Weatherproof enough for winter's deepest days.
Except for brutally wet weather, the Marmot Men's Pro Tour Softshell Jacket handles the elements with ease. M2 softshell material breathes for comfort and stretches in any direction you need to move when you're climbing in the mountains, trekking, or setting a skin track in the early light of dawn. Marmot engineers even designed the pockets so they're accessible when backpack straps reach across your chest and around your waist. Suddenly your hardshell jacket looks a little unnecessary and behind the times, right?
- Marmot M2 Softshell has a high warmth-to-weight ratio, breathes to help regulate temperature, resists light moisture and precipitation, and blocks wind to protect you during gusty storms
- Angel-Wing Movement means that this jacket has an articulated cut that provides maximum range of motion in the arms in shoulders
- Attached hood has a storm bill and a peripheral drawcord adjustment so you can cinch the hood down for extra protection
- Chest Pack Pockets are located where your backpack waist-belt and sternum strap won't interfere so you can access these wide pockets even with a pack on
- Large interior skin pocket uses mesh construction so your body heat can help to keep your skins from freezing when you're descending
- DriClime-lined chin guard is soft on your chin so you won't experience chafing
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I liked it, but not sure it's for me.
- Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
- Fit: True to size
I ordered this softshell hoping for something warm and windproof for the winter this year for around the 15 to 40 F temp range. It is not as windproof as I was hoping it would be. It is summer, so I can't give it the true chance to know, but I wore it around at 65 F with a 15 mph that did tell me I can feel the wind and I know it won't block a good North Dakota arctic wind. So I guess the point I'm getting at is that I don't think it is quite what I am looking for.
With that said, the Cobalt Blue with the green and black is a really sharp looking coat. I am 5'10 185 lbs with a 43" chest, not in great shape, but the Large fits really nice. It looks trim and athletic. The sleeves are a bit long, but pretty tolerable (I have 33" arm length for shirts). The materials are also really nice and soft feeling.
bought this jacket for patagonia rock climbing and worked perfectly. it´s water resistant is pretty decent, not us much as the videos and description sugest, but you can just throw a light rain jacket and problem solved.
it blocks wind perfectly.
what i found great of the jacket is that it takes the sweat out of it perfectly leaving your back dry against the backpack.
the only downside of the jacket is that, like frap120021 said, it has kind of a tigth fit on the chest. but i found it ideal for climbing as it doesn´t get in the middle of getting the gear.
i got it really cheap, like 120 or something, dont know if i would buy it full price.
but it is one of the nicest softshells that i´ve had
hope i´m helpfull with my review
The Video Review is Misleading
I'm 5'9'' 158lbs, 32" waist, 40" chest and have used Marmot products for twenty years, always in a medium. The problem with the Pro Tour is that the chest is so snug that it renders the jacket's features useless.
Try and fit a pair of skins in the interior mesh pocket (like the Exum guide in the video) and the jacket will bulge out becoming very awkward and uncomfortable. The same is true of the exterior pack pockets, anything more than a thin pair of gloves and an energy bar and the fit of the jacket is compromised. Further, even minimal layering makes it all worse.
So, if you order true to size, don't expect to be able to do anything like the Exum guy in the video review. Even a pair of gloves, like the ones he was using, made me feel like I had some strange growth protruding from my chest. Also, the hood is quite snug, definitely not helmet compatible, if that's a deal breaker for you.
I didn't try a large, but because the sleeve and torso length were true to size on the medium, I would imagine that the large would still be a goofy fit... a better torso size perhaps, albeit with too long sleeves.
In short, the pro tour doesn't know what it wants to be. On the one hand, it has features that mimic a technical hard shell; on the other, it fits like a performance cross country ski jacket. Unfortunately the jacket comes up short on both accounts.
Marmot Pro Tour Jacket
Exum Guide and Marmot Athlete Brenton Reagan reviews the Pro Tour Jacket and Tioga Pants, part of Marmot's Backcounty Ski Collection.