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Marmot Guides Hooded Down Jacket - Men's

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    13 Reviews


    Guiding your way through extreme cold with wonderful warmth.

    When the weather's so cold that skiers flee the resorts, you slide a ski shell over the Marmot Men's Guides Hooded Down Jacket and enjoy the solitude of the winter wonderland. The 700-fill down insulation keeps you nice and toasty on those chilly chairlifts, and the Down Defender treatment helps the insulation retain its loft so you stay warm if it gets wet. Polyester ripstop wraps up this wonderful warmth with durability that won't let feathers poke out. Both the interior and exterior have a water-resistant coating to keep you doubly protected against wet weather.

    Angel-Wing Movement gives you unrestricted mobility on the slopes, and it stops the body from rising up your waist when you stretch and twist around. A wind flap behind the front zipper prevents blustery breezes from seeping in the jacket. Hook-and-loop cuffs keep warmth in, and the elastic drawcord at the hem seals cold out. And the handwarmer pockets have a soft fabric to keep your hands cozy and toasty when you're traversing the resort plaza en route to a well-earned post-shred meal.

    • Polyester ripstop shell with DWR coating
    • Embossed polyester lining with WR coating
    • 700-fill down insulation with Down Defender
    • Regular fit, Angel-Wing Movement
    • Wind flap behind front zipper
    • Hook-and-loop cuff adjustments
    • Elastic drawcord at hem
    • One internal, one chest, and two handwarmer pockets
    • Item #MAR2914

    Tech Specs

    [face fabric] polyester ripstop, DWR coating, [lining] embossed polyester, WR coating
    700-fill down, Down Defender treatment
    Fabric Waterproof Rating
    regular, Angel-Wing Movement
    Center Back Length
    28.5 in
    2 handwarmer zip, 1 chest zip, 1 internal zip
    Wrist Gaiters
    no, hook-and-loop cuff adjustments
    Claimed Weight
    1 lb 7.2 oz
    Recommended Use
    winterwear, layering
    Manufacturer Warranty

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    Around Town/Base Camp Jacket

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit: Runs large
    • Size Bought: Medium

    This is a big, puffy, and very warm jacket. Gives you that classic Michelin Man look, so hopefully you're into that. It's a great winter jacket for around town. You can throw it on over a t-shirt and be plenty warm in pretty much any temperature, especially if you throw the hood up.

    It stuffs into an interior lapel pocket and packs down to about the size of a Nalgene, but it takes some doing to get it in there and get it zipped.

    I'd say this is a bit too bulky and definitely too warm for general purpose ski touring/light mountaineering. I never really found an excuse to wear this day touring around the Wasatch this winter other than booting up at the car on cold mornings. However, it's a great piece to have along if you're doing an overnight or a big objective and you've got a bigger pack with some room to spare.

    It's sized quite generously. I selected "Runs Large" but I think the sizing is pretty much spot on for a jacket like this, as you generally throw on something like this on top of all your other layers. I wear a slim fitting shell in size medium, and this jacket in size medium fits over it with room to spare. The hood is sized large enough to fit over a mountaineering/skimo helmet, but it would be a tight fit with some bulkier ski helmets. I did a winter ski ascent of Mt. Whitney a few weeks ago, and I was really glad to have this along hanging out at camp and on the summit.

    description misleading

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

    Jacket does its job. Warm through the coldest weather in New England . However I wish the web site made it clear that the hood is NON detachable. I hate the hood

    My Favorite Jacket

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

    Got a medium and it has a nice, snug, perfect fit. I'm 5'11" 175lbs. It has a thicker and heavier, old school look and feel. Hood is really warm and looks great on or off. I wear it everywhere in the winter- on the mountain and to the office. Very warm. Very durable.

    Great for the office and the lake.

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

    About me: M/27/CO 5'11 at 180lbs. The large fit's great! Sleeves are adequate and the overall fit is comfortable and not restricting. You can't throw the hood up if you have the front zipped up to your chin, but I've quickly gotten used to that. It drapes slightly over the buttox so coverage is great.

    Initially I wanted to use this as a city/commute jacket since my pooch gnawed through the parka that I normally wore. Shortly after wearing a couple of times, I thought I should take it ice fishing, as my insulated hard shell that I normally take is far too bulky and large.

    The warmth of this jacket blew me away! It was about 20*, blowing snow, and no sun. I was wearing thermal underwear, a fleece, and the Marmot and was surprisingly comfortable. It was confusing at times because my line would be freezing up, but it honestly, didn't feel like it was that cold.

    Overall, I love the fact that the material is not shiny and seems very durable. With some of these down jackets, the material feels garbage-bag like, but not this Marmot.

    I'll probably be looking to get an additional jacket without the hood once spring/summer/fall camping season arrives.

    Would I take it on a tree run on my next ski trip? Probably not. But for a jacket that looks good in the city and keeps you warm on the lake, I highly recommend it!

    Warmest Jacket I've Owned

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

    Overall: This jacket continually impresses me. It is very light and not bulky at all. It provides a very good range of mobility, (considering I've long arms). In wind, blowing snow, biting cold, I'm warm as a button. I take it with me everywhere I go.

    Warmth: It's extremely warm, especially when layered properly. On its own, I'd say it'll keep you warm in temps as low as the teens and twenties. With a thermal, sweater and shell, you'll be impenetrable. It does a fine job at schicking water off, and is appropriately specified as being water resistant. If you plan on using it for hours on end in wet conditions, I suggest using a fully waterproof shell to combat excess moisture. The inside is well insulated and very comfortable. Doesn't create much static, if at all.

    Features: When fully zipped, the hood rides kind of high around ear level. which can act as an effective wind shield. Every detail of this jacket is well thought out; it's extremely efficient and useful in a variety of applications from snowy excursions to commuting to work. The pockets are well-sized and the zippers themselves are compact. Nothing dangles or pokes. Haven't lost a feather. Doesn't flatten or shrink either.

    Drawbacks: Honestly, not many. As mentioned, the hood rides kind of high when not in use. A bit on the shorter side when it comes to torso length.

    Summary: One of my favorite jackets I've ever owned. Warm. Compact. Efficient. Versatile. I'm impressed. I'll definitley buy Marmot again.

    Warmness, Overall Solid jacket.

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

    Comforable and warm. Fit is nice, true to size. Going to use this as an everyday and under a shell for cold climbs. Hood is nice and toasty too.

    Best down jacket I've ever owned

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    I've had mine for about 3 years now and love it. It's still holding up great and is incredibly warm for how small it packs down. It packs into its own pocket which is about a 2 liter cylinder. I live in Alaska and use it regularly in 25-0 degree weather with a light sweater on underneath and it dose great.

    Great jacket thus far

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

    Did a fair bit of research and came back to this jacket. Marmot got it's start making down jackets after all! Water resistent down, decent loft, hood, and price sold me. I'm 6'1" with long arms and the large fits well with room to layer. Kept me warm during most recent cold spell here in the Midwest with windchill down to 20 below. Have worn it almost daily for 3 weeks, and have yet to see it lose a feather!

    Only nitpicks are that I agree the hood fit is a bit wonky. Wish it had another adjustment in the back. Would be nice if it had softer material around chin. We'll see how it holds up in the winters to come eh?

    Just Right.

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

    I've had this jacket for about a year, and love it. It fits very well, is super warm, and very lightweight. I have the size M, am 5'10 and 140 lbs. It's not too tight, not too loose. The length also works well for me - it's enough to keep me covered no matter how I may be stretching, but not too long to feel bulky or restrictive. It warms me up really quickly, and I love that it compresses into itself as a nice little compact package of warmth for whenever I may need it (just don't store it like this for extended periods, it's down...).

    My only gripe would be that the front of the hood occasionally goes crooked on me. Not really a big issue, it only affects my peripheral vision, but I do find that a bit annoying sometimes...

    Decent jacket, bad customer service

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

    Jacket was comfortable and warm but ripped the first season. I contacted Marmot and was told to submit a warranty repair. When I got to the site it said I had to pay $30 for the repair and I entered my credit card info. I printed the mailing label and shipped it off. I got confirmation they had received it on 3/27 and I used their online form to get an eta as per directions on 3/29. No response. Waited until 4/6 and again asked for a status update. No response. On 4/17 I got an email that Marmot doesn't cover tears and that they would need $30 to repair it. I called in as I had already submitted my CC info for this $30 repair. They told me it was never charged so I told them to go ahead. They let me know then that it would be another three weeks or so and to call if I needed any more info.

    Lesson learned...bad customer service processes and long wait times if you ever need a repair on a Marmot product.

    Update: Just got a call from Marmot that they finally were getting around to charging my CC but it failed. Since it had been so long Wells Fargo had sent me a new card after all of the security breaches lately. Waited on hold for 30 minutes before finally giving up.

    Arms are TIGHT!

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

    I wear a medium in almost everything including Marmot clothing. This jacket is great, except that my arms felt like they were being compressed. It was far more than the typical loftiness I get from most down jackets. When I was bending my elbows, I literally could feel a sense of compression that I don't get with any other down jackets or belay coats. Unless you're built like a skinny stick (my arms are NOT big), avoid this one. My other complaint is that there is no volume adjuster on the hood. One velcro placement in the back would add a lot of functionality. However, the tiny arms are a critical flaw.

    I have no idea how Down Defender performance since I didn't own the jacket long enough to put it through its paces, but it is an otherwise great value jacket with a durable feeling nylon shell and plenty of warmth.


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

    Very warm, had it out I'm the low 20s and with the hood up it's easily warm enough. Feels light and not at all bulky. Well made, big pockets and is very practical. I haven't hiked in it yet, mostly walking the dog and commuting so far. Big thumbs up, would definitely buy again, and the hood is a must when it gets really cold.

    SO SO Close To Being Perfect.

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

    This jacket is very warm and runs true to size. It is WAY better than any North Face jacket that I have ever owned. The outer fabric is water and wind resistant but is VERY STRONG at the same time. But, there are a few issues that need to be fixed to be perfect (but its still getting 5 Stars). The arm movement seems limited from time to time and it is a little heavy and hot in temps above 40 degrees(even though its not really a bad thing). Overall, I think that I would buy this product again and I am going to start buying from Marmot now! So long North Face!

    Anyone know what the fill weight is?

    I like this jacket in black, will you offer it to me at 45% off?

    how does this differ from the ama dablem?

    The Guides down hoody is a bit warmer than the Ama Dablam. Ama Dablam uses higher fill power and a lighter fabric so will be lighter and stuff down smaller than the Guides Down. Guides Down has a heavier face fabric and will hold up better for more rugged use.

    Anybody can tell me,
    for a man 5'10 and 175lb,
    L or XL is better?
    many thanks.

    Is this jacket machine-washable?

    marmot change goose down to duck down this...

    marmot change goose down to duck down this year,does the duck down in it have odor?

    Best Answer


    I have a feeling that a lot of ducks out there are going to be offended by your question. They have played second fiddle to their geese friends long enough, but now they are being accused of a fowl smell.

    Seriously though, I have worn older Marmot down jacket that have goose down as well as the newer models with duck down and I have not noticed any odor from either jacket, nor have I noticed a difference in warmth.