We love our Capow Bib. It would be weird if we didn't. But now after two full seasons with the Capow Bib in our outerwear lineup, word is starting to get out on just how rad these bibs are.
You won't normally find TREW Gear featured the big-name buyer's guides that hit the internet come Fall. We do things a bit differently around here, and we've always felt our time and resources are better spent on cultivating our community in a more grassroots sorta way. But when both Blister and Backcountry Magazine, two publications who we ourselves admire and trust for honest feedback, reached out to us last season asking if they could try out our Capow Bib, we thought "why the heck not". And what began as a means to gather more insight and feedback from avid skiers and riders within the industry quickly turned into two features in the publications' respective 2020/21 Buyer's Guides.
It turns out, our customers aren't the only ones who truly appreciate the bag of tricks that the Capow Bib brings to the table...
"The Tech: Trew worked with Revelstoke, B.C.-based Capow Guiding to create a bib for long skintracks and deep descents. A Dermizax EV membrane keeps the bibs waterproof and breathable and a three-quarter-length side zip allows you to fo your business, worry free. An integrated beacon pocket located above the waist aims for improved safety and comfort.
The Talk: 'I haven't seen any other company dial every aspect of a bib so perfectly,' our tester raved. He added that Trew even nailed the ever-elusive bib fit: "I wouldn't say they fall into the baggy or snug category. They left room in the upper part of the pant for a real 'skier's' leg without compromising functionality."
"The Capow Bib offers an appealing combination of a pretty breathable (yet waterproof) laminate and a supple (yet durable) fabric. Those seemingly contrasting characteristics add up to a bib that could work equally well in the resort or on the skin track, depending on your priorities. Compared to the other men's pants in this section, the Capow is slimmer through the thighs and legs, though it hasn't felt restrictive to us thanks to its stretchy fabric and articulated knees. For a touring-oriented pant, the Capow offers loads of features, including siz pockets and four vents. While its fabric is not as breathable as the Strafe Cham or TNF Freethinker, the Capow is more weather resistant than the Cham and its huge vents make it a solid choice for those who tour in wet weather. It's also a pretty great deal for what you get, so whether you want a comfy, slim resort pant or a fully featured, waterproof touring pant, you should check out the Capow Bib."
Check out Blister's deep-dive review of the Capow Bib (and Jacket) here.
Well, now that we've spent sufficient time basking in all of this glory...let's move on. Winter's here, the lifts are spinning, and it's go time. Shop the Capow Bib, (now in stock!) and have an awesome (and safe) season out there, everyone!