- Material: Synthetic
- Colour: Pink/Marble and Black
- Size: XS/S/M/L/XL
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Why we chose the Burton AK Helium Power Grid Snowboard Base Layer: Lightweight base-layer designed to boost breathability.
System built for high aerobic activity, Burton’s AK Helium mid- and base layer line is perfect when looking for something to stack underneath your snowboard jacket and pants when heading out on a slightly more strenuous adventure.
The AK Helium Power Grid base layer comes in shapes and sizes suited for both men and women. With a quick-drying moisture-wicking fabric at its very core, the base layer is designed to boost breathability.
“With a quick-drying moisture-wicking fabric at its very core, the base layer is designed to boost breathability”
In order for a wicking fabric to do its job, which is to move moisture to the surface of the layer, it needs to be in direct contact with your skin – hence why a next-to-skin fit is important. With exactly this in mind, the AK Helium base layer has been designed with a slim fit to maximise dryness and breathability.
When being on the move all day, you don’t just want to be sure that your base-layer does a good job at keeping you dry. If it can keep you from stinking up the place with unpleasant aromas, that’s a big plus as well. Sweat has a nasty habit of soaking into your clothing, especially when slim-fitted, and leaving a smell behind that can be hard to get rid off – even after its been washed. However, by choosing to use the right fabric this can be avoided. This is exactly what Burton has done. Nice one Burton.
The Polartec power grid material that has been used in the fabric is odour controlled, meaning you won’t have to worry about the smell even when you’re beginning to sweat. The fabric has also got a UPF 50+ rating, so if you want to ease up on the layers and hike up wearing just a top you won’t need to worry about the sun rays getting through and causing you harm.