Winter is a fickle beast. Sometimes you're battling can go one of two ways--sometimes you're battling rain and slush, and sometimes you're floating through endless powder, but there's no need to plan ahead this winter. Just throw on the Burton AK Cyclic Gore-Tex Jacket and you'll be dry through any and all of it. Its two-layer Gore-Tex membrane protects against everything from blinding snow and hellish hail to freak rainstorms, and it's built tough, so it'll hold up to abuse from rocky terrain and hidden branches. While you're being shielded from the elements, the Gore-Tex simultaneously allows vapor to escape so you don't get drenched with sweat on the inside. The fully taped seams, removable powder skirt, and adjustable hood prevent moisture from seeping in through the cracks, and the articulated fit allows you to move the way you need to while still giving you enough room to layer underneath.