The Burton AK Flare Down Jacket will keep you warm even if your buried neck deep in snow. This jacket is the perfect alternative to the bulky marshmallow fluff jackets, as it preserves flexibility while still providing plenty of warmth. Featuring a GORE-TEX® fabric and fully taped seams, this jacket is guaranteed to keep you dry. If your accustomed to riding in sub-zero polar like conditions, then you need this jacket. Part of Burton s [ak]™ series, this is a high-performing jacket designed for serious shredders.
GORE-TEX® Fabric [Brushed Plain Weave 2-Layer] GORE-TEX® Guaranteed To Keep You Dry® fabric, is incredibly durable, waterproof, breathable, and totally windproof. A single square inch of this fabric contains 9 billion microscopic pores—each 20,000 times smaller than a raindrop, but 700 times larger than a molecule of water vapor. Water can't pass through the fabric, yet perspiration escapes with ease.
Down Fill Insulation Mapped with Ultra Warm/Ultralight Engineered 90/10 650 Down Fill
Mapped with buttery soft heathered linging
[ak]™ Fit Engineered to mimic the body's natural movements while riding and hiking for articulated mobility that enhances the function-first design.
Two Micorfleece-lined Handwarmer Pockets
Fully Taped Seams Every seam in the jacket is taped to create the ultimate foul weather seal
GORE-SEAM® Tape GORE-SEAM® Tape minimizes seam tape in critical zones, reducing the shell’s overall weight and bulk while increasing the breathable surface area.
YKK® Matte Water Resistant Zippers Provide smoother performance, better drape, cleaner finish, and overall higher functionality
Removable waist gaiter
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Comments about Burton AK Flare Down Jacket - Women's:
I bought this jacket in black (at a different website, but since they didn't have a review sdection, wanted to help out anyone else who might be interested). Love the plum color lining inside!
It is super soft like wearing a marshmellow, and I've only worn it outside so far, not to snowboard yet, but seems like it'll be superwarm. I like that the down filling isn't puffy and bulky. And the jacket is also pretty light too. Was glad to find something both warm and goretex waterproof, since a lot of the goretex jackets I looked at were more lightweight shells.
The body fit seems true to size, slightly relaxed snowboard jacket style which is just how I like the jacket to fit...But still feminine and not boxy which is a major plus.I like the length is a little longer in the back so it covers my butt for the lift ride and for closing bindings, but not so long that it looks ridic, which a few of the longer style jackets do.... Although, one complaint about the fit is that the arms are a bit too long, and so the thumb loops are a little too loose on me.
Major downside, which also prevented me from getting jacket would be the lack of inside pockets. That's the reason for 4 stars instead of 5. I notice the AK 3L Haven, which evo also sells, has a zipper pocket inside, but since I already have this before I noticed that I will keep this one.