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The Marmot Afterburner Jacket—what wind? I can hear it, but I can't feel it.

When the autumn winds drive the sightseers out of the canyon, the Marmot Afterburner Jacket keeps you on the trail with Gore's WindStopper fabric. Blustery days won't deter the Afterburner Jacket. Designed to fit over a light layer, the Afterburner comes in handy as a just-in-case insulating layer or as an around-town piece. Nylon reinforcements along the sleeves and shoulders add increased durability and cut down on friction when layered. The Afterburner's alpine-style zippered hand-warmer pockets give you easy access to your smaller items when you wear a pack.

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5 5

Excellent jacket

  • Gender: Male
  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I love Marmmot stuff. This Jacket is no different. It fits true to size and this is the first fleece I have ever owned where the wind doesnt cut right through it. Fit and finish is spot on. The cuffs seem just a bit small but I am not taking any points away for it. We just had a major cold front move through and as luck would have it, I have been wearing this jacket around to get a feel for it. For its weight I was astounded with how warm it was with the very cold wind blowing. For the price this jacket cant be beat, an absolute winner. Long live Marmmot! Update - Been using this for around a year now. If anything I love this jacket more. The ONLY problem is the cuff size. It doest give you a lot of options as to what you can wear underneath it.

5 5

Good all around choice

well built, does what a wind stopper should. more supple hand than the MH equivalent. field tested in 23dF / 25mphWinds, paired with a short sleeve wool/poly shirt and Arc'teryx Rho 1/4 zip. almost too warm hiking the exposed ridge, but absolutely no wind gettin thru this thing. stylish enough for urban wear. great value for the price paid. sized for normal size people; if you prefer a slim or athletic fit its probably not the jacket for you.

Marmot Afterburner Fleece Jacket

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Marmot's own Curly shows off the Afterburner Jacket in this edition of Curly's 30s.

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I'm 5'5 (165 sm) about 155 lbs. What size would be good for me? thanks in advance! :D

5 5

WindPROOF

This is a perfect wind stopper, the fleece adds the warmth and softness needed to make it a stand alone for many applications. I got this fleece on sale last September and WHAT a deal, it does not allow any wind in, I even held my arm out of the window on a 30 something degree day in the middle of the winter, going 50 mph and nothing... no chill, nothing! A base layer or light fleece underneath make it go a lot further, although plenty of times I found myself wearing this with only a beanie and a t-shirt.

One small drawback is that the Windstopper fabric itself is a little rigid and does not allow for much stretch. I haven't found this to hinder me from doing anything, but it does not feel as fluid as some of my other pieces. Also, this stuff does not pack as well as typical fleece.

This thing is great, pricey but WAY more useful than a typical fleece, think about what you are getting for your money, it's not too bad.

5 5

WindPROOF

This is a perfect wind stopper, the fleece adds the warmth and softness needed to make it a stand alone for many applications. I got this fleece on sale last September and WHAT a deal, it does not allow any wind in, I even held my arm out of the window on a 30 something degree day in the middle of the winter, going 50 mph and nothing... no chill, nothing! A base layer or light fleece underneath make it go a lot further, although plenty of times I found myself wearing this with only a beanie and a t-shirt.

One small drawback is that the Windstopper fabric itself is a little rigid and does not allow for much stretch. I haven't found this to hinder me from doing anything, but it does not feel as fluid as some of my other pieces. Also, this stuff does not pack as well as typical fleece.

This thing is great, pricey but WAY more useful than a typical fleece, think about what you are getting for your money, it's not too bad.

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Only a t-shirt and a beenie. Don't your weenie get cold?

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Lol, naw, I'm used to the cold by now ;)

4 5

Great everyday jacket!

Since EVERYONE seemed to have a North Face Denali, I was looking for a jacket that was cool looking and blocked the wind. This jacket knocks both of those out of the park. Living in Stillwater, Ok(North-Central Oklahoma) where the wind is ridiculous and also working as a Surveyor in Southeastern Oklahoma, this jacket is great in any fall/winter conditions. The only negative is that the fleece gathers so much fuzz, hair, etc. But thats just a problem with fleece, not a deal breaker. Great jacket, you won't regret buying it.

Great everyday jacket!

What is the women's version of the...

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What is the women's version of the afterburner?

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Thanks Cory.

5 5

Great jacket !

Fantastic jacket.
Windstopper blocks the wind.
I'm 5'10" & 165 lbs. Medium works great and fits over a base layer and midweight shirt / lightweight fleece pullover.
Zipper seems very sturdy and is easy to use with no binding whatsoever.
Entire jacket is well constructed - seems like it last a long time.

5 5

Excellent!

Great quality, excellent fit. Warm, stops the wind and good in the wet. Well satisfied.

5 5

Possibly the best windproof fleece jacket

This was my first marmot piece and I absolutely fell in love with it and with marmot gear.
As they have already stated: the Afterburner is one of the finest windproof fleece jackets out there.
The fit, the style, functionality and durability are amazing.

I personally use it while rock climbing, alpine climbing, hiking and to hang out around town.

The one exception is the neck is HUGE, this makes it uncomfortable baggy in the neck, and it allows the elements easy access inside the jacket.
What I do is zip it almost all the way up and wear a buff (combi) to protect my neck.

Marmot please move the handwarmer pockets a bit upwards to make it more comfortable to use while wearing a harness.

4 5

RUNS SMALL

I'm 5' 11" 190 lbs. Bought a large based on the sizing chart but should have gotten an XL. The large does not leave any room to wear anything underneath. Also, I find it kinda short in the waist. If a snug if is what you want, an you plan to only wear t-shirts or long sleeve t-shirts, then go ahead with the large.

Hello,

I have a little enquiry to ask...

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Hello,

I have a little enquiry to ask you..

I am really interested in the marmot afterburner, but after reading some reviews it seems that it is a really warm jacket..

I am interesting in a 3.5 season windstopper for both hiking in a moderate to cold weathher (45 to 30 F) but also to wear in the city with a pullover underneath it..

Do you thinks that the afterburner is too warm for that use?

thanks for your help,

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The Afterburner in one of the warmer windstopper fleeces on the market due to having a brushed fleece on the inside versus a mesh lining. If you think it will be too warm you might check out the Marmot Leadville. Although technically a soft shell, it also uses windstopper technology and has air permeable side panels for breathability. It works great for 3 season use as well as winter with layers underneath.

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I'm one of those unfortunate people where...

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I'm one of those unfortunate people where my measurements seem to fall right in between sizes and it makes getting the right fit frustrating!
i'm ready to buy an Afterburner but want the right size the first time around... here are my measurements:
6'00", 210 lbs, 45 1/2" chest,

i like sleeves to fall between wrist and knuckles (usually a 36").
i do have a gut that sticks out a bit further than my chest.
i don't plan to wear more than a long sleeve tee, or waffle shirt under it.
i would rather have "snug" than overly bulky/loose.
is that picky enough, ha!
should i go with a L or XL

5 5

Just Bought Another One

I'm was thrilled to find out that Marmot is still making these. I have worn my last Afterburner for the past 2 years, still love it, but after all this time it's starting to show some minor wear, so I'm buying another one while I still can. The fleece is still holding up well, the wind-stopper is perfect, and despite a few minor snags in the outside layer the jacket is in perfect shape and functioning just like when I bought it. The review I posted two years ago is still true, and whenever I leave the house I grab this fleece over any other jacket or fleece that I own, even 2 winters ago when we had one of the worst winters in the last twenty years in Michigan. Buy one, it's perfect!

5 5

Best jacket I've ever owned

pros:
small size fits me nearly perfect (5'11" 145lbs)
windproof
probably waterproof (outside picks up moisture, but it has yet to make it in)
looks great
lightweight and warm
high quality construction

cons:
attracts hair, fur, and fuzzies like crazy; it is a fleece, so no big surprise there

4 5

Very nice

Lightweight jacket. Looks good. Fits very well. Soft & warm. Definitely keeps the wind out (better than my TNF APEX BIONIC IMO), and it's water resistant. Works great under a shell or as a stand alone jacket above 40 F.

Got it in black and the only issue is that it picks up / shows lint and hair really easy. Got another one in Gray and it doesn't show as much - it's still there just not as noticeable. Colors are all two tone (Black looks like black fleece and purple"ish" nylon reinforcements. Gray = light gray fleece w/ dark gray nylon reinforcements)

Very satisfied with this jacket.

Thanks Marmot!

looking to replace my columbia titanium...

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looking to replace my columbia titanium fleece. want something warm, by itself, but fitted enough to fit under a shell if i need. been looking at this, the torrid hoody or the MH Power Stretch Jacket. not sure how Windstopper compares to Polartec® Power Stretch® Hardface. would love some advice

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Anything with windstopper will be moderately warm on its own. Power stretch will be more air permeable and not wind resistant, which will be best for layering. Windstopper will be good for layering as well as on its own. The MHW windstopper tech jacket will be more comparable to this jacket and more substantial than the Power Stretch Jacket. I would go with a windstopper jacket for your needs.

5 5

Awesome

This is a great fleece. I've been in some pretty cold weather with a comfortable long sleeve shirt where the Afterburner kept me nice and warm.

5 5

Marmot Makes a Winner

Simply stated, great jacket. I'm 5'10", 175. The Large fits me great. I did try a medium but it was more restrictive. Great rugged jacket and very warm. My only complaint: Lint. Other than that, this a keeper for many years.

5 5

Marmot Afterburner Fleece Jacket

My height is 5'5" tall. The jacket is fit right in. It is very nice and warm. This winter is very cold at my area and the temp around mid 20 with windchill will be in and the temp is down to single digits. It is very cold. You can not wear this jacket with polo alone. I have to put on my Spyder insulated jacket. I could say the Marmot Afterburner go do well if you put little extra layer inside if the temp is going down around mid 30 not including windchill factor in. The North Face Apex Bionic Thermal Jacket is doing little better than Marmot Afterburner jacket in term of warm. Just stay far away of The North Face Sentinel Thermal jacket. It is not keep you warm at all when the temp is going down around 32 and with windchill factor added in. I wear Sentinel out the car and I have to run inside and replace with Apex Bionic Thermal jacket. It is keep me warm than Sentinel. 5 star for TNF Apex Bionic Thermal jacket, 4.5 star for Marmot Afterburner jacket. 3.8 star for TNF Sentinel Thermal Jacket.

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