Price US $339

Burton AK 2L Boom 2016 - 2014 Review by The Good Ride

The Burton AK Boom Jacket is new this year and offers Gore-Tex at a very reasonable price. We like how they upgraded to a waterproof front zip similar to the AK Cyclic.

Size Tried: Large
James’ Specs:
Height: 5’10”
Weight: 200 lbs
Chest: 45”
Upper Chest: 47”
Neck: 16″
Torso Length (collar bone to pant line) 23”
Shoulder Width (widest point of shoulders) 22”
Arm Length (pit to wrist) 19.5”

Helmet: Smith Vantage

Goggles: Smith IO

 

Size Tried: Large
James’ Specs:
Height: 5’10”
Weight: 205 lbs
Chest: 44”
Neck: 16″
Torso Length (collar bone to pant line) 23”
Shoulder Width (widest point of shoulders) 22”
Arm Length (pit to wrist) 19.5”

Helmet: Smith Vantage

Goggles: Smith IO7

 

 

Size Tried:  Medium
Peter’s Specs:
Height: 5’11”,
Weight: 175 lbs,
Upper Body-:38” Chest
Lower Body: 32” Waist
Turn On’s: Size M Jackets or size L Jackets that Biesty gives me, size M pants, Getting Barreled, Spearing Sail Fish, Women with a pulse.
Turn Off’s: Not that much

 

Size Tried: Large
James’ Specs:
Height: 5’10”,
Weight: 195 lbs,
Upper Body-:44” Chest, Torso Length 23” (collar bone to pant button), Shoulder Width Approx 22”, Arm Length 19.5” (pit to wrist)
Lower Body: 33” Waist, 42” Hips, 30” Inseam,  24.5” Thigh
Turn On’s: Size L Jackets that fit well around my chest, size M pants that fit well around my thighs so I can get in and out of my pockets, open roads, Surfy Powder Turns, Riding with Friends, new gear and especially my super-hot super smart super funny wife.
Turn Off’s: Size L Jackets that don’t fit well around my chest, super tight Size M Pants that I can’t get up over my thighs, traffic and people who can’t park inside the lines.

Burton has buying power and leverage to make a Gore-Tex jacket at this price range where most companies don’t.  Say what you want about Burton but it’s really nice to have a jacket at this price range that offers this kind of waterproofing.  It also doesn’t have the typical AK look and feel.  It looks more like a mountain jacket instead of an AK jacket. Yeah it doesn’t have the high end waterproof zipper like it’s more expensive brother the AK Cyclic Jacket but instead has a flap that covers it.  The contoured hood doesn’t look as cool but if you spend a lot of time on windy or wet mountains you know why you want a contoured hood that will cover every part of your face and only let your goggles poke out. I personally have issues with articulating hoods because they always leave parts of your face exposed with the hood up and sometimes the weather can get through additional protection like balaclava’s or bandanna’s. It’s always nice to have windproof Gore-Tex covering your entire face.

I wore this jacket (along with many others) for the season and it was a good well built shell.

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Burton AK 2L Boom Snowboard Jacket Review SKU UPC Model

Solid Basic GoreTex Shell

Feb 11, 2014 by Greg
Ability Level: Int-Adv • 
Riding Style: All-Mtn/Freeride • 
Days You Ride A Year: 12-16 

Basic Gore Tex shell without many bells and whistles. Just great temperature comfort all day at one of the better prices out there. Have worn it in anything from 5F to 40F temperatures and still been comfortable as long as I used the right layers. My only complaint is that the velcro on the storm flap and inside chest pocket catch/fray my glove liners a little. Otherwise I really like it.


4.0 4.0 1 1 Basic Gore Tex shell without many bells and whistles. Just great temperature comfort all day at one of the better prices out there. Have worn it in anything from 5F to 40F temper Burton AK 2L Boom Snowboard Jacket Review

Type

Shell

Waterproofing

Gore-Tex

Insulation Type

None

Insulation Fill

None

Liner Type

Solid Fabric

Taped Seams

Fully Taped

Waterproof Zippers

Yes

Hood Type

Contoured

Powder Skirt

Yes

Jacket to Pant Interface

Yes

Venting

2 Meshed Pit Zips

Layer Count

2 Layer

Waterproof Rating

Unpublished

Breathability Rating

Unpublished

Manufactured in

Vieitnam

Fit

Normal

Packability

Thin

Waterproofing

Excellent

Breathability

Great

Warmth

Poor