Two years ago, Oregon company Trew decided there was a need for more stylish yet high performing technical outerwear that was built with skiers and snowboarders in mind, not technical mountaineers. Original and inspired, Trew, as the name suggests, is for those true mountain riders who require functional and durable gear.
Trew uses their own Gelanots 3-layer laminate waterproof breathable fabric. The Gelanots membrane adapts to temperature changes in your body. As your temperatures goes up, the more breathable the membrane becomes, allowing heat to escape while still remaining non-porous.
Trew applies a DWR finish to the surface of the durable fabric to help repel water and resist staining. Finally, a nylon tricot back adds warmth and comfort to the technical outerwear and protects the membrane from wear and tear.
The Trew collection includes jackets, bibs and pants to fit any mountain riding adventure. Trew meticulously tapes all seams, while any exposed zipper features a water-resistant PU film for maximum weather protection.
Jacket design details include 16 inch pit vents, DWR treated fleece collars, drop in goggle pockets, and a helmet compatible hood. The ergonomic powder skirt ensures your jacket won't ride up while you are skiing and the MP3 wire routing makes it easy to listen to your tunes while shredding pow.
The Trew technical outerwear isn't exactly cheap- all items are over $400- but you get a combination of top notch rider specific performance and style for your money. All technical outerwear can be bought from the Trew website and the Trew Pow Funk jacket is available for $479.95 over on Backcountry.