11 Jan Patagonia Tres Parka Review
Living in a really cold place of Oymyakon, Russia gives me enough reasons to purchase a parka, or for others – a fur coat. But more to what lies as general and acceptable reasons would be my high interest in travelling outdoors. In not the person who climbs mountains though, I prefer to walk on snow-coated forests and vast lands in different places around the globe. With my childhood friend as my travelling buddy, we know we need to keep ourselves updated with the latest and best-est parka out there.
It was last year when we both searched for a new parka to substitute our old and ragged ones. The previous jacket served me for about three and a half years and I’m wishing that the next one would live longer. I found Patagonia Tres Parka and after trying it out, I knew it’s worth the buy.
The Patagonia Tres Parka is basically a dependable jacket inserted in another. It is designed with a versatile and flexible H2No Performance and is labeled as the standard 3-in-1 parka. It has two more layers inside – both breathable and waterproof. Now that’s something I should command – a 3-layered jacket is sometimes uncomfortable and not breathable enough. Both inner layers are made with recycled polyester lining and windproof stretch twill. Its out-most layer is designed to have warm zip-out which is insulated with 600-fill-power premium European goose down. It comes with a 2-way zip method and a storm flap; all zippers are also secured with snaps.
The hood of this Patagonia Tres Parka also caught my attention. Its snap-on hood is not only detachable but also fully adjustable. It also has a stand up, zip-though collar that opens flat for maximum comfort. Aside from that, it also front and back Princess seams. This is responsible for a better and contoured fit. This jacket is also designed with two, on-seam hand warmers or better referred to as shell pockets. Such pockets also come with internal zipped security. It’s also made with crosshatched chevron quilting for better comfort. With this, the breathability of the jacket is a better level compared to similar items. I also love the above-the-knee length of this jacket.
Where it can be improved
Just like any product, this won’t be complete without even at least one improvement point. For a traveler like me, I can say that the main concern on this subject falls on the rate. Although most parkas like this are known to be costly, the Patagonia Tres Parka is still a bit pricey. Nonetheless, you can avail discount sales that are offered in specific days – better keep an eye on it. Beyond that, this item is one perfect jacket for travelers of all kind.
With a price of Â£420-Â£530, I can say this item is worth the buy. With all the mentioned features, and the amazingly high level of comfort and breathability, wearing this will make every cold day a warm one. If you will be travelling with this its waterproof feature will save you on all disasters you can get with non-waterproof jackets. Furthermore, I should also command the contoured fit, the sturdy seams and the stitches that are made to survive long years of usage. now that you know all essentials, it’s time to go to the next stage – saving up!