Insulator vs. Outerwear

Insulators are mostly used during layering under winter jackets or shells. In most occasions you can wear your insulator out on the town during après, or in other general non-riding environments to stay warm.


Outerwear is meant to be your line of defense between you and the elements. Unless labeled as a “shell,” outwear has a certain amount of insulation built into it. Burton outerwear comes with “light,” “mid,” and “heavy” insulation for all kinds of winter weather.


Down – Offers superior warmth for coldest conditions, has best packability and minimal weight.


Synthetic – down-like loft and insulation performance, not moisture sensitive, insulates while damp, fast drying, and breathable.



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