Burton Symbol Jacket - Boys' - Youths
Legit slope style with shredder-approved tech. The waterproof-breathable fabric keeps the elements out and wicks sweat during physical sessions in the terrain park. Thermacore insulation holds in the warmth, yet is built to aid flexibility and movement. Colour blocked design stands up aesthetic scrutiny, but hides a host of practical details: a helmet compatible hood, taped seams and extendable sleeves.
- Shell is waterproof-breathable Dryride Durashell polyester.
- Strategically taped seams repel water in critical areas.
- Thermacore synthetic insulation uses 100g in body, 80g in sleeves and hood.
- Supple taffeta lining.
- Extendable sleeves to accommodate riders as they grow.
- Helmet friendly hood has an expandable gaiter that adapts to conditions.
- Handwarmer pockets secure with hook-and-loop closures.
- Zippered external chest pocket.
|Insulation||100g/sq. m polyester (body) + 80g/sq. m polyester (arms)|
Fabric waterproof rating
The standard test for waterproof fabrics uses a standing column filled with water. The figures given are the water column height. A rating of 3,500mm or higher can be considered waterproof. The higher the rating, the more durable the waterproof fabric will be over time.
Waterproof garments use waterproof-breathable technologies and are fully seam-taped. Water-resistant garments use waterproof-breathable technologies but their seams are not taped. Water-resistant garments repel water and protect against wind but are not made of waterproof fabric.
|Waterproof with critically taped seams|
Fabric active breathability
The rate at which a waterproof breathable fabric expels moisture when the inner surface is moist from perspiration. Values under 8,000g/m2/24h provide low performance, 20,000g/m2/24h provide moderate performance and values over 30,000g/m2/24h provide high performance.
A windproof garment does not allow any air to permeate the fabric. A garment with windproof panels has panels of fabric that are totally windproof, but the rest of the garment may not be windproof. A wind-resistant garment resists some wind, but not as much as a garment that is windproof.
Durable water repellency
Usually referred to as DWR. A treatment made to fabrics that causes water to bead and run off instead of soaking through.