All-around alpine adventurer.
The Patagonia Men's Triolet Jacket is a jack-of-all-trades that can handle everything from resort skiing and snowshoeing to backcountry tours and alpine treks. Gore-Tex three-layer fabric offers rugged protection from the elements for versatile performance and durability in driving snow, howling winds, and torrential rain.
In addition to shielding you from harsh weather, Gore-Tex is also highly breathable to allow sweat vapors to escape when you're hiking or skinning so you stay dry from the inside and outside. The re-engineered Optimal Visibility hood protects your face from intense wind and sideways snow without blocking your line of sight so you can still see clearly.
Watertight underarm zips let you vent excess heat when you're following a grueling skintrack, and an elasticized strap at the back hooks up to your Patagonia pants so your jacket doesn't ride up while riding. Low-profile cuffs and a dual-adjust drawcord hem seal out frigid drafts. Patagonia also made sure the zippered hand pockets are accessible even with a harness or waist belt on, so you can easily get to your snacks while you're on the go.Whatever alpine adventure you're setting out on, make sure to bring the Triolet along for the journey.
- Three-layer Gore-Tex fabric
- DWR finish
- Watertight two-way zip underarm vents
- Dual-adjust drawcord hem
- Low-profile cuffs with tapered hook-and-loop straps
- Re-engineered Optimal Visibility Hood
- Zippered hand pockets steer clear of harness or waist belt
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- Q & A
Great jacket at this price.
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
- Fit: True to size
- Size Bought: XL
I have used gore tex jackets for almost 30 years. I am a big believer. The stuff just works. In 30 years, I have completely worn out two coats, have a third, and just bought the Triolet. We wanted to move up from a plain wrap shell and this coat does it without costing you much more. Pros, although it may not be Pro Gore-Tex, it definitely is durable. The placement of all the pockets is spot on. I never had a jacket with pit zips and they are sweet because you can really open up the jacket when you are working hard without actually taking it off. I deliberately took this coat out on an hour long heavy rain hike and was perfectly dry. The hood is so good it almost feels like a helmet without the pinch. All of the shock cord adjustments work perfectly and are attached to the jacket so you don't have a big line of shock cord hanging off the coat if it is cinched down. The only down side is the inside pocket doesn't have a zipper but it will hold a hat and gloves. The last thing I noticed is that even with the coat completely unzipped down the front, the coat is tailored so it stays close to the body, which means it doesn't get caught up in brush . I am looking forward to years of being able to stay outside in bad weather and actually enjoy it. Regarding size, I am 5'7" but have a really broad shoulder. I have to wear large shirts. I ended up selecting an extra large jacket so I can wear this over anything. Some may call it baggy but I would describe it as a controlled loose fit.. The coat stays close to my body uniformly so it isn't like I have large flaps of material left over. I would buy the same size again without question.
Good Jacket, armholes far too high
- Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
- Fit: Runs small
- Size Bought: medium
I'm not a big guy. 5'10 185 athletic build. I tried on a medium after seeing reviews saying the fit was too baggy. I only had a fleece on underneath and the arm holes were so tight around my arm pit i knew there was no way i could possibly use this jacket for any sort of physical activity. Maybe it's just my build but i would think activewear would have more gusseted arms.
Patagonia's Do-Everything Weather Armor
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
- Fit: True to size
- Size Bought: Medium
About a year ago I picked up the Triolet before running to the hills on a big skiing and ice climbing trip. It was down to this and the Leashless jacket - Backcountry hooked me up with a free shipping label so I could buy both, choose which one I liked, and return the other - and I kept this puppy for the fit and GoreTex Pro. It has almost been a full year now and I couldn't be happier. The Triolet excels at everything from skiing at A-Basin and ice climbing in Ouray to carrying 70-80 pound loads during high-country storms in the Sawatch. The fit is just baggy enough that I can get my hooded 750-fill down jacket underneath to layer on really cold days, but doesn't leave me looking like a skater/snowboarder when I use it alone as a rain jacket. It's cut long enough to fit under a harness, and the arms are long enough to allow one to reach up and swing a tool overhead without pulling the bottom of the jacket up. The high-quality material and huge pit zips let you dump heat when needed, and the hood is big enough to comfortably fit over a climbing helmet unless you cinch it down to keep that favorite hat dry. Expensive? Maybe, but it'll save money in the long run because this dude does a little bit of everything and seems like it will last forever. I work as a youth backpacking guide in the summers around Leadville, and this year it never left my pack, never got washed, and never let moisture in. After that eight week torture test and a wash, it still looks new. I've trusted the Triolet in everything from early-season mountaineering blizzards at 13,800 to humid late-summer rainstorms while fishing in the southland, and you should too.
Is the hood removable?