Gear Guy

Burton AK 3L Freebird Bibs

Last year, my snowboard pants didn’t work out so well—I was sweaty and wet most days. This season, how do I keep my lower half from becoming a hot mess?

Burton AK 3L Freebird Bibs

Burton AK 3L Freebird Bib Snowboard Pant Photo: Courtesy of Burton

With a slightly tighter arrangement than the Lynyrd Skynyrd original, the Freebirds have a snug fit and special articulated tailoring that allow them to move with your body. These top-end $479.95 pants use three-layer Gore-Tex Pro fabric to keep wind and water out while letting perspiration pass through, yielding an excellent WR/BR rating of 28,000mm/20,000 grams. Every seam is taped, and vents at the thigh regulate your temperature. Other niceties: leg lifts at the cuff, headphone cable ports, and water-resistant zippers. (Weight not available.)

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