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Smart, simple, and the ultimate alpine accommodation.

It has a simple and sleek feel, but the Marmot Women’s Spire Jacket is seriously high-tech and fully equipped for any alpine adventure―be it mountaineering, climbing, or backcountry skiing. For starters, it provides bomber weather protection via waterproof, breathable, three-layer  Gore-Tex and fully taped seams. A hood is standard on any tech shell, but this gale-force, helmet-compatible head shelter features a fine-fitting ERG adjustment system and a laminated wire brim to keep precipitation, wind, or sun out of your eyeballs. The Spire has PitZips underarm vents and a zip-off powder skirt so you can go streamlined when it's not in use. Even the hand pockets have smart design behind them: they sit above a pack belt or harness and are laser-drilled for added breathability.

For serious performance, a shell has to allow freedom of mobility, and of course Marmot gave this jacket its Angel Wing Movement for unhindered arm movement, imperative on a climb and always appreciated. And its hip length adds coverage, which is handy in a harness. No small thing if you've ever chafed your chin, it also has a DriClime lined chin guard. Full accommodation, well thought-out, and yet awesomely simple.

  • Gore-Tex 3L polyester
  • Fully taped seams
  • Regular fit with Angel Wing Movement
  • PitZips underarm zip vents
  • Helmet-compatible hood with ERG adjustment system
  • Gale-force hood with laminated wire brim
  • Zip-off powder skirt
  • Elastic drawcord hem
  • DriClime chin guard
  • Internal mesh storage and two Pack Pockets with water-resistant zips
  • Integrated laser-drilled pocket backing

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What is the center back length of a medium?

2 5

Odd fit

  • Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
  • Fit: Runs small

The quality and durability of this coat is fantastic and it is a gorgeous deep, rich color (electric blue/purple). I really wanted to love this coat as it was the quality I had been looking for (and I fell in love with the now discontinued electric blue color) but the fit was so strange that I just couldn't keep it. Very big and baggy in the top (yes, I realize their loose fitting "angel wing" arm cut is intentional). The sleeves were very long, the coat in general was quite long, but then the "fitted waist" was oddly small and tight in the waist and bottom. If I sucked in I could get the coat to zip, but would not have been able to put any layers or fleece underneath. I ordered a size L...I am 5'6 and usually wear a size 10 in dresses and pants. My waist is typically the smallest part of my body, and usually have issues getting pants to fit, not tops and jackets. Maybe this jacket would work well for a tall person with a very petite waist and no hips? Would have sized up to an XL to have the waist fit but then the rest of the coat would be even more huge. Since the description of this said that its a regular fit (which, to me, was very irregular) I was scared away from the Marmot brand as a whole. In general, beautiful jacket...very odd, overly shaped fit.

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Yes, Marmot jackets tend to run a tad smaller just like the other brands like HH & Spyder.

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What are the waterproof and breathability...

What are the waterproof and breathability ratings on this jacket?