Defy the elements.
Before traveling through the vacuum of space, astronauts don their suits; before delving into the obsidian caverns of our planets watery depth, divers don their suits. It's time for you to don yours. The Marmot Men's Sky Pilot Jacket protects you from the nasty elements threatening to ruin your great day. Its MemBrain 100% seam taped construction balances the best performance in breathability, waterproofing, and excellent durability while Thermal R insulation ensures a favorable warmth-to-weight ratio. Rather than just a deep winter piece, this jacket can function handily as a fairer weather garment as well: a zip-off laminated hood, core vents, and zip-off powder skirt make the Sky Pilot an ideal jacket even when blizzards aren't approaching. With multiple ski-specific pockets, you'll never have to leave a vital item in your car again.
- MemBrain two-layer nylon construction
- Thermal R insulation
- Full taped seams
- Core vents
- Zip-off powder skirt
- Elastic hem
- Zip-off laminated hood
- Dual hand pockets
- Chest, sleeve, mesh, and sunglasses pocket
- Internal media and goggle pocket
- Item #MAR2934
- Q & A
- Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
- Fit: True to size
- Size Bought: XL
Looks great, fits great, light weight for a warm jacket. Ask me more after the snow falls.
Great Ski Jacket
- Fit: True to size
This was the perfect ski jacket for me. Totally water proof, with a hood that I took off because I use a helmet. I have skied with it about 10 times so far and it fits perfect. I got a small and I'm 5'-6" 135
Marmot's Curly's Clips: The Sky Pilot Jacket
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
- Fit: Runs small
Warm, Great fit, everything is extremely functional. Just wish it had clips at end of sleeves to secure mitten/gloves lanyard....
Does the Sky Pilot fit longer / taller...
Does the Sky Pilot fit longer / taller below the waist? I'm looking for more of a free rider style....
At 31" center back length The Marmot Sky Pilot is going to fit a little longer in the body and especially the tail than many other ski jackets. I would certainly recommend this jacket as a solid option for free riding. I would also recommend Marmot's Big Mountain jacket or, for a softshell, the Arc'tryx Venta SV.
My question is about the fit. I know it's...
My question is about the fit. I know it's a regular fit but is the cut of marmot fit more like a Patagonia or an Arcteryx jacket?
Personally I find Patagonia jackets a bit box rectangular like and tight in the shoulders but the Arcteryx appears to have more room and both jackets would be size medium. So what size would you recommend?
I am 6'0" and roughly 180lbs. I find that I wear a medium in Marmot and Patagonia but a large in most Arc'Teryx. I say most because Arc has several fits. I would wear a large in their trim or athletic line but a medium in their larger fits. Generally I would go with a size down in the Marmot Sky Pilot over what you would wear in Arc.
Fits more like an Arcteryx coat. Patagonia is too baggy and boxy. Hard to believe Patagonia hasn't adjusted their cuts.
What is the temperature rating of this...
What is the temperature rating of this jacket?
Others have asked this question recently, more specifically in regards to Marmot-brand clothing that has their proprietary Thermal R and/or Thermal R Eco type insulation. In response, I have prepared what I believe to be an ample and adequately extensive response:
Taken directly from http://blessedoutdoors.blogspot.com/2012/08/marmot-thermal-r-eco-insulation-how.html : "According to the Marmot rep I've talked to, the clo/oz. value for Thermal R Eco is around .8! This makes it almost as good as Primaloft One, directly comparable to Primaloft Sport, and 4X better than Primaloft's recycled insulation. The kicker is that while Primaloft Eco is 50% recycled, and still isn't very good, Thermal R Eco is 100% recycled. --- *clo is a unit of measurement pertaining to thermal retention. One clo is enough to keep a resting person comfortable at room temperature. clo/oz. is an important measurement for outdoors clothing, because while many things can keep you warm, very few of them can do it while being lightweight."
Continuing, this article (http://coldthistle.blogspot.com/2012/11/primaloft.html) states that Primaloft One is usually accepted "as the equivalent of down in the 500 to 550 range. (others say more like 450)" Thus, given that the first article claims the clo/oz ratio of the Thermal R Eco synthetic insulation is nearly as efficacious at insulating as Primaloft One, you could expect the jacket to be able to handle you to relatively cold temperatures (possibly, with a layer underneath, around 0 to -5 degrees Centigrade (~32 to 25 degrees Fahrenheit) though I feel that might be slightly pushing it), but below that, you may start to chill, especially if not moving for longer periods of time.
In any case, a short and sweet answer would be the equivalent of anywhere from 450- to 500-fill duck down.
Hope this helps!