Price US $479

Burton AK 3L Freebird Bib 2015 - 2013 Review by The Good Ride

The Burton AK 3L Freebird Bib Pant is one of those pants that offers everything to a rider you might want but most don’t really need it. This is mainly for the backcountry rider who is always in a lot of powder and wet weather.  My only real complaint about this ultra tech 3 layer pant is how tight it is.

Size Tried: Medium
James’ Specs:
Height: 5’10”,
Weight: 195 lbs,
Waist 33”
Hips 42”
Inseam 30”
Upper Thigh 24.5”
Middle Thigh 22”
Calves 17”
Turn On’s: Size M pants that fit well around my thighs, Riding with Friends, Open Roads, new gear and especially my wife.
Turn Off’s: M Pants that I can’t get up over my thighs, traffic and people who can’t park inside the lines.

Fit: These pants fit pretty well but feel a bit on the snug side. They feel fine around the mid leg but pretty tight between my upper thighs and hips. I don’t feel like I could layer up much if I was out in really cold conditions and that’s a bit of a shame. It would be the deal breaker for me based on my specs.  I’m not a fan of this new super thin trend with Burton and I wish they had a wide leg option for people like me and I’ve heard other complaints from readers of the site as well that returned these pants based on how tight they were.

Construction: This is really good construction and I like the way the pant is put together. It’s super thin but still has a sturdy look to it.  I’m not much of a bib kind of guy but if I lived somewhere that can see 1,000 inches a year often I’d probably want something like this. The bib is pretty self explanatory and does a much better job than a pow skirt with a jacket to pant interface.

Insulation/Warmth: None really to speak of.

Waterproofing: Pretty bombproof.  It uses the best Gore-Tex and has really solid material.

Breathability: Felt really breathable and more so than many other gore-tex pants I tried.

Overall: This is really pricey but if you are someone who spends a ton of time time in the backcountry and have thinner legs then these are some seriously technical pants.

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Burton AK 3L Freebird Bib Snowboard Pant Review SKU UPC Model

Pants lasts one season

Jan 04, 2016 by Maxim
Ability Level: Expert • 
Riding Style: Aggressive • 
Days You Ride A Year: 50+ 

So guys, these pants have very great water resistant. Except that these pants dont have any advantages. They are not very very thick. The first season I bought them, I accidently hit the rock and made a small cut on the back of the pants and my ass went wet after riding. After that I bring my pants to the service and they have repaired it. On the second day of the second season with these pants I made a huge whole on the back. I did not heat any kind of rocks these time.

So to summarize these pants doesnt cost the money you pay for them at all. Pants aren\'t very very thick and absolutely not durable at all. Made a whole in them on the second season.


1.0 1.0 1 1 So guys, these pants have very great water resistant. Except that these pants dont have any advantages. They are not very very thick. The first season I bought them, I accidently h Burton AK 3L Freebird Bib Snowboard Pant Review

Type

Shell

Waterproofing

Insulation Type

Insulation Fill

Liner Type

Taped Seams

Fully Taped

Waterproof Zippers

Yes

Bib

Yes

Jacket to Pant Interface

No

Venting

Layer Count

3 Layer

Company Waterproof Rating

Company Breathability Rating

Manufactured in

China

Fit

Normal

Packability

Very Thin

Waterproofing

Excellent

Breathability

Great

Warmth

Poor