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Marmot Variant Insulated Vest - Men's

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    Useful year-round.

    The versatile Marmot Men's Variant Insulated Vest adds core warmth to any activity from winter skiing to summer climbing. Thermal R is Marmot's go-to synthetic insulation for high-endurance sports, and Polartec Power Stretch ensures total mobility whether you're hiking up a mountain or snowboarding down it. The double ripstop shell provides double the durability without the weight, and an athletic fit helps you layer shells over the Variant with ease.

    • Nylon double ripstop shell
    • Polartec Power Stretch back and sides
    • Thermal R insulation
    • Athletic fit
    • Zippered hand pockets
    • Item #MAR009X

    Tech Specs

    Material
    [body] nylon double ripstop, [back, sides] Polartec Power Stretch (88% polyester, 12% elastane)
    Insulation
    Thermal R
    Fit
    athletic
    Center Back Length
    27.25 in
    Pockets
    zippered hand
    Claimed Weight
    10.23 oz
    Recommended Use
    skiing, snowboarding, climbing, backpacking, hiking & camping
    Manufacturer Warranty
    lifetime

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    Great Thin Vest

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: Medium

    I use this vest primarily for ski touring. It is great for use with a backpack because the synthetic insulation is only on the front of the vest. It is a very thin and light and fit me true to size (5'9 155lbs size medium). I don't think this would be great as a stand alone piece. It is best for layering during high-output activity with a backpack on. For a niche piece it is an invaluable piece of gear to add to my wardrobe.

    An amazing vest at an amazing value

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: L

    I have used this vest several times now and I believe it to be a better value then the puffy old school down vests. The synthetic with the compression back does an amazing job of insulating while at the same time allowing for more movement and flexibly. I use this vest as part of a layering system and would highly recommend it.

    Looking good Billy Ray. Feeling good..

    • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
    • Fit: True to size

    Manly in the front, spoon you in the back. Nice combination of material to fit snug, but move with you really well. Much better design than a full puffy vest. Great neck, cut well. Small worked for 5'7 155lbs.

    How do you compare insulating ability of down vs your synthetics?

    Best Answer

    For the most part, the insulating ability of down is directly related to the loft of the piece. Synthetics aren't quite so simple because they're not all created equal. However, a lot of higher end synthetics tend to be almost as warm as down and much better in water.

    I would recommend reading reviews of pieces with similar insulation but know that most synthetic is about as warm (just not as light and packable) as down.