Each winter season we see the latest styles and designs in snowboarding jackets and this season is no different. Here we showcase some of our favourite snowboard jackets for this 2012/13 season.
Burton X COOGI
There’s always one snowboard jacket that sticks out above the rest and this season it could be the Burton X COOGI. COOGI are well known for their colorful knitwear founded in Australia and were popularised in the U.S. as urban hip-hop wear by rappers such as Biggie and famous comedian/actor, Bill Cosby. For this 2012 season, the label has collaborated with Burton for a special Rubdown down snowboard jacket…and man it’s colorful!
Burton Payday Puffy
Burton again sorry and this one looks like a jacket Shaun White would wear. Stacked with features the jacket includes pockets galore for music, goggles and more. Pretty cool!
Ride Admiral Jacket
We like this Ride snowboard jacket for its pockets. It has an interior goggle pocket and also has another interior pocket. Also, the exterior water-proof zipper pockets have a weird rubberized interior material, which is different and should keep your hands warm..maybe.
Dakine Zone Jacket
There might be an orange thing going down on the slopes this winter. We spotted this cool Dakine Zone snowboard jacket recently on muchawesome.com and really like it. The Zone Jacket sits in the middle of its jacket line, offering plenty of protection and warmth without costing more than the average snowboard.
Burton Poacher Jacket
For entry level snowboarders or intermediate riders looking for a budget option, it’s hard to do better than the Burton Poacher. Burton describes the jacket as “weatherproof breathable.” This means that the two layers of protection allow some breathability, but the seams are taped for protection from cold. Although this jacket is short on high-tech features, the interior mesh goggle pocket (with audio stash for your iPod or mp3 player) is a nice upgrade.
686 Reserved Havoc Insulated Jacket
For snowboarders looking to take a step up to a mid-range jacket, 686’s Reserved Havoc jacket offers plenty of features and aggressive styling. This jacket features just 40g of insulation, which makes it useful for runs on warmer days. Add layers for colder temperatures. The Reserved Havoc uses 686’s Tri-Pull hood for better fit and improved peripheral vision. The “hand panties” offer the best possibly protection against snow leaks. And the Fast-Pass retractable pass holder makes flashing your lift ticket a cinch. Like the Burton Poacher, the 686 Reserved Havoc also includes an internal media pocket.
Burton AK Collection 2L LZ Down Jacket
Advanced snowboarders love advanced gear. And that’s exactly the point of the Burton 2L LZ jacket from the AK Collection. Starting at $519.95, Burton’s 2L LZ costs a bundle. However, Burton has loaded this jacket with features. The high-loft 600-fill goose down prevents heat loss, but the insulation thinks around the collar and openings for mobility. Fully-taped GORE-TEX 2L fabric both vents and repels snow. Burton guarantees that this jacket will keep you dry with a lifetime warranty. For snowboarders who have the cash and ride in harsh conditions, Burton’s 2L LZ is a good choice.
I think Burton again this season have the coolest snowboard jacket range out of all the jacket manufacturers.