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The versatile Variant for all your cold-weather needs.

The Marmot Men's Variant Insulated Jacket makes an excellent midlayer whether you're skiing, ice climbing, or hanging in the alpine. Polartec's abrasion-resistant Power Stretch fabric gives the sides and sleeves a four-way stretch that retains its original shape over time, and Thermal R insulates the core in a lightweight and bulk-free fashion. The Variant sports an athletic fit for easy layering, and thumbholes and an elasticized hem keep the cold drafts out.

  • Polartec Power Stretch sides and sleeves
  • Thermal R insulated core
  • Athletic fit
  • Thumbholes
  • Elasticized hem
  • Zippered hand pockets

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Long enough for tall folks

  • Familiarity:I've used it several times
  • Fit:True to size
  • Height: 6'5"
    Weight: 215 lbs
    Size Purchased: Large

I normally have to rely on Eddie Bauer for my clothes because they have Tall specific sizing. However, I needed a jacket like this one for skate skiing and couldn't find anything that would work in a tall. Luckily, Marmot has sleeves long enough and the body fits great too. This is a great jacket for any high intensity cold weather activity.


great jacket

  • Familiarity:I've used it several times
  • Fit:True to size
  • Height: 5'10"
    Weight: 165 lbs
    Size Purchased: medium

great fit, it works perfectly as a second layer or below another jacket. great buy.

Unanswered Question

Are the hand pockets on this jacket harness-compatible? AKA higher up than normal pockets on non-technical apparel?




perfect fit

  • Familiarity:I've used it several times
  • Fit:True to size
  • Height: 5'9"
    Weight: 194 lbs
    Size Purchased: L

light jacket that I use as a middle layer for skiing.


good stuff

  • Familiarity:I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit:True to size
  • Height: 6'1"
    Weight: 200 lbs
    Size Purchased: large

I've been using one of these for years as a midlayer/insulator while active on alpine climbs and for chilling around campsite in milder conditions. Not the best insulator when it gets colder than freezing but still very versatile. Very light weight and keeps warm when wet. The thumbholes are nice for keeping your hands a bit warmer when your gloves are soaked and its cold.