Burton 2L Gore-Tex Rogue Jacket 2014 Review by The Good Ride
The Burton 2L Gore-Tex Rogue Jacket is a snugger fitting insulated Gore-Tex jacket that offers a good balance of warmth and waterproofing.
Wearing this jacket is like having 2-3 layers on so if you ride in colder conditions or run a little cold the Rogue could work for you. It’s pretty expensive but when you compare this to a technical 2 Layer Gore-Tex Shell and a few layers it’s cheaper. Peter is about 5’11 175 lbs and has about a 32″ inseam so you can see the Large fit’s him with a little room to spare for extra layering if it gets really cold but as you can see it’s a little on the snug size.
The 2L Gore-Tex Rogue Jacket is basically the continuation of the 2L Gore-Tex Highland Jacket from 2013 and before that the Twin Peaks Grille Jacket in 2012. This is a very warm very waterproof jacket that steps it up a level from the AK Swash Jacket in terms of warmth. This is for those that don’t like to layer up too much or run a little on the cold side. There is a lot of waterproofing and a lot of insulation going on here. The Swash has similar or the same Gore-Tex insert but it only has some 40g insulation in the back and chest where this is 60g in the body and 40g in the hood/sleves. So the whole thing is insulated. It also has pretty thick material on the outside making it a pretty sturdy jacket and it adds to the warmth. It’s not puffy thick but it doesn’t pack light either. The breath-ability is questionable for a jacket with this much material around the Gore-Tex insert. My guess is it’s going to be closer to 15k so it will trap in a little more moisture than other Gore-Tex Jackets. Most people who run cold don’t really care about that though.
It doesn’t have the fancy AK zippers but it does a great job of keeping you sheltered from the elements. Also this year they brought back the contour hood that the Grille Jacket had which we like for a jacket of this warmth. The countour hood will protect your entire face and just leave enough room for your goggles to poke out if you tighten it up. That means it’s not necessary to have additional face protection if you forget it that day. It’s the kind of jacket that isn’t for the person who runs warm but it will make a colder
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