The history of Burton snowboard gear and Burton clothing runs parallel to the history of snowboarding itself. In 1977, Jake Burton began hand-making Burton snowboards in his spare time. A year later, he quit his full-time job and started the first Burton snowboard factory, based in the living room of a small Vermont farm house. At the time, snowboarding wasn't even considered a legit sport; but by 1982, Burton had convinced the Suicide Six Ski Resort to open its doors to riders, becoming the first resort in the U.S. to allow snowboarding. ... Learn more about BurtonBurton has become the world's leading manufacturer of snowboards, snowboarding jackets, clothing and boots. ... Less
Reviewed by wendy from Jersey Shore on Sunday, December 27, 2009
Using this for long walks in windy Atlantic Coast freezing rain snow and sleet conditions, winter boatyard work - very airtight, great with layers, perfect length. There's an interior binding elastic layer in the hip area, for a snugger fit, that I cut out - it was way too constricting. I bought the milk chocolate and it looks great with everything casual. Nice big hood with lots of lower face/throat protection. Would have liked angled side pockets rather than the front loaders, and yes, the sleeves are a tad overlong. Overall thought I quite like the coat for the price.
Best Uses: Backcountry, Casual Wear, Hiking, Skiing, Snowboarding
Reviewed by Maksie's Mommy from Bay Area, CA on Friday, December 25, 2009
bought these for my son for Christmas. Great Pants; internal waist adjustment, long enough! (he's 6ft. 3inch). Inside seam vent. Many pockets! Plenty of maneuvering room. Hasn't had them in the snow yet, but they look great.
Reviewed by JY from Midwest on Thursday, December 24, 2009
I ordered 5 pairs of pants, and these were the only ones I decided to keep. They look great, not too baggy, but loose enough to fit around my boots and over the hi-backs on my bindings. The material of these pants feels a lot more durable than the material of the standard Burton Cargo's or any of the Capt. Tripps line. I wear about a 30-30 in jeans. The small AK 2L pants fit perfect, enough room for base layers out West, but also a good fit solo during the early season and spring in the Midwest. I spent a day sitting in wet snow in above freezing temps, and stayed bone dry. The vents in the legs really do work to help you regulate temps as the day goes on. Can't recommend these pants enough.
Best Uses: Backcountry, Downhill, Park, Snowboarding/Skiing
Reviewed by 'toast from Fly over states on Tuesday, December 22, 2009
This versatile Burton jacket morphs from urban wear to snow fun easilly. Fabric is fabulous, laughs at wind and wet. My one grip is the cut is extra hugenormous. Most Burton prducts run so small I worried about even getting my normal small size. Not so with the cherish, if I could have gone extra small I would have. Arms are quite long, body is long and large, no possiblity of a waist in this thing ladies. Performance and features are worth the tradeoff for me, but definately something worth considering!