens. That will keep you warm and totally waterproof.

If you don't absolutely need Goretex, we have a huge selection of insulated jackets with great waterproof ratings. 10k is a solidwaterproof rating, and above that (15k, 20k) is Goretex territory. check em out here:


You have a lot of options if you want a good combination of waterproofing and insulation. Happy hunting.