Arc’teryx Trino Jacket review

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Arc’teryx. Arc’teryx Trino Jacket review

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

The pros are:



The cons are:

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.

Arcteryx Trino review

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.

There is 5 thoughts on this article titled “Arc’teryx Trino Jacket review”.

  1. Hello. Did you find the chest, shoulder and upper back areas of the jacket to be stretchy and roomy enough to enable unhindered arm movement? I’ve often found jackets containing Windstopper material to be rather tight and inflexible in those areas, even if they are offset by stretch panels. Since I have broader shoulders from swimming, I occasionally need to size up to accommodate then, but I really try to avoid that because then the torso of the jacket is much too baggy. Your thoughts would be much appreciated.

  2. Hi, what would you say is that main difference between the Trino and Argus jackets by Atc’teryx? They’re very similar price and look similar and seem to cover mainly the same activities. For winter running around freezing temperatures, which would you say is better?

    1. Hello Robert, because the Trino is made with GORE® WINDSTOPPER® on the chest and arms, it will provide a little bit more protection for the wet windy days compared to the Argus. Comfort and warmth, they should be quite similar but if you are planning to venture out on more grey or damp days, I would suggest the Trino.

  3. Hi would this Jacket be suterbul for casual wear.if not what would you recommend,around £200 needs to be windproof and warm,as I have a good waterproof jacket to over when required. Thanks for your help.

    1. Hello Michael, the jacket is designed more for athletic use but can easily be worn for casual wear if you like. The fabrics and technology used make it ideal for cold, windy weather and it is water-resistant for light drizzles. Other options for a windbreaker within the $200 price range is the Arc’teryx Squamish Hoody or the Outdoor Research Ascendant Hodoy.

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