Scale the heights in comfort.
- 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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Warm and stylin!
It is very warm and it is a good outer layer even in winter. It is perfect for spring weather and I love how it looks.
Great for cool weather at a decent price
- Gender: Male
- 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
- Gender: Male
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
- Gender: Male
- 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..
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?
The Medium was a great fit for me. Marmot's fit seemed to be a bit more generous than Mountain Hardwear.
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?
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.
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.
Love the jacket...that's all I have to say...
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.
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.
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.