When browsing for a top of the line snowboard jacket there are a number of attributes you'll want to consider for inclusion in the garment such as added warmth for insulation, pockets to store your hands when it's arctic like, an ideal fit in the chest/hip/sleeve areas, etc. The Burton Men's Ak 3L Hover Snowboard Jacket has swiftly risen to the summit as one of the snow sport industry's best achieving jackets for all sorts of icy cold temperatures. It uses many of the whistles and bells necessary to produce a fine day on the mountain. It can be worn above a performance baselayer as well, and we'd advocate a garment from either Helly Hansen, Mountain Hardwear, North Face or Marmot. Of course, Burton could have compatible base layers in the shop that you don't want to pass by.