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Revolutionize your outerwear with the Genesis.

The Marmot Men's Genesis Jacket is a completely waterproof softshell that can take on weather that sends other softshells to the bottom of your pack. This ability comes from Techtonic Bonded seams which create a waterproof seal where other softshells are defenseless. Pull on the ERG hood and you're ready for the worst weather. Not only is the Genesis completely waterproof, it also has the incredible breathability, mobility, and comfort that make softshells great. You can work hard trudging through the waist-deep snowdrifts in 35mph winds, and this jacket will keep you both warm and dry.

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5 5

Bullet Proof

Just an awesome shell. It is really well constructed. I imagine you could eventually soak through it if you were in a monsoon all day, but so far it hasn't so much as leaked. The fit is a little better than some other Marmot jackets I have worn. The sleeves and torso are better proportioned.

I got a marmot afterburner fleece for...

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I got a marmot afterburner fleece for christmas, it is a medium and i was not sure if i needed a large? I am 6'1", 180 lbs- my main concern is the length, does anyone know the difference in length between the medium and large?

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I don't know the length difference, maybe on Marmot's website, but i am 6'2" 185 lbs. and have Marmot large for everything. Hope this helped.

4 5

Very good, but has flaws

I like this jacket but it is less breathable than most soft shells. I feel like the cut is properly athletic but the material is more of a walk around town in the cold kind of material especially from a breathability standpoint. The only other flaw of note that I have with this jacket is that the wind flap behind the zipper is too thick and stiff so if you zip the jacket to bottom on the neck half of the coat rubs against your chin and half folds down to your shoulder.

Overall I am keeping this jacket, I think it will be useful for rainy days around town and activities in 20 degreeish weather - but the days it is at its best around town will be limited, and the breathability issues will keep it from being used for most activity when the weather is over 30 degrees. I will probably still use my backcountry.com shift element softshell as my go jacket to which sadly isn't available anymore, if it was I would buy 3 more just in case they ever discontinued it again.

I plan on getting this jacket altered to remove a piece of the windflap just below the neck that causes one side of the collar to stick up when it is 3/4 zipped and I will post an update after that.

5 5

Can't complain

Athletic cut just like the Super Hero. The Waist is trim and shorter than the ROM.
Plenty of room to layer. I'm 5'10" and 160lbs. The fit is excellent as always and never tight.
Not water proofed exactly, but from my experience it will take quite a bit to make this one soggy. Definitely feels sturdy.
iPod interior pocket. Eh..
Inside chest zip pocket
Pit Zips are a little difficult to close up. The zippers have some heavy drag, probably from the plastic sealing around them.
The Marmot logo on the inside fleece is a little too much...

Overall this thing is great. I got it on sale from DoG for $200 and it was worth it. If you're looking for something very light with lots of freedom, this isn't it. It moves with you, but in a heavy way. The Genesis is a beast compared to the Super Hero. But if you're running from the likes of sleet and wind, this guy is your jacket.

Unanswered Question

I am 5"10 175lbs and I got a medium in...

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I am 5"10 175lbs and I got a medium in this jacket. It fits totally different than the marmot zion did. The sleeves on this jacket are perfect for me but the arm pit area is right. The Neck is also kinda of tight when zipped all the way up and hood down. The marmot was the opposite. The sleeves were way too long but the rest fit a little better. The put zips and the taped seams feel like small golf balls under the arm pit. anyone know if these are truly different between and M and L?

Is this jacket much warmer than the super...

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Is this jacket much warmer than the super gravity or not?
how does it fit?

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I wore this jacket in 20-30 degree weather and 30-38 degree weather with wind both days. I only had a t-shirt under and in the 30's its perfect for me. In the low 20's you need to layer with a little fleace.

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The shell material feels more or less the same weight - I have the regular Gravity - but I think the Genesis is maybe a tad more heavier duty and sealed better while the Gravity series feels a bit more free movement wise. Hard to say. The Genesis has pit zips too. Hood is HUGE to my Super Hero. There's a thin fleece liner in the Genesis, but you'll need to layer if it gets below freezing.

I have reviewed this guy online and cant...

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I have reviewed this guy online and cant figure out the color. Is this really Red and then the dark red in the shoulders or is it plain red? The review by that one marmot guy shows all red. The pictures all show team red/brick. Does the inside have Marmot written on it also?

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Just got it. It is a keeper. Most comfortable soft shell I have tried on. Pretty much an awesome jacket.

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I'd say his, Keith Garvey, is all red, I've seen two videos where he talks about it and it's all red not just a lighting thing. May be a diff model year than brick one or custom prototype for marmot athletes.

5 5

Dumpin' Day Delight

Perfect with light top underneath (fleece) and normal 2w cappies as a base + Poly Tee. Never cold with 45+ gusts at the Top, snowed all day. Perfect fit for a 6-footer with the large (long arms) stayed dry even with a tumble through a low light drift!
Gonna see what it does for the long overnighters, but my bet......it won't let me down!

5 5

My favorite Jacket

This is the best all-around jacket out there. I've had one for 6 years and I wear it everywhere. Great as a rain jacket in the summer in the Rockies and breathes well. Perfect fall jacket for all temps. And layer a DriClime jacket underneath and its perfect for almost any ski day( I add a down puffy jacket underneath for those really cold days when its 15°F and below).

I love this jacket so much, I just got a second one.
The new pockets are larger and better placed .
I agree with the last poster, there is a little more fabric under the armpit in the new one that gets in the way (for raising your arms above your head), but its not any tighter.
Its super durable and hasn't ripped slamming into trees while skiing. Softshell is the way to go.

3 5

Not quite.

Wouldn't fit well over my ski helmet, my head is only a medium so I sent it back, however it was an awesome jacket , great quality, very impressed out of the package. I'm 5'11, 175 the large was perfect although a little tight in the arm pits. If you are going to layer I suspect the pits will be too tight, designed for 1 maybe 2 thin layers underneath.

3 5

Not quite.

Wouldn't fit well over my ski helmet, my head is only a medium so I sent it back, however it was an awesome jacket , great quality, very impressed out of the package. I'm 5'11, 175 the large was perfect although a little tight in the arm pits. If you are going to layer I suspect the pits will be too tight, designed for 1 maybe 2 thin layers underneath.

Size Question
At 5'9" 140lbs, which size...

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Size Question
At 5'9" 140lbs, which size should i choose? I don't know M or Small

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A Small will probably be the right size with more of an athletic fit and with the Medium you would have plenty of room for layers if you need them.

4 5

Good Jacket, even though It wasn't what I expected

I got this jacket thinking it would be a good everyday jacket to wear in the winter (hoping a softshell could be that versatile). It is pretty light. Standing outside with it on with a t-shirt underneath in 20 degree weather I was pretty chilly. However, I put on another layer and it worked great for keeping me warm with a slight breeze in that weather. I'm sure if I was hiking/climbing it would be perfect. I am 6' 190 lbs and got a large, and the jacket's sleeves fit great, but the length around the torso seems short (barely reaches my waist). Other than that downfall, I love all of the zippers and pulls to cinch up the hood/neck/waist/sleeves. Please note that I got the green, and it is BRIGHT compared to the picture (I'm sure the other colors are as well).

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The team Red/Brick is bright as all hell also!!! be warned

Marmot Genesis Jacket

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Keith Garvey, Marmot Athlete and Professional Mountain Guide, reviews the Marmot Genesis Jacket from the Ouray Ice Festival in Ouray, CO. Keith owns and operates All Mountain Adventures, a Professional Guide Service that leads trips throughout the world.

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anyone notice that his jacket is different than the ones being sold? His red is all one color and on the left shoulder he has some sort of patch. Also his goes longer past the waste line.

Would this be as warm or warmer than the...

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Would this be as warm or warmer than the marmot afterburner jacket? Im looking for a warmer end softshell that I can layer over a fleece for really cold weather but that will also work well as a stand alone jacket for pretty cold weather. I own the afterburner jacket which works well for the latter but its a little hard to layer under it.

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Look into something with a high-loft fleece on the inside. I would recommend the Patagonia Northwall jacket. It's on the expensive side, at $100 more than this guy, but you the same weather protection with significantly higher breathability, and the high-loft fleece on the inside will add a lot of warmth.

5 5

better than i though

my outdoor research motto research jacket was stolen and got this as my replacement, and i am happy that i have this instead of that, it is very waterproof and a perfect outer layer, it takes the place of a hard shell and a light fleece layer. i can wear this and a long underwear instead of my OR mentor, fleece, and base layer, saves a layer and a bunch of weight.
great shell, I am so satisfied with this jacket, i absolutely love it. !!!!!!!!

Sizing question?

At 5'10" 170lbs- I usually...

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Sizing question?

At 5'10" 170lbs- I usually wear a medium. Should I stick with a medium, or is it more fitted and should I go for a large? thanks in advance

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I am 5'9 155lbs to 160lbs and I wear a medium with some room....You should be goo in a medium....

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Mike
Thanks for the tip. Any chance you can do me a favour and measure the length of the front zipper? THANKS

So my question in a basic softshell...

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So my question in a basic softshell question... Does a softshell replace a fleece? I love my fleece but its obviously not very water resistant... When I ice climb or encounter other backcountry conditions that are wet i put on my Goretex Hardshell over my fleece but overheat easily if its not super cold out.
So is this softshell as warm as say my MH wind-stopper fleece? and is then the fleece obsolete?

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Softshell isn't an agreed upon term, some would even consider your windstopper fleece a softshell. It can be anything from a fully waterproof breathable laminate with a soft, stretchy hand, to a thin water and abrasion resistant fabric.

This particular jacket is very warm and water resistant, and is on the heavier side of softshells, in weight and warmth. You could probably use it in place of your fleece and hardshell on a drier day.

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Is that a helmet compatible hood

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Is that a helmet compatible hood

4 5

Genesis Softshell

This is a great Jacket, I wear it when temps are in the teens or low 20s, with just a light weight capilene shirt under. Sheds wet snow great. Only gripe is the zippers on the front pockets are to small for todays large skins. The Pocket inside is big enough, just getting the skin in is a chore. Come on Marmot, take a lesson from North Face, for retail $350, give us some bigger zippers on the pockets. Also, Pits zips are great, the zippers are not user freindly, very stiff and hard to get up or down, without contortions. Ive tried a lot of softshells, this is good , but some of the details stink, for real backcountry use. Yes I would recommend it to a friend with the above warnings.

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