Burton AK Guide Glove

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The Burton ak Guide Glove is for leaders only. Followers need not apply. One time, some serious Gore-Tex backcountry functionality was on a collision course with impressive eco-warmth and these bad boys are the result of the ground-breaking impact that ensued. Burton built this pair with the full understanding of just how crucial warm and dry hands are when doing battle with the elements. Nowhere did they skimp, as only the most dominant materials and technology were employed for the construction of these beastly gloves. For durability that refuses to quit, a grip that neglects to slip, and utility that never ends, choose to align yourself with the Burton ak Guide Glove.
Attention: Burton Snowboards & Gear can be shipped only within the United States and Canada.

Lining and Layers:

  • Brushed microfiber linings trap warmth and wick moisture

Weather and Wind:

  • Gore-Tex X-Trafit membrane provides guaranteed waterproof breathable, windproof protection

Traction and Grip:

  • Heavy duty leather palms grip shovel handles and board surfaces like crazy
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That’s why the Burton [ak] Guide Glove combines DRYRIDE 2L fabric with a Guaranteed To Keep You Dry® GORE-TEX® waterproof/breathable membrane. Those who remove their hands from their gloves often to dig pits, check maps, and take photos will dig the GORE-TEX® X-TRAFIT™ tech that keeps the liner locked inside the shell. For added durability and grip that won’t slip, a NEW Pittards® Oiltac panel at the sweet spot from your thumb to index finger maintains a continuously replenishing reservoir within the leather. Sprinkle in the military-grade warmth of PrimaLoft® Eco Insulation and you’ll understand why riders like Jussi Oksanen and Terje Haakonsen (not to mention a slew of professional mountain guides) grab this glove on a daily basis.


The Burton Men’s AK Guide Gloves protect your hands during big-mountain hucks and hairy resort storms. Waterproof breathable Gore-Tex shells send crappy weather packing, while Primaloft insulation packs warmth around your paws. Neoprene stretch panels and Burton’s Pistol Grip pre-curved fit increase dexterity for strapping in, opening your backcountry pack, or adjusting your goggles or helmet.

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Closure:Zip Closure
Cuff Material:Extended Length Storm Cuff
Insulation Material:Primaloft® Eco Insulation
Liner Material:Sherpa Fleece
Palm Material:Gnar Guard Leather Palm and Trim
Shell Material:DRYRIDE Durashell™ 2-Layer Fabric
Waterproof Technology:GORE-TEX® with X-TRAFIT™
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Burton AK Guide Glove Reviews:


The burton Guide gloves are everything you'd expect out of a top of the line snowboard glove. The insulation keeps the temperature regulated well, while wicking moisture. The Leather is soft and seems very durable and will probably last a few years of abuse. The gloves come with leather waterproofing for the leather, don't forget to put it on, also buy some from backcountry.com while you're at it. It's less than $10 and will last years.
Just like normal Burton gloves, the fit is small. I normally wear a size Large glove and I fit into the Burton XL's perfectly. If in doubt, go a size up with these.
My hands were a little on the cold side when the temp dipped to -15c. These aren't warm and toasty, but they'll do the job for most conditions.
The gloves fit well under the cuff and are a breeze to take on and off through the day. I ski with 2 kids, so I'm always taking my gloves off to help them.

Alan M at Backcountry.com on 01/10/2012

If high quality backcountry performance is what you are looking for in a glove than look no further. These gloves are warm and very well constructed. This year they extended the neoprene cuff which is great. Nothing worse than getting snow in your gloves. These were a huge upgrade to the Burton Baker gloves I owned last season which in my opinion were the most useless gloves ever created. I was sad to learn that this will be the last year that FYI Design would be creating the [ak] line for Burton. Hopefully the quality doesn't fall from its current high standard. BTW these gloves have a MSRP of $99 bucks not $114 like listed here. If you want to purchase these, I would suggest emailing the folks at Backcountry and have them correct the issue. If you hate cold, wet hands buy, buy these gloves.

Eastern Split at Backcountry.com on 12/30/2011

Just got em in the mail, and they are beefier than ever! I will ride in nothing less than the AK Guide. This is my fourth pair of AK Guides (lost my pair from last year or I would have kept riding them). I tend to run cold, so I appreciate the Primaloft insulation coupled with 3L Goretex and Leather for wind protection and heat retention.
Updates for this year include full back-of-the-hand leather, and an extra layer of leather on the trigger-finger area for protection from your edges.
One thing to note, sizing has gotten bigger. My previous pairs were XLs, which turned out to be too big this year. Larges now fit like XL.
Haven't used this pair yet, but if I come across any glaring defects I'll update my review.

Shredwise at Backcountry.com on 09/26/2013

Just purchased these as an encore to my previous AK Guides. They lasted 3 seasons of abuse which is incredibly long for my gloves. The AK Guide features my three necessities in gloves: Goretex, leather and insulation.
The Guides keep your hands bone-dry, and the poly material on the back of the hands allow your hands to breathe unlike all-leather gloves.
I strongly suggest applying the supplied Nikwax to all the leather. Though the Goretex membrane will block water from getting to your hands, if the leather is left untreated it will soak up water, get heavy, and suck warmth out of your hands.
Sizing is standard Burton. I had to get the XLs as I do in every Burton glove.

Shredwise at Backcountry.com on 10/24/2012

I have used these gloves for 20+ days, still feels like new.
It does what Burton said it would do, it wicks away moisture(if you have sweaty palms like I do), keeps those digits warm from the icy wind temps, and the Gore-Tex material keeps it rugged and strong.
These gloves also keep your fingers very dexterous. I was able to go in and out of my backpack when out snowboarding, strap into my board and operate a little gopro camera.
GET IT. You wont be disappointed, I sure wasn't.

Samuel David at Backcountry.com on 12/05/2013

Ok so just got these in the mail. Have not ridden with them yet. AS far as fit goes...They do run small. I am a Medium in gloves and got a large and they fit perfect. Super comfy and feel like they are going to be warm. I will post an update after i ride with them but so far I am very pleased with the fit and feel.

thedru13 at Backcountry.com on 01/20/2012

Got these gloves for my hubby after my brother used them last year. These are by far the most durable gloves around. The leathers grip is awesome and keeps those digits toasty warm! I highly recommend these for backcountry temps

the jami at Backcountry.com on 10/08/2012

Primoloft's lightweight core structure suspends millions of air particles in a microfiber mesh. these air particles repel water by trapping in heat. Basically its the mother load of warmth and light as a feather.

four hoursemen at Backcountry.com on 10/05/2012

The fit well and keep my hands dry and warm

ply505555958 at Backcountry.com on 02/11/2014