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Went to Ebay and bought a North Face jacket, but the zipper broke after a long winter of catching on the inside and tearing the outer fabric, a ripped pocket, and other defects. Nothing wrong with North Face, but DON'T go to Ebay to buy your winter gear and expect a worth while product. This jacket, however, was a great purchase. The zippers are solid, the sleeves and body are long enough, and the jacket is uber warm. Very happy with the buy. Only complaint is not enough pockets. Do yourself the favor of owning this jacket.
Being a newbie to all this upscale winter clothing, I can't add much that hasn't already been said about this coat. I LOVE IT. Never had anything so warm before, I only wish it were more water resistant. But then again thats what a $100 more buys you. Wore it to the Liberty Bowl and 20 degrees at night, perfectly toasty.
P.S. I also have this version of the vest, never take it off much except to put the coat on.
Is this sweater zippin compatible? I'm...
Is this sweater zippin compatible? I'm wondering if this sweater can zip into Marmot Palisades, Tamarack or Oracle jacket.
The only zip in styles Marmot makes this year are the Cauldron jacket and vest.
it zips in quite well with the northface mountain light jacket for men.dont know about womens.
My only down jacket and honestly its isn't bad but not amazing. Would use it in Central Maine winters and could wear a T-shirt under it. Great to walk to the gym in, or just throw on over your regular indoor wear.Must say I never used it as technical gear but for walking around a cold campus or city it does the job very well. Not a sleek as some of the other down sweaters out there, not really form fitting either but hey the price is right and I found it on the discount rack at the end of the year for about 40% off.For what this does the price is really not bad but I was not wowed by this jacket either, kinda one dimensional. Its good if you don't want to layer. Might want something a bit sleeker for a technical down coat. I've tried others that a like a bit more.
What is the inside color on the deep-blue?...
What is the inside color on the deep-blue? Is it the same color inside?
Yes, the outside and inside are the same color blue. Also, be aware the name stitching color is actually a whitish silver, not the same blueish as the picture. Didn't bother me though.
Get down not funky.
This is an excellent down piece. It is super comfortable and fits great. Most down jackets don't fit me right, the sleeves are all too short. But not the Guide's down Sweater, great sleeves and it doesn't ride up when I move my arms, the slight droptail hem is helpful too. Feathers still manage to poke through the fabric which I find somewhat upsetting, but not that often or extreme. The price is great too, for a jacket that fits great, has awesome pockets and zipper pulls and features. Its warmth is addictive and you'll find you wear it all the time.
Color and Sizing a bit off
I got the Deep Blue, the picture on Backcountry made me believe the Marmot Logo and zipper pull were Teal. When i got the jacket the Deep Blue was lighter than i though it would be and the logo was white, so the entire color scheme looked like i should be rooting for the Dallas Cowboys, a team that I hate. Needless to say i returned it right away.
I'm 5'11, 165 lbs. 39 chest. Sizing of puffer jackets seem to me big in the chest and long in the arms. Marmot is not the only company that does so, Outdoor Research Megaplume is also sized big.
I hope this helps.
Does this jacket have baffles or are the...
Does this jacket have baffles or are the sections stitched through? Also, how well does it retain feathers?
The Guides Down Jacket is a quilted jacket (sewn through, not baffled). It has a high thread count down proof shell.
best jacket ever, sort of
I have had my old dirty Marmot Puffy coat for years this will be its 7th winter, It has held its warmth well been through the washing machine plenty of times and always comes back for more, I was going to buy a new on this but I guess I will save my cash it is ready for another season. I is a snug fit for a puffy.
Great no-frills down jacket!
I haven't had this jacket for more than a few weeks, but I already love it. Warm, comfortable, lightweight and reasonably good looking...it really does it all for a reasonably price.
I was mainly looking for a down jacket to wear around town and under a shell for skiing from time to time, but I wasn't planning on wearing this thing backpacking. For what I was looking for, this jacket fits the bill and then some.
1. Warm (I actually ordered 3 different jackets at the same time so I could choose the one that fit the best. It's warmer and bulkier than the Patagonia down jacket, but not bulky but just as warm as the North Face Nuptse jacket. It kind of splits that difference between bulk and warmth just perfectly in my book.)
2. Good fit (I'm 6'1" and weight 180lbs and the medium fits just right. The sleeves are long enough and the body stays in place when you raise your arms. Plenty of room to layer, but not too much as to feel like I'm wearing a garbage bag.)
3. Lightweight (As most down jackets go, this thing weighs very little. Not as light as the Patagonia, but light enough.)
4. Feels durable. (Haven't had it long enough to tell for sure, but the exterior ripstop feels like it'll hold up.)
5. Love the thermafleece lined collar and handwarmer pockets
6. Fits a little longer in length compared to Mountain Hardwear jacket I have, which is good as my waist doesn't feel exposed.
1. Not a lot of frills. (Interior zip pockets doubles as stuff sack so it's cavernous which isn't ideal for a wallet or ipod.)
2. Zippers are so-so.
3. The look is pretty middle of the road.
Overall I love it so far. If it holds up then I give it a 5+. For the price, you really can't beat it as other jackets I tried just didn't live up in the "features/value" ratio.
can you explain to me the difference...
can you explain to me the difference (weight, warmth, etc) between down fill 650 and 750. which is warmer and which weights less. thanks
Down is warm because it traps a lot of air as insulation, it's not the material of the feathers themselves. The fill number is a measure of inverse density, specifically cubic inches per ounce. That means that one ounce of 650 will fill 650 cubic inches, whereas the same weight of 750 will fill another 100 cubic inches. So the higher the number, the more loft you get for a given weight and thus the more warmth. Really the total amount of down (puffiness) is more important.
Utterly Brilliant Jacket
This piece is fantastic. You can wear nothing but a t-shirt underneath in 15-20F weather and it will feel like it's sunny and 70F inside this jacket. I also like the fact that this down jacket is not overly bulky, like some other popular pieces I could name.
I also want to point out the ultra low-pile fleece lining around the collar. This detail *makes* the coat. I can't get over how great it feels when I've got the neck zipped to the top.
I bought this jacket as a gift. When I bought it I was not sure what it meant by "Sweater". When it arrived quicky I might add I was thrilled. I was so happy with the response I got from the receiver. It is not only warm, but it fits great(sz large, and the fact that it is so light weight makes it even better. I would really recommend this to anyone who would like a great wearing and veritable jacket that is so comfy and does not weigh you down and feel like you are in a huge puffer jacket. Way to go Marmot!!!
Marmot Guide Down Sweater
I am very happy with this jacket. It is extremely comfortable and warm. I live in MN and spend alot of time outside, so I need something that keeps me warm, and this jacket does the trick. Plus, why buy a North Face down jacket when everyone else in the world seems to have one. Be original and buy Marmot!
Marmot Guide down sweater
OK, I don't normally take the time to respond to reviews, but this is the greatest jacket I have owned. Super comfortable, great
fit (roomy) and VERY warm. If this is the "sweater" I can't imagine how warm the "jacket" must be. No, I'm not doing a major ex-
pedition- just walking around town (in the snow and wind) and general outdoor activities-- it has been perfect. I say "buy one
Perhaps the best 650 fill down jacket out there
I've been wearing my Marmot Guide sweater for about 2 seasons now, and I love it. I tried on all the major brands, North Face, Mountain Hardwear, Patagonia, and this one fit extremely well. I'm 5'11" medium build and the medium fit perfectly. You can lift your arms and the jacket stays put on your torso. I had the Mountain Hardwear sub zero first, but returned it because the collar wasn't soft on the inside, and the length of the jacket was so short I got a draft up my back (probably made that way for harnesses while belaying). The Marmot Guide Sweater has a longer back so you don't get drafts, a soft collar on the inside so it feels nice against your neck and chin, packs inside it's own internal pocket, and is VERY warm. I am up in the cold mountains often, and I've had this down to 0 degrees while staying toasty!
this jacket is great for traveling around nyc this time of year its light weight and not to bulky like other down jackets ive had in the past. and the price ufaa!!! you cant beat back counrty for the bargins
what brand, model is there that is waterproof,...
what brand, model is there that is waterproof, men'sdown fill 650-750, lighltweight, black jacket for approx.$179.00 to $250.00 that is well constructed and fashionable/ yet flexible? I need gift for son 39. Thank you.rl
The Mountain Hardwear Sub Zero SL should do the trick.
Snug as a bug in a rug!!!
Well first let me say that I am a big guy, being an ex-college lineman has its problems,first in a bar fight they always go for you first, and second finding gear to fit you. I can say that this jacket has been awesome, fits great, I am 6'3" and 285 i have a XXL and it is the best insulating jacket/sweater I have EVER owned. Even on sub-zero days walking through downtown Chicago, I was warm. IT is lightweight and packs up nicely in the inside stuff sack/ pocket, about the size of two nalgene bottles side by side. You can wear it over a short sleeve shirt and be comfy in the coldest of weather.