Burton has a long tradition in fusing technology with textiles, ever since launching the first commercially available backpack with integrated remote control (designed for Sony’s MD player) back in 2002, a revolutionary new concept at that time. Burton is primarily known for making some awesome snowboarding gear, including a few bags that have built in speakers.
For the winter 2008/09 season, Burton has pushed the boundaries of interactive fashion again by launching the Ronin Audio Stroll Down Jacket which has a removable ASSystem including weather-resistant speakers and amplifier to give you the right soundtrack while out and about this winter.
The audio part of the jacket works with any 3.5mm headphone jack equipped device, from 8-track to iPod, pretty much any hand held audio and many cell-phones on the market. The Ronin Audio Stroll Down Jacket comes in three color shades: True Black, True Red and Bright White with a price tag of a few cents less than 420 US dollars.
For this money you don’t get only audio, but also a high quality jacket that keeps you comfy warm and dry with 550 goose down filling while the 10K shell keeps you and your tunes nice and dry. You also get a special sound pocket with headphone cable port to hook up an audio player to the jacket’s sound system as well as plenty of internal and external pockets to keep your stuff organized.
It features a full-time hood with removable fur trim and removable speakers, pit zips, Link Zip jacket-to-pant interface and Dryride Durashell 2-layer waterproof fabric. Other cool aspects of the jacket include a sound pocket with headphone cable port, a goggle pocket, zippered, and microfleece-lined handwarmer pockets. What are you waiting for then? Get ready to experience snowboarding like you have never done it before!