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From ski descents to alpine ascents, the Alpinist has you covered.

The Marmot Men's Alpinist Jacket is the flagship of Marmot's Gore-Tex Pro Shell line. A state-of-the-art Gore-Text Pro 3-Layer membrane with fully taped seams places a waterproof barrier between you and wet weather. An athletic fit pulls the Alpinist close to your body with room in the shoulders to keep you moving freely and the innovative Angel-Wing Movement gives you a full range of motion so you can reach through those technical cruxes without exposing your waist to the cold. And water-resistant PitZips at the core let out some steam when you take this jacket out on a backcountry ski session.

The Alpinist features water-resistant pack pockets that you can access with a pack or a harness on. You can remove the powder skirt when snow isn't an issue. The hood slides over your helmet with ease, but the ERG adjustment lets you cinch it down across your head; either way, the laminated wire brim ensures complete visibility while you belay your buddy.  And an elasticized drawcord at the hem prevents blustery blizzards blowing up your body.

  • Gore-Tex Pro 3-Layer membrane, fully taped seams
  • Athletic Fit
  • Angel-Wing Movement
  • Core PitZips with water-resistant zippers
  • Zip-off powder skirt
  • Helmet compatible hood with ERG adjustment and laminated wire brim
  • DriClime lined chin guard
  • Pack Pockets with water-resistant zippers

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5 5

Love it

  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
  • Fit: True to size

I was a little apprehensive to spend a lot on a jacket before I could try it on first. I took a chance and I was pleasantly surprised. I am 6"4, 235 lbs and an XL fits great. Works well with multi layers and keeps you warm. Highly recommended.

5 5

Best jacket gets better

  • Gender: Male
  • Familiarity: I've used it several times
  • Fit: Runs small

I have an older Alpinist jacket (XCR) I really loved, but felt it was time for an upgrade. The latest is much lighter, tailored and functional. I primarily use it for lift served skiing. I especially like the pocket arrangements (tremendous number, easy to access, high on torso, roomy). Easy to layer under. However, the jacket tends to run small. I originally ordered a small (I'm 5'4" 115lbs) and there really wasn't enough room for layering . I returned for a medium and it's perfect . I looked at various Arc'teryx and North Face jackets but the workmanship and functionality of the Marmot was superior, especially for the comparable price point.

I am a bit confused about sizing. I usually...

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I am a bit confused about sizing. I usually wear M in Regular fit (hangtime, Ares), but I have read that in the Alpinist could be too small to layer (a fleece or ligth down). I am 5'9" and 155lbs, athletic. Would the L be too baggy, or the M too snug to layer? Also the underam vents are 2-way zips?
Many thanks in advance!

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P.S. My chest is 39 so based on the chart I should have size M, but I do not know the Athletic Fit how much space allows for layering

4 5

Good mountaineering and ski jacket

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: True to size

True Athletic fit, so a little bit slimmer than most Marmot jackets.
I take M in Marmot, I took this one also in M.
Huge pockets, and a lot of them. The two big pockets on the front are excellent for radios, do not bend the antenna. Smaller pockets, perfect for thin gloves or your phone on the front, plus a inside pocket. Really waterproof, have used mine a lot in really shitty weather and it still holds.

3 5

tried but no go

  • Gender: Male
  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
  • Fit: Runs small

tried my best to like this jacket, as it is packed with high end features one would expect at this price. I just couldn't justify keeping it because of the fit. It is very very very tight around the chest,shoulders, arms. Ordered correct size according marmot sizing. but as is, there is absolutely no, and i mean no room for layering (long sleeve base layer even). had trouble layering even my Alpinist hybrid jacket underneath which has form fitting material for the arms.
i know that marmot in general tend to have an athletic fit but these almost feel like a size smaller than stated. Marmot is an outstanding company. But this one just fell short. As the features are there and more than adequate.... on fit alone , i'd give it 2-3 stars out of five. tried to like it but no go.

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i should add the size i tried on was an xxl so sizing up was not an option.