The Coat Check 2019—The Burton [AK] GORE-TEX Freebird Jacket

SNOWBOARDER Magazine traveled all the way to Baldface Lodge high above Nelson, BC to experience some all-time cat boarding while getting a first look at how 8 new high-end men's jackets perform when navigating storm conditions, descending waist deep pow and keeping us composed despite our succumbing to the froth effect. Check out the specs below!

It is cold out there, but it isn’t that bad if you Burton up. p: Jeff Baker

SNOWBOARDER Says:
The old adage "an ounce of prevention" takes on a new meaning while preparing for an off-piste adventure. Being economical when it comes to space and weight are key as every pound of gear in the pack adds to energy consumption and having extra room to stowe necessities is paramount. This is where the seemingly simple and subdued makeup of the Burton[ak]® 3L GORE-TEX Freebird Jacket comes into it's own. Designed to provide protection from the elements and allow for excess moisture and heat to be expelled while ascending, this ultra lightweight coat provides all of the protection and performance you'll ever need sans unnecessary bulk and impractical aesthetics.

Au Naturale. p: Yosh

Burton Says:
As the lightest weight, most packable jacket in the line, the Burton [ak] 3L GORE-TEX Freebird Jacket combines ultimate performance with a low-volume design that takes up little space in your backcountry pack. GORE-TEX C-Knit stretch fabric delivers best in class waterproofing and breathability, repelling heat-robbing sweat vapors for total comfort on both the climb up and the ride down.

All in the details. p: Yosh

DETAILS:
-Fully Taped Seams with 3L GORE-SEAM® Tape
-NEW Zippered Handwarmer Pockets
-Zippered, Bellowed Chest Pockets Accommodate Climbing Skins
-Internal Welded Media Pocket
-Updated to have two Internal Dump Pockets
-StormForm Fulltime Contour™ Hood
-Drop Hood Construction
-Cohaesive™ Embedded Hood Cinch
-YKK® Matte Water-Resistant Zippers
-Internal Abrasion Resistant Tape on Critical Wear Zones
-Articulated Patterning for Mobility
-Ergonomic Water-Repellent Waist Gaiter
-Jacket-to-Pant Interface
-Slim Articulated Fit
-3L Shell
-Lifetime Warranty

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