wag more-bark lesswrote a review of Millet Trilogy GTX Jacket - Men's on October 30, 2014
Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: True to size
I purchased the Trilogy GTX Jacket for rugged-weather backpacking and infrequent, summer climbing weather protection. I am 6-ft 1”, 215-lbs and chemo has left me with a tendency to be cold. Thus, it is important for me to be able to layer well to maintain a warm core.
The Active Shell waterproof breathable membrane fabric works very well- no claminess. With the long water-repellent pit zips and large wrist closures this jacket allow for multiple temperature adjustments, especially when on the move. All zippers are waterproofed and all seams are heat-sealed. You have to choose the correct size- my XL is a European size XXL.
It is relatively light, packable and provides great temp control when layered over base and/or mid layers. The large wrist closures easily fit over long sleeve puffy layers and large gloves.
The two zippered handwarmer pockets with an inside mesh backing that can aid in breathing if the pockets are opened. A bellowed quick-access chest pocket is capable of holding sunglasses, lip balm and light gloves plus a snack bar at one time.
It is helmet compatible- a semi-rigid hood visor is adjustable for height and depth and retains its shape when you're moving. The jacket is on the short side but the elastic hem cinches well to prevent drafts and retain heat.