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For those times when you want a little more protection than a fleece, but don’t feel like encasing yourself in a heavy-duty shell, zip on the Marmot Men’s Altitude Softshell Jacket instead. This soft, stretchy outer layer provides water- and wind-resistant protection from moderate winter conditions; the breathable nature of the fabric makes it ideal for your next cold-weather run, hike, or cross-country ski outing.

  • Angel Wing Movement gussets ensure the jacket doesn’t ride up when you’re working up a rhythm skate skiing
  • Drawcord hem and hook-and-loop cuffs on the sleeves seal out the elements
  • DriClime lining on chin guard adds comfort
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Really Good Jacket

  • Familiarity:I've used it several times
  • Fit:True to size

I really like this jacket but it missed a star for me in 1 place, the sleeves. They're very bulky around the bicep which takes away a lot of the fitted look then get relatively tighter around the forearm which catches the sleeve of any shirt I'm wearing underneath. Other than that it's a great jacket. It's a bit heavier than I was hoping for but not too bad. I like the number of pockets although the drawstrings in the side hand pockets is a bit annoying. It seems to wick water and breathe pretty well. I'm holding on to it.

Dense and thin.

  • Familiarity:I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share
  • Fit:True to size

This is a great jacket. While staying thin it's dense and warm. The build quality is great with a smooth zipper and nice tapered sides. Sizing runs pretty true to size, my brother normally wears a Men's small and this fit great! While it's no rain jacket, it'll bead light rain and keep you dry as well.

Great Jacket!

  • Familiarity:I've used it several times
  • Fit:True to size

I got this jacket for Christmas and absolutely love it. A few months ago I moved to the mid-Atlantic after having lived in the deep south and needed something like this. I spent New Year's at a ski resort and watched fireworks on the ski slope (around 20 F) and this jacket was a perfect over layer. I had a base-layer and mid-weight sweater on with this Marmot jacket over everything. I was extremely comfortable and glad that none of the (light) falling snow stuck to me. I used the waist draw strings to keep the cold air out. The waist draw strings are located by the base of the zipper which in my opinion is nicer than having the draw strings located on the sides as with other jackets.

I'm 6'3" and 195 and a Large works great. I think the sleeves might be a little longer than average but that's what I need especially if you want to make a seal while wearing gloves. I haven't experienced any pinching under the arms as a previous reviewer mentioned, perhaps this was remedied in the newer model that I purchased.

I also love the inside chest pocket on the right-hand side and the Marmot "M" quarter-sized logo on the back of the right shoulder. Definitely nice touches.

Great for cool weather at a decent price

  • Familiarity:I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

I bought the jacket to keep something light in my truck to wear later in the evening when it gets cooler. I have worn the jacket a few times in 40-50 degree weather over a t-shirt and it kept me comfortable. This is the first Marmot product I have purchased.

Decent jacket with a strange fit

    I've had this jacket for over a year now, and this is a decent choice for cool but not cold weather. I'm 5'11" and about 185 and the medium fits quite large on me, even the arm length. This isn't the only Marmot jacket I've got, but it fits much larger than any of my others, although I will agree with the other reviews in that it is tight under the arms.

    It has no windstopping capability at all, but it does breathe very well so you don't easily get overheated in it.

    Overall, I don't think I would recommend it because Marmot makes several other jackets that are better in fit and function.

    Ok, but pinches the underarms

    • Familiarity:I've put it through the wringer

    I just got a medium (6'2" 190) and I have the same problem with the underarm pinch. The sleeve length is actually too long for me (-1 ape index), so I am worried about going to a L. The jacket also doesn't feel altogether too warm to me. It's not even to the low 30's and I can't imagine wearing this solo. I throw my Marmot shell over it and the pair keeps me fairly toasty. Wish I hadn't lost my old Marmot softshell... It was WAY warmer in the winter months..

    Perfect Softshell Jacket

      I've always been a big fan of the MHW softshells but their offwidth jackets are cut way to short in the torso. Decided to try the Marmot Altitude and have been thoroughly pleased with quality and fit. A much normal length. Also the jacket does have a light fleece type insulation in the enter lining.

      Marmot M-series fabrics are designed for moving light and fast. They combine stretchable, water repellent, abrasion resistant and highly breathable shell materials with insulating buffer materials on the inside.

      M2 shells are the ideal balance between weather resistance, breathability and thermal protection. They are appropriate for a wide range of aerobic use in moderate to cold conditions.

      Great jacket but needs larger arm holes

        This is a great jacket, but I am returning it because the under-arm area pinches when wearing a light-weight fleece under the jacket. I've noticed this problem with other softshell jackts by Marmot and other companies, so perhaps it's in the nature of the design. Again, while there is plenty of room throughout the rest of the jacket for layering, there simply is no space left under the arms.

        Could this jacket be used in spring and...

        Could this jacket be used in spring and summer months?


        Absolutely! The beauty of a good softshell jacket is that it can be used year round and for a variety of different activities. In this case the Marmot Altitude Softshell jacket doesn't have any insulation or heavy fleece lining so you can layer heavily under it during the winter, or put it over a light baselayer for summer hiking/climbing. It will still provide decent weather protection but will breathe better during mild summer days to prevent overheating and internal moisture build up. If you are interested in a hooded softshell jacket I would also recommend looking at the Marmot ROM which includes air-permeable side stretch panels for increased mobility and venting.

        I was hoping someone could help me with...

        I was hoping someone could help me with sizing. I am 5-11, 180 pounds. Marmot's website - based on weight and height - puts me in a Large. My chest measures 39 on the skin and 40-ish in a t-shirt; I usually wear size 33 or 34 pants.

        Can anyone recommend a size?? I have never worn Marmot before. I usually wear a Large in Mountain Hardwear or medium in North Face (though I couldn't get ANY Apex Bionics to fit properly). Help?

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        Hello, I am trying to decide between the...

        Hello, I am trying to decide between the North Face Apex Bionic soft shell and the Marmot Altitude soft shell jacket. I basicly need a good soft shell that I can handle occasional rock climbing and not be in the way and be good for easy hiking too. I am 5'11" with an athletic build and the smalls for both fit just fine. Does anyone have any suggestions?

        Thank you.

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        Looking for soft shell for hiking and urban...

        Looking for soft shell for hiking and urban wear. Also would like to use it for core for my Arcteryx hard shell on colder days. I have tried on some other soft shells like north face apex, marmot gravity, marmot Leadville, and Arcteryx gamma mx. The apex and gravity seem to be good stand alone jackets but much too substantial to use as a core. The Leadville is too light to provide much warmth. The gamma mx seems to be perfect but way too pricey. I was wondering if the altitude might fit my needs of an everyday jacket but not so cumbersome to use as a core under a hard shell when the weather is at its worst.

        What would be a temperature rating for...

        What would be a temperature rating for this jacket? I see that you have it included for some jackets in an advert on the Drudge page, it would certainly be helpful to include for all your products.

        Best Answer

        Temperature ratings are rarely ever given since it is a very individualized topic. Clothing you wear should be based on temperature, wind, precipitation, and level of activity. Somebody hiking in 20 degree weather might only wear a base layer and a shell while if I was standing outside waiting for a bus I might want a down jacket.

        Most softshells will just protect you from the elements (wind, light snow) while remaining very breathable (like this jacket). Some have a light fleece lining, but in general are only meant as a shell.