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Don’t let the cold weather dull your performance.

Whether you’re spending a day in the backcountry or bagging your next 14er the Marmot Men’s Sharp Point Softshell Jacket will block the wind, repel moisture, and prevent you from getting sweated out, thanks to its breathable Windstopper Soft Shell construction.
  • Angel-Wing Movement allows your arms their full range of motion
  • The hem cord seals your core at the waist to help prevent snow from stealing your warmth
  • PitZips dump excess heat when you reach the end of your favorite skin track
  • Reinforced shoulders and elbows stretch to allow free movement and provide extra durability

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5 5

One of the best!

I bought this softshell recently to replace an aging marmot Sharp Point Jacket I purchased back in 2006. That jacket had served me well and I would probably be still using it today if not for the fact that the zipper finally gave out. It survived 6 years of hard use and nearly constant wear. Replacing it with a new Marmot Sharp point jacket was an easy decision.

The new marmot sharp point (I got mine on closeout and I believe its a fall 2011 model)is very similar to my old sharp point jacket. Same bomb proof construction, gore windstopper, DWR finish, and pit zips as the previous model. I am glad that these features haven't changed as the windstopper performs really well providing both moderate breath-ability and high wind resistance and the pit zips are essential for venting excess heat. The material is extremely durable and on my previous jacket had survived numerous trips though heavy brush. It has even survived thickets of thorny brush like catclaw acacia and mesquite unscathed.

How does the new generation of sharp point jacket differ from my old one? Marmot has changed the fit of this jacket to a more trim, athletic styling. I find this is both good and bad. The older jacket had wider arms and was cut wider around the torso. While the old jacket provided plenty of room for layering the new jacket is a much tighter fit with heavy layers. I actually prefer the more athletic cut along the torso of the jacket, but I wish they had left more room in the arms to accommodate bulkier layers.

I love this jacket! I would highly recommend it to anyone in the market for a softshell.

5 5

For the 90% of the time you don't need a hood

Super sturdy jacket, huge vents, two big pockets and little else. When skiing trees that are so tight you're snapping branches left and right, this is the jacket you want to be wearing. I wouldn't be surprised if the fabric could stop bullets and there's almost nothing dangling that could get snagged. No hood. No 5-pockets with big zipper pulls. Nothing. I completely zip up the collar when things get really tight in order to protect my neck since the outer fabric is like kevlar. On the inside, the jacket has a soft fleece-like feel and there's an extra bit of soft fleece near the chin to eliminate chaffing. After three seasons of heavy use, the jacket finally wore out. Marmot replaced it with a brand new one. I'm 5'9" (160-170lbs) and a large fits great with or without a fleece layer or impact gear. Oh, and yes, that's a monoski but I don't speak French and my 80's hot tub time machine is broken. I do however ski with 210mm under foot and can turn on a dime.

For the 90% of the time you don't need a hood
5 5

Great soft-shell

I have had the Sharp Point for two winters now. I am going into my third winter with it and have no plans to use any other soft-shell in the foreseeable future.
The construction on this jacket is great. I love the angel wing design which gives me room to move my arms around and above my head. The pit zips are also very useful when moving or on those cool but not quite cold days. I recommend this jacket.

5 5

Marmot sharp point softshell

I have only had it for one month but I love it. I am 6 feet 182 lbs. and the large fits perfectly. It is warm, lightweight and very stylish. The two tone blue makes for a very nice looking jacket. Winter is coming though, I will add an update later.

5 5

Wind?

West Texas winds are pretty rough, Gore-Tex windstopper blocks every gust. Its a little baggier than the normal "athletic" fit but it makes for great layering. The water resistance kept me dry in light to moderate rain but haven't worn it in anything heavier. Overall a great buy.

5 5

Great Shell

The Sharp Point is a great jacket. It is part of the M1 soft shell group from Marmot which is their warmest soft shell. Plus features are the Windstopper fabric used, pit zips, and reinforced shoulders and elbows. There is a zip pocket on the inside of the jacket that is great for sunglasses or a hat and hand warmer pockets. The 28" length for medium which is a good length.

The fit is a cross between athletic and regular. I'm 5'10" 185 lbs and wear a large. There is room for a 100 weight fleece underneath, but not much beyond that. My jacket is black and I like the look of it. It is functional enough to wear on the trail, but nice enough to wear to work too. The material on the inside of the sleeves will rub on layers you wear underneath. That is the only minor complaint I have with the jacket.

5 5

Marmot

I got a great deal on this jacket and it was an impulse buy. But, it has been a nice jacket and has worked well. I like that it has pit-zips which are not common in most softshells. I also like the fact that it has velcro on the cuffs. Blocks the wind well and so far has stayed water resistant but to be honest I have not worn it enough to wear off the DWR finish.

3 5

Not for me

I bought this last year and have to say i was a little disappointed. First off, it seemed very nice coming out of the box, however the first time I put it on, the stitching on the back of the collar ripped all the way across. It also was way stiff for a softshell, probably due to the fleece. It was very warm and seemed very durable but didn't fit my needs. Sizing was also boxy for skinny people.

how thick is the fleece lining in the body...

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how thick is the fleece lining in the body and sleeves of the jacket? Is it 100 weight, 200 weight? In the past I've owned a TNF apex bionic, in terms of warmth how does this compare to that?

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I do not the know the exact specs but it feels like 100 weight fleece. I believe this jacket is warmer than the Apex IMO.

5 5

Bomber softshell

I use a Marmot Sharp Point Softshell Jacket for touring in storms, they work great!! It would work as a shell for skiing lift service in but I bought it as a very tight. A M fit me tight with 2 light layers on and a bacon. I'm 5'11", 170 lbs. A L would be good to put a little more layering under.

So it runs a little smaller than say Arc'teryx sizes do. Pit-Zips are nice, works well as a base layer for skinning then a hard shell over the top when coming down on really nasty days! Good spring jacket with little layers on warm days. L would work for all around with more layers on cooler, winter days!

Last guy in line (me) has this jacket on in an older color.

Bomber softshell
2 5

stitching

I bought last years version on sale. At first, I was thrilled. It felt and looked great when I tried it on, fit well too.Unfortunately, before I even took the tags off, the stitching along the seams in the collar is coming unraveled. I haven't even worn it yet.I'll be trying to get a replacement.

I have a medium in the Arcteryx Gamma MX...

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I have a medium in the Arcteryx Gamma MX and it fits well if bit snug. From what I'm reading below, someone 5'10" 180 needs a large? Is that accurate?

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Yes, I would suggest going for the large.

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Actually, I am sitting here wearing my 2010 sharp point, and have my 2010 gamma mx a foot away from me. I happen to be 5'10 180lbs exactly, but I bet you have already bought something by now. However, maybe this will help someone. Anyway, I have a med in both, and would not recommend going any bigger. the sharp point runs a little bigger than the gamma mx, but it is only 2 way stretch, and significantly burlier so you sort of need the extra size to be able to move as freely. I ski in the sharp point and probably would have torn my mx to shreds if I used it instead, but the sharp point is doing fine. It layers good enough, but you can wear it around town with a motorcycle jacket form fit look at the same time. It dose a great job of blocking the wind, and the velcro cuffs are SOOOO much better than the mx elastic ones that I think I wear the Sharp point over the arcteryx just so I dont have to fight to see my watch some times. However, I still have a soft spot for the Gamma, and grab it for climbing, and about everything else I do. Both are PIMP and top end awesome, good luck.

3 5

Too small in Large

The fit was too snug in the shoulders for me, and I'm not that big. 5'10, 170lbs, 32" waist and 42" chest. It seems like a very well made jacket, but I also had one other complaint: the pit zippers were "upside down" compared to my other jackets with pit zips. Meaning that they unzip from the top down instead of the bottom of the jacket up, making it impossible to do a "half unzip" to just vent the armpits a little bit. I guess I will have to stick with my trusty 10 year old Lowe Alpine fleece that I was looking to retire.

2 5

shell is great in function, style is ugly looking

looks like technically the shell is great from everyone's comments, but the design style is not appealing: the color patch on arm and shoulder is out of proportion, lost sense of atheletic feeling

3 5

Very Short

This jacket has everything I want except length. If you're short, you'll be hard-pressed to find a better softshell for the money. At 6'3", the jacket barely touches the top of my pants when I'm standing still. Bummer, as it's an otherwise great design. If the body length was similar to their other softshells, it would be nearly perfect.

5 5

Awesome Jacket

Great jacket, very true to size. Very warm or very light, very breathable. I wear this under my outerlayer almost all the time in New England. I can't say enough about this jacket. I also wear it around time in the fall, winter and spring and get a ton of compliments. Best part about this jacket is dog hair doesn't stick or get imbedded in it. I know you can get different levels of this jacket so I went from the first level to the best level and didn't see much different. This jacket has great windstopping capability and is very well made. I've had it for about two years and still looks brand new.

5 5

Amazing

First off, I can't believe I scored this jacket for $30 on Steep and Cheap. Incredible deal. It blocks wind exceptionally well, and I have worn it in torrential rain for up to an hour without anything soaking through. My only complaint is that it does not have a hood, but that's not what this jacket is for. If I really need a hood, I will pull out my Precip from my pack and put it on over this. A chest pocket would have also been nice, too, but I don't miss it. The under arm pit zips do a great job.

Are the seams sealed on this jacket?
How...

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Are the seams sealed on this jacket?
How does this compare to Arcteryx Venta AR in terms of warmth? I'm trying to decide between the two.

Also, if just wearing a T-shirt, are the pit zippers uncomfortable to the armpits? (i remember reading this somewhere)

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The seams are not sealed on this jacket, and that is going to be one of the main differences between this and the Venta AR. This warmth factor on these will be comparable to the Venta. I cant say regarding the pit zips as I have not worn either of these peices.

I just purchased a Marmot Sharp Point...

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I just purchased a Marmot Sharp Point Softshell. I live in Dallas and I am wondering whether I would have better off with a lighter weight jacket,

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Hard to say, but the Sharp Point is a pretty burly softshell. You might do well with lighter powershield jacket (something like an Arcteryx gamma mx or gamma ar, etc...) or I would strongly recommend looking at a Marmot Driclime windjacket (I think the catalyst is the newest version). It won't be as water-resistant as the Sharp Point, but it is windproof, very light and very breathable. You can also look around for lightweight windstopper shells which will be more water resistant, although powershield is generally a good compromise of windproof (blocks ~90%), water-resistant and breathable. Good luck!

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I just purchased a Marmot Sharp Point...

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I just purchased a Marmot Sharp Point Softshell. I live in Dallas and I am wondering whether I would have better off with a lighter weight jacket,

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