Burton [ak] | 2016 Range Highlights

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The [ak] line is still Burton’s premiere softgoods collection. It has formed the cornerstone of the brand’s  technical clothing range for over a decade now. For the winter of 2015 / 2016 it remains a big part of the Burton range. [ak] is all about technical clothing, accessories and packs aimed at backcountry snowboarding and splitboarding. Check out the highlights.

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[ak] 3L Hover Jacket

Burton AK Hover Jacket 2016
Burton [ak] Hover Jacket 2016 Burner
Burton AK Hover Jacket 2016 inside
Burton [ak] Hover Jacket 2016 Burner
Burton AK Hover Jacket 2016 Enduro
Burton [ak] Hover Jacket 2016 Enduro
Burton AK Hover Jacket 2016 True Black
Burton [ak] Hover Jacket 2016 True Black
The 3L Hover Jacket is the most focused, durable and functional Gore-Tex shell in the [ak] range. The Hover is an all round hardcore snowboarding shell, equally as suitable for ripping pow off the lifts as it is for big mountain splitboard missions.

  • → Bomber 3 Layer Gore-Tex Pro fabric
  • → Neck and wrist gaskets seal out snow
  • → Bellows chest pocket
  • → Stand up collar with adjustable mountain hood
  • → Snow skirt with pant attachment
  • [ak] 3L Hover Pant

    Burton AK 3L Hover Pant
    Burton [ak] 3L Hover Pant Burner
    Burton AK 3L Hover Pant Bog
    Burton [ak] 3L Hover Pant Bog
    Burton AK 3L Hover Pant True Black
    Burton [ak] 3L Hover Pant True Black
    Prefer a pant as opposed to a bib? The 3L Hover Pant is clean, light and durable. Just like the 3L Hover Jacket, the Hover Pant is dialed for backcountry missions and lift served freeride. This is the best pant in the Burton line for the seasoned splitboarder too.

  • → 3 layer Gore-Tex Pro is very waterproof and durable yet super breathable too
  • → Big easy access thigh pockets
  • → Roomy, articulated fit
  • → Crossflow venting keeps things cool in the skintrack
  • [ak] 3L Freebird Jacket

    Burton AK 3L Freebird Jacket
    Burton [ak] 3L Freebird Jacket 2016 Hazmat / Bog
    Burton’s splitboarding specific shell, the Freebird is built using lightweight Gore-Tex Pro with stretch Gore-Tex Pro panels for lightweight packability combined with great freedom of movement.

  • → Gore-Tex Pro main body (lightweight 40d face fabric)
  • → Gore-Tex Pro Stretch panels
  • → Pit zips dump heat
  • → Big easy access chest pockets can store skins
  • [ak] 3L Freebird Bib

    Burton 3L Bib Snowboard Pant 2016
    Burton [ak] 3L Bib Snowboard Pant 2016 Putty
    Built for super deep days and hardcore backcountry use, the Freebird Bib is the kind of mountain utility wear that [ak] stands for. Gore-Tex Pro fabric is bomber and should stand up to all sorts of multi season abuse, whether on sled or splitboard.

  • → Top of bib in stretch material for comfort
  • → Big thigh pockets for skins / snacks / map storage
  • → Crossflow venting
  • → Chest pockets accessible from shell jacket pit zips
  • [ak] 2L Boom Jacket

    Burton AK 2L Boom Jacket 2016
    Burton [ak] 2L Boom Jacket Putty 2016
    Burton AK 2L Boom Jacket 2016 True Black Keef
    Burton AK 2L Boom Jacket 2016 True Black Keef

    Not as packable or durable as the Hover or Freeride Jackets, the 2L Boom Jacket is still a great option for backcountry snowboarding, especially for riders who can’t afford to drop big money on a shell. It’s looking really sweet this year I think too.

  • → 2 layer Gore-Tex is waterproof and breathable
  • → Waterproof YKK zips add storm worthy functionality
  • → A big hood shields on windy lift rides
  • → Hand and chest pockets provide all day storage options
  • [ak] 2L LZ Down Jacket

    Burton AK 2L LZ Down Jacket 2016
    Burton [ak] 2L LZ Down Jacket 2016 Heisenberg
    Burton AK 2L LZ Down Jacket 2016 True Black
    Burton [ak] 2L LZ Down Jacket 2016 True Black
      You don’t see very many Gore-Tex shelled down jackets. Super warm, super light and super weatherproof, this is a great option for anyone who lives and rides in cold places.

  • → Fully taped 2 layer Gore-Tex shell
  • → 800 fill power mega warm insulation
  • → Internal media pocket
  • → Neck gasket works with a neck gaiter or balaclava
  • [ak] 2L Helitack Jacket

    Burton AK 2L Helitack Jacket 2016
    Burton [ak] 2L Helitack Jacket 2016 True Black
    Burton AK 3L Helitack Jacket 2016 Putty Keef 1
    Burton [ak] 2L Helitack Jacket 2016 Putty / Keef
    Burton AK 3L Helitack Jacket 2016 Putty Keef
    Burton [ak] 2L Helitack Jacket 2016 Putty / Keef
    Similar to the 2L LZ Down Jacket above in that it’s waterproof and insulated, the Helitak however uses Primaloft synthetic insulation instead of down. Primaloft is soft, warm and breathable and makes the perfect insulation in a riding jacket. The Helitak is one for cold days on the slopes and in the backcountry. It’s also perfect for winter living.

  • → 2 layer Gore-Tex shell is fully stormproof
  • → Primaloft Silver insulation provides lightweight warmth
  • → 3 external and 1 internal pocket
  • [ak] Hybrid Insulator

    Burton AK Hybrid Insulator Jacket
    Burton [ak] Hybrid Insulator Jacket Putty / Keef
      The [ak] Hybrid Insulator places two different types of insulation in different areas of the garment. Primaloft insulation over the upper torso and shoulders provides compressible warmth with the added bonus of weather protection where you need it and smooth layering comfort. On the arms and lower torso is more less bulky Polartec grid fleece that is streamlined for efficient layering and breathable enough to vent excess heat. The [ak] Hybrid Insulator the most versatile midlayer in the [ak] line.

  • → Combination of Primaloft and fleece for versatile comfort
  • → Breathes freely under a shell
  • → Some weather protection when used as outerwear
  • [ak] Grid Hoodie

    Burton AK Grid Hoodie 2016
    Burton [ak] Grid Hoodie 2016 Burner
    Burton AK Grid Hoodie 2016 Putty
    Burton [ak] Grid Hoodie 2016 Putty
    One of the best looking pieces of insulation out there this winter, the [ak] Grid Hoodie should excel over all of the mountain, in all conditions. Burton have taken the tech fleece hoody that pretty much every brand has in their range and distilled it down to a simple, clean design that looks good and should perform great, especially for splitboarding.

  • → Polartec Grid fleece is super breathable, wicks moisture and dries fast
  • → Works as a baselayer or midlayer
  • → Simple collar and hood design
  • → Looks great for post shred beers
  • Burton AK Power Dry Hood 2016
    Burton [ak] Power Dry Hood 2016 Snow Akamo
    Burton have used high-end Polartec Power Dry fabric for their base layer range which feels awesome and performs super well. It dries fast, wicks sweat and doesn’t leave a stink thanks to the Polygiene treatment. The long body stayed tucked in and that high collar / hood combo locks in warmth under a helmet or hat.

  • → Fast drying, high wicking stink free fabric
  • → Thumb loops
  • → Long body
  • → High collar and snug hood
  • → Short sleeve crew and pant also available in same fabric
  • [ak] Guide Glove

    Burton AK Guide Glove 2016
    Burton [ak] Guide Glove 2016
    The [ak] Guide Glove features Gore’s new grip technology which keeps the lining and Gore-Tex insert from moving around inside the glove thus increasing dexterity. This glove is packed with Primaloft and lined with fleece for warmth and has a high quality Pittards Oiltac leather palm.

  • → Sherpa fleece on back of hand for warmth
  • → Micro fleece lined palm for dexterity
  • →Primaloft Gold insulation
  • → Screen Grab touchscreen thumb and finger
  • → Gore Grip Control technology
  • [ak] 3L Hover Mitt

    Burton AK 3L Hover Mitt
    Burton [ak] 3L Hover Mitt
     Multiple liners and a taped 3 layer Gore-Tex shell make the Hover Mitt a do-it-all option for all winter long shredding. The first liner option is down insulated for superior warmth, the second has touchscreen technology. The taped outer shell is the best way to keep hands warm and dry in cold, wet conditions.

  • → Multiple liner options
  • → Taped 3 layer Gore-Tex outer shell
  • → Gnar Guard Leather palm
  • → Pre curved shape
  • [ak] Leather Tech Glove

    Burton AK Leather Tech Glove 2016
    Burton [ak] Leather Tech Glove 2016
     Fleece lined leather gloves are always a good option for backcountry use, which is why so many guides and professionals use them.

  • → Gnar Guard leather shell will break in and give great dexterity
  • → Fleece lining is warm even when wet
  • → Screen Grab technology built into the leather
  • [ak] Backpacks

    Burton AK 23L Backpack Burton ABS Vario Cover AK Backpack   [ak] packs come in 17L, 23L and 31L capacities and provide organised avy gear storage along with dedicated horizontal and vertical snowboard carry. The ABS Vario cover is compatible with the ABS airbag system. 

  • → Ripstop Nylon material is light and durable
  • → Avy gear storage
  • → External pole and axe loops
  • → Contoured back panel
  • → Compression system for a more stable carry
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    Front image – Jeff Curtes


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