Burton ak insulator jacket - Snowboarding Forum - Snowboard Enthusiast Forums
User Tag List

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 11-29-2012, 11:21 PM Thread Starter
-LIFETIME MEMBER-
 
ARSENALFAN's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Calgary
Posts: 930
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2 Post(s)
Burton ak insulator jacket

Is anybody rocking this midlayer? Would it be too hot with a merino ninja suit baselayer and goretex shell?
ARSENALFAN is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 11-30-2012, 02:40 AM
Rides Caturdayz
 
seriouscat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 540
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Blog Entries: 6
Anything like that is more for -10C. To give you a reference I used UA 2.0 base/ a thinner (but 900 fill down montbell down sweater)/ and Hover 3l for opening day on Sunshine.

For what is worth I highly recommend something like Eddie Bauer First Ascent/Patagonia down sweater/Montbell ex light over the ak mid layers. Same price but lighter and has real 700-900 goose down fill vs the 550 fill ak has.

I train every day of my life as they have never trained a day in theirs. Alexander Karelin
seriouscat is online now  
post #3 of 9 (permalink) Old 11-30-2012, 04:35 AM
Senior Member
 
Peyto's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Posts: 138
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 5 Post(s)
Was in the same situation and picked up an Eddie Bauer First Ascent downlight jacket. They're on a pretty good sale right now and set me back about $140 shipped to Canada. If the predictions are right this winter will be a cold one and this jacket could get good use in the rockies.
Peyto is offline  
post #4 of 9 (permalink) Old 11-30-2012, 07:14 AM
Veteran Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 746
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 3 Post(s)
basically, the quality on the burton insulator is lower than similar priced mountaineering company ones (as mentioned already patagonia etc). The Burton has two things in it's favour though:

1) it's Burton, so mass produced and it's easier to find last season's stock on sale
2) it has pit zips where the others don't
Supra is offline  
post #5 of 9 (permalink) Old 11-30-2012, 04:54 PM
-LIFETIME MEMBER-
 
Sassicaia's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 616
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Supra View Post
basically, the quality on the burton insulator is lower than similar priced mountaineering company ones (as mentioned already patagonia etc). The Burton has two things in it's favour though:

1) it's Burton, so mass produced and it's easier to find last season's stock on sale
2) it has pit zips where the others don't
This, which I personally find mandatory. I had last years AK Insulator, which I would only use when it was -10c or more. Still I find it was a bit over kill and bulky. I bought this years Ak helium insulator which is a lot more low profile, and still very warm. I havent hit -10 yet, but im confident with a marino base, the lower profile AK insulator and 3L goretex shell it will be just what I need.

In either case I find the pit zips a must. If you over heat in one of those things you are toast....literally.
Sassicaia is offline  
post #6 of 9 (permalink) Old 11-30-2012, 05:16 PM
Rides Caturdayz
 
seriouscat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 540
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Blog Entries: 6
I can guarantee the montbell ex light will be better than the insulator even without the zip perfect thickness for active layering.

If anyone is looking into like -20c conditions, try the new spyder Bernese jacket. Expensive but it has Pit zips, 750 goose and it is toasty. I can still fit it under 2012 hover shell.

I train every day of my life as they have never trained a day in theirs. Alexander Karelin
seriouscat is online now  
post #7 of 9 (permalink) Old 11-30-2012, 08:38 PM Thread Starter
-LIFETIME MEMBER-
 
ARSENALFAN's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Calgary
Posts: 930
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2 Post(s)
Salamon posted earlier this am about getting 800 fill down from Eddie Bauer at 50% off. I was able to buy an everyday down jacket from Eddie Bauer as well as a down sweater to be used under a shell for $260 CAN. Same price as the AK Insulator Jacket. I will just unzip if I get too hot, but the sweater seems very thin and its likely just the ticket. Thanks for all your responses.
ARSENALFAN is offline  
post #8 of 9 (permalink) Old 12-01-2012, 04:15 PM
Veteran Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: San Francisco
Posts: 673
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 31 Post(s)
Thumbs down

Quote:
Originally Posted by ARSENALFAN View Post
Salamon posted earlier this am about getting 800 fill down from Eddie Bauer at 50% off. I was able to buy an everyday down jacket from Eddie Bauer as well as a down sweater to be used under a shell for $260 CAN. Same price as the AK Insulator Jacket. I will just unzip if I get too hot, but the sweater seems very thin and its likely just the ticket. Thanks for all your responses.
Hey arsenal fan - fellow gooner I presume?! Are you a Brit? I'm a big fan too. Try and watch as many games as I can living in San Francisco. Not a great result today against Swansea though...!
scotty100 is offline  
post #9 of 9 (permalink) Old 12-01-2012, 09:17 PM Thread Starter
-LIFETIME MEMBER-
 
ARSENALFAN's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Calgary
Posts: 930
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by scotty100 View Post
Hey arsenal fan - fellow gooner I presume?! Are you a Brit? I'm a big fan too. Try and watch as many games as I can living in San Francisco. Not a great result today against Swansea though...!
I will be honest with you. I used to be obscessed with Arsensal after seeing them play Barcelona in 99. I have been out of the loop for the last couple years and would consider myself more of a "poser" as the kids say

All the best!
ARSENALFAN is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Snowboarding Forum - Snowboard Enthusiast Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome