The Triolet Jacket is Patagonia's "do everything" alpine and backcountry skiing jacket that uses standard GORE-TEX 3-layer paired with a heavy and durable 75-denier polyester face fabric. While it lives up to its billing as a versatile hardshell able to handle the worst weather, we found it to be lower performing than the similar Patagonia Refugitive jacket, and in our comparative testing, it ranked near the lower end of the spectrum for most metrics. It was one of the heaviest jackets we tested, fit our head tester's body poorly, and the hood didn't offer top-notch protection from the rain.
The Triolet is available in three new colors, including the sharp Viking Blue which is pictured above. Black is carried through from last season.
While we thought it had a decent and versatile set of features, and also did an adequate job of venting, compared to the competition these attributes were also not as unique, innovative, or as highly functional as we routinely found in other jackets. In short, this is not a jacket we would recommend over the other choices presented in this review, but if you are a die-hard lover of all things Patagonia, we encourage you to take a long look at the higher performing Patagonia Refugitive Jacket instead.