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Oodles of warmth in a simple design.

The Marmot Men's Zeus Down Jacket won't make your mountainous ascent any faster, but thanks to its light weight and packable convenience, it keeps you warm wherever you roam. A plentiful 800-fill power goose down protects you from the cold and and downproof ripstop shell with DWR prevents feathers from poking out and moisture from wrecking your lofty down. A wind flap behind the front zip and elastic drawcord hem add protection against cold drafts. And Marmot's Angel-Wing Movement allows unhindered mobility, whether going for that reachy move or making a post-summit toast.

  • Ultra Light Down-proof polyester mini-ripstop with DWR
  • 800-fill power goose down insulation
  • Regular fit with Angel Wing Movement
  • Wind flap behind front zip
  • Elastic drawcord hem
  • Two zippered hand pockets
  • Packs into own pocket

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Hi! I'm interested in this jacket. I usually...

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Hi! I'm interested in this jacket. I usually use medium for marmot's jacket, however I'm planning to use this jacket with a base layer and a fleece mid layer. What size is recommended? medium or large? I'm 33 waist and 5'4 ft

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The chest measurement is a better indicator for a jacket but, I think you will be a large. I have a 33-34 waist and I am a large. I layer with a thin R1 Fleece.

5 5

Awesome insulated jacket

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

After using a thin synthetic jacket that works great for layering I still needed something thin but also warmer. This jacket may look puffy but it is surprisingly still great for layering under my Mountain Hardwear Qdry shell. I am 170 and 6'1" and the Medium is great. I have long arms and smaller length torso. I also bought this jacket for my dad to layer on the ranch and he has used it for a whole winter in Nebraska and loves it.

How should you pack the Zeus down jacket...

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How should you pack the Zeus down jacket for storage when not using for some time? Should it be packed into the pocket or hung up somewhere?

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As with all down products, you want to allow the down as much room as possible. I would recommend leaving it hanging up, with nothing compressing it, if possible.

3 5

colour is tottaly different in real

  • Fit: True to size

Jacket is ok, but the colour is tottaly different in real. (Gator)

5 5

Zeus - Comfortable and warm

  • Gender: Male
  • Familiarity: I've used it several times
  • Fit: True to size

After a frigid NE winter, I ordered this jacket as a layer under my ski jacket. Since ski season is over, I'll have to wait until next season to test. But I have used the jacket as a layer underneath my rain jkt in 30 degree temperatures and very windy. Wow, is this jkt warm, breathable and comfortable! I am 6 ft, 167 lbs, 42 inch chest, with 35 inch sleeves. Large size fits very well, with plenty of room underneath for more layers if desired. Also fits well under my ski jkt, which is fairly snug as it is. Sleeves are perfect for me, coming down at the wrists. Jacket is lightweight, not bulky at all. Very happy so far. Only negative I can see is that the outer fabric is very light and probably would not stand up to rugged use or abrasion as an outer jacket (as in bushwhacking through the woods). My dog bit a hole through the fabric before I got it out of the pkg, but I sewed it up by hand and the repair seems to be holding up very well. Overall, very pleased with jkt (not so much the dog!) Still haven't figured out how to pack in it's own pocket though. Anyone know?

I poked a hole into the arm by hitting...

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I poked a hole into the arm by hitting barb-wire. Just a straight hole, no loss of down, wonder if there is a patch of some sorts out there. Would prefer not to use duck-tape.

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While duct tape is a great option, here is a few more:

Gear Aid Tenacious Tape Patches (sadly we don't sell these.)

Here is a link to a tutorial someone posted about using the tenacious tape patches:


Here's a thread from backpackinglight (awesome community of outdoorsy-folks):


Jared D.
800.409.4502 ext 4055

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Another suggestion I'd have is to use a patch kit for a sleeping pad. They're pre-cut to be small, sticky as hell, durable, and designed to be airtight so you know they'll stay on. They also come in tons of colors to match the pads. And a lot of pads actually come with them, so you may already have some.

5 5

Marmot Zeus

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

Perfect... Fit, construction , warmth, and weight... It's all good!

5 5

Great Jacket!

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

A synthetic baselayer, R1 fleece, and this jacket provide all the insulation I need when on an easy hike around 15 degrees (F) or so. Unlike one of the reviewers below, I don't think it does a great job of deflecting wind, but that's not what I bought it for anyways. I am 6'1, with a 41" chest and 32" waist, and the medium fits me well, with room underneath for layering.

One thing that wasn't immediately obvious to me was how it packed into itself. It packs into the left-side pocket. Just turn inside out and stuff the jacket in, and there's a double-sided zip to close it.

All in all, really happy with my purchase.

5 5

Great Jacket - Very warm!

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

Very warm for NOT being a bulky jacket. Originally purchased the M but was tight in the chest area, large fits perfect and is not long in the arms. I'm 5'8", 170lbs with a 42" chest. Have other jackets from Marmot in a medium, so i right in the middle of M and L. This jacket is worth every penny and is great for athletic people looking to stay warm while allowing movement for activities.

5 5

Great Jacket - longer sleeves than TNF

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

Great jacket. Looked at this and the Quasar, but the Zeus has slightly longer sleeves. The North Face runs way to short for me in the same size, so if you are looking for something with a more athletic fit and good sleeve length, give the Zeus a shot.

5 5

Great all-around puffy

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

I got this jacket for layering for winter backpacking. I have since used it for everything! The fit runs true to size or tad big, keeping in mind that it is designed so you can wear a baselayer and a fleece underneath. I am 6'1", 180lbs, 33" waist, and the larges' fit is good, if a little loose. It does not restrict range of motion at all. The fill on the jacket is good, I have worn it with just a tshirt underneath in 20 deg. with 20 mph winds. The wind was just starting to go through it, and it was just a little cool. It is perfect for high-altitude evenings in camp. As stated below, the DWR is nice, and it will allow you several minutes under a drizzle before it starts clumping. It is fairly puffy, and it packs down to a little smaller than cantaloupe size, in a pocket. I have had mine for a couple of years now, and the DWR is just starting to wear off. Thankfully, this jacket doesn't lose a lot of down. Be sure to read up on care of down clothing before buying, as you will want to take care of this jacket. The jacket has a nice cinch on the bottom, which threads into the pockets so it can be adjusted while keeping your hands in your pockets. Overall, a good all around, super warm puffy.

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Live in Rochester NY, hike the ADK Peaks, this coat is part of my backpack layering system.. Synthetic base layer, Zeus Jacket, large fleece and finally a hooded gortex rain shell. Light weight, flexible ... Perfecto ;) Great Job Guys.

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I, too, am 6.1 ; 180# , 33 waist and the Large jacket fits me great. This Ohio winter was brutal and I bought this at a late season discount and so glad I did. I get a lot of complements from the Cosmic Blue color.

5 5

Deviation from the Sweater

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

Wanting to get away from all the Sweater Hype? Go with the Zeus.. This is a sharp looking 800 fill down jacket which has a slightly higher profile than the Sweater has. But it's definitely not too bulky feeling and almost too warm for the winter temps here in the SLC valley. It fits true to size with a boxier fit so its' not restrictive by any means. Great product from Marmot.

5 5

Good quality 800-fill

The message above really explains this jacket well: "Oodles of warmth in a simple design." If you are looking for a down jacket that conveys prestige, with a slim cut and lots of bells and whistles... you might as well look elsewhere. The Marmot Zeus down jacket is very comparable to the hoodless Patagonia Down Sweater: comfortable fit and good range of motion combined with basic down warmth. The Zeus down is made even better by the wind flap behind the zipper and the solidly constructed DWR treated shell. While it won't take a solid downpour for very long, my jacket has stayed dry and insulating in light rain.