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I am a big guy. 6'4" 290 lb. I got the 2XL in grey. Most of my "extra" is around my gut. The nice was that it was tall enough for me, but when zipped-up it was basically skin-tight. I have the Windwall by The North Face and wear it all the time, and it fits my body type much better. I am planing on sending it back.
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Love Marmot, but the fit was a little shapeless and the color was a little bit off for my eye. Well made. Haven't decided whether to keep it or not.
UPDATE (2012-10-27): decided to return, the green is more of a hunter green, not a midnight green (i.e. it seems too bright to my eyes.) I upped the rating to 4/5 because it's a great shell, and the color shouldn't ding it.
Is this vest zip-in compatible with Marmot...
Is this vest zip-in compatible with Marmot Palisades jacket?
Thanks for your question. Unfortunately, the Marmot Approach Softshell Vest will not zip in to the Marmot Palisades jacket. The Marmot Cauldron Insulated Vest can though, and it is available on Backcountry.com right now.
How water resistent is it? I ran a 1/2...
How water resistent is it? I ran a 1/2 marathon in fracking monsoon today and well, let's say I got wet...reallly wet. I'd like to get vest that can stand up during these conditions/lengths of time. If this doesn't work, can you suggest another one that will?
What makes you think a soft shell vest would keep you dry during extended actual rain? It's an insulation piece with water and wind resistant properties.
I suppose you're also upset that your arms got wet?
There aren't a lot of waterproof vests, unfortunately,or even short sleeved jackets. Your best bet for racing is to get a waterproof, breathable shell. Mountain Hardwear has their Dry.Q Material that does very well. Other brands also have some great new materials that breathe well. I know a full on jacket isn't optimal for a road race, but it may be better than nothing if a person doesn't want to get wet.
hey, i'm a cyclist/hiker i bought marmot precip line of rain gear, jacket, pants, hat, for power hikes in the rain and snow. real nice great price point, lite weight. so i then bought a precip jacket and cut the sleeves off and made a waterproof vest for a good price. not the best option but it works
If you run a half marathon in anything tight enough to keep water out, you will be soaking wet from sweat.