Arcteryx Trino Jersey Review
When mother nature decides she wants to offer up a challenge to you by adding wind and cold to your activity, you have the choice to either hang up your jacket and stay inside, or get out and face the elements. For me, I feel the worse the weather, the more fun it is. Therefor, having the right gear is super important for those who don’t let their activities get hijacked by the weather.
The Arcteryx Trino Jersey is a full zippered top that has a GORE-TEX Windstopper integrated throughout the jacket and a moisture wicking stretch material strategically placed to help provide temperate and moisture management. The best uses for this jacket are heart rate pumping activities such as hard running workouts, uphill hike/run ascents and descents, nordic or x-country skiing, and other activities where it is important to stay warm in cooler weather without overheating.
I often find myself running and training in the Colorado Rockies and the weather can really challenge you at times. The winds can get to the point where they take your breath away, so having a windproof piece of clothing is super important. The trouble with a top that is windproof all around is that it doesn’t breath as much and you sometimes find yourself super sweaty inside the jacket. By having the GORE-TEX Windstopper strategically placed, you get the protection where you typically need it without having to getting super sweaty and clammy.
The windproof sections of the Arteryx Trino Jersey include the front of the jacket, the arms of the jacket except for the area that goes from the underside of your armpit to the wrist, full coverage over and around your shoulders, and there is a section of Windstopper material that goes around the lower back.
The ideal temperatures to use this jacket in my opinion are between 10-35 degrees Fahrenheit. I’ve tested this jacket in temperatures 40 and up and I found myself overheating pretty quickly, especially during high excursion activities such as running uphill or hard speed workouts.
For storage on the Arcteryx Trino Jersey, there is a zippered pocket on the back that is big enough for a phone and a few other small size items such as a couple gels, energy bars, trail map, etc. Within that pocket, there is an internal pocket that is most likely meant for a phone. I have an iPhone 5 and the phone fits just right in there. This pocket helps items from bouncing a lot when running. When using a thick case like the Otterbox Defender Series, the phone did not fit in this pocket. Smaller cases should work just fine. There is also a small whole within the pocket to the inside so you can feed a headphone jack through so you don’t have to wrap it around your body on the outside of the jacket. For items that you want easier accessibility to, there is an separate open pocket that faces upwards where you can stash a water bottle, a pair of gloves, or other small to medium sized items.
The zipper of the Arcteryx Trino Jersey front is thicker which allows you to zip and unzip your jacket quickly. For the most part, this is great. One of the downsides to this is that if you have the zipper zipped up to your chest level, the zipper can sometimes slip down a little since it doesn’t have as much friction as a water resistant zipper. The cuffs of the Trino Jersey are snug to help keep the cuffs near your hands and to help keep the wind out. One downside to that is that you can’t pull the sleeves up to high if you get hot, but this only happened a few times while testing and didn’t bother me too much. The fit of the Acteryx Trino Jersey is fitted as it is a performance designed jacket. I am 6’0 170lbs and a medium fit me just right.
Overall, I have been very pleased with the performance of the Arcteryx Trino Jersey and give it two thumbs up for the folks that don’t want to let mother nature stopping them from getting out.