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- Familiarity: I've used it several times
- Fit: True to size
It�s a very nice jacket, too warmy, but whitout pockets! You really need it!
Does this cinch at the waist?
Does this cinch at the waist?
It sure does! It has a single pull drawstring.
- Gender: Male
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
Used this jacket a handful of times, and I simply can't get over how warm it is!!! I'm certainly not a warm-jacket kind of guy (shorts & t-shirt are my bread & butter), but in the extreme cold this jacket kept me toasty. Medium was perfect fit for me (5'10", 180lbs, muscular build), but I like my clothes to fit snuggly rather than looser. Also, it compresses down to almost nothing - I'm confident you could cram it into a 1L nalgene bottle if ya needed to. Overall, awesome jacket.....the 1/2 zip is nice too for dumping heat (cause you may need to!!).
I am 5'11" and 140 pounds, I am a Cross...
I am 5'11" and 140 pounds, I am a Cross country runner, with a runners body type, what size would be best for me?
Definitely a small. This jacket is "regular" fit so the medium would be really baggy.
Perfect pullover for those nippy summer nights above 10000 ft. Packable, stuffable, light, and very warm. Exactly what I was looking for.
Awesome - near perfect.
First, I have to say, WOW! This thing's warm, light, comfortable, functional, and stylish. That alone should give it a full five stars, and I'm really tempted to do so, but alas, I won't - at least lot for now. I know some people like to knit-pick others' reviews if an opinion or rating relates to personal preferences rather than specifics about the items themselves, but in my books at this point, the cumbersome pullover logistics of this 1/2-Zip won't let me give this jacket top marks.
That's not to say I have a problem with it being a 1/2-Zip, because even suggesting that would beg the question: "Why did you buy a 1/2-Zip if that's not what you wanted?!?". I know it's available in a full zip. I also don't believe that if a size L is too small, that should impact how the jacket is rated, regardless of whether or not it's a loose-fit or a technical cut. Usually those kinds of complaints tend to point-out more about the ability to figuring out which size of jacket should be ordered, and possibly a deeper understanding of and comfort with one's own body size and image.
I actually enjoy not having a zipper a all the way down, and feel like it's tailor to fit me perfectly when I'm in the middle of using it, regardless of what I layer under or over it. That's could actually be another plus, considering the full range of Marmot jackets, sweaters and shirts that complement this piece. Still, the two specific problems I find, are that:
a:) unlike several other pullovers of various sizes I've owned and worn at different times,
this thing's not all that comfortable to get into or out of, and more specifically,
b:) the elastic cuffs tend to be a bit too snug to be able to easily get my hands in and out,
or to be able to check my wrist watch quickly.
All-in-all, I'd rate it a 4.8, but since we can't give or take away fractions of a star, I need to leave some room for any improvements it's successor might bring. Otherwise, I can't see anyone being disappointed with this buy!
My temp rating
I have three light weight jackets, the Montbell AlpineLite, Marmot Zeus half-zip, and a Patagonia Nanopuff pullover.
I wore each outside at several temperatures after sitting for about 30 minutes. I stood still for 10 minutes in each. I wore no gloves, hat, or shell, and Patagonia expedition weight top and bottom, and hiking boots as the only other insulation.
At 45f, all were adequate. The Nanopuff was only slightly warm, though it maintained the same warmth over time. The other two were both more than adequate. In a survival situation with this as your only insulation, any of these would have been acceptable, thought the Nano may not have been comfortable.
At 35f, the Nanopuff started out cool and became slightly cold after 10 minutes. Without a hat, gloves, and shell, 35f is beyond its sustained capability. IMO the Nanopuff is a good layering garment, but its ability to replace a normal jacket quickly becomes questionable.
With the 13.2oz Zeus at 35f, my hands and head were cold, but the jacket itself was adequately warm. Even without hat and gloves, one would survive at this temperature. Given a hat and gloves, the Zeus should be adequate if pressed to spend the night at freezing or slightly below. As the Zeus is only 3 ounces heavier than the Nanopuff, I see it as a far better general solution. It has DWR, a well-sealed neck closure and waist cinch, making it a far better solution in windy conditions as well.
At 35f, even though my head and hands were cold, the AlpineLite was very warm. Unlike the others though, the Montbell has both a hood and hand warmer pockets. With the hood and pockets in use, the AlpineLite is not at all challenged at 35f. I repeated this in the morning at 27f and again it was totally warm. While the AlpineLite is initially heavier at 15.7oz, for either of the others to approach its temperature ability, one needs to add a hat and gloves, if not a shell.
Extremely light and quality jacket. I'm 6'3" 215 and the fit, XL, could not be better. Sleeves just right, chest and shoulders just right, no bunching in the mid section. Really like the pullover style, more athletic fitting than the jacket. Very warm and the fatigue green looks way better in person than online. A long time Patagonia guy, this is my first Marmot purchase. Highly recommend this pullover. Backcountry rocks, got it on sale and delivered in 2 business days for free.
Marmot Zeus 1/2 Zip
Marmot Athlete and Filmmaker Brad Clement reviews the Zeus Half-Zip
Anyone know how heavy this is, and what...
Anyone know how heavy this is, and what the fill weight is?
Hi Eric, the jacket is 13.2 oz (~374g).
The Marmot Zeus has 3.5 oz of 800 fill down, which puts it right between the Patagonia Down Sweater (3 oz) and the montbell Alpine Light Jacket (4 oz).