Burton Sizing Chart
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4.6 out of 5
good jacket, weird fit (for me)
February 24, 2011
I didn't use this jacket outside as it didn't fit great so this is more of a sizing review than a performance review. The quality of materials and construction is really good, I like the features on it like pit zips, powder skirt, pocket placement, etc. I would describe the fit as long and narrow. I am 5'11, 170lbs and wanted a backcountry jacket (not too huge) so i got the medium. In almost every way it is perfect except the shoulder area is cut so narrow that it really restricts movement and makes the sleeves ride up when i reach forward or up, despite how excessively long they are. I will likely order the large and see how that fits as i think the rest of the jacket was great. I will report back when I find out how it fits.Pros: Build quality, Cons: Cost
this will work
November 10, 2010
I have had several gore tex jackets over the years. this one will work fine for the La Nina winter everyone is predicting. I havent been on the mountain yet with it, but have wore it around town in some downpours (in Tacoma). The gore tex is doing what it is supposed to do! Also, I cant wait to zip it into the Analog pants to make a "poor mans" one-piece (cause we are gonna get sooo much powder this winter!!!!) it really seems like a solid jacket.Pros: Great design, Performance, Ease of use, Great value
September 07, 2011
I purchased this jacket last year specifically for snowboarding, as it is billed as one of Burton's top of the line waterproof board jackets. It has certainly lived up to its reputation. It fits like most snowboarding jackets - that is, a bit roomy in the body, so you may want to consider sizing down. The Stagger has just the right balance of weight/insulation (a lightweight insulation on portions of the inside), and it is fully waterproof. Before I purchased the jacket from Altrec, I even contacted a Burton rep about some of their winter boarding jackets, and I was sold on this model when the young gentleman who worked at Burton told me that the Stagger was his personal favorite for snowboarding. You won't be disappointed!Pros: Performance
Nice fitting jacket
August 13, 2013
The Stagger jacket is designed really well and the articulated sleeves are a great feature. It fits true to size, I'm 5'9 165 lbs with an athletic build and medium fits just right with just enough room for layering. The cut is perfect as it is not baggy at all. This jacket also feels very well built. The built-in liner in the Stagger provides noticeably more warmth over the Cyclic jacket. Burton AK line's life time warranty is a plus as well.Pros: Great design, Build quality, Performance, Cons: Cost
AK does it again
March 30, 2012
I bought the AK Stagger in Hind Resin. I got a ton of props on the mt. The jacket kept me dry and toasty... The pit-zips helped on the warm sunny days... allowed plenty of air flow while shreddin the mt. I would recommend this jacket to anyone.Pros: Great design, Build quality, Performance, Ease of use, Cons: Cost
Burton AK - always amazing
October 12, 2011
Burton AK is reputatble for it's highend quality, while at affordable price. Although it is just an outer shell and you will have to wear under shirts to keep warm, it will definitely keep you light and dry. With the cool look and the flexibility for add layers and taking off layers, AK makes an ideal outer jacket for any condition.
Different coat than previous years.
December 10, 2011
I own 2 stagger coats, one from a few years back and the 2012 in Camo. The cut on this coat is more "fitted" than previous years. Not skier/spyder tight, but not as baggy. A couple other cool new features are thumb holes for gloves and also a face mask that is stored in a hidden pocket below the hood. Another change or should I say upgrade is that the coat is lightly insulated while the previous versions were just shells. The camo coat also is made of a different, burlier material than the regular fabrics. It's wind and waterproof. All in all, this is a great top of the line gore tex coat for snowboarders.Pros: Great design, Build quality, Lasts forever, Performance, Ease of use
Great jacket, well-designed
March 18, 2011
I just got this and I'm very happy with the purchase. Sizing is a bit weird -- I'm 5'11", 210 lbs and went with the XL. I've got plenty of room in the chest and shoulders. Arms are a bit long and overall jacket length is long, but I'm thinking it was designed that way to keep the powder out. When the powder skirt is snapped up it's pretty much at the bottom of my butt. A little shorter would be OK but I wouldn't want to sacrifice the room upstairs. Features are very well-thought out and I'm looking forward to getting it out on the mountain. Jacket has some insulation and with a base layer should probably be fine for all but the coldest days. Hood won't fit over a helmet but it should stay out of the way. This version of the jacket, which I think is last years' model, still has the zip-link jacket to pant interface, but I don't think the current (2010-11) model does. This one also has the snaps to connect up jacket to pants without the zipper, but obviously the zipper is a better idea if your pants have that feature. Overall, great jacket and Burton stuff typically lasts a long time. Got my last Burton jacket and pants 10 years ago, and they're still in good shape but will now be relegated to backup status. I'd say it's worth full price, but at end of season sale prices, it's a steal.Pros: Great design, Build quality
AK Jackets are great
January 11, 2011
I've owned and tried several: 2L Stagger 2L Cyclic and one of the 3L jackets, can't remember the name, predecessor to the burn. I think they're great. Super weather proof. This is super similar to the cyclics -- 2 pockets up top, and some fleece on the liner (not warmth, just a soft surface) I ended up liking the styling/color on the cyclic better Keep in mind this jacket is just a shell, you need to wear insulation below. Quibbles: they are a cut a little too large (a half step beyond baggy). The zippers are a bit rough to pull -- maybe just the price you pay for waterproof, but they are work to tug. BTW, the lifetime warranty is excellent. I had a zipper pull come off a pocket zipper on my 3L AK jacket, and Burton just gave me a choice of a brand new one or a full retail price credit at their store. great service.
December 07, 2010
I've had this jacket for a couple of seasons and it is great. I would highly recommend it to anyone looking for a jacket that will last more than 3 seasons.Pros: Great design, Lasts forever, Performance, Great value
January 20, 2012
This is an excellent shell jacket. I been attempting new tricks and falling a lot and this thing keeps my dry all day. As stated, it is only a shell and you will need to add some layers on the cold days but they run big so don't worry about ordering something one size up so that you can fit layers underneath. Good quality in the materials and the zippers. I would definitely recommend this.Pros: Build quality, Performance, Cons: Cost
Great inbounds jacket
November 12, 2010
Great for lift access since it is lined. Durable and great features, burton stuff is good fit with style and practicallityPros: Great design, Build quality, Lasts forever, Great value
Perfect snowboard Jack
December 16, 2009
Fits loose, but not too baggy, the size is proper for me (175cm, 65KG). This jacket use Gore-Tex shell, it keeps moisture and wind out, completely. The jacket has a great venting system with pit zips as well as front vents that circulate air to cool off quickly. I don't worry about moisture from now on. ALS lining let me feel very comfortable, it has enough space for base layer & fleece mid-layer. I also like its pockets, they are convenient for quickly touch your gear.
What u want in a jacket
October 06, 2009
This jacket has all the bells and whistles. Super light and thin. All you need is a good base layer and your golden. A little on the baggy side.
Burton AK - always amazing
October 12, 2011
Burton AK is reputatble for it's highend quality, while at affordable price. Although it is just an outer shell and you will have to wear under shirts to keep warm, it will definitely keep you light and dry. With the cool look and the flexibility for add layers and taking off layers, AK makes an ideal outer jacket for any condition.Pros: Build quality, Performance, Ease of use, Cons: could have more inner pockets and things
April 03, 2012
This is a great jacket. It provides the ultimate in water protection with a little warmth to boot (even though it is a shell). The best part about the jacket is that the chin area allows for a lot of room. I have had other jackets in the past that would interfere with my scruff but the chin area of this jacket goes out and really covers you up. I have not yet tried this on the slopes but I cannot wait until 2013 to give it a try!Pros: Build quality, Performance, Great value
Great jacket! Cool look
July 01, 2010
I bought the jacket off season so I haven't had a chance to put it to use on the mtn. But it's a great looking jacket, nice long sleeves, light weight with tons of pockets.
December 08, 2009
the absolute best jacket i have ever owned. the zippers are a little tricky but other than that the coat rocks. Its super warm and the waterproofing of the Burton AK line can not be beaten. the true conclusion is that if you are thinking about buying this jacket you should.
Stay dry and warm with this bullet-proof shell
August 17, 2011
For those in the know, layering is the best way to be prepared for all of the possible winter conditions. The most important piece of this equation is a bullet-proof GoreTex shell jacket. If your outerwear is not capable of keeping you dry, it doesn't really matter what you have underneath. This shell from Burton is a classic example of what I am referring to. This one is totally nuts, I think it can handle any conditions, period! Plenty of beefy pockets, venting for the days that are warmer than expected, etc. And, since it's GoreTex, forget about the worries about weather. Simply go with a solid wicking base layer, some type of fleece and this jacket and you are done. Same approach with the lower body, although you can get by with less down below. I highly recommend this shell as it is going to last FOREVER!!Pros: Great design, Build quality, Lasts forever, Performance, Ease of use, bulletproof
Hottest Jacket on earth
January 31, 2012
Nothing to beat the goretex material when you are on the moutain. Especially the design and the color from Burton AK. It keeps you warm and dry all the time. Nothing can be compareable to this Jacket!Pros: Great design, Build quality, Performance, Great value, Cons: Cost
GREAT Quality and Style
April 17, 2010
Purchased the Sorcerer color, alot nicer in person. Great in all winter conditions. Kept me nice and dry in the worst conditions. I only buy AK BURTON snowboard gear.
Men's AK 2L Stagger is my go to shell on the Mt.!
November 10, 2011
This jacket is actually more of a waterproof shell. Size- It runs slightly big, not much though and that comes in handy for layers because after all it is a shell! Durabilty-The best out there. Thats why your paying more. The lifetime warranty says it all. Water/wind resistance-As good as its gonna get My take-This jacket is worth every penny. Pick a color you can work with because you'll have it for a long time!Pros: Great design, Build quality, Lasts forever, Performance, Great value, Cons: Cost
March 22, 2013
this is a great jacket. lots of features on it, light weight & easy to move around in but the goretex will keep you warm & dry for sure. Great design too, love the camo print.Pros: Great design, Performance, Cons: Cost
July 22, 2010
its very light but does its job.
Nice jacket. Kinda big!
December 18, 2010
From the time I bought my last AK jacket (admittedly, it's quite old at close to 10 years) to this year, the average size of snowboarders must have grown in proportions because my medium is HUGE. I'm 5' 10", 177 lbs., 41" chest and I'm practically swimming in this jacket--even with layers on. Aside from the dubious sizing, the jacket is a well-engineered garment. The quality of construction appears top notch and the materials are superb. I have no doubt that I can weather the foulest conditions with this jacket.
Burton AK 2L Stagger
December 27, 2011
I just came back from snowboarding trip and the jacket is awesome! It is lightweight and doesn't restrict me while doing jumps on the mountain. Yet, it is windproof and waterproof. Love this jacket!Pros: Great design, Build quality, Performance, Ease of use
September 12, 2013
I haven't worn this on the mountain yet - but the fit and quality are better than any other jacket I've owned yet (the priciest jacket i've bought - but finally got a Gore-tex). I dig the bright green camo pattern too. Some nice features and pockets.Pros: Great design, Build quality
Top of the Line Burton Jacket
January 16, 2012
To me, the fit took a little getting used to. My chest is 42" which puts me into the Large category. I ordered a Large and believe it is my correct size, however at first the jacket seemed HUGE on me. The sleeves for example are very long. I figured out though that they are supposed to go over the wrists of my gloves and if I bend over to tighten my bindings, the extra length comes in handy. Do yourself a favor and check out the sizing chart on Burton.com before buying :) As far as materials and durability, they are all top notch. I got the Radiator color which is definitely bright, but stylish. The one suggestion I would make is to know what you are buying. This is a shell only with no insulation. It is totally waterproof and extremely breathable, but you need to layer up underneath. Overall, an excellent jacket.Pros: Build quality, Lasts forever, Cons: Cost
Acid Colorblock, Black Watch Plaid, Crimson, Monoxide, Oceanic, True Black and Walter Camo.
Available sizes, while supplies last, include size xs, size small, size medium, size large, size extra large and size extra extra large: xs, s, m, l, xl, xxl.