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Patagonia Triolet Jacket - Men's - 2011 BCS
For the backcountry enthusiast who is up at 5 a.m. every morning to get first tracks before other skiers are even out of bed, Patagonia introduces the Triolet Jacket. Made with Gore-Tex Performance Shell, it will breathe easy and block water for seasons to come.
- After a ten-year hiatus, Patagonia reunited with Gore Tex to offer waterproof breathable fabrics and the earth-friendly technical simplicity you’ve come to expect from Patagonia
- Three-layer Gore-Tex Performance Shell is waterproof, breathable, and durable for seasons of use
- Modified Y-joint sleeve construction for overhead mobility without jacket lifting at the waist
- Two-way underarm vents dump excess heat
- Two-way adjustable helmet-compatible hood with a laminated visor to direct rain and snow away from your face in inclement weather
- Cord locks in the hood and hem to seal out rain and snow
- Recyclable through Patagonia’s Common Threads Garment recycling program
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September 19, 2011
I tried this jacket on in the local Patagonia shop this weekend in Vail, and I have to say I was pretty impressed. The Channel Blue color is just flat out awesome, and now that Patagonia has finally gone back to Gore-Tex instead of the H2No stuff, I'm a little more interested (haven't had the greatest luck with H2No in the past). I'll admit, there are certain things that I really dislike about Patagonia, and there are some things that are the greatest out there. As I'm sure everyone knows, Patagonia tends to make the men's jackets very boxy/square and short in the torso. I didn't try on everything at the store, but at least with this jacket, that's no longer the case. The torso length is spot on, and the jacket itself is a very nice relaxed, but not boxy fit. I went there with the girlfriend to try on a few things for her, and now because I can't help myself, I'm contemplating spending the cash for a new shell. My only complaint with this jacket is the arm length. Even in the size small, the arms are extremely long. Once you cinch up the wrist cuffs it's not a huge deal, but when I put my arms all the way in, you can't even see the ends of my fingers. They're that long. I understand for climbing (as I am a climber) it's better to have sleeves on the longer side, but these are a few inches too long. Other than that, which isn't a deal breaker, the jacket is awesome. Hopefully BC will be getting more of the Channel Blue color in size small in the near future?
I am 6'2" and 210 #'s - I want this jacket to fit
I am 6'2" and 210 #'s - I want this jacket to fit a bit baggy - what size do you think?
By: T.S. Robinson
March 29, 2012
Thanks for the help :)
By: T.S. Robinson
March 30, 2012
T.S. -- I'd say you could even go XX here. I'm 6' 170 and I'd go XL myself for a baggy fit. XXL should do it for you I think.
By: Ty Nelson
March 30, 2012
I'm 4" shorter than you and a bit lighter. I'd consider a large baggy in Patagonia jackets. You should go at least XL.
By: Dave Marcus
March 29, 2012
By: Jim c
January 21, 2012
Highly recommended for all types of outdoor activities.
February 21, 2013
So i was reading some reviews online about this jacket before I purchased it. Everyone seemed to be very happy with the fabric and the features but most had a common problem... to quote an earlier post
"Sleeves really are as long as other reviews have said. Unless you are an ice-climbing orangutang"
Well this post and all others complaining about the sleeve length got me really really excited i am 6'5" and 175lbs i am the skiing orangutan and i have searched high and low far and wide looking for a jacket that would fit my arms. you regular sized people who complain about having sleeves that are too long have no idea how hard it is when you are on the other side of the spectrum! go get an Alpha SV from arcterex and be happy! For those of us that are a bit longer in the arm and everywhere else this jacket is the light at the end of your tunnel!
Scoop one of these jackets up quick and enjoy the comfort and performance of a great fitting three layer Gore-Tex shell!
Happy skiing, scrambling, climbing, playing!
Hi, I am searching for a good gore tex shell. My present shell
Hi, I am searching for a good gore tex shell. My present shell is a 6 year old EMS guide jacket in gore tex xcr. The issue is I am 6-5 with long arms. the xxl in the ems fits perfect. I have been looking into arcteryx (sabre-crossbow). XL just barely fits in the sabre so i figure xxl would fit. Not quite sold on the colors though. At 6-5 would the xxl in the triolet work for me. Thanks
By: jeff podraza
October 31, 2011
Patagonia jackets have long arms typically, and this one is no exception. I just bought an XL, and it fits me well (5'9"/wide shoulders/I wear baggy clothes) except for the arms.
Since you are 6'5" I would think that either an XL or XXL would work well for you, depending on how wide you are. But this thing was made for people with long arms.
By: Harrison Gatos
January 24, 2012
Patagonia Triolet Jacket
By: Nicolas Michaud
February 29, 2012
On top of Les Champs de Mars, Chic-Chocs, Quebec, Canada.
Bomber Coat -Some flaws- still awsome
February 8, 2012
Just got this coat. First impressions; awsome construction, style, materials and overall just a sweet coat.
Pros: Super tough material, light weight, perfect alpine fit ( 5'10 165lbs 42in chest 32 waist) Med fits slim with plenty of room to layer underneath while not being bulky at all. A little bigger that some ultra-technical fitting Med's, but that is perfect for a base layer, fleece, and even slim vest under for alpine climbs and boarding. Don't feel constricted like some alpine coats. Hood is sweet for over a helmet, or not as well. Pockets rock. Color green is sweet - not too dark, and not too bright. Light weight.
Cons: Price - for this price, it should be ProShell, but I got mine elsewhere for 50% off! - do some homework. Material is very noisy - never had a goretex that was so noisy - no hunting in this one. No stetch panels. Sleeves really are as long as other reviews have said. Unless you are an ice-climbing orangutang - you'll have to sinch the cuffs or it'll go totally over your hands. Also should have one extra i-pod pocket inside. Onlu a H2o bottle pouch inside.
Overall- I love it. My new mountaineering shell for all-purpose wet/snow work. Styling is up there with Arct for that pro-look. Feels super tough. I have long arms, so I can live with the sleeves. Just don't pay too much for a Performance shell coat!
What's the actual color tone like on the Balsam Green and
What's the actual color tone like on the Balsam Green and Channel Blue? On Backcountry, it looks bright, but on the Patagonia website it looks a lot darker (more of an olive on the main chest area).
October 22, 2011
The one I bought (just came) and the green is actually closer to this picture than the one on the Patagonia site. It is bright, but not too bright.
By: Harrison Gatos
January 24, 2012
Much closer to Patagonia's website. Backcountry needs to turn the brightness down a little because no one likes to look like a leprechaun...
October 24, 2011
July 20, 2012
I got this for backcountry skiing, and really have no complaints. The 3 layer Gore Tex kept me dry in some pretty wet snow conditions last winter. The Balsam Green color is really quite nice (like on the Patagonia site). The pockets are high enough as to not interfere with a pack's hip belt. It seemed to vent pretty well keeping it on while hiking up with the pit zips and chest pockets open on a blue sky day. I noticed the same thing others did with the longer sleeves, but it doesn't bother me because I always cinch up wrist straps so sleeves fit easily into my glove cuffs.
Wanted to love it...
May 1, 2012
This is a really nice jacket that just falls short of being great. Those few shortcomings killed it for me, but it was really hard for me to return still.
Firstly, the sleeves are ridiculously long, even for a guy like me who always thinks sleeves are short. They cover my entire hand, to the point where I can't grab stuff without them getting in the way. Beyond t.nat fact, gore performance shell is nice, but it's Devi Italy not as light as pro.
The things I loved about this jacket were the cut, minus the sleeves. It isn't too baggy in a large for me (6'2", 185 lbs), the length was great... Not too short or too long. Think right between the Arc beta and Theta. Also, the channel blue color is awesome looking. The two chest pockets are amazing in addition to the hand pockets.
I'm gonna try the super pluma, but will miss the two chest pockets sorely.
January 31, 2012
I bought this off Geartrade from Backcountry for almost 50% off because it was returned without tags. Sweet deal to start off. But I needed a tech shell to go with my AT setup and I figured this would do the trick. BOY was I right. This thing is very waterproof, very well fitting, and very green. The sleeves are a little long, but I am kind of a short-armed person and I bought an XL because that's what was offered at the discount and I like baggier stuff. There's also plenty of room underneath for layering.
It couples with my Trew Eagle pants (in purple) really nicely, giving me the ultimate mountain dry suit that fits baggy and comfy.
Much improved fit. First impressions
January 26, 2012
This was a very surprisingly well fitting jacket when I first put it on. In the past, like as recently as December 2011, I had simply written off Patagonia as a company that doesn't make clothes I can fit in. This shell changed that.
I am 6'3" about 190lbs and my sleeve length is 36. I basically can't find shirts that fit properly without going custom. (which I never do) And to my point, any jacket from Patagonia I ever tried on was boxy, short and the arms didn't fit by at least an inch.
This Jacket is the opposite of this. The sleeves on the large are almost too long, which is definitely a good thing as that's never happened to me before. The body fit is generous enough for layering over a down sweater, but not so big that its ill fitting.
It seems Patagonia has changed their sizes for the better and I am very happy about that.
4 stars until I have a chance to use it for it's intended purpose.
- [body] 40D 3-layer Gore-Tex Performance Shell; [reinforcement panels] 70D Gore-Tex Performance Shell
- Fabric Waterproof Rating:
- guaranteed waterproof
- Fabric Breathability Rating:
- guaranteed breathable
- underarm zips
- Powder Skirt:
- 2 chest, 2 front
- fully taped
- Wrist Gaiters:
- yes, fulltime
- 575 g
- Recommended Use:
- backcountry skiing, mountaineering
- Manufacturer Warranty: