Dude, you are comparing different models. The fit is NOT the same one model to another in the AK line.
The Hover pants are Gore-tex Pro shell, top of the line light as fuck shit, and a smaller mountaineering fit.
Your 2L compare to the Stagger.
For other examples, the Cyclic fits bigger compared to the Hover and Stagger. I wear L pants in Cyclic and XL pants in Stagger/Hover. XL jacket across the line.
Best designed outerwear and best high quality fabrics in the snow sports industry (ski tards included). Not the most expensive either in comparison to brands using similar materials. Best fit/style too IMO.
Email from Burton
Sorry about that issue last year. We got some feedback over the years that the AK stuff was too baggy, so we slimmed them down a bit.
It was across the whole AK line. If you ended up being a Large last year, you’d be a Large in any other AK pant.
Hope this info was helpful, let me know if you need me to locate a shop near you that carries AK gear. That way you could try them on to be sure.
Thanks dude, talk to you soon!
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