When it comes to finding a good winter shell, look for ultimate waterproofing like GORE-TEX®, fully taped seams, an adjustable hood, and an overall ergonomic design for improved range of movement. This Velocity jacket has all that and as part of the AK line from Burton it has been tested by the best riders out there to ensure it meets the highest of standards. The anorak design, which means it's a waterproof pullover jacket offers space for a Kangaroo Pocket with an internal media pocket and audio port. The powder skirt can zip-out for when you wear this into the city, but when you're on the mountain you can utilize the jacket-to-pant interface and seal out every flake of snow.
What really makes this jacket stand out though, is a zipper on the side that goes from under your arm to the hemline so you can access some pockets and quickly let air flow once you're sweating. Now you'll have all the benefits of a regular snow jacket and a polar anorak jacket in an ergonomic articulated fit. Shibby.
GORE-TEX® - GORE-TEX® fabric 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. You’ll find this next level molecular construction on all GORE-TEX fabrics.
Fully Taped - Having outerwear with fully taped seams means that on the inside of the jacket all the seams are covered in tape to provide the most effective waterproofing. It can be considered a key feature if you live in a wet climate or are planning on wearing the jacket during heavy rains. The downside is that due to the full taping there is less breathability than you'd experience with critically taped seams.
bluesign® Approved Fabric - bluesign® approved fabrics are guaranteed to use only safe chemicals and are manufactured to meet the highest standards of natural resource conservation, consumer and worker safety, and clean air and water discharge during the manufacturing process.
GORE-SEAM® Tape - This unique tape, backed by reliable Gore equipment and know-how, ensures that every seam and tiny stitch hole is sealed.
YKK® Water Resistant Zippers - YKK® matte water-resistant zippers for smoother performance and better drape, a cleaner finish, and overall higher strength.
StormForm Hood - The contoured shape fits perfectly over helmets and integrates seamlessly with goggles, while still allowing space for neck gaiters and balaclavas. Enhanced bio-mechanics move rotationally without creating frontside or backside blind spots.
Cohaesive Hood Cinch - The Cohaesive system embeds functional components directly into the fabric of the garment for easy one-handed adjustment.
Lifetime Warranty - Burton Snowboards warrants all Clothing, Outerwear, Bags, and Luggage sold by Burton to be free of defects in materials or workmanship for the practical lifetime of the product. Damage due to misuse, abuse, accidents, neglect, and wear and tear that can be reasonably expected as a result of extended use over time, are not covered by this Limited Lifetime Warranty but may be repaired at a reasonable cost.
Jacket to Pant Interface - Connect your jacket to your pants for better protection from the elements.