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Enjoy your hot toddie knowing your boy's warm as he leads the charge through snowdrifts.

Your son is the self-appointed king of winter, and warmth is paramount to his staying power through a long snowball fight or a frigid night checking out the winter carnival. It's therefore fitting you bought him the Marmot Boys' Guides Down Hooded Jacket to keep him warm all winter long. A combination of 700-fill down and durable polyester ripstop will withstand snowball shrapnel as he leads his friends and siblings on a full-frontal assault in the neighborhood winter games.

Down is the gold standard for insulation, trapping warm air in a grid-like structure, but it has one substantive failing—when wet, it loses loft and thus, the ability to insulate. The folks at Marmot want to keep your kiddo warm in down, so they created Down Defender. This proprietary technology imbues down fibers with water resistance so they don't immediately clump up when exposed to moisture. Just to make sure your boy stays warm, Marmot also gave the jacket's shell a DWR treatment so it sheds the snowflakes that he doesn't manage to catch on his tongue.

Angel-Wing Movement gives him full of motion without causing the jacket to lift, so he can climb with you and not show off his snazzy, superhero baselayers. The insulated hood keeps his melon warm on his first night out at altitude or when snipe hunting with his sister on New Year's Eve. A flap behind the front zipper protects him against cold gusts of air, and zippered hand pockets are lined for extra warmth when his hands are extra cold.

  • Polyester ripstop, DWR finish
  • 700-fill Down Defender down
  • Angel Wing Movement
  • Insulated hood
  • Wind flap behind front zipper
  • Elastic cuffs
  • 2 lined handwarmer pockets, zipped

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Nice coat but "poofy"

  • Familiarity:I returned this product before using it
  • Fit:Runs large

This is a nice coat that looks very warm. I thought it ran a little big as it was too large all around on my 8 year old son whose measurements matched those of a medium on the size chart. My son didn't like the coat as he thought it was too "poofy" in the arms and body so we will be returning it. He likes The North Face Perrito jacket he wore last year better as it is slimmer fitting to the body.

Which is warmer the guides down jacket or the hang time?

They are going to be just about the same. Both have down defender (water resistant down) and are both 700 fill.

Which is warmer; this coat or the Marmot Ama Dablam ? What are the big differences between the two?

Hi there,

This one will be a little bit warmer than the Ama Dablam. They are VERY similar jackets! But the Guides Down model has a little bit more insulation. The technologies utilized are the same though, same shell and down used. Let me know if you have any further questions,

Thank you. Is the Martmot Sol Down Jacket comparable in warmth as well? I see it doesn't have a hood, but other than that does it have similar insulation (I see it is a 700 fill too...but it looks less 'puffy').

The Sol Jacket has less down than both the Ama Dablam and the Guides Down Hoody and will not be as warm.

my son is 14 yrs old, regular thin and...

my son is 14 yrs old, regular thin and height, what size should I buy?

To determine which size would be best, take a look at the sizing chart just above the orange "Add to Cart" button. That chart will give you specific measurements for the different sizes and will help you find the perfect size for your son!