A Guide to Layering with Burton

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:

Base 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.

Mid Layer

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. 

Shell Layer

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.

Layering 101

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.