As a stand-alone or a layering piece, the Burton AK NH insulator jacket excels at keeping you warm and toasty whatever the play call. Compress this puffy into the bottom of your pack before a day of mid-winter backcountry exploration, or throw it on and lap some runs on fair weather days.With a removable hood and DWR coating, this one works great as an all-occasion around town jacket too. Whatever your plans entail, if staying warm is a priority, you probably want to include the AK NH insulator.