Triple F.A.T. Goose Hesselberg: The Perfect Coat for Serious Adventure Travelers

In the heyday of Bell Biv DeVoe and MC Hammer, Triple F.A.T. Goose jackets were all the rage around my junior high school. It seems like a lifetime ago, but back then I daydreamed of owning one of their bulky, ridiculously warm coats and all the ensuing street cred and beatboxing skills. (Unfortunately, I settled for a Raiders Starter jacket. Sigh …)

Fast forward a few decades and Triple F.A.T. Goose is making a return in a big way. Their latest winter clothing line features subtle throwback styling, clean modern lines, and real fur detailing, all in an ultra-warm package ideal for exploring the world’s coldest destinations.

They were kind enough to send me a sample of their badass Hesselberg men’s jacket and, believe me, it doesn’t disappoint.

Triple F.A.T. Goose Hesselberg Coat (red)

Triple F.A.T. Goose Hesselberg Coat

The Skinny

In T.F.A.T.G.’s own words, the Hesselberg features a:

“… contrast stripe panel, which adorns the front and back of the Hesselberg, [and] is perhaps the most distinguishing mark of this ¾ length down parka. This design element though subtle, is a signature feature of a Triple F.A.T. Goose down jacket style from the 1980’s era. Combined with performance details, the Hesselberg is a throwback style updated for the modern arctic explorer.”

The Traveler’s Take

From the neatly designed minimal packaging, to a sleek, modern website, to the ultra-high quality feel of their entire new line, it’s clear that Triple F.A.T. has come back in a big way. The Hesselberg is indicative of the company’s reboot as a legitimate luxury clothing brand.

There’s an awful lot to like about this new men’s coat. The two main points, of course, are the 10,000mm water-resistant coating that repels water while still remaining lightweight and breathable. The second, and perhaps most important, feature is the 80/20 goose fill. Goose down is one of the best natural insulators on the planet, as air pockets formed by the down retain heat, while allowing water vapor to be released outside the jacket.

Triple F.A.T. Goose Hesselberg Winter Coat (closeup)

Triple F.A.T. Goose Hesselberg Winter Coat

The long list of additional features includes a detachable, real coyote fur hood, soft fleece trim, sturdy YKK zippers, well-placed pockets (including an inner chest pocket and side arm pocket), and elastic storm cuffs keep the sleeves in place and provide an additional layer of warmth for your hands.

To be sure, this is a true cold weather coat. It’s warm in a way that makes you think, “Yeah, I could tackle Everest in this.” While it’s as streamlined as a goose down jacket can possibly be, it is thick, heavy, and made for near-Arctic conditions. The medium-sized Hesselberg sample I received could fill most (if not all) of an entire piece of carry-on luggage. It’s not something I’ll be packing for every cold weather trip, but it’s likely the only outer layer I’ll need to pack for seriously frigid conditions.

Pricing + Availability

Available now in Black, Grey, or Red for $450 (USD) directly from Triple F.A.T. Goose.

Disclosure: Vagabondish received a complimentary Hesselberg coat in advance of this post. Read our view on sponsored content.

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