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The Chariot Bib is a Backcountry Magazine's Editor's Pick for 2021/22

By Katherine Donnelly on

We're not surprised, but that doesn't mean we're not stoked to see the Chariot Bib pick up yet another accolade from the prestigious testers and editors over at Backcountry Magazine


Our signature women's bib - that also happens to be our top seller in our entire lineup over the last two seasons - is a workhorse of a bottom. And the testers at Backcountry made it clear that when it comes to durability and reliability out in the elements, the Chariot is their top choice:

"Portland, Oregon-based Trew is all too familiar with the Pacific Northwest's chief import: precipitation. To battle the elements, the drop-seat Chariot sports Trew's exclusive three-layer PNW fabric, rated with 20K/20K waterproofing and breathability as well as bushwhack-worthy resilience. 'Durable,' a Teton tester repeater through her review, referencing stout zippers and sturdy construction. She approved of the inner thigh vents and what she called a 'slim fit' that offered 'all of the mobility you would want'....Due to above-average brawn, she recommended these bibs for freeriders who chase powder from resort to backcounty and back."

The one critique was about the long length on the pair that was tested thoroughly - "she considered the cuffs too long and narrow, which caused the pants to become caught in her bindings" - which we've taken to heart and have resolved with our brand new inseam options on our 21/22 Chariot Bib and all other 3-layer bib styles!

Shawna showing what the Chariot can do. Photo by Paris Gore.

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