Today, I will be sharing my review of The North Face Unisex Explorer Triclimate Jacket. The name of the jacket says it all: Unisex, Explorer, Triclimate. This jacket has two pieces – the outer jacket shell and the inner fleece insulation.
The first time I used it was for my Okinawa trip in March 2019 for my photography documentary project “Longevity Okinawa.” I was pleased about using it as it has been awhile since I last had the opportunity to wear The North Face (TNF) products.
The Look of the Jacket
When I first saw this jacket, I was very excited to try it on.
The jacket has 2 colours to choose from – Caramel Café and Urban Navy. The jacket that I own is in the Caramel Café colour. It is not a common colour in my wardrobe, but it was nice to wear a colour I do not usually wear. I’m grateful to The North Face for encouraging me to wear different colours.
The Jacket’s style is ” Mountain Inspired ” and I find it lovely. I also like the vintage TNF badge on the left sleeve; it distinguishes this jacket from my other TNF products.
There is also an embroidered TNF logo on the front and back of the jacket. The jacket also has a bonded zipper pocket at the chest. Another interesting feature it has is the detail on the right side of the chest; it has a D ring to hang sunglasses and other small items. The climbing rope inspired drawcord is the final touch that makes this jacket look so special.
The Explorer Triclimate Jacket Has 10 Pockets
Yes, you read it correctly – it has 10 pockets. It can be tricky at times as this feature tests my memory; I need to remember and figure out which item was placed in which pocket. Jokes aside, it is very useful to have many pockets as you can store many items. This is especially important if you travel as extensively as me.
Let’s list some of the pockets on this jacket:
• 2 Side zipper pocket bag’s knuckle side with brushed tricot for camera
• Front 2-way bellows pocket
• Chest pocket with a zip Bonded zipper chest pocket
• Sleeve zipper pocket at left front pocket bag with brushed tricot for sunglasses or mobile phone
• Inner passport pocket
• Inner Ipad pocket
There are 14 pockets in total if we include the ones between the two layers. To get access to those pockets, you need to unzip the junction between the inner and outer. The fantastic thing is that even with so many pockets, the jacket does not look bulky.
Both sleeves can be adjusted at the bottom hem. The inner and outer layers are compact. They are also detachable thus, if you feel too warm, you can remove the inner layer.
The inner jacket uses FlashDry™ technology and the outer consists of a DryVent™ 2L shell. The outer shell of the jacket is waterproof and breathable.
There is bonded tape on all seam cross points. The average weight of the jacket is 450 grams.
My Experience with the Unisex Explorer Triclimate Jacket
As mentioned at the start, I used it for the first time in my Longevity Okinawa Project. I used it in the airport, and it came in useful especially at the Shanghai airport as it was very cold there.
In Okinawa, I mostly used the jacket in the evening and early morning. I used it in the daytime as well when it was chilly and rainy.
My last night in Okinawa was special; I had a barbecue with my friend at the beach and we camped there overnight. It was beautiful and the atmosphere was nice. It was cold at night and I slept with my jacket. I woke up early to catch the sunrise and had to stand for 2 hours in the chilly morning air to make time lapses of the sunrise. I was glad to have my jacket to keep me warm.
The Explorer Triclimate Jacket is honestly, one of the best jackets in my wardrobe to bring along for my travels.
Conclusion of The North Face Unisex Explorer Triclimate Jacket
The North Face Unisex Explorer Triclimate Jacket is a great fit for my needs in terms of travelling and working; it is practical, comfortable and stylish.
The inner and outer layers of the jacket make it very versatile in various situations and weather conditions. I can wear it for casual occasions or for more adventurous activities. The jacket is also very comfortable and does not interfere with my movements.
You should check this jacket out in any The North Face stores. The Urban Blue looks very pretty with the grey inner layer too.
I haven’t travelled overseas since my last trip to Okinawa. I am looking forward to using this jacket for future trips to different places such as Europe and Asia. The Explorer Triclimate Jacket has also been featured in the short film documentary for the Longevity Okinawa Exhibition that would soon be uploaded on YouTube.
Some of the visual used on social Media by The North Face Singapore:
- Instagram: @josejeuland / @coco.creative.studio
- Youtube: Jose Jeuland
- Twitter: @josejeualnd