The Burton Japan AK 457 Guide Jacket represents the pinnacle of technical freeride performance with its Gore Tex Pro 3 layer construction. Aptly named for its pro level performance, the 457 Guide Jacket keeps you completely protected from the deepest powder and most demanding conditions on the planet. Previously available only in Japan, this jacket is now exclusively available through Backcountry. com in the United States. Pick one up today before racking up the face shots and powder turns of a lifetime. Three layer Gore Tex construction makes the 457 Guide Jacket exceptionally waterproof, super breathable, and virtually bombproof against rips, tears, and scratches, making it the go to choice for riders logging well over 100 days on the mountain every year. Highly packable 13mm Gore Seam Tiny Tape facilitates easy stashing in your backcountry pack or carry on luggage, all without sacrificing its ability to seal out moisture and snow. New for this year, Cohaesive embedded hardware along the hood and hem cinch integrate directly into the jacket's 3 layer fabrication for enhanced strength and covert aesthetics. YKK T10 water resistant zippers keep outside moisture from working inside the jacket. The grippy powder skirt prevents chest deep powder from shooting up your jacket with every glorious turn. Mesh lined underarm vents enhance thermo regulation on long up hill tours and demanding bootpacks beyond the resort's boundaries. Other key features include separate radio and transceiver pockets for backcountry safety, zippered hand warmer pockets, as well as an internal mesh stash for securing small accessories and snacks.