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A jacket that keeps you warm on its own or under a hardshell.
Sometimes the coldest winter days are also the sunniest. When the air glistens with diamonds of frozen water, grab your thermal baselayer and the Marmot Women's Calen Jacket and work off the bottle of wine and meat-lovers pizza you indulged in during the snowstorm. Or if your ability to resist culinary temptations rises to the level of sainthood, the Calen will keep you warm and comfortable when you're out and about, just minus the guilt.
Made with heavier ripstop nylon than other synthetically insulated jackets by Marmot, the Calen sports a thicker skin to better fend off insults from rocks and pointy twigs. The Calen prefers the sun, but will protect you from light spitty rain, as well as wind that portends the next cold front from Canada. Insulated with Marmot's proprietary Thermal R insulation, this jacket will keep you warm and dry whether you're working the valet station, working your way up a hill in the Rockies, or layering for extreme warmth on powder day where the high is -10, without the wind.
Zippered hand pockets will hold your keys and phone, or just your gloved hands. A zipped chest pocket will hold your ID and credit card, or an extra energy gel for the last mile of scree-scrambling to the summit. The brushed tricot lining on the collar keeps your chin toasty even when the nylon shell is a bit brittle with cold, and the elastic drawcord hem keep the wind from creeping up your back. Angel wing design lets you raise the roof whether you're reaching for a pitch or doing the wave. You wear a one-piece during the summer, so why would you show your tummy when it's winter?
- Ripstop nylon shell
- Thermal R insulation
- HD brushed tricot collar lining
- Regular fit, angel wing movement
- Half-length neck zipper
- Elastic cuffs and drawacord hem
- 2 on-seam hand-warmer pockets, 1 small chest stash
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Micro Puff Magic
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
- Fit: True to size
Don't be distracted by the giant glasses....look at that jacket!! I love the color. I bought this to wear under my ski shell but I've ended up wearing it for just about everything else as well. It's been camping, rock climbing, biking, to and from yoga class. It compresses down so small so it's easy for travel. It's a perfect outer layer for cool weather or insulation layer for cold weather. Be careful at rugged crags or around rogue branches. The fabric catches easily making tiny snags.
How do folks feel this compares to the new...
How do folks feel this compares to the new North Face Thermoball? I'm planning to bring this to climb Kili. I plan to layer underneath, use this as my warmest and then have a water/windproof shell. Will this be warm enough?
The Marmot is a nice, lightweight layer but not very warm on its own. Under a shell it's a great layer for warmth. It's lightweight and easy to pack. Construction of the Marmot is far better than the North Face thermoball, although the North Face is a little warmer. The threads used for quilting on the North Face jacket fray and break with very little use. I had mine for less than a month and returned it for that reason. My Marmot calen is much more durable and far more worth the money.
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
- Fit: Runs small
Great great lightweight jacket. Fits beautifully, a bit feminine, good length, can move well in it. I order a size up in Marmot jackets and it worked for this jacket too. Will wash gently and not go bushwhacking in it though.