Summer is officially over and — from a consumer standpoint — it may be that fall has been skipped altogether and we’re fast forwarding directly to winter (or, at least, the holiday season). Retailers are already stocking the shelves with Christmas decorations. Yes, you read that correctly. If you haven’t been to any of the large box stores in the last few weeks, you heard it here first.
That signals the start of the snow sports preparation. Ski resorts are wrapping up their existing summer programs and changing gears for winter. While we are still a few months away from opening day on the slopes, now is the time to break out your equipment, start working out those legs (so you don’t suffer the first day), and, most importantly, begin perusing local ski shops and online retailers for a new jacket.
We want to make the upcoming season easier for you by providing you a sneak peek at some of the newest jackets by the largest snowboard brand in the world: Burton Snowboards, which was created by Jake Burton Carpenter, the widely accepted godfather of the sport, in 1977.
Here’s a look at five new Burton jackets for carving in style this season. And while you may be lusting after one or more of these jackets, you will have to wait at least another six weeks to get your hands on a few of them.
This vintage-looking, everyday winter jacket has a cotton canvas shell with lightweight polyester insulation for an affordable classic look.
Mallet Bomber, $150
Whether you are hitting the streets or venturing into the great outdoors, the quilted patterning, rib-knit collar, water-repellent fabric, and partially recycled synthetic insulation will make this a go-to jacket in your quiver of outerwear for seasons to come.
Don’t let the classic retro styling fool you. This jacket is chock-full of pockets (including a chest-access media pocket), compatible with helmets, and the insulation is made with 40 percent recycled content.
Stay toasty in this modern winter explorer jacket with a removable faux fur trim. Rounding out the features is down and an internal zippered media pocket.
Face everything that Mother Nature can throw your way with this waterproof Gore-Tex shell while responsibly sourced down fill keeps you warm.
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