Warm and dry, not cold and clammy.
If you're planning on high-intensity physical activity, and the weather is planning on being freezing cold, zip up in the Marmot Women's Thermo Fleece Hooded Jacket. Toasty Polartec Power Dry deals with moisture so even if you work up a good sweat, you won't feel cold and clammy, making this jacket is ideal for touring, cold weather climbing days, and even winter running sessions.
- Flexible Polartec Power Dry fleece holds in warmth and quickly wicks moisture to help you stay warm and dry when you're working up a sweat in cold conditions
- Flatlock seams reduce friction and and cut down on chafing for a more comfortable feel
- Athletic fit is streamlined and trim so it layers easily under your shell without making you feel bulky or awkward
- Ergonomic hood protects your head and the sides of your face from the cold
- Zippered chest pocket holds your car keys or debit card
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- Gender: Female
- Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
For how much this jacket was in price, the material is super thin. I can see right through it and the material feels like it would rip easily. I got a medium, which fit my torso just fine, but the arms were super tight fitting. Any female who plays outside has some biceps! I am going to return it just based on my first impression - I have not tried it outside. The hood also wasn't quite large enough. This may work for fine for wearing a t-shirt under it and a shell over the top of the jacket taking a stroll through town.
Mount Kinabalu Summit Climb
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
- Fit: True to size
It was great in keeping the cold temperatures out yet is not overlywarm. However, in strong winds, it is advisable to pair it up with a light windbreaker.
The pros would be that it is ultra-light and breathable, remains dry througout as well. However, I had expected the material to be more hardy, as vrom a visual viewpoint on the website, it seems to be made of some lightweight, diving suit like material.
As during the mountain climbI just wore a dr-fit t-shirt and my marmot, the marmot had to take the brunt of the terrain. Which it did not withstand well.
I did not recall bashing through the jungles or using it to fend off any harsh surfaces. But I did have to pull myself hard and for a substantial distance up almost vertical rocky surfaces, absail down the mountain edge as well as hang by the edge of the mountain.
The marmot suffered a pin head hole and ruffled threadings at the arms, other than that, it was still ok.
I have yet to try my Marmot with the pin head hole against cold temperatures and intense exercise, I hope it is not greatly affected. As it is a great let down on my money to just wear the Marmot for one occasion and have to put it away, especially since the product description stated that it was meant for climbing and hiking, I thought that it would be hardy enough to withstand.
I was disappointed at it being so worn out after just 1 climbing trip, apart from that it is good.
Maybe the temperatures had to be much colder whereby I would need and am able to do intensive physical activities with a more hardy outer layer over my marmot, protecting my marmot while not feeling over-heated.
I would say that the marmot would be perfect in really cold temperatures and under a more hardy layer. Your marmot would retain its good condition and you would feel just fine and not overheated.
Is the thermo fleece able to insulate if...
Is the thermo fleece able to insulate if I am not doing any intense physical exercise, and in this scenario, up to what temperature is it able to keep me warm?
so really this would be considered about a 100 fleece weight, so its really not a heavy fleece. If you are sitting still I wouldn't suggest this for much more than a cool spring morning in the mid-west. Now if you are looking to wear something out hunting, sitting perfectly still in the middle of December you are probably going to want something with a 300-400 fleece weight and even then I would suggest that as a layer.