On the third day of getting ready, I wore my Burton Jacket again… and again… and again.
Ask any snowboarder, including the guys, and they’ll admit that snowboarding clothing is a combination of fashion and function. I mean seriously, why else would people purposely wear neon jackets, neon pants, and throw themselves down ice covered hills with a piece of wood/plastic/metal/composite strapped to their feet? Welllll… we’re insane and we’re snowboarders.
Anyways, the first time I ever went snowboarding I kind of looked like a flying puked up rainbow. It wasn’t a good look. And it didn’t help I wasn’t wearing a jacket made for winter sports at all. So, I went on the hunt for a better-looking and better-fitted snowboard jacket. I ended up with the Burton Women’s Dream Jacket.
The Dream is unique in that it’s fitted. Like really fitted. You don’t feel cold air coming up your back or down your neck. Friends are going to find it hard to shove snowballs down your jacket. It just does the job. And it’s warm, but not so warm that you can’t wear it into March snowboarding.
As for fashion, I’m not a fashionable person. I don’t have a clue where to start. Oddly enough though, my Burton jacket gets me a ton of compliments from just about everyone. I suddenly… feel… fashionable. Woah.
So before you all go running out to get yourself this jacket (because obviously I’m that popular and have that much clout), Burton OF COURSE just had to discontinue this jacket the year after I bought it.
But don’t despair. If you REALLY want one, it appears that some places still have them, like Altrec.com (I ordered my second Dream a few weeks ago). And Burton has continued the line with similar styles and fits, so there are choices! Burton actually has a pretty cool gear match app on their website, so check it out: The Great Outfitter.
Up tomorrow: Kodak Playsport