Positives

  • Great Construction
  • Very Durable
  • Durable Liner
  • Big Waist Pockets

Negatives

  • Snow Can Stick to the Coarse Outer Layer

Summary

The Trew Cosmic Primo Jacket has a coarse outer layer that snow can stick to, but it's a very well-made, super burly jacket for those who need durability and very solid waterproofing.

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Type Shell
Gore-Tex No
Hood Type Contoured
Powder Skirt Yes
Jacket to Pant Interface No
Fit

Normal

Packability Thin
Construction Excellent
Vents 2 Open Pit Zips
Layer Count 3 Layer
Waterproof Rating 20K
Breathability Rating 20K
Manufactured in Thailand
Warmth

Poor

Waterproofing Great
Breathability Great

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How This Review Happened:  

Trew sent this to me to review in the studio and then send it back. Unfortunately, they couldn’t let me test it on snow. Fortunately I’ve tested a few Trew jackets in the past with the same construction.

James’ Jacket Specs
Size:
 Large
5’10” 185-195 lbs
Chest: 44”
Arm Length (pit to wrist) 19.5”
Neck: 16″
Torso Length (collarbone to pant line) 23”
Shoulder Width 19” wide
Inseam 30”
Gloves: Burton AK Clutch Mit
Helmet
: Smith Method Helmet
Goggles: Smith 4D Mag

Fit

 Fit on sleeves

The Large Trew Cosmic Primo fit pretty well.

Construction

Construction

Excellent construction. This jacket is built to last.

Waterproofing/Breathability

Normally, I would say that the Trew Cosmic Primo Jacket is pretty close to Gore-Tex, but with the change to Gore-Tex’s construction to be more environmentally compliant, this might be better now. In testing the same type of 3 Layer Trew Jacket in the past it did a great job keeping wet snow out. I could even rain ride a little. Their never felt to be a lot of breathability but cold winds never got through and there are massive pit zips. I prefer this burly construction over light, breathable and sometimes not that wind proof.

Hood/Helmet Compatibilty

Trew Cosmic Primo Jacket - Helmet Compatability

The Trew Cosmic Primo Jacket has a contoured hood that has lots of room for most helmet sizes. I’m a medium helmet and it fits in there super well. I don’t have to worry about not being able to turn my head to make sure I won’t get hit or hit someone. It also has a great fit around the goggles when tightened to completely seal out the elements.

Cuff/Glove Compatibility

Over the glove fit

The cuff slides easily over the glove and can tighten pretty well if you want to put the glove over the cuff.

Pit Zips

 Pit Zips

I love open-pit zips and personally prefer them over meshed zips. They can get snow in, though, but I found that even just zipping at the pit and only leaving it a little open is still better than a fully open mesh zip.

Pockets

Trew Cosmic Primo Jacket Pockets

Trew didn’t skip on pockets with the Cosmic Primo and you have 5 outer plus a few inner. The waist pockets are huge.

Powder Skirt

 Pow Skirt Zip

There is nothing better than a zip away pow skirt for those that wear bibs or just don’t like them like I do.

Conclusion

Overall, The Smith Cosmic Primo Jacket is a good solution. I would have loved to test it on snow and compared it to the older Gore-Tex 3 Layer, but in the past, this held up well. This year, Gore-Tex Changed to be more environmentally compliant and doesn’t have the waterproofing it used to have. They are already working on a new technology to replace what’s coming out in 2025, but at the time I write this, you can get more protection from Trew now than new/environmentally compliant Gore-Tex.

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