A Guide to Layering
Build Your Layering System
Your adventure. Your system of layers. Use our kit builder to choose your base, mid, and shell protection and be comfortable anywhere you go.
How to Layer
Having as much fun as possible starts with what you choose to wear. More comfort means more time outside, simple as that. Burton layers are built for this with options for base, mid, and shell layers that work together to keep you warm and dry. Add or remove layers depending on the activity or conditions and you get the versatility to do whatever, whenever. Now let’s break it down with some basics on the benefits of each layer:
The Most Important Layer
The first layer you put on. This goes against your skin to wick away heat-robbing sweat so you stay dry and comfortable. Choose from lightweight, midweight, or heavyweight options based on temperatures and conditions.
Dial in Your Warmth
The insulating layer worn between your base and shell. Highly versatile and offered in lots of options to adjust your warmth for any forecast or activity. Our mid layers feature synthetic, fleece, or down insulation.
Protection From the Weather
Shells are worn as your outer layer over your base and mid layers. They act as the first line of defense against wind, rain, and snow. Our shells range from 3L GORE-TEX® stormproof materials to lightweight softshells.
Adjust to Your Needs
Look around next time you’re outside. Everyone dresses differently. Some people overheat easily; others are always cold. Layering gives you the versatility to add or remove layers based on what works for you.
Adjust to the Weather
Weather conditions can change rapidly. Rain, sun, snow, wind— you never know what you’ll get. Especially in the mountains. When you’re dressed in layers that take advantage of different materials, fits, and features you can quickly adjust to stay warm and dry.
Fit is Essential
How your base layer fits under your fleece or insulator, and how your shell jacket slides and moves over all that makes a difference. That’s why we design and test everything to ensure each layer works together in the best way possible.
Anywhere You Go