Base Layers

Burton AK Baker Power Wool 2020-2021 Base Layer Review

In order to get the best of both worlds, Burton’s AK Baker Power Wool base layer combines the warmth and odour resistance of merino wool with the quick-drying wicking abilities of synthetic fabric.

Merino wool is nature’s own insulator. It both protects you from the freezing cold climates, and is also breathable when exposed to warmer weather. The anti-odour properties of the wool won’t require you to constantly wash the base layer either, increasing both its sustainability and durability scores.

“The anti-odour abilities of the wool won’t require you to constantly wash the base layer either, increasing both its sustainability and durability scores”

The benefit of adding synthetic fabric to the blend is its wicking abilities and ability to resist both wrinkling and abrasions. By creating a base layer where there’s a synthetic outer surface and merino wool next to the skin, Burton’s made sure that the AK Baker base layer won’t lack in any department.

Women’s model

As far as added features come, the side body pockets on both the top and the pants are pretty genius addition. If you’ve got some valuable small piece of gear you want to keep close to you, you’ll come to find these pockets very handy indeed.

Like a huge chunk of Burton’s soft goods, these base layers too are bluesign approved meaning you’ll be purchasing a product that has been manufactured following high environmental and socially responsible standards.

Women’s model

Available for both men and women, the Burton AK Baker base layer comes in both a plain ‘crew’ top and a quarter zipped option. As an added feature in the women’s pants, there’s a contoured waistband – designed specifically for the female body.

Burton’s AK Baker Power Wool base layer is purpose-built for keeping you warm without adding any extra weight or bulk. Merino wool blends may be a bit more spenny than plain synthetic ones, but they’re also well worth the money.

The female model in the photo is 5’4” (165cm) tall and wearing size S.
The malde model in the photo is 5’8” (173cm) tall and wearing size M.

Men's model
Women's model
Women's model
Men's model
Newsletter Terms & Conditions

Please enter your email so we can keep you updated with news, features and the latest offers. If you are not interested you can unsubscribe at any time. We will never sell your data and you'll only get messages from us and our partners whose products and services we think you'll enjoy.

Read our full Privacy Policy as well as Terms & Conditions.