I looked all over the place for the ideal backcountry ski jacket and I think I found it with the Triolet. The fit is very flattering, similar to Arcteryx, but long enough to go over all your base / mid layers. The Goretex will stand up to those wintery mix days that would otherwise make you want to end your tour early and head back to the car. The ... Read Morepit zips and hood tightener thingy and pockets can be adjusted with gloves on. If I were to change some minor things it would be to increase the size of the inside chest pocket, not quite large enough for ski skins as is and I would add another pocket on the left side so both skins could fit. Very minor, but I would also get rid of the snap / buckle in the back which is meant to snap onto the matching pants, but that snap is completely useless if you plan on wearing mid layers / dont have those pants. I cut it off myself which was doable without damaging the jacket. Hood is big enough to comfortably go over a ski helmet.
Wanted to Love, Terrible in Rain
I wanted to love this jacket but after 3 months of use and I just don't like it. I found its performance in wet weather to be poor, and not suitable for the 4-season hiking and adventuring I do. What I loved: There are SO MANY POCKETS! Honestly this is the jackets best feature! It has huge pit zips, also great. The tomato color is pinker tha... Read Moren I expected, but it grew on me after I had the jacket for a few days. What I disliked: The hood is SO BIG if you're not wearing a helmet it is completely uselessly. The adjustment points don't cinch it down well, and without a helmet I found it hard to see, even when cinched, and the way the cords pull the hood down it leaves big gaps at the bottom for rain to get in. The DWR was also disappointing, I expected more for the price. Maybe this is due to the eco-friendly DWR, but the jacket wets out quick. Ten minutes in to a gentle rainstorm I was sad to see that my coat was completely wetted out while people in basic $90 jackets still had nice little beads on their sleeves. I know this is billed as an alpine jacket but it also says that it is waterproof and my experiences using it in the rain are contrary to that. Because of the way the hood/collar is designed I had rain falling down the front of my jacket during a 4 hour backcountry hiking adventure. The inside of my coat (and the rest of me) ended up completely soaked. Even with the hood on the poor design let water run off the hood and straight into the jacket. I found snow can also fall down the front of the jacket because of the collar/hood design. A few stars for the awesome features, but this jacket did not work for me.
Hello Katy! We're sorry that the hood ended up being too big for you and that it caused leaking issues. We'd recommend washing it with a technical wash to revamp the waterproofing. If you remain unsatisfied with it due to the hood and collar design or if it fails to keep you dry, you are welcome to [return](https://www.patagonia.com/returns.html) it under warranty. Thanks so much for sharing your detailed review with us!
I have yet to use this jacket for winter sports, since I just got it this summer (August). So far, I really like it for it's rain proof and wind proof aspects. The 4 star rating is because I find the collar very long (in your face at times, even when not fully zipped: I'm hoping this changes the more I use it). The jacket is a but rigid w... Read Morehen first wearing it, but it does soften up after a few uses. I have worn it as long, and as short with the draw stings; both ways are comfortable and practical.
Really great design and quality!
I really love this jacket. I can wear it alone or over a down sweater, better sweater or a lightweight gortex jacket. It has a flattering fit - not boxy - which I love. The 2020 "catalan coral" really looks closer to red in my opinion and I'm super happy with the color. I like this jacket so much, I just ordered it in cobalt blue!
Love This Jacket - (runs small)
I adore this jacket! Im buying it to replace my 13-year old patagonia raincoat, which I also loved... A fan of heavier shells, I like that it has a bit of warmth and def. wind protection, so I dont have to bring many layers if hiking/biking in a possible summer storm (and I run cold). Also works well as a winter shell when paired w down underneath.... Read More Love that it is a slimmer, more flattering cut- definitely is longer than my old one, so it covers everything. My ONLY gripe is that the sizing is small. Ive been a Small forever (my old jacket was too), and this jacket I needed a Medium to have enough room in the hips/thighs/shoulders and to fit a light layer underneath and move freely. I would order up EVEN if youre a solid small. Chose the cobalt blue and it is beautiful. Cant wait to get another 13 years of usage out of this one;):)! For reference- 54, 130, 36a and broad shoulders. I feel blessed (and I never use that word)- thanks Patagonia!
Small sizing but nice jacket
I ordered this jacket Spring 2020 in the medium and the large, as other reviewers had noted it runs small. I am usually a medium in Patagonia tops, I have a down sweater and a better sweater in medium. The medium had sleeves that were a bit too short and it was slim fit, so only one sweater underneath, but the big kicker is it was much to tight und... Read Moreer my armpits. This is a common issue I find with raincoats. The large on the other hand was reaaally large, there much be an extra 1.5 feet of circumference around the base of the jacket, I need to seriously cinch it to not be a major cape. I actually wasn't going to keep either, even ordered an Arc'Teryx jacket - but it also had the same issue with tight under the arms in the meidum that otherwise fit me well (better than the patagonia medium). In the end I kept the large because I got it 50% off and of the three jackets, it was the only one that wasn't uncomfortable - even though it is truly huge. At least I can fit a ton of layers. But I would love in the future to see the design adjusted so it isn't so tight under the armpits. I'm 5'9, 145 lbs - and I wonder seeing the models wearing these who are around the same size - are they actually having the same issue?
Nice jacket. The craft pink is a lovely color. I've not yet been in anything other than a drizzle and high wind but the construction looks really high quality. For reference I'm 5.6 and 135 lbs with a 36 chest and curvy hips and usually wear a Patagonia small but the medium fit is right. The arms would have been too short in a small and t... Read Morehe jacket would not have allowed puffy layers in the small. The fit allows for rear coverage on my shorter torso. Hoping it holds up to the standard I have come to expect of Patagonia.
There isn't a feature they didn't think of. I've used this coat for downhill skiing, cross country skiing, snowshoeing and hiking. It layers great so I've been able to use it for 10 below as well as 35 degree days. I ordered an XL to be able to wear a lot of layers underneath and it was a good call for coal days. Perfect jacket ... Read Moreand the blue color is beautiful.
Great durability but tight in the hips
I normally wear a medium in Patagonia jackets. I have this coat in a medium. I have a short torso and this jacket is really tight on my hips. I have a torrent shell in medium and dont have this problem. Otherwise this jacket does amazing in snow, rain and wind. If you have a short torso and plan to want to wear thicker layer underneath I would def ... Read Moresize up.
Great jacket, except...
The arms are about 2-3" too short. I am 5'6" and 160lbs and ordered a L so that I could use it with some layers underneath when skiing on resort or backcountry. The body of the jacket fit really well, covered my butt, was able to fit a puffy and a vest on underneath comfortably, but when extending my arms (as you do when you ski) the... Read More arms came up too much and my wrists are exposed. I was very excited about the jacket, it otherwise is very well made and the color is great. Had to return.
Great all-around shell w/ decent fit
The technical aspects and function of this jacket are superb. It is Patagonia, after all. The weight/heft is spot on - heavy enough to feel substantial and durable yet light and supple enough to be packable. My biggest question when I ordered it was how would it fit? Patagonia’s fit has been all over the board for a few years now. The Spring 2020... Read More Triolet runs smaller than some of their other jackets - which is to say it is true to size, whereas many of their other jackets run large. I am 5’7” and 140lbs with athletic build and broad-ish shoulders. The medium Triolet fits me pretty well. It is slightly snug in the shoulders but not so much that it restricts movement. It is more fitted in the body than my other Patagonia jackets (for example, the insulated Powder Bowl from Fall 2018, which I wear in size small). It works well with layering pieces but less well with baggier, more casual winter tops like the Marsupial fleece. Overall, it’s a great all-around shell with a decent fit.
Patagonia Triolet Jacket
Love my new jacket. Have worn it for skiing with different thickness puffys underneath, depending on how cold it was. Love the number of pockets; it fits great and is easy to move in; can rely on staying dry in it, no matter what the weather here in Alaska and I've already had lots of compliments on the blue colour!
I love the triolet, keeps me entirely dry in rainy oregon weather, and is also stylish for everyday use! I use it walking, biking, and even running so far. I bought the balsamic color and really like it. I plan to use it as a jacket for snowboarding as well. I am 5’9 and 140 lbs, athletic build with wide hips. I found the large to be very comfortab... Read Morele and roomy, which I wanted for extra insulation and movement. Great investment if you want a jacket that has multiple uses.
Good jacket, could use a few improvements
Basically a good jacket I would give it 4 stars if it was not for the cheap zipper, with very small teeth that is hard to use. Better made gear has zippers with the larger teeth that last longer and are much easier to use. No storm flap over zipper. Also, cut a but small to layer and fit over a jacket. Pockets placed well. Could use reinforced elbo... Read Morews and shoulders for mountaineering use. Nice color.
Snug around the hips
I usually wear M in Patagonia clothing and jackets. For this jacket, I want to layer snow pants and base layer jacket underneath for skiing. The Medium was too snug around my hips to fit the layers comfortably. I'm a curvy 5'3", 130 lbs. For this reason, I'm trying a large size.
Sorry to hear the sizing has been a bit tricky on the Triolet Jacket. Let us know if you decide to [return](https://is.gd/DQq2nw) that size Large and we'll be happy to assist in the process as well as recommend another product if you like!
Good jacket, but elastic pants snap is a pain.
Love this jacket - the inner pocket is a favourite that I commonly use, and there are tons of outer pockets. Plus, you can get at waist pockets even with a backpack on. Hood is a little bulky if you're not climbing/wearing a helmet. It's been quite good thus far - always warm and dry, although I will say I had a minor run-in with some roc... Read Moreks and they easily punctured the jacket. Patagonia was quick to try to patch it, but I was still surprised! My only complaint about this jacket design would be the pants elastic snap at the back - it hits right where your backpack sits and can be quite uncomfortable/dig in... I always end up bruised there and wonder if I should just cut it off... as a result, this area of my jacket quickly wore down from the rubbing against the snap with my backpack on and appears as a faded outline of the snap below at the back of my jacket. It looks like it will eventually wear all the way through... kind of unfortunate. I compared numerous jackets between the major outdoors brands and thought this would be a nice feature, but I think Patagonia could go without it... turns out to be more of a pain (literally) if you are regularly wearing a backpack when outdoors.
Best hard shell ever!
I’ve owned this jacket for well over a year now and have worn it in a variety of weather conditions and temperatures. It performed exceptionally well in all of them, from alpine trekking here at home in Denali NP, kayaking amongst icebergs in Glacier Bay NP, to a recent six week adventure trip in New Zealand. Its worst day of reckoning so far happe... Read Morened a few weeks ago when I guided a couple of visitors on a glacier hike in Wrangell St. Elias NP. The visitors had purchased brand new shells from another brand for this trip, claiming the highest grade of protection with thousands of mm of waterproofing. I had to admit that I didn’t know what mm scale of waterproofing Patagonia provided, but that I simply trusted the brand. Well, we ended up in an epic, torrential downpour and the visitor’s jackets couldn’t handle it. One guest had the seams on her neck and shoulders fail, while the other, who carried a backpack, ended up soaking wet all the way down his back. I wore a Capilene base layer and my Nano Puff underneath the Triolet and carried my Nine Trails Pack with roughly 15 pounds of gear and provisions and stayed completely dry. The seams held up, the waterproofing held up and breathability remained consistent - there was no dampness inside the jacket! It’s lightweight, packs small and after putting it through the wringer for the past 17 months, it still looks new. Thanks Patagonia!! This is one of my favorite and most trusted pieces of clothing!!
Love it 😊
Bought this jacket for downhill skiing and general wear. I tried a medium and and a large on, although the medium did fit and and looked good I purchased the large for layering. I also prefer loose fitting garments for loft and comfort (personal preference). I’m 5’4” 135lbs (bigger up top 😳), but I found the medium just fit over my hips. Once I p... Read Moreut insulated ski pants and layers I think the medium would be too tight. So far the Triolet has been great. Love the pit zips and it’s ability to stand up to Canadian winters. 🥶 ❄️
I really like this jacket. I'm 5'10, 155 lb, and got the size L and it's perfect, with room for a down jacket underneath. It covers a bit of my but which is nice, and the sleeves are long enough which is amazing. I use it inbounds skiing predominantly. I did find that when I wore a backpack on a day that was very wet (slushy PNW rain... Read More-snow), the jacket stopped beading on the shoulders where the backpack straps were. This happened after one day of heavy snow-rain in Whistler. I think this jacket is great, but with the realization that it will stop beading in spots (still waterproof though). I re-applied the DWR spray protection as the store told me, but it didn't restore the beading. I'm fine with this I guess. I just won't use it with a backpack, which I normally don't wear anyway (I did that one time). I probably wouldn't wear this into the backcountry anyway because the jacket is thick and would probably be too hot for backcountry skiing. The major positives of the jacket is how large the pit zips are and how windproof it is. It withstood some heavy winds the last couple of weeks on the slopes, and I can unzip the pits very wide to control temperature. Also the tomato colour is awesome.
The "tomato" is pink
The nice tomato red of the jacket in the picture online is actually a ugly pale pink. I am constantly disappointed by the gendering of the colors of Patagonia clothing and I was really excited that a more "masculine" color (red) was finally being made into a women's product. Sadly this was not the case. The pictures on the website ar... Read Moree not accurate at all. Other then that a very good jacket.
I could not be happier with this jacket! I bought the Triolet to take on an Alaskan cruise two weeks ago; the forecast was 50-60 degrees (F) most days, and this jacket served me well every day. Our first stop was Juneau. Our group did a canoe trip and we were greeted with rain and 50 degree temps. I layered this over a Better Sweater and stayed wa... Read Morerm and dry on the water. This zipper pockets protected my phone and wallet (and there are LOTS of pockets!). Our next stop was Skagway- the temperature was mild, but the wind was brisk.. this jacket was perfect over a long sleeve tee. Next, we cruised through the Tracy Arm Fjord. We were on the top deck of the ship at 6 am and it was only about 40 degrees. I layered this over a long sleeve and a hoodie and once again stayed surprisingly warm and dry. I bought an XS (I am 5’4” and 120lb), in the Lapiz Blue. The color is beautiful, and the fit is flattering: a bit longer in the arms and torso, and easy to move in, not “stiff” like GORE-TEX can be. Highly recommend!
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