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Marmot Estes Hooded Softshell Jacket - Men's

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    You can just chase summits, too.

    Goats, bears, wolves, and squirrels don't just appear in your backyard (fine, squirrels do), so you have to go looking for them, and nothing's better at covering serious ground in search of critters than the Marmot Estes Men's Hooded Softshell Jacket. You'll be cruising all day in the Estes' M3 softshell fabric, Marmot's lightest softshell offering, which is ultra-breathable and water-resistant enough to stand up to afternoon showers. It is naturally stretchy, and is also designed with Marmot's Angel-Wing Movement to let you move freely when you're sprinting after grizzlies in RMNP (disclaimer: we do not advise chasing grizzlies). Pack-compatible pockets made it easy to access goat snacks, squirrel treats, and bear bait, and an internal media pocket lets you blast "Ride of the Valkyries" when you're finally able to jump on that bear's back and go for the grizzly rodeo world record (second disclaimer: don't do this, either).

    • Water-repellent and breathable M3 softshell fabric
    • Adjustable hood
    • Angel-Wing ergonomic design
    • Pack-compatible pockets
    • Internal media pocket
    • Asymmetric cuffs with hook-and-loop closures
    • Drawcord hem
    • Item #MAR004R

    Tech Specs

    Material
    M3 Softshell (90% polyester, 10% elastane)
    Fit
    regular
    Length
    hip
    Hood
    yes, adjustable
    Pockets
    [external] 2 pack-compatible hand, 1 chest, [internal] 1 media
    Claimed Weight
    1 lb 4 oz
    Recommended Use
    climbing, hiking & camping
    Manufacturer Warranty
    lifetime

    Tech Specs

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    Front pocket position issue

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

    The front pockets are positioned too high on the frame of the jacket for comfortable and practical use. When you place your hands into the pockets fully the positioning causes large amounts of stress to the lower part of the pocket stitching and zipper and consequently causes one's arms/shoulders to be uncomfortably positioned. This detracts from the overall functionality of the jacket for me. Other than this pretty big issue the jacket is A+.

    Pocket positioning issue

    This photo shows my arm positioning and the stress put on the lover stitching/zipper when I place my hands into the pockets. The arm position is not relaxed, nor is it comfortable. The stress of the stiching and zipper is also uncomfortable. I likely will not use these pockets on a regular basis because of these issues, thus the jacket is not fully functional.

    Pocket positioning issue

    Love it

    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: Small

    Have used it in winters in the PNW. When snow shoeing I just add an extra layer underneath. I also use this to run when the weather is colder. Great wind protection and water resistance, just what I'd expect from a softshell.
    In my opinion better than the OR Ferossi Hoody.

    Love Love Love this jacket

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

    I bought this jacket for my dad for christmas. He LOVES it. I never see him without it on. He also looks great in it. It has a slimming quality about it. I thought my dad looked so good in it, that I bought another for my husband (and of course me). It is a great jacket for all seasons spring, summer, fall, winter. Given you would need to put additional layers under the jacket for severely colder weather. It keeps you warm, is well made, and makes you look great. Love this jacket.

    Most versatile jacket ever.

      I bought this jacket about 18 months ago. I've found it to be the jacket I more than any other, fall, winter, spring. I bought an arcteryx trail running jacket and this has better waterproofing and breathes easier. Put a layer under it and I've worn it in big snow dumps to clean off my car during Utah storms. Keeps me warm dry and fits snugly. I'm a tall guy, 6'4" 175lbs. I bought a medium. Just barely enough length but the sleeves are long and cover my hands still. With the big side pocket zips I can fit anything and hey vent in warmer weather or on more strenuous hikes. This has been by far my all time favorite jacket. Works in so many different situations. Best value.

      Supper stretch

        I bought this jacket for spring/fall fishing and hiking, but heck id ware this jacket anytime the temps drop! With a merino base layer I was comfy down into the upper 30s! I love the stretch and freedom this jacket provides as well as the water resistant coating! It's perfect to throw in your pack as a lite rain jacket! I was able to pick this up on sale but I wouldn't have a problem paying full price!!!

        nice addition to my kit

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

        I bought this jacket as a light weight semi waterproof outer layer for spring time fly fishing, and it fill that role nicely. I wore it today in a freezing rain/drizzle and water just beads up. The hood is nice with lots of adjustability and the front zips up high enough for cheek and nose protection if the wind kicks up.
        I couldn't decide between a large or x large so I ordered both and tried them both on with all sorts of layering combos underneath. In the end I decided to keep the XL but the large fit perfectly if I was only planning to wear the jacket and maybe a shirt underneath. love the "pack pockets", they are high enough on the torso to be usable with a waist pack and big enough to stick a large fly box in if I'm going light. my only small gripe is the main zipper is on the small side and may cause issues like I've had with marmot jackets in the past

        Solid

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

        Couple of years in this jacket now as my everyday, nary a scratch. Throw a hoody inside and it handles winter just fine out east (NYC area anyway). Wind gets through a bit, but this isn't a $500 technical shell. Layers.

        Water resistant, more than enough for most rain, takes at least an hour of a downpour to get you wet. Threw some nikwax on it and it made a perfectly good backup ski jacket, though it ran warm (no vents). Good athletic fit (S, 5'7" 150), fits well on its own or with a couple layers (eg hoody/flannel) and marmot's angel wing is awesome.

        Hiking jacket

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

        I got this jacket as a gift for my husband - it's great for hiking during the rain season, the pockets are easily accessible and it's so light it can easily be fold in a backpack.



        This jacket is very good for not milf or windy weather, I wouldn't use it for the really cold days (below 40s).

        Great lightweight softshell with a hood

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

        Short version: Fantastic lightweight softshell when you need a little bit of added weather protection, but don't want to be hindered by it. Fits true to size.



        Long version: I like this jacket and Marmot's M3 material so much that when my first Estes was unfortunately misplaced when traveling, I did't hesitate to replace it. The breathability and stretchability of the M3 material means this jacket is comfortable when active and I typically don't feel the need to take it off when I get back indoors. This jacket is not intended to be your rain shedder, but it does well in a light rain in my experience and won't soak through. The velcro cuffs are nice to have and don't make the ends of the sleeves feel overly stiff. I find I only end up needing to use the hood about 25% of the time when I am wearing this jacket, so I really appreciate the unobtrusiveness of this light and stretchy hood.



        How I use it: I often use this jacket for some weather protection when its cool outside (45- 65) and I may want a hood handy. I reach for it when walking around town, walking my dog, or when on shorter bike rides (<10mi).



        What I wouldn't use it for: When it gets colder (upper 20- 40's) I reach for my Marmot Prodigy or Arc'teryx Gamma MX. If you are looking for something for rainy days or that is windproof, the Tempo isn't what you are looking for. I also wear this over a sweater or light fleece for a little added weather protection.



        Fit: I am about 6' and 185 lbs and I am very happy with my large. I find it definitely has room to wear over a light- medium weight fleece or sweater, yet certainly doesn't look too big or baggy over a T- shirt.

        Cool Backpacking Jacket

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

        This jacket does it all for me as I just returned from Yosemite on a 7 day trip. It breathes really well keeping you cool during your hike, super comfy with the M3 fabric, full range of motion in the arms, held up well in light/moderate rain, front pockets are easily assessable with the backpack on, and looks very cool. Im 5'11-180lbs and the Large was perfect with enough room for a base layer and or a lightweight fleece jacket underneath. I would def buy another 1.

        Cool Backpacking Jacket

        how is the wind resistance?

        Hey JB,



        The Estes is one of the lightest softshell jackets that Marmot makes so it will only have moderate wind resistance. Both the Marmot Vapor Trail (Item # MAR2669) and the ROM (Item # MAR004O) Softshell Jackets will stand up better to the wind.



        Feel free to contact me directly if you have any additional questions about Marmot Softshell Jackets or if you are interested in setting up an order.



        Kyle

        Expert Gearhead

        klivingston@backcountry.com

        801-736-4337

        Is this the replacement for the ROM? I felt the ROM was a little light, do you know how the Estes compares?

        Hey J,



        This is not a replacement for the ROM, the ROM is a separate jacket. The ROM utilizes Marmot's M2 softshell technology and Gore Windstopper while the Estes utilizes Marmot's M3 softshell technology. Here is a breakdown on M softshell technology from Marmot



        http://marmot.com/content/primary/technology/the-elements/water/marmot-m-series/



        If you have any more questions about jackets or gear, give me a call at 801-736-5313 or email at gconner@backcountry.com