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List Price US $179
Burton Covert Jacket Review and Buying Advice
Type Fully Insulated
Gore-Tex
Hood Type Contoured
Powder Skirt Yes
Jacket to Pant Interface Yes
Vents 2 Meshed Pit Zips
Layer Count 2 Layer
Waterproof Rating 10K
Breathability Rating 5K
Manufactured in China
Fit

Normal

Waterproofing Average
Breathability Poor
Warmth

Good

Packability Normal
Construction

Burton Covert 2016 - 2015 Review by The Good Ride

The Burton Covert Jacket is a well built good fitting jacket in a perfect price range for the average rider.  It’s not a shell and for the average person it doesn’t need too much layering thanks to a little bit of insulation throughout the jacket.

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

What I think both Peter and I liked about this jacket is the fit as you can see Peter even had a girl come up to him as we were filming but such is the day in the life of Peter. It’s also got enough waterproofing to deal with some wet snow.  The insulation is on the border between light and medium and it’s pretty warm.  60g throughout the jacket (except for the 40g hood) is pretty warm which is great for when winter is in full swing. It’s great for those that ride in cool to cold conditions so they can layer up a little when it gets really cold and not need too much layering when it’s just cool. It’s not as warm as a puffy but it’s got that nice in between a shell and a puffy warmth.   It’s also cheap enough to buy a spring jacket.   I run a little warm so for me this is more for colder days.

Now the weakest point is the breathability of this jacket.  10k waterproofing is about the average these days for jackets in this price range but 5k breathability is on the lower side.  It would be better to see 10k for breathability too but there is a lot of insulation for moisture to get through.

It’s got a lot of pockets and it also has a hood that contours around your goggles so there are no places on your face exposed to the elements.

So all in all this is one of those jackets for those that usually plan trips mid winter or those that need an affordable but warm jacket for colder days.

 
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Great fit and look

Nov 29, 2015 by Dan C
Ability Level: Intermediate • 
Riding Style: All Mountain • 
Days You Ride A Year: 15-30 • 
Height, Weight And Boot Size (for Boards, Boots & Bindings): 6'1 165 lbs 

Great fitting jacket for a tall, thin build rider. I really like the look of the jacket and it feels warm, with a little room to layer if needed. I wish there would be pockets where the faux pockets are as well as a pocket inside the jacket but overall great jacket for the price and great for boarding any day. The black jacket looks great with my yellow Burton Covert Insulated pants. Definitely a good outfit for riding warm and looking good.


Covert - Good Gear/Troubling Fit

Feb 23, 2015 by Andrew S
Ability Level: Advanced • 
Riding Style: All-mountain • 
Days You Ride A Year: 2 - 100 

I'm a Burton fan. Growing up, Burton was THE brand. But then again, there were only like 2 other brands available... I remember when I got my first Burton jacket. It was mail order from a friend's store and I got the XL. It was huge. It was also thick, so I kind of hated it. I was happy when I got a lightweight jacket, also Burton. The gear is of good quality, so here I am, 10 years later, replacing my old gear with Burton Covert.

I tried on the Large jacket in the store and it was really tight in the armpit and chest, though it looked good. The store didn't have the XL in the color I wanted, so I bought online. When I got the XL, I thought it was an XXL. I am swimming in it.

Review: WAaaaaaaaaaaaaaayyyy too much difference between L and XL. Give me a break. The gear is solid and will last, so I guess I'll look like a little kid wearing daddy's clothes for the next decade. Definitely try this on and don't but anything based on your "size", because "size" is about the most subjective term out there. If I could shrink this, I would. Because of this, I would give a somewhat crappy review. However, if it fits, buy it and you will definitely be happy.


4.0 5.0 2 2 Great fitting jacket for a tall, thin build rider. I really like the look of the jacket and it feels warm, with a little room to layer if needed. I wish there would be pockets wher Burton Covert Jacket Review and Buying Advice