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Belay or acclimatize from the lofty confines of the Ama Dablam Jacket.

When you reach basecamp or the belay ledge, whip out the Marmot Men’s Ama Dablam Down Jacket and envelope yourself in high-lofting, 800-fill goose down. This compressible puffy stuffs into its own interior pocket for easy stowing, and zippered hand-warmer pockets keep your digits functional for the upcoming pitch.

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5 5

Great Puffy Layer for Climbing

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

Although my wife would argue that I have a jacket for every possible weather condition, the one thing I was lacking in my arsenal was a puffy layer for mountaineering, something cut generously enough to throw on over several other layers when stopping for a break. I picked up the Ama Dablam on SAC at a screaming deal price, and couldn't have been happier when using it for a climb of Mt. Rainier. On the first night at Camp Muir, I put this on and immediately declared, "this is my new happy place!"

The build quality is excellent, and the cut was very generous...I often carry a full-size DSLR in a chest harness, the the Ama Dablam was sized such that I could zip up the jacket over the camera.

Great Puffy Layer for Climbing
4 5

Great Belay Jacket

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times
  • Fit: Runs large

Used this on Liberty Ridge on Mt. Rainier last week. Worked great as a belay jacket and kept me nice and toasty even after slogging around in wet snow. Runs a bit larger, but it is a belay jacket and I use it to go over my shell/softshell so it fits perfectly for that.

3 5

zipper issues

Had a customer call in and apparently the zippers on this latest batch of Cobalt Blue / Mediums are having issues.
The zippers are plastic, and the initial connection when trying to zip up is difficult, the actual zip up is fine, and when you're trying to unzip it gives you troubles.
The customers son has the same jacket, different color and size and the zippers seem to be fine.
I'm imagining the next batch of jackets will be up to par though.
Customer loved the jacket, minus the zipper issues.

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The zippers are the only problem with this jacket - but they are a problem. They are narrow and not secured well in the garment. Therefore, when closing, the zipper does not come up easily but rather tugs at the fabric in that area . Trying to close with one hand in particular is virtually impossible without risking an eventual tear (I always place one hand at the base before I pull the zipper close with the other). I don't know why a garment which has so many other outstanding features would include such a faulty design of the pocket zippers.

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Brilliantly put, I'd have to agree, it's literally the only thing they'd need to fix to make this jacket the perfect jacket. Other than that, it's awesome :)

5 5

the jacket is pretty good.

It's not so bulky like the product photo shows. Well, it's warm and comfortable in cold days. Ama dablam is not for the midlayer. It's a much better down jacket for hanging in town. S can perfect fit 1.72m 66kg.

4 5

LOve It!

Great for around town and the coldest weather... Absolutely love it!

Unanswered Question

I'm comparing this down with Montbell...

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I'm comparing this down with Montbell alpine light down parka now.
Marmont ama dablam is: 800fp, 18oz, polyester and Montbell alpine is: 800fp, 15.7oz, nylon. Can anyone tell me which one is warmer? least down leaking? shell is not easy to be teared. I use it not for outdoor sporting, just regular wearing, at around 5F degree, midlayer wearing. thanks,

5 5

Still Going, 4 years later...

My brother got this jacket for me in fall 2009, I have worn it absolutely every season, and every time I go out without it, I wish I had it. It is coffee-stained, a little wrinkled, well-loved, and still my go-to for winter weather. I'll admit, I have tried on warmer jackets, but I've never NEEDED anything warmer than this; throw a waterproof shell overtop in extreme conditions and you're set for whatever might come. It moves well, it packs well, it does it's job, and I've only lost maybe a tiny handful of stuffing in 4 years.

The hood might be my favorite extreme -cold feature, fitting over a helmet, hugging my face comfortably and being easy to adjust.

This isn't an extremely durable piece (see: lightweight), but it's held up to a few intense bush-wacking sessions, a few solid ski runs through forested terrain, and been squashed and snagged on 4 years-worth of gear ranging from casual hiker to vertical mountaineering.

When this jacket finally gives in to all the crap I've put it through, I'll probably be shopping for the same one!

Still Going, 4 years later...
4 5

solid down jacket.

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

appears well constructed. warm in for cold temps in north east winter. wearing with just t shirt. fits true to size. purchased for backcountry camping but have not used it for that at this time

5 5

fits best

I am 6 foot and 165 and this down jacket fit the best of a bunch I've had. I like that it is a tad bit longer than some which helps keep the wind from shooting up at your waist. the hand pockets are very soft as well and the hood cinches down in a few different ways to help you stay very warm. it has a plastic zipper which I actually prefer to metal in cold weather. I don't know why other brands have not caught on more about the concept of plastic not freezing in the cold (with respect to zippers)

Keeping toasty in subzero Jackson weathe

Keeping toasty in subzero Jackson weathe

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Sizing: Picked up a Medium and it's perfect for me, 5'11" 170lbs

Picked up this jacket for a ski trip up to Jackson Hole. Perfect mid-layer for the below 0 starts to the day and a pretty awesome piece for around town at night, although I did have to do some extra layering underneath for the bar hopping. Lightweight, warm and still holds style to wear alone wherever you may be in the freezing temps. Only the 4th down jacket I've owned, but by far my favorite!

3 5

Ama Dablam

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

Great jacket, but very fragile. I had two small tears within the first month (which results in feathers flying everywhere!).

Unanswered Question

How does this compare to the Mountain...

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How does this compare to the Mountain Hardwear Hooded Phantom Down Jacket? I'm specifically interested in the fit and the amount of down fill in these jackets. I'm looking for a lightweight puffy to put on during stops while winter hiking.

5 5

LOVE this

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

from Bishop in the winter to my new digs in the Southeast, this coat comes out bouldering every weekend during sending season. Never leave home without it. Crams nice into a pad without taking up a ton of space, fleecy pcokets are clutch too. Recommended.

4 5

Great (maybe too warm) midlayer

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

This is a midlayer, it's not waterproof, or wind proof. It is too warm to ski in and way to warm to climb in. The fabric is light and thin, so don't expect abrasion resistance.

Wear this on a cold climbing trip as a belay jacket. Or as a warm layer to put on during breaks while ski touring or mountaineering.

This is a great warm layer under a shell.

I'm 5'8 135 lbs, a Small is roomy and fits well.
NW Montana

Great (maybe too warm) midlayer
3 5

warm but size not right

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

6feet, 215lbs..large too small...xl too big

1 5

made in china ...

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

I wanted to like this jacket so much, but alas. The fit and the weight is great, but ... The sleeves smelled like chicken fur, I have several other 800 fill jackets and none of them stink like that. I was gonna try and wash away the smell but then I noticed that part of the stitching on front of the jacket was loose and not stitched properly. That was it for me, I'm gonna be sending this one back.

5 5

Great jacket if used correctly

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

This jacket is awesome. Yes, the jacket is a little fragile, but most down jackets are and you just have to be careful with them. Anyway, this jacket isn't super stuffed with down, so it's not the warmest. The 800 fill down helps cut weight for the amount of warmth it provides though. The cut is however amazing. It fits very loosely in the shoulder/chest and then tapers at the waist. The perfect down jacket cut, in my opinion, since it's supposed to fit over all your other layers. This jacket fits easily over a merino baselayer, a 200-weight fleece, an Atom LT, and a Theta SV. Because of the cut, this jacket is very lofty and warm if worn on the outside! If you wear it as a midlayer, it won't be nearly as warm because you would be compressing all of the loft. Basically, it's warm if you wear it properly! Also, the hood fits easily over a helmet and cinches down well to trap heat in.

Bottom line: this jacket can't be beat for the price.

3 5

Super Comfy, wish it was warmer.

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

I expected warmth from this 800 fill, well reviewed jacket. Personally I found the 650 fill Hooded Guides warmer. But I returned both for the Montane North Star.

The Ama Dablam is super comfy. The whole jacket is so soft and light. It's great for hanging out in a chill, but layer up for the cold. Wearing a t-shirt underneath in 30F weather, I got cold in about 5 min.

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Fill power doesn't equal warmer, its a quality rating.

4 5

Layering Jacket

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

This is not a stand alone Jacket for serious cold, it is an additional Layering Jacket.

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