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Love this jacket
This is a light weight jacket that is comfortable in WI for both the Spring and Fall. It works great for running in cold weather!
At first I hated this jacket because it insulated no better than a long sleeve t-shirt (if you take wind out of the equation) and yet it didn't breath at all because I perspired horribly when I was winter trail running in it. BUT since I started commuting on my bicycle again (40-60 degree temps) I would ask for nothing else. It demolishes the wind/light rain and at the same time it breathes better than any wind resistant jacket I have ever owned. I do sweat if I am working very hard (like sprinting through the trails) but for cold weather backpacking or long distance commuting it is perfect. And to top it off the jacket is very stretchy, it does not limit my arm motions in any direction. This is an awesome jacket for what it was designed for. Just don't buy it thinking it will keep you warm if you are just standing around in it because it has NO insulation.
Not that I would be able to help him much if he fell. Mountain Hardwear Scrambler pack also pictured
How wind resistant is this jacket? Looking...
How wind resistant is this jacket? Looking to use it for cool runs without having to wear wind jacket such as my ion jacket
This jacket is made with Marmot's "M3 Softshell" fabric. It's not windproof, and they don't assign any numbers to indicate the degree of wind-resistance...ness. It'll be good for doing anything aerobic where you're generating your own body heat. For standing around on a blustery day you'll likely want something warmer and/or wind-proof...ier.
Just purchased the Tempo jacket (via internet purchase) and I am extremely happy with it. The fit, like all marmot mediums, has been perfect for my height and build (5'10" 160 lbs). Its not baggy, more of an athletic cut for sure, but at the same time i could get some type of mid layer underneath it. The angel wing movement is spot on, sleeves don't ride up. The material is surprisingly stretchy. I got the gray color and my only concern is if mud and dirt will brush/wash off stain into the material. unfortunately can't wright a whole lot about its performance, but I feel it will be excellent. It is a very light soft shell, so don't confuse this with a mid weight soft shell, it is going to be great for fall and spring aerobics (might be fine for winter runs). I was strolling around town with it in 30 degrees C, and I had a little chill. It would be great under a hard shell (Gore-tex would be Ideal... marmot spire is awesome!). Just for the heck of it I ran it under some water and I feel it would hold up to some light rain/wet snow conditions. Looking forward to doing some running, hiking and climbing with this guy in the future.
The right softshell for most everything
This shell is exactly what I was looking for. There's nothing bulky or baggy about it. It fits well and snug where some soft shells have extra material around the waist and torso. Medium worked perfect for me 5'10 165. It's great for daily wear in most temps. It's also become a great base layer under a thin waterproof shell for skiing and riding. Pay the extra $ for shipping or you'll be waiting a couple weeks for it to come.
I'm looking for a lightweight softshell...
I'm looking for a lightweight softshell and this seems to fit the bill, however I'm curious as to how tight this jacket runs. I have never owned a softshell before and trying on a few lately, seems like I have been needing to step up to a large when I normally wear a medium. I have some Marmot fleece jackets and medium fits perfect. Should I go with a medium on this or step up to a large?
I am 5'10'' 150lb and I have a medium, but it only allows for one base layer and fits pretty tight. However, I wanted a tighter fit because I wanted to use the jacket for trail running and other athletic pursuits where I didnt want the jacket flapping all over the place. I primarily use this jacket for winter trail running in colder conditions. I would definitely recommend this jacket but if you are looking for a more casual fit then I would bump up to a large depending on your build.
Nice and light weight
This jacket is perfect for touring in the Wasatch! Breaths well enough to skin in, yet protects well on the descent. I imagine it will also be perfect for spring runs and bike rides.
I have the Marmot Storm Front Jacket in a...
I have the Marmot Storm Front Jacket in a size Medium and it fits perfectly but does anyone know if the Tempo jacket runs similar in size to the Strom Front Jacket? I am usually between a Medium and a Large and want to make sure I get the right size.
I would go with the medium. I am usually between a L and XL and I wanted a jacket more form fitting for winter running and skiing. The Tempo in a L has been perfect for me. Not sure how it compares to the Storm Front.
It does not list the weight. I am interested...
It does not list the weight. I am interested in a soft shell jacket to replace my usual fleece jackets on backpacking trips (5 - 7 days usual in the Sierras). I want something warmer than the fleece while keeping the weight down (under 400 grams)
Weight: 1 lb 0 ozs / 454 g
Might check out the Marmot DriClime Windshirt at 312 grams. Lighter and warmer than the Tempo because the Windshirt is windproof and the Tempo is wind resistant.
simple, slim, and lightweight
I'm a little on the shorter side so the small is still a little long, probably fit right at the waist for a 5'8 or taller, slim fit but I can fit a couple of layers underneath it, it doesn't take any room in my pack, I mostly use it for backcountry skiing and it works great, doesn't bunch up with other layers either.