Burton AK Review

Brandon Sorel on Burton AK

Before heading up to Alaska for the first time, I wanted to be prepared with Burton’s most water-resistant gear and went with the AK 2L Cyclic Jacket and AK 2L Stagger Pant.

The Jacket has a smaller fit than expected, so I went a size bigger than I normally would wear. The Cyclic Jacket has a shell style feel to it, being light and very easy to move in. I would recommend wearing the jacket over top of a few layers to stay warm in temperatures below 32°F, which is also a good reason to get a size bigger than normal.

As for holding up against the elements, the jacket has been great. Wind, rain, sleet or snow doesn’t penetrate the GORE-TEX material, keeping you dry at all times, but dependent on the base layers to keep insulated and warm.

Brandon Sorel

The Burton AK 2L Stagger Pants have been great as well. They have a more true fit than the jacket, and I went with my normal pant size. They have a similar “shell” type feel to them also, making for a great hiking pant. The pants are breathable, lightweight, and comfortable. I recommend a base layer under them for temperatures below freezing (32°F).

When wearing the Jacket with the Pants, there are 3 clips for attaching the powder skirt, which works efficient enough, but not as well as the zipper design from previous years. The elastic adjustments on the inside of the waistband make for a perfect fit on most body sizes. The GORE-TEX material holds strong against the wind, rain, sleet or snow and keeps you very dry all day long.

Words by Eternal Team Rider Brandon Sorel