The Patagonia Men’s Triolet Jacket is built from durable, 3-layer waterproof/breathable GORE-TEX fabric and delivers total weather protection in serious weather conditions. This reliability makes the jacket ideal for climbing, backcountry skiing, or backpacking.
Focused on the mountain, the Patagonia Men’s Triolet Jacket is designed to protect you from heavy snow, driving wind and pouring rain. Its durable construction and tried and true Gore-Tex membrane make it a great option for those serious alpine adventures. Let’s take a look at its features.
This jacket is constructed with a 40 D material throughout the whole piece with 70 D reinforcement panels. So you have got nice abrasion resistant materials on the outside of the jacket with a nice DWR finish. So it is going to provide a really good abrasion resistance, really good durability and overall long life of the jacket.
As I mentioned in the name, we do have a Gore-Tex three layer membrane. So that is a super light, but really breathable waterproof breathable membrane. Gore-Tex is guaranteed to keep you dry and this jacket ensures that you stay protected from those seriously harsh storms. So you have got really nice mix of durable materials here with that tried and true Gore-Tex membrane make this a fully waterproof piece that this going to give you excellent protection.
Some of the other features on this jacket include watertight zippers. So we have got a full length watertight zipper with a nice storm flap behind it. Gives you ample waterproof protection all the way up to a nice zipper garage at the top. So you have got kind of an extended zipper here and it comes up, provides really good protection against the neck and chin and it doesn't snag or doesn’t rub uncomfortably because of that nice zipper garage. So you have got a really nice zipper in play with the jacket.
We do have two napoleon style chest pockets, one on either side, again, with watertight zippers. So you can stow away some gear in either of these pockets that you may want to keep a little bit higher and a little bit more protected. So two nice, really nice pockets up there.
We do have two hand warmer pockets that are set higher on the jacket. So right here we have got hand warmer pockets and they are kind of covered by this storm flap here. So these zippers are not watertight, but they do have a nice protective storm flap there, so they still get a lot of weather protection as well. And they are set higher so that you can wear a harness or a backpack without hindering the access to these pockets. So we have got really nice construction there.
We do have one pocket on the inside of the jacket. It is kind of a catch all pocket. It is a nice stretchy bound pocket right on the inside. You can throw some items there. There is no zipper closure, but it certainly can hold on to some things if you need a set of liner gloves or another smaller item in there, you can certainly throw them on the inside of this shell.
This jacket does have a optimum visibility hood. So the hood is oversized. It is a very large hood. It is designed to fit alpine style helmets or ski helmets so you can really work with any type of option there. We have got integrated attachment of adjustment points on the hood here and the are adjusted by these pull cords right outside of the zipper. So you can really tug on those to make the adjustment really easily. And there is also an adjustment on the back of the hood. That way if you are wearing gloves or if you are not wearing a hat, you can still adjust and you can still get a proper fit with the hood if you are not wearing a helmet, so really nice features and adjustability with the hood of the jacket. I really like that it has got that optimum visibility. It has got that shaped brim so you can ensure that you are getting protected from those cold winds, those rains and those snows.
We do have some other adjustability with the jacket. We have got some nice hook and loop closures down around the cuffs of the jacket. These sleeves do tend to be a little longer, so they give you a little bit of extra coverage, but you can use those hook and loop closures to really snug down the fit around the wrists, integrate gloves really easily with it and ensure that you are getting a proper fit.
And down at the bottom we do have two hem adjustments as well, so you can really draw that in and make sure it is not going to ride up on you if you are wearing a harness or if you are wearing a backpack.
Another nice feature is this jacket does have an integrated loop in the back that works with all of Patagonia’s snow pants and select alpine style pants. And it is just a snap closure there so that you can ensure that the jacket doesn’t ride up while you are wearing those pants during those high aerobic activities where you might be moving and shaking quite a bit. So a nice additional feature there to enhance the fit and prevent an unwanted movement.
This fit is pretty standard. It is a regular fit jacket. So you has got plenty of room to layer underneath. It is meant to be a shell, so it might even be more of a loose fit. It does have plenty of space for layers and a lot of movement in here. So we have got nice gusseted underarms, you know, it is really designed for those high aerobic activities where you need that protection. And sometimes even though the material is waterproof and breathable, your body tends to generate some heat that, you know, wants to pass through the fabric faster than the fabric will actually allow. So we have actually got integrated pit zips. They are two way zippers on the pit zips. So you can really open those up and vent really easily, so you can dump that excess heat if you need to. And when you want to keep everything protected the pit zip zippers are waterproof so they are nice watertight zippers that are going to give you ample protection throughout the underarm while allowing you to dump that excess heat. So really nice all around features are excellent not eh Triolet Jacket.
And there you have it. For those serious alpine adventures with heavy snow, heavy rain or driving winds, the Patagonia Men’s Triolet Jacket is an excellent option for weatherproof protection in the backcountry.