Lowe Alpine Triple Point Ceramic Jacket

13 reviews
5-star:   8
4-star:   1
3-star:   1
2-star:   1
1-star:   2

Reviews

1

I agree with the above reviewer...the lining is completely…

Rating: rated 1 of 5 stars

I agree with the above reviewer...the lining is completely flaking off of my jacket. Shouldn't the company warranty this products and replace it?

No one expects to pay a high price for items and them find them useless through no fault of the owner.

Gary Barclay

Great jacket, which I've cared for with recommended washes, but the ceramic coating of my lining is flaking off, too. Anyone have any success with the warranty?


2 years ago
1

Nice looking jacket, very comfortable to wear and…

Rating: rated 3 of 5 stars
Price Paid: £125

Nice looking jacket, very comfortable to wear and completely waterproof. What more could you ask for?

Maybe that the ceramic coating didn't flake off in little bits like dandruff... The flakes are so small that they actually slip through the mesh lining and cover whatever you're wearing underneath. A wee bit embarrassing at times. The hood is now completely unusable due to the amazing quantities of 'dandruff' it produces.

Certainly my jacket is a few years old now, but it's been looked after and not abused. A real pity about the dandruff, because it's a nice jacket.

1

Almost all of my walking and climbing is done in the…

Rating: rated 5 of 5 stars
Fabric: Triple Point Ceramic
Price Paid: Sale $60

Almost all of my walking and climbing is done in the mountains of the UK and as a consequence a good hard shell is a must (due to huge amounts of rain). I have also used the jacket extensively in New Zealand (winter) and India (monsoon season).

The TPCJ has good styling and cut, pockets are so-so, excellent zips and a roomy adjustable hood. I can also fit decent amount of mid and base layers under it or wear it with a t-shirt as good shock-cord adjustment stops it feeling like a sail.

I first got this jacket as (due to a packing over-sight) I forgot my normal Gore-Tex (doh!) and bought this to be used as cheap stop-gap. This beats my other Gore-Tex jackets hands-down. This is a fantastic jacket for REALLY wet conditions and although it weighs in heavier seems altogether more packable.

7 years extreme use and it still looks like new and I am as happy popping down the pub in it as I am Kea spotting in Milford Sound.

1

I agree with all other reviewers I've read on your…

Rating: rated 5 of 5 stars
Fabric: 100% nylon PU coated
Fill: Polyester mesh lined
Price Paid: 62 GB pounds and mint!!

I agree with all other reviewers I've read on your columns, this Alpine jacket is fantastic, well shaped, comfortable, roomy, great adjustable hood, warm, nice finish, pretty blue color/black. I was astonished to win on Ebay this bombproof jacket for so few bucks. I noticed that since they issued this model, they never did so good item. I hope Lowe Alpine will read that. I'm ready to try it this summer and winter.

1

Like some of the other people reviewing this jacket,…

Rating: rated 5 of 5 stars
Fabric: Triple Point Ceramic
Price Paid: $125

Like some of the other people reviewing this jacket, I bought it as a cheap Gore-Tex substitute, but found it to be far superior in many ways. The design is VERY well thought out with pockets and double-length pit zips. Also the jacket is BOMBER. Noticeably heavier than similar products, but it will also outlast those products. If you are not a weight weenie and want a rugged, solid mountaineering jacket, buy this one.

1

I have been using my TPCJ for almost 11 years now…

Rating: rated 5 of 5 stars

I have been using my TPCJ for almost 11 years now and I love it. I really don't know about other Gore-tex jackets. Why? The TPCJ works so well I have never considered anything else.

I wear this jacket everywhere, skiing, hiking, football games, and its great.

After all this time I have just one teenie tiny little hole. This is a great buy!

1

Great for wandering around in town on a cold and rainy…

Rating: rated 2 of 5 stars
Fabric: Triple Ceramic
Price Paid: $25 (used equipment sale)

Great for wandering around in town on a cold and rainy day. Too damn heavy for climbing, hiking, or any of the other things you'd buy a coat like this for.

1

Triple Point Ceramic is a little heavier that Gore-Tex,…

Rating: rated 5 of 5 stars
Fabric: Triple Point Ceramic
Price Paid: Sale-$60

Triple Point Ceramic is a little heavier that Gore-Tex, a little warmer, but will outlast it anyday. Not a leak after two years of heavy use. Never been treated either. Bombproof construction...have used it bushwacking and scraping on rocks, but not a scratch on it. Highly recommended.

0

I would not recommend this jacket because the lining…

Rating: rated 1.5 of 5 stars
Source: bought it new

Summary

I would not recommend this jacket because the lining has completely flaked off and looks like dandruff which gets on everything. The jacket was bought new and started flaking within one year of only wearing it a couple of times a month.

Pros

  • Comfortable

Cons

  • Lining flakes off making it unwearable

The overall fit is good with convenient, adjustable cuffs and the zipper is of good quality. It is easy to wear layers under this jacket.

The downside is that the entire inside lining is completely flaked away and looks like dandruff and gets over everything, making it impossible to use the jacket. This started to happen only after a few months of use and I feel it is the company's responsibility to replace it or give a reimbursement.

I would not recommend this jacket and would never buy a jacket from this company again.

G00SE MODERATOR

Welcome to Trailspace, Jane. Looks like every reviewer has had the same experience. No wonder it's been discontinued. Thanks for the review!


13 days ago
0

The dandruff and degradation problem is due to the…

Rating: rated 4.5 of 5 stars
Source: bought it used
Price Paid: 50 usd

Summary

The dandruff and degradation problem is due to the wash detergent used to clean the fabrics. My jacket is now 10 years and still in optimal shape. I recomend the use of a specialized detergent and heavy rinse of the garment.. Great jacket!!

Pros

  • abrasive resistant

Cons

  • a little bulky
0

My first TPCJ jacket I wore in the mountains of the…

Rating: rated 5 of 5 stars

My first TPCJ jacket I wore in the mountains of the UK (lots of rain) for a couple of years of hard use. I then took it to Patagonia where I spent four months leading treks and living outdoors. In one particularly wet month, all of the Gore-tex users in my group were getting wet but the two of us in this fabric were not.

When that jacket was stolen I replaced it with the same model and have now used that for several years without problem.

Good pockets, good zips, good hood, could perhaps do with a bit more soft fabric to protect the chin when fully zipped up.

Ideal jacket for really wet conditions.

0

I bought mine four years ago when on a tight budget…

Rating: rated 5 of 5 stars
Fabric: Triple Point Ceramic
Price Paid: £100

I bought mine four years ago when on a tight budget thinking it would be a budget buy. I have since bought another brand name Gore-Tex jacket, but I know without doubt which I would prefer to have with me at all times. The Triple Point Ceramic is warm when worn over a base and mid-layer in winter, but also cool when worn over a base layer on those cooler days in spring and autumn. Most importantly, it is a very comfortable garment to wear. Highly recommended.

0

Triple Point Ceramic is the ultimate. Much more comfortable…

Rating: rated 5 of 5 stars
Price Paid: $248

Triple Point Ceramic is the ultimate. Much more comfortable than Gore-Tex. Also packs smaller.

Lowe Alpine Triple Point Ceramic Jacket

Discontinued

The Triple Point Ceramic Jacket has been discontinued.

reviewers paid:
$25.00 - $248.00

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