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In the coldest, wettest conditions, warmth and dryness are equally critical. That’s why the Burton Men’s [ak] Helitack Jacket is powered by a sustainably-superior bluesign® approved combo of mapped stretch insulation and Burton-exclusive GORE-TEX® 2L Fabric. The elemental result is ultimate warmth, waterproofing, and breathability even in the wettest conditions. The full package is backed by our LIFETIME WARRANTY and includes a full array of features, such as YKK® water-resistant zips, a removable snow-blocking waist gaiter and an internal dump pocket for on-hill supplies.
Waterproofing: GORE‑TEX® [2‑Layer]
GORE-TEX® 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. You’ll find this next level molecular construction on all GORE-TEX® fabrics.
BURTON-EXCLUSIVE GORE-TEX® FABRICS:
Pushing industry-leading waterproofing to new heights, we worked with GORE-TEX® to develop 100% Burton-exclusive colorways and prints for select 2018 outerwear. It takes a ton of testing, but we think you’ll agree that the elevated style of these Burton-exclusives is well worth it.
WHAT MAKES GORE-TEX® FABRIC SO DOPE?
GORE-TEX® 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. You’ll find this next level molecular
construction on all GORE-TEX® fabrics.
Warmth: Mapped with Stretch Insulation and Engineered Buttery Soft, Stretch Lightweight 20 Denier Down‑Proof Lining [120G Body / 100G Hood and Sleeves]
Bluesign® Approved Product:
As riders, we’re all invested in ensuring healthy winters and snowfall for years to come. As a brand, that means getting a grip on how our products affect the world we play in. The bluesign® system unites the entire supply chain to reduce impact on both humans and the planet. bluesign® approved materials are guaranteed to use only safe chemicals and are manufactured to meet the highest standards of natural resource conservation, consumer and worker health, and clean air and water discharge during the manufacturing process. With approximately 84% of Burton’s 2018 performance outerwear line featuring bluesign® approved materials, we are committed to doing our part.
FULLY TAPED SEAMS WITH GORE-SEAM®:
GORE’s unique seam sealant tape seals each and every seam to provide a completely waterproof and liquid resistant fabric. Featured on select men’s and women’s Burton jackets and pants.
YKK® Matte Water‑Resistant Zippers:
The entire [ak] outerwear line features custom-branded YKK® matte water-resistant zippers for smoother performance, better drape, a cleaner finish, increased strength, and superior protection from the elements.
STORMFORM CONTOUR HOOD:
No two heads are alike, but the new design of the StormForm Hood masters the many elements of protection and fit precision. The contoured shape fits perfectly over helmets and integrates seamlessly with goggles, while still allowing space for neck gaiters and clavas. Enhanced biomechanics move rotationally without creating frontside or backside blind spots
COHAESIVE™ HEM CINCH:
Weather the storm without sacrificing warmth with the Cohaesive™ Hem Cinch. A revolution in cord management, this bomber and ultra-streamline system integrates pull-cord hardware directly to the outerwear fabric, making hem adjustment simple and precise— even with gloves or mittens on.
ERGO REMOVABLE WAIST GAITER with Jacket‑to‑Pant Interface:
Engineered for the movements of snowboarding, this ergonomic waist gaiter seals out snow and cold like never before, and is removable for customizing performance. The longer back creates an ergonomic fit, articulating with your body for an interface that stays locked in all day long.
The benchmark for expected outerwear fit with room to layer that's not too baggy.
The LIFETIME WARRANTY on this Burton jacket means it’s good to go, season after season. Our W48 Warranty Program ensures that should you have a problem, we'll have your claim repaired or replaced and on its way back to you within two business days of receiving it.
The fusion of street style with just the right bit of motion to move while on-hill. Generally wears true to size for street fit, consider sizing up for a snowboard fit.
The classic snowboard silhouette. Built with an equal respect for freedom of motion and modern styling. Generally wears true-to-size.
Loose fits offer the ultimate range of motion. Whether from an aesthetic or performance standpoint, these more generous silhouettes offer more room while still being ergonomically shaped.
A variety of different insulation types and weights work to keep you warm in various capacities. Especially useful for jackets doubling as street pieces on colder days. Lighter weights start at around 40g, whereas mid weights will be closer to 60g and up.
The ultimate in layering and versatility. Shell jackets can be run alone on warmer days, or partnered up with a variety of mid-layers to provide just what the doctor ordered in any condition.
Great for those situated in drier climates or spending a limited amount of days on-hill. Pieces in this category carry a waterproof rating between 5,000mm and 10,000mm.
Great for the recreational all-round rider that's looking to get it done in all conditions and climates. These pieces generally offer a 10,000-20,000mm waterproof rating that will get the job done day-in, day-out.
For those who demand the best. Pieces in this category are generally made of GORE-TEX, a laminate process that offers the best in waterproofing technology. When being dry is your #1, look no further. Price conscious customers should look for 2-layer pieces, whereas those looking for the ultimate in lightweight, performance waterproof technology should be on the lookout for 3-layer laminates.