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Burton AK 2L Cyclic Shell Jacket - Men's

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Slicing through the Cascade concrete or swimming in the fluffy powder, the Burton AK 2L Cyclic shell jacket provides serious waterproof protection for any climate.

  • Waterproof, breathable, windproof Gore-Tex® laminate provides an excellent defense against heat-robbing moisture and windchill
  • Fully taped seams with Gore-Tex tape create the ultimate seal against wind and snow
  • Contoured, adjustable, low-profile hood fits the shape of your head, providing an all-weather defense without obstructing vision or limiting motion
  • Polyester taffeta lining slides easily over layers, keeps warmth inside, and wicks away moisture
  • Features ample space to stash essentials, including microfleeced-lined handwarmer pockets, chest pocket, pass pocket, and goggles/media pocket
  • All zippers are water resistant
  • Mesh-lined pit zips dump excess heat and provide cooling airflow when needed
  • Removable powder skirt blocks out cold air and snow entry, and detaches when you don't want it
  • Special interface connects pants to compatible Burton jackets (pants sold separately) to ensure snow stays outside
  • The AK 2L Cyclic jacket features the Burton [ak] Fit engineered to mimic body's natural movements for riding and hiking
  • Light reflective detailing increases your visibility in low light

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Burton AK 2L Cyclic Shell Jacket - Men's Specs
Specification
Description
Best use
Snowboarding
Downhill skiing
Nylon / nylon blend
Nylon
Polyester taffeta/mesh
Yes
Yes
Gore-Tex 2-layer waterproof breathable laminate
No
Yes
Thigh-length
32 inches
Men's
Fabric type
Shell fabric
Shell lining fabric
Windproof
Waterproof
Type of waterproofing
Insulated
Hood
Back length
Back length (in.)
Gender

Burton AK 2L Cyclic Shell Jacket - Men's

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Burton AK 2L Cyclic Shell Jacket - Men'sis rated3.0out of5by1.
Rated3out of5byfromThere are better coats out thereI purchased the coat site-unseen because of the tech (Gore Tex is a must in the PNW) and color (I needed a bright color to combine with my bright helmet so my family would be able to find me easily on the slopes). I purchased this jacket for the 2012/13 season but was sidelined by a car wreck, so 2013/14 is my first full season with the jacket. After a dozen days up I'm disappointed in the jacket based on a number of annoyances which I'll list below. I'm giving this jacket 3 stars because a jacket at this price should be nearly perfect. If I paid way less money I'd probably rethink my rating. * the front zipper always gets caught at the top on the micro fleece chin flap. Always. * i prefer under the cuff gloves. The cuffs always ride up my arm during a run, no matter how tight I try to secure them with the velcro cuff straps. They also ride up when I strap in at the top of the lift, so prepping them on the chair is useless. * The inside goggle pocket is deep (its from mid-chest down to the bottom of the coat. This is OK, but another shallower inside pocket on the right side would be nice. * If you wear a helmet I'd recommend finding a different coat. The hood is not helmet compatible (how come nearly all manufacturers don't design their hoods for helmets?). The hood is part of the coat construction and not separated, so it's nearly impossible to get the collar over your chin without putting the hood on. The jacket does keep me dry and comfortable, but I'm sure other jackets with similar tech and better features would do the same.
Date published: 2014-02-20

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