I headed out west last summer, and while there threw on the Arc’teryx Trino Jacket for a little test. It is not new to the line, but gosh is it ever a staple for anyone who loves playing outside in spring, fall and winter. Let’s jump right in.
|Our review of this product|
|9.0 / 10|
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Could be lighter
It is a good thing that hybrid pieces of clothing have not gone the way of the Dodo. Sometimes I worry that regular folk like me don’t fully grasp owning/using a jacket that has water-resisting panels mixed with breathable panels. If you take that glass-is-half-empty view, you might think a hybrid piece can’t do either thing well. Wrong.
The Arc’teryx Trino Jacket is made with Gore WINDSTOPPER in the chest, across the shoulders and down the front of the arms. The back and under the forearms is made with a stretch fabric that is designed to breath quickly and offer a certain freedom of movement.
Its goal is to provide you with a versatile jacket which keeps out the elements (in the most necessary places), and optimizes breathability, thus reducing sweat build up. And the Trino does exactly what it sets out to do.
It is wee bit on the heavy side so I tend to use it more in late fall, early spring and winter. It is not something to grab on a windy day in summer. Besides that, everything on the Trino impresses. Comfortable elastic cuffs keep the snow/wind out, the collar is not too high and does not get in the way or irritate, there are two large back pockets, the back hem descends lower than the back. Arc’teryx has also does a great job with the cut; it is another piece that, once on, doesn’t feel like it is there.
If you are looking for one jacket to suit your cool weather running, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing activities then you should definitely have a look at the Trino.