The recipe includes Guaranteed To Keep You Dry® GORE-TEX® 2L fabric, high-loft insulation, and a dual material lining system. Crazy tech or pure genius, it's the reason this lightly insulated workhorse is worn by Jussi Oksanen in the alpine’s most inhospitable reaches.
[ak] Enhanced with Gore-Tex®
We incorporate GORE-TEX® fabric into the entire [ak] outerwear line. With GORE-TEX® Guaranteed To Keep You Dry®, is incredibly durable, waterproof, breathable, and totally windproof. A single square inch of this fabric contains 9 billion microscopic pores—each 20,000 times smaller than a raindrop, but 700 times larger than a molecule of water vapor. Water can't pass through the fabric, yet perspiration escapes with ease.
Fully Taped Seams
Every seam in the jacket and pant is taped to create the ultimate foul weather seal.
GORE-SEAM® Tape minimizes seam tape in critical zones, reducing the shell’s overall weight and bulk while increasing the breathable surface area.Thermacore™ Insulation
Developed for superior warmth-to-weight, Thermacore™ cranks the heat without limiting mobility. We offer Thermacore in a variety of weights, and in select styles fine-tune the amount of insulation in the body, sleeves, and hood for focused warmth and breathability.
Taffeta offers a crisp, high-end feel that is often woven using a mix of synthetic fibers. Its unique hand feel and sheen make it ideal for printing and embossing, and like all Burton linings it wicks and breathes easy to keep you dry from the inside out. Options made using recycled materials available within the GMP collection of eco-minded outerwear.
100% polyester mesh linings are key in a 2-layer jacket’s ability to breathe and wick away heat-robbing moisture. It also protects the coating or lamination to ensure top-level waterproofing and breathability season after season.
Brushed fleece, microfleece, waffle fleece, and super soft Sherpa fleece linings combine warmth and the ability to keep you dry in a low-bulk package. Perfect for riding in milder weather or whenever you don’t feel like adding layers.
Focused on providing an even more performance oriented, articulated fit for high-energy riding. With cutlines and patterning engineered to mimic the body’s natural flex while riding and hiking, the result is a higher degree of mobility that enhances the function-first design and style of [ak].
YKK® Water-Resistant Zippers
The entire [ak] outerwear line features YKK® matte water-resistant zippers for smoother performance and better drape, a cleaner finish, and overall higher strength.
Powder Gasket Cuffs
This low-profile, secondary cuff hidden inside the sleeve features a water-repellent stretch neoprene fabric and an adjustable Velcro® closure to seal out the elements. Wear it under or over your glove’s cuff, cinched tight or loose for customized weather protection.