Stop and go.
Believe it or not, there was a time before softshells existed. Back then, dinosaurs roamed the earth, dressed in sweaty hardshells, while small furry mammals tried to convince themselves that they didn't actually want to be dry, anyway. In the intervening years, life, as it tends to do, figured things out, and gear like Marmot's Gravity Women's Softshell Jacket came to be, meaning that self-aware quadrupeds like you no longer have to choose between getting wet, getting sweaty, and moving freely.
Marmot says the secret is its M1 Softshell material. At once stretchy, breathable, water resistant, and durable, M1is the toughest softshell in Marmot's collection and is best suited for stop-and-go activities where staying warm and dry is more important than keeping cool. Like all of Marmot's outerwear, the Gravity is designed with Angel-Wing Movement, which provides full mobility in the arms, and it's finished with details like a drawcord hem, hook-and-loop cuffs, and a solid assortment of pockets to keep your organized when you're on the go.
- M1 Softshell
- DriClime lined collar
- Angel-Wing Movement sleeve articulation
- Drawcord hem
- Hook-and-loop cuffs
- Zippered hand, sleeve, and internal pockets
- Item #MAR00KA
- Q & A
Third time Gravity softshell buyer
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
- Fit: True to size
- Size Bought: XS
This is the best jacket I've ever owned. I'm 5'2" and it actually hits at my hips. The chest is a bit snug, but I actually like that (as it helps keep everything in!). It's warm without the bulk, and the arm zipper is perfect for keys, lip balm, or a transportation card. I took my last one sailing and didn't wash it after, so the zippers began to corrode. Hence, my third Gravity softshell! Only thing is that I would love to have more colors that aren't so girly all the time.
Prefect lightweight jacket
I bought this jacket for cross country skiing. Yes, it will work for that on a cold day, but I had to shed it in the first mile in 40 degree weather. It is warm, yet no bulk. I love it and look forward to next winter and hopefully colder weather.
Solid Softshell, why so short Marmot?!
- Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
- Fit: True to size
- Size Bought: S
Warm and Softshelly, everything you want in a softshell. Cozy fleece-lined pockets, adjustable cuffs, inner zip pocket. But the length leaves something to be desired.
I measured a center back length of 34" (from under collar to hem), and a side under arm to hem of 15 1/2" on a size Small.
The color of this jacket looks slightly different from the one on the Marmot website. Are they the same? I've attached a photo.
Yes, they are the same color. It's actually more accurate on the Marmot site, it's a bit darker in person than BC pictures show. It's a beautiful deep rich purple.