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Burton AK VT 2014 Review by The Good Ride
The Burton AK VT Jacket is a nice well-built jacket that has a solid amount of warmth but at the same time doesn’t look like a traditional puffy. It’s got a nice cut to it and it’s a big step up in terms of warmth compared to the Burton AK Helium Insulator. I’m not a traditional Puffy kind of guy but lately, I’ve been liking jackets that have a form-fitting puffy type fit.
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Size Tried: Large
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.
There isn’t really much waterproofing going on but it has a lot of warmth and versatility. If you see a lot of cold dry days then this is a solid quiver jacket. I run very warm so I doubt if I’d ever put this on under a shell unless it’s like -40 degrees Fahrenheit but I’ve worn it on a few cold dry nights and love how it keeps you warm and seems to regulate your heat a bit. It’s also nice that you can remove the hood if you want to layer up. So if you run cold this is a great layer that you can use and for the average rider, it’s an about town jacket with the option to layer up on those colder days. All in all, it’s a nice puffy and I actually prefer this cut and look over the AK BK Down jacket despite this isn’t as techy.
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