Words/Images Judith Ecochard
Burton is many things to many people we think. Learning to snowboard in the early 90's---to us they are a snowboard company first and foremost.
FOR on and off the mountain---fused with a certain level of hipness that is different than trendy hipster.
More irreverence and a dedication to its customers as an individual.
Why we think that?
|Hoodie...can layer this over a simple tee or a warm sweater|
Of course, the lack of solid black on every piece in the collection---ha ha.
We recently saw both Fall and Spring 2011---though here we focus on the summery highlights.
With the layering theme---we were very impressed with this technical flannel shirt ($69.95) that is made from high performance materials ---
Blessed with a soft hand that feels as smooth as cotton flannel this men's shirt has a Dry-Ride® membrane, anti-bacterial, and moisture wicking properties. Good for hikes and good for hanging out.
Other layerable pieces include waterproof breathable/lightweight packable jackets in terrific solids and graphics.
WE LOVED the Lil Buddy ($99.95) with a compartment for an MP3---to blast through te built-in speakers, and a padded insulated compartment for a 12 pack (plus ice) of something. Plus compartments for your stuff.
Part of a poppin' luggage collection---guaranteed smooth rides with skate board type IXION™ wheels, bumper EVA/TPU back panels, telescoping handles, all with tough zips with contoured zip pulls that fit TSA approved locks.
Some bags that go the distance---the oversized Wheelie Sub ($319.95)---and the Wheelie Flight Deck ($219.95) a full sized carry on with a hideaway SnackStack™ external backpack attachment and a removable laptop bag.
Cool packs too for "hiking, riding, or hanging around."
|Expandable-& separates into two bags|