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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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Excellent jacket

  • 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.

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.

    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.

      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.

        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!

          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.

            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.

              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.

                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!

                  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

                    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!

                      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.

                        Great fleece jacket!

                          I've needed to replace a very old Marmot Tech Sweater for a long time, and since they don't make anything close to that style, I had to look at some other models, After looking at other brands and styles, I decided to stick with Marmot and chose the Afterburner fleece jacket. I placed the order and it was shipped within a few hours. Despite the holidays, I received it in only 3 days. I'd read all the reviews and having worn Marmot products for over 15 years, I was pretty certain I would like it; I've never been disappointed with any piece of Marmot clothing and I am very pleased with the Afterburner fleece. It is well made and attention to detail is great. I'm 6'4, 182 pounds and ordered a large. The fit is exactly what the size chart stated. It's perfect even with a light sweater underneath. I really appreciate the arm length and slightly longer length of the body. Perfect for layering under a hardshell if needed. I've only worn it for a few days but I've already been very impressed with the warmth and wind-stopping ability of this jacket. It's definitely my new favorite. I have no doubt this fleece will serve me well for many years to come. This was my first purchase from Backcountry and am well satisfied with the service from this company. Highly recommend both Backcountry and this Marmot jacket!

                          my only jacket

                            This is a great jacket, including the fleece-lined collar, just read the rest of the reviews. A couple things to add: windstopper is really only good to about 8 mph winds so don’t expect it to be anything it is not. I bought a small based on the sizing chart 5’8” and 150 lbs with a 38” chest. It fits, but is a little snug: I should have sized up. With just a T-shirt underneath, I am warm into the upper 20’s when active and only to about 40 when sitting by the campfire.

                            Outstanding piece from Marmot

                              I love gear that is made to do two things at once and does them both well. The 300 fleece feels really lightweight but don't be fooled. It's density will keep the warmth close to your skin. The Gore WindStopper material works and is very effective in keeping chilly wind out.

                              The fit is very versatile. I'm 5'5" at 165lbs with an athletic build and a Medium works perfect. The fit is not baggy at all and not too athletic. I can layer a nice lightweight down jacket with it (Montbell Alpine Light Down Jacket in my case) and not look and feel constricted.

                              If you want a fleece jacket that is very functional and also looks great, this is a good one to get.

                              Get yours here, backcountry.com will treat you well.

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

                              What is the women's version of the afterburner?

                              Hello, I have a little enquiry to ask...

                              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,

                              Best Answer

                              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...

                              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

                              looking to replace my columbia titanium...

                              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

                              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.

                              My local gear store does not carry the...

                              My local gear store does not carry the Afterburner, but they did carry the MH Windstopper Tech, which I tried on. How would you compare the Afterburner to the MH Windstopper or the Pamir or Windstopper? For example, the MH felt very supple and comfortable. I also tried the TNF Pamir and Windwall--they felt bulky and hard. Not what I'm looking for in a fleece. Thanks.

                              Best Answer

                              Can't speak to the MH or TNF windstopper, but the Marmot Afterburner is a velour/velour windstopper, meaning it has fleece on both the inside and the outside. Much of the windstopper on the market has fleece on the outside, but a stiff mesh on the inside, which isn't nearly as soft and warm. Hope that helps.

                              I've tried on both and debated between the two. I went with this one - the Afterburner - because it was a touch heavier, warmer, and looks better (at least in black) for casual wear. The Marmot is going to be a bit stiffer, but thats also because its a bit thicker. I'm 6'4 180 and went with a large for both if that helps.

                              The MH Tech doesn't have a "stiff mesh inside" it is soft on the inside and is a great jacket for use in almost any condition and it doesn't feel harsh at all. If by "stiff" you mean it doesn't stretch then you are correct, but all Windstopper fabric does not stretch as well as other materials.

                              What's the CBL of this jacket (medium...

                              What's the CBL of this jacket (medium specifically, but any will do)? Further, if anyone has actual garment measurements of a small or medium (CBL, shoulder and chest width), I'd be grateful.

                              I've never owned anything by Marmot before. Are they typically true-to-size? The sizing chart has their "small" very close to U.S. "standard" men's medium, but then I hear claims that Marmot tends to run small.

                              Thanks.

                              can this zip into marmot tamarack jacket?...

                              can this zip into marmot tamarack jacket? would it be way too bulky? lookng to add a layer to my jacket.
                              john

                              Bottom Line: It is best not to zip it into the jacket even if you can. It will provide better fit and warth layered separately.

                              That would be a question only Marmot could answer and would require knowing the year the Tamarack Jacket was made. They zippers change from time to time. I bought both my wife and I Marmot Goretex shells and Marmot Alpinist Tech Sweaters that will zip in. She lost her shell (doh!) and when I replaced it with the same model about 4 years newer, no go on the zip in. The zipper size/pitch had changed.

                              So I have 2 quick questions I'm hoping you...

                              So I have 2 quick questions I'm hoping you guys can answer for me...

                              1. How does the jacket hold up in rain? I'm hoping to use it for an everyday jacket around town and I want to know if moisture is a problem. I live in Maryland so I'm not getting rained on everyday, but I want to make sure It can stand something.

                              2. I'm 6' and 180lbs., size 42 suit, thinking Large will be my size but I just want to verify. And I don't want it too snug since I'm not too trim haha.

                              Thanks!

                              1. Gore Windstopper is highly water resistant and this jacket will keep you dry as far as perspiration goes. But it is not waterproof and if you planned on being in the rain, I would bring a marmot Precip rain jacket to layer over this.

                              2. Get an XL, you will increase roominess in the chest and only like 1" in length.

                              What kind of shell should I wear on top...

                              What kind of shell should I wear on top of this fleece?
                              Marmot Aegis maybe?

                              Jules, you can wear whatever shell you want on top of this. If you're doing something active and you don't require total storm protection, then grab a nice softshell to layer over top. If you want to stick with Marmot, I'm a big fan of the Kingpin jacket. If you're looking for a higher degree of weatherproofing, then pick up a nice hardshell. Anything with Gore-Tex in it will keep you dry and cut the wind. It all depends on what you plan to do whilst wearing this fleece.

                              well for now I just need waterproofness so I got a marmot precip. I got a chance to try the precip the other day and it was great on its own.
                              I havent hace the oportunity to layer the afterburner and the precip yet

                              I'm 5'10, 180 lb, very fit with long arms....

                              I'm 5'10, 180 lb, very fit with long arms. 34-35". I hate jackets with arms that are too short. How are the sleeves in the Afterburner. Do they run long?

                              I'm 5'10 and 165 pounds, with fairly broad...

                              I'm 5'10 and 165 pounds, with fairly broad shoulders. I was wondering what size I should order??? I'd like to be able to layer it with another fleece or sweatshirt underneath.

                              Does this jacket come in black?

                              Does this jacket come in black?

                              I'm interested in this jacket, but unsure...

                              I'm interested in this jacket, but unsure whether to go with a M or L.I'm 6' and 165-170, without a big chest. I'd like to be able to wear this over a long sleeve/ dress shirt. The large seems to be the best bet, but some have noted that this jacket is already roomy. Thanks.

                              I'm 6' tall skinny 160 pound athletic 32 years old.Get one size bigger than the chart says. I use twoof these Marmot afterburner jackets for winter bikecommuting. One Large and one XLarge on the top of it. In general for 20F and below I have an EMS techwick base layer. I put my Mountain hardwear powerstrech suitand these two Marmot afterburner jackets. This set upprovides enough comfort and heat for an hour bike ridein the brisk winter. One more thing, the draw cords at the bottom of the jacketis useful so the insulation is perfect even if I stand by:)

                              I'm 5'10'' with a muscular build. What...

                              I'm 5'10'' with a muscular build. What size would you suggest I get? Large I'm thinking..

                              I just bought the Marmot Afterburner fleece...

                              I just bought the Marmot Afterburner fleece and love it. I would now like to get a good 'shell' to go with it that will take me through the winter. Does Marmot make a shell to with the Afterburner?

                              I had the same dilemma. To find a good waterproof shellis not too easy. I ended up at the local EMS store andgot an XL torrent jacket. Bombproof combination.http://www.ems.com/catalog/product_detail_square.jsp?PRODUCT%3C%3Eprd_id=845524442595969&FOLDER%3C%3Efolder_id=282574488338559