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As tough and weatherproof as you so you can get after it on the best storm days.
- Fully taped seams mean no dripping chairs or melting snow will find its way through to your under layers
- Zip-off, adjustable helmet-friendly hood features a laminated brim to keep it from flapping in the wind
- Underarm water-resistant zippers come in handy during hikes and hot rides in the tram
- The zip-off powder skirt includes gripper elastic to keep it in place and guard your under layers from deep, fluffy snow
- Asymmetrical cuffs with hook-and-loop closures fit under gloves and further block out the deep, billowing snow
- DriClime-lined collar feels smooth and increases warmth during super-storms
- Water-resistant hand, chest, and sleeve pocket zippers let you get to your stuff without allowing vulnerabilities when closed
- An internal mesh pocket holds goggles or gloves during hikes or happy hour sessions at the base
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The shell I currently wear is a 3 layer(not...
The shell I currently wear is a 3 layer(not Gore-Tex), and I noticed that after the face fabric gets saturated with water, the inside starts to feel damp and clammy against the skin, similar to what happens with 2 and 2.5 layer fabrics. So I was wondering if anyone who has had experience Gore-Tex Pro would know it has this issue as well or not?
2 or 3 Layer construction doesn't effect how it performs as far as waterproofness or breathability, rather its about how it will feel against your skin. It sounds like what is actually happening is that the face fabric is getting dirty and water is pooling. If enough water pools on the face fabric then your sweat cannot evaporate through the membrane of your jacket and you will have moisture buildup against your skin. I suggest checking the washing guide on your garments and freshening them up or maybe applying a little Nikwax to zap your gear back to life.
marmot durability? worthless warranty.
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
I am on my second Marmot ski jacket, a Goretex Performance model a couple years back, and I question the quality and durability. In about 140 days, I have 4 jackets but the Marmot was the day to day shell, the color completely faded, high wear areas were worn through to the white waterproofing laminate, and all the velcro closures, which are critical to weather proofing, were shot. When I spoke to Marmot, I got a defensive, aggressive, rude woman who insisted that I had worn it out, period, and there was nothing they could do except replace some velcro. I said I wouldn't have worn it out so quickly if it was made more durably. the there we were, round and round. My conclusion: Marmot is nothing special any more, and the warrantee, supposedly lifetime, is worthless.
Really wanted to love this jacket...
- Gender: Male
- Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
I really wanted to love this jacket from what I could find out about it online, but I ended up returning it after getting my hands on one.
First off, the pros:
- great look and color options
- bomber fabric that you would expect from Pro Shell
- lightweight, basically unlined protection
And now for the cons, which ended up with me returning the jacket:
- arms were too short for me - I'm 6'1", 205lbs, and tried an XL - the fit was trim and athletic, but the sleeves could use an extra 1-2"
- powder skirt doesn't have any way to attach to ski pants to keep it from riding up (many other brands have loops with snaps to connect the two)
- hood was not at all ski helmet compatible; would probably work with lower profile climbing helmets, but no dice with my brain bucket of choice
- the waterproof zippers used for the pockets are STIFF! it always took me two hands to open a pocket all the way
Overall, this struck me as a really nice jacket, but the fit was off for me and I'd like to see some of the features tweaked for a ski-specific jacket at this price point. Could be a great multi-purpose winter jacket for climbing, skiing, snowshoeing, etc., if it fits you right, but I'm looking elsewhere
How does this jacket fit compared to the...
How does this jacket fit compared to the Zion jacket? I'm 6'1" and 165 pounds and not sure which size to get.
I'm 5'10" 170lbs. What size should I...
I'm 5'10" 170lbs. What size should I purchase?
This jacket has a snug athletic fit. A medium should work for you as long as you're not barrel-chested or layering heavily under it. However, they only seem to have one in stock and that's an XL
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Jules Kirby with Gaper Day baby in Marmot
I dont know which size to choose. I...
I dont know which size to choose. I am 1,70 cm tall and weigh about a 175 pounds. What would be my size?
At 5'7" 175 lbs. I'd go for a medium, that way you'll have some room to layer.
Small or medium? I'm 5'6 155lbs ( 39'...
Small or medium? I'm 5'6 155lbs ( 39' chest)with an athletic build. I'm looking for a bomber shell for alpine touring and resort riding, so room for layering is a must, but not so much that the extra material will be a parachute or tree snag. Suggestions?
This jacket is pretty fitted, so I'd go with the medium to layer. I have a 41" chest and wear a L in Marmot gear, so small might be a little too tight for you.