A softshell with hardshell protection.
The Men's Zion Jacket is Marmot's most protective softshell for alpine climbers and backcountry skiers. Polartec Neo Shell combines the waterproof, windproof, breathable protection you'd expect out of hardshells with the high levels of breathability and stretch you want in a softshell. Unlike most shells, Neo Shell's air permeability starts to breathe the moment you put it on, and it keeps you comfortable on ascents whether you're skinning or approaching.
Designed in an athletic fit with Marmot's Angel-Wing Movement, the Zion Jacket moves with you whether you're climbing up mountains or skiing down them. Long underarm PitZips enhance ventilation if you work up a sweat. The storm hood stays secure in heavy winds, and a laminated brim keeps the hood out of sight when you're belaying. The Pack Pockets are always accessible, even with a backpack or harness on.
- Polartec Neo Shell
- Fully taped seams
- Marmot M1 Softshell
- Athletic fit
- Angel-Wing Movement
- PitZips underarm venting
- Storm hood with laminated brim
- Adjustable hem and cuffs
- Pack Pockets
- Zippered chest, sleeve, and internal pockets
- Item #MAR00M1
- Q & A
Great jacket, hood a little small
6'0" 165 lbs medium is correct size. I have spent several days skiing lifts, and mornings skinning in strong cold winds and this jacket has been fantastic. It breathes remarkably well. The cuffs are perfect. The high collar is nice for tucking in your chin without chafing. Only issue is the hood restricts movement when using it with a helmet. It needs to be around 10% bigger. I'm used to hoods on the big side that can be cinched down to suit. This one is too small even when fully released. I still like the jacket but if conditions call for a hood I'll grab my Arcteryx shell.
Best shell I've ever owned
Keeps the rain out baring all out down pores. Snug fitting but also long enough in the arms for those of you who are taller. Stayin' warm, but lookin' cool ;)
perfect winter / wet season biking shell
- Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
- Fit: True to size
- Size Bought: Large
The neoshell is exceptionally breathable, material is super light, quiet, and somewhat stretchy, it's slightly lighter than the neoshell of previous years (feels better than the neoshell parts of my older marmot misto). It is also a semi athletic fit, while still having some room for layering underneath. I'm not sure if it would be the best for skiing or boarding as it lacks a powder skirt and isn't super long, but it is a great all around jacket and the helmet compatible hood works great for biking in nasty conditions, the added pit zips are a nice improvement over the previous years model for high output activities.
Polartec Neo Shell
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
- Fit: True to size
- Size Bought: XL
The pic shows a harsh spring storm, the Zion was awesome up top in the exposed areas, plenty of protection. Down low it kept its cool and me dry. Athletic fit, the XL fits my 6'2
What is the center back length on a size L? The description says 29 inches, but is that consistent across all sizes?
I have last seasons without the pit zips, is the sizing the same?
Nice Picture! The sizing has not changed with this jacket.