Price US $249

Burton Frontier 2015 Review by The Good Ride

The Burton Frontier Jacket is not quite a top end jacket that I’d want to be out on a frontier with but it’s more than fine for riding the mountain with.

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: Large
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

The fit is a little on the tight side and while this Size Large fit Peter ok but my thicker frame that normally works well with size large was on the border between a size Large and a size XL.

The waterproofing is average and it’s good enough for the occasional wet snow days.  The Breathability is on par with the waterproofing and it’s average as well.

There is some warmth going on so it’s a little more than a shell and with an extra layer or 2 it can keep you warm on pretty cold days.

The articulating hood covers a lot of the face and there is only a little exposed area on your cheeks below your goggles.  It’s better than most of the articulating hoods I’ve come across.

So all in all the Frontier Jacket isn’t a bad jacket for those that want something just a little warmer than a shell.

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Type

Fully Insulated

Waterproofing

Dryride

Insulation Type

Thinsulate

Insulation Fill

40g

Liner Type

Solid Fabric

Taped Seams

Fully Taped

Waterproof Zippers

Yes

Hood Type

Articulating

Powder Skirt

Yes

Jacket to Pant Interface

Yes

Venting

2 Meshed Pit Zips

Layer Count

2 Layer

Waterproof Rating

10K

Breathability Rating

10K

Manufactured in

China

Fit

Semi Tight

Packability

Thick

Waterproofing

Average

Breathability

Average

Warmth

Average