TREW Backcountry Button Up
Color: Dust Brown / Forest
MSRP: $110 USD
Reviewer: 5’10, 180 lbs.
TREW describes their Backcountry Button Up as “a durable companion for city-to-mountain commuting, or as an insulating layer for riding at the resort.” And that all checks out. So if you’re looking for a shirt to ski in and work in, this is a great option.
The BC Button Up is cut on the longer side. At my height & weight, I’ve got plenty of length in a size Large, so when I’m hunched over on a bike, neither the back of the shirt nor the sleeves are riding up.
But with a base layer underneath, I’m not sure I could get away with dropping down to a size Medium—it might be a bit too tight through the shoulders and chest. So I think it would be safest to size down if you have a more slender build and don’t need or want the extra length.
I’ve been skiing in the BC Button Up the past couple days, and I initially underestimated how well the piece could function as a light mid layer. On those days when a down jacket or a synthetic puffy would be overkill (~35 degrees F and above), the BC Button Up has been an ideal weight for me, and kept me warm with just a thin long-sleeved base layer underneath it, and an uninsulated hardshell over it.
So while the Backcountry Button Up is a nice shirt, don’t shy away from putting it to work on the mountain.