Gale force winds and oncoming snow squalls have nothing on the fortress like protection of the Burton Men's AK 3L Hover Gore Tex Jacket. Equipped with the legendary waterproofing of a Gore Tex 3 layer membrane, the Hover Jacket keeps you blissfully dry through the wettest storms and deepest powder when you're earning turns in the backcountry. Reinforcing the jacket against abuse, the 40D Gore Micro Grid Backer increases abrasion resistance while speeding up the evaporation of built up perspiration with its grid like construction. Fully sealed with Gore Seam tape, this jacket prevents outside moisture from seeping through and dampening your inside layers. Zippered underarm vents regulate your core temperature on warmer spring days, especially when you're hiking in the backcountry. YKK water resistant zippers protect the front zip closure and pocket openings from leaks. Add in a removable powder skirt, jacket to pant interface, and powder gasket cuffs for the deep snow protection desired by freeride enthusiasts and backcountry riders alike.