What is a 3 in 1 jacket?


A 3 in 1 jacket is a combination of two jackets that can be zipped together to form one jacket. Each jacket can be worn as a separate garment or zipped together for additional warmth and protection against the elements.

3 in 1 jackets are an excellent choice for the great outdoors, offering a customisable and versatile solution that can be worn in all seasons and particularly on those days when the weather is a little more unpredictable. 

What makes up a 3 in 1 jacket?

A 3 in 1 jacket typically consists of a waterproof and breathable outer jacket, also known as a shell, plus a warm, fleece-style jacket on the inside. They can be worn separately or zipped together, giving three possible configurations – perfect for changeable weather.

The outer garment worn alone is perfect for staying dry in wet conditions, and without the inner fleece, it’s warm but weather isn’t a problem. Our 3 in 1 jacket outer shells come in a range of materials and fabrics and technologies like FUTURELIGHT™ and DryVent™, which offer the best in breathability and wet weather protection. 

The inner fleece jackets have been designed to keep you warm, with optimum insulation and breathable fabrics. Worn alone, they offer a more practical alternative to a jumper, but teamed up with the outer jacket they become an integral part of your outdoor kit, whether you’re heading for a hike in the mountains or opting for a winter walk through your local countryside.

Benefits of a 3 in 1 jacket

The main benefit of a 3 in 1 jacket is its versatility – it can adapt to suit all weather conditions when you’re out. Wear the fleece alone when it’s cool and dry, or wear the shell alone when it’s wet. If it’s cold and wet, wear both.

Another advantage of buying a 3 in 1 jacket is a cost-saving benefit; wearers can save money on buying multiple jackets suitable for different seasons by simply purchasing one jacket which can be adapted to all seasons.

All of our 3 in 1 jackets have been responsibly manufactured and designed to last, but when you’re done with them, you can drop them off at one of The North Face Retail or Outlet Stores for recycling through our Clothes the Loop scheme.

How to choose a 3 in 1 jacket

When looking for the perfect 3 in 1 jacket, think about how you will be using it. Is it for hiking at all altitudes and in all seasons? Or is it just to wear when you’re out and about? This determines which features and fabrics you should look for.

Our range of men's Triclimate 3 in 1 jackets and women's Triclimate 3 in 1 jackets has been carefully created to keep you protected and mobile in all weather conditions, with ultimate flexibility and functionality, as well as a range of colours and materials to suit all styles.

Some of The North Face’s jackets are designed to be lightweight, ideal for carrying in a backpack when you’re on a long walk. Others have down filling for extra warmth when you need it. We also stock 3 in 1 jackets that have enhanced windproofing, so you can enjoy the outdoors all year round. It’s easy to find the features you need from your jacket – just use the filters on the site and you’ll be sure to find a jacket that meets your needs.