Bonfire Linton Jacket 2016-2017

Bonfire helpfully categorise their outerwear into ‘Platinum’ and ‘Gold’ collections. Naturally the former is for those looking for high-end clobber that will withstand anything Mother Nature cooks up, but unless you’re chasing after first descents then you should probably save your money. Consider instead the Bonfire Linton jacket, which packs plenty of nifty features without reaching the upper echelons of tech and cost.

Items in the Gold collection still boast great specs; 15K/10K will keep you warm and comfortable, and should last all season long. The insulation is more dense around the torso than on the sleeves, allowing for freer movement without short-changing the area that requires warmth the most. Whatever the weather, the brushed tricot lining ensures that you’ll stay comfortable.

“Bonfire always manage to keep things affordable even when delivering great gear”

It’s definitely capable of heading out to the steep ‘n’ deep; the powder skirt protects you from those unwanted cold blasts, and the mega-comfy hand gaiters keep your sleeves clear of snow all day long. When you’re inbounds, the sleeve pocket provides safe storage for your liftpass, and there’s an internal media pocket that’s perfect for your smartphone or mp3 player.

The Bonfire Linton jacket walks the line between skinny and baggy, just relaxed enough to allow for 100% free movement without feeling like you’re drowning in material. With six sizes in each of the four colourways, there’s bound to be one that’s right for you.

Then there’s that price – Bonfire always manage to keep things affordable even when delivering great gear, so if you want to set aside more cash for lifpasses/heli-drops/beer (delete as appropriate), then the Bonfire Linton snowboard jacket is definitely one to consider.

Trade Secrets

Grant Giller – Team Rider, Bonfire

When I put on outerwear, I like to think of as a suit of armour that I’m wearing out to battle – like some kind of warrior. That’s exactly how I felt when I put on the Linton Jacket. Sharp and secure, the jacket looks sweet with a mix of street style and classic heavy-weather ruggedness. So it has the looks, and with the 60g of insulation in the body and 40g in the sleeves, you don’t feel like you’re wearing a thrift store pick up or something.

I know I felt the heat while wearing the Linton out at Superpark 20’s sunrise shoot. At 4.30am and running on three hours of sleep, I landed my first triple cork ever, thanks in part to this guy. The Linton is a real jacket for real snowboard warriors.

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