Price US $419

TREW Roam 2016 Review by A Better Ski

The TREW Roam has a light-weight and comfortable feel that has all of the high tech fabric and features you’d expect in a high end technical shell. It is geared a bit more for the backcountry skier, but would still do just fine at the resort.

TREW Roam 3/4 Bib Ski Pant Review

Tester: Matt

Pant Size: M

Matt’s Specs: Sizing Info

Waterproofing and Breathability: The TREW Roam pant has exceptional breathability and solid waterproofing. The 40D Dermizax NX fabric has a 40k breathability rating that feels really comfortable from the moment you put it on. Many times, highly breathable materials aren’t great at keeping you dry from the outside, but Dermizax also has a 20k waterproof rating. This isn’t quite as good as Gore-Tex, but it’s still a solid 3L waterproof fabric and should hold up well in almost any condition.

Fit: The TREW Roam has an interesting fit and feel. It’s not quite a full bib, and yet doesn’t fit or feel like a traditional pant. The front panel comes up above the waist, giving you a little extra protection in deeper snow, but it’s not a true bib. The actual waist fits really well, but the “bib” portion is really loose. You can fix all of this by adding a belt, but I wish there was a way to cinch down the top of the bib a bit more. The rest of the pant fits really well. It’s roomy, without being too loose. I found that I have a decent amount of room underneath, and with plenty of articulation, the pant feels really easy to move in. The feel is also really comfortable. The 40D Dermizax is soft and light, making the pant quite comfortable.

Warmth: The TREW Roam is not insulated, and with the soft 40D Dermizax it doesn’t feel overly warm. Still, this would be great for active backcountry skiers, or those of us that don’t mind layering underneath when the temps start to fall.

Features: With 40k breathability and 20k waterproofing the TREW Roam has the technical fabric you’d expect in a high end pant, but it also comes with plenty of cool features. I absolutely love the ventilation on these pants. It has two inner vents that are not lined with mesh. They don’t open super wide, but help to cool you off in the warmest are of your legs. To make it even better, TREW places two large vents on the outside. These open extremely wide, and provide a fantastic cross flow when combined with the inners. The left side vent also doubles as an easy entry for the bib. The bib itself is different, but seems to work okay. They do have the suspenders to help keep your pants up where they belong. There are two hand warming pockets below the waist. They are plenty big, but aren’t in the greatest spot. There is a cargo pocket above the knee that would be a good spot for gear. The bottom of the pant has an anti-abrasion patch for protecting against boots or crampons.

Bottom Line: The TREW Roam is a very comfortable, light-weight technical shell that has fantastic breathability, and solid waterproofing. They also come with plenty of cool features that would be great for backcountry or resort skiers.

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Type

Shell

Treatment Type

DWR

Insert Type

Other

Insulation Type

None

Taped Seams

Fully Taped

Waterproof Zippers

Yes

Bib

Yes

Jacket to Pant Interface

Yes

Venting

Inner + Outer

Meshed Vents

No

Layer Count

3 Layer

Company Waterproof Rating

20K

Company Breathability Rating

Above 20K

Manufactured in

Fit

Normal

Packability

Thin

Waterproofing

Great

Breathability

Excellent

Warmth

Poor