The Unstoppable The North Face Arrowood Triclimate Hooded Jacket Is perfect for All conditions
- Recycled Polyester
- TAKE ON MOTHER NATURE. Waterproof, windproof and breathable, the Men’s Arrowood Triclimate Jacket has the versatility to take on anything. Featuring a removable fleece liner with secure-zip pockets, this is a jacket you’ll take everywhere.
- 3-IN-1 SYSTEM. Customizable warmth for any adventure! Wear the shell and inner jacket for superior warmth and wet weather protection. Wear the inner jacket for cold dry days or wear the shell jacket for warm, wet days. Zip-in inner jacket sold separately.
- PREMIUM FABRIC. Made from 100% polyester with DryVent performance tech and coated with a Durable Water-Repellent (DWR) Finish, this waterproof, windproof and breathable jacket delivers cozy comfort for casual nights or adventure days.
- HYBRID FIT. Featuring a stylish yet comfortable slim fit inner jacket paired with a standard fit outer shell with ample mobility, you’ll experience freedom of movement through the shoulders and chest no matter where your adventures take you.
- OUTDOOR VERSATILITY. Never Stop Exploring with thoughtful features that help you go further — both inner and outer jackets come equipped with covered, secure-zip pockets and elastic-bound hems for optimal comfort.
The 3-in-1 style of jacket has broad appeal. In practice, those that maximize the value of a jacket like this is a small sample, but it is attractive to many. The North Face Arrowood Triclimate is a well-executed version of this style of jacket. Read on to see if this piece is appropriate for you.
We had wide-ranging scores in our overall ranking, and the Arrowood sits near the bottom of the heap. However, remember that our initial selection only targets the best products on the market. Were we to score the entire selection of winter jackets available, the Arrowood would appear much better.
You choose a jacket like this for its versatility in mild winter climates. The fleece insulation of the Arrowood is thinner than basically all of the other jackets. Only the similarly designed Columbia Mission Air Interchange 3-in-1 offers a level of insulation like this one.
We recommend this jacket as a winter piece for those at the United States lower latitude and altitudes. For winter in Los Angeles and Virginia, the Arrowood is perfect. For the crushing cold of Chicago or Denver, look to virtually any of the other jackets we tested. Of course, warmth is a bit subjective. Some of you are undoubtedly warm-blooded and will have no use for something as warm as the Top Pick Canada Goose Expedition or Best Buy McMurdo III Parka.
The North Face started as a company making clothing and equipment for alpine climbing. They’ve since branched out, but this pedigree is clear, especially when we look at weather resistance. Alpine climbing jackets must be wind and waterproof. The Arrowood is not designed for the high mountains, but it is still as wind and waterproof as you would need. The sealed seams, flapped and waterproof zippers, and cinch-able hood, all sewn of waterproof/breathable fabric keep out the worst weather you might encounter in the places this jacket is appropriate.
The slick Gore-Tex construction of the Editors Choice Arc’teryx Camosun is more weather resistant than the Arrowood, as is the weather protection of the Haglofs Torsang. Arc’teryx also makes the only other product that exceeds the performance of the Arrowood. The Arrowood Triclimate protects from wind and wet better than all the others, including the Best Buy Marmot Fordham and Columbia Mission Air Interchange 3-in-1.
We found nothing notable in the comfort of the Arrowood Triclimate. The fit is generous, and the thin construction allows for a great range of motion. The Arrowood runs a little large. If you are generally between sizes, go for the smaller option.
Generally speaking, the Arrowood and Columbia Mission Air Interchange are very close competitors. It is regarding comfort that they differ the most, as the Achilles heel of this 3-in-1 design is the separating layers. The inner and outer are only attached to one another at cuffs, back of the neck, and along the front zipper line, which means that, while putting on and taking off the jacket, things bunch up. The main issue with this is on the sleeves. Sliding the fleece lined sleeves of the Arrowood over your inner layers, on or off, bunches it all up and requires adjustment. Columbia equips their jacket with a smooth sleeve lining that dramatically improves comfort and performance in this one attribute. This alone edges the Columbia ahead.