Great Technology. High Hopes. High Price.
The AK 3L Continuum is what it is. It's a Gore-Tex Shell. The jacket's seams are welded for added durability and multiple "proof-ness." Hopefully this new technology will prevent the seams from failing like several of my previous Burton jackets. The waterproof zippers are a nice touch.
If you plan on boarding in a blizzard, this jacket was made for it. The Sig-Fit is a bit looser than I'd like, but it does provide adequate room for base layers. I bought the jacket because it was 50% off the retail price. Honestly, it isn't worth $600 dollars unless you use it 365 days per year. At this price, the AK3L should be lined with a comfortable thin insulation, or should include a zip-in liner.