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dreampow 02-16-2014 10:58 PM

Burton AK bib pants, worth the extra $?
I am eyeing up some AK freebird bib pants for BC trips and deep pow.

Even if you have no experience with the bib I would be interested to hear if you have used any pants or jackets from burtons AK range, especially the gore tex pro.

Is it worth the extra cash and have the products been long lasting/reliable for you?

There are other quality bibs around for about 100$ less. At the moment I am thinking to go with Burton.

linvillegorge 02-16-2014 11:07 PM

No experience with that line, but I can say that I used to use a pair of Mountain Hardware Exposure II bibs for riding. They worked great for keeping me dry, but they weren't really cut to accommodate the movements of riding. I would expect the Burton bibs to be better cut cor the movements of snowboarding.

rambob 02-16-2014 11:46 PM

AK is good stuff. 3 Layer Goretex cant be beat. The only neg is the price... you wont even think about that tho once you're wearing them. I own 2 pr of AK 3L Goretex pants and have owned a 3 of their jackets in the past: Some of the best 'Snowboard related clothing' U can get.

dreampow 02-17-2014 10:26 PM

Thanks for the feedback, any more Burton AK 3L users with good or bad experiences?

snowman55 02-20-2014 12:42 AM


Originally Posted by dreampow (Post 1547409)
Thanks for the feedback, any more Burton AK 3L users with good or bad experiences?

I have a Burton AK 3L pants and they do keep you very dry but they feel little stiff and heavy. They are not as comfortable as the Oakleys Goretex pants I have.

Psi-Man 02-20-2014 07:15 AM

I have an AK shell that I have used for years - no complaints here.

msq_sf 02-20-2014 08:41 AM

I have Volcom Rain 4-way stretch t.d.s. bibs - couldn't be happier. I will never go back to a regular pants ;)

Wibby 02-23-2014 12:06 AM

I am a fan of bibs. Keeps snow out of your pants and a bit more comfortable.

Lamps 02-23-2014 06:14 AM

AK 3L rocks, the material is bombproof. I also like the cut on the non bib pants, they're cut a bit more like jeans than baggy pants.

Had some threads fray on a 2 year old pair after about a 100 days of use, sent them to burton, new pants arrived 2 days later, burton warranty service rocks.

readimag 02-23-2014 08:34 AM

Only problem I have with the pants is no mesh in the vents, but my arcteryx is the same way. I still open them about an inch and don’t really get much if any snow in when riding. Also I don’t know how tall you are but for some reason they run kind of short, and I am 6 foot and a XL has a 33 inseam just big enough for me.

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