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Zip up the Montane Men’s Featherlite Marathon Jacket and wear a jacket you can count on mile after mile. Designed by runners for runners, this wind-resistant and water-repellant jacket provides essential features in a streamlined package. Montane’s Enhanced Breathing Panels pump up the ventilation to keep you cool. An active cut, drop tail hem, and articulated arms add to the Marathon’s performance and comfort. Stash away this 4oz functional gem in the included stuff sac when the weather warms up.

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Lightweight performance

  • Familiarity:I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share
  • Fit:True to size

Extremely lightweight and performs in windy, cold, and wet conditions without overheating. Packs down to almost nothing. Only con, no pockets.

Great Running Jacket

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

I have had this jacket for about a month and have put it through light rain and decent under 15mph winds. This jacket has held up very well, super light and portable, supports as a good additional base layer to prevent cold winds coming through my heavier jackets. I have been doing light trail running for over a year and found this jacket to be very practical so far this past month in cold and changing Ohio weather. The jacket fits comfortable around the mid section with hardly any loose hang, very form fitting and slick look. Love wearing the jacket.

Excellent Jacket

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

For the past three years I have used this jacket for winter running from 40 degrees down to about 20 degrees, and wear it with an ASICS long sleeve running shirt. A typical run is 3-5 miles. That combination works well and if I get hot after a while I can simply unzip the jacket. I am 5"7, 150 lbs. and wear the S. I typically wear mediums although small fits in some brands. This jacket is tapered but not form fitting, fits well, and is very light weight. The jacket blocks the wind and the flourescent color is important as I run in the street. It's exactly what I need for winter running.

Great Jacket

  • Familiarity:I've used it several times
  • Fit:Runs small

Really cool jacket to run during winter !

I'm 6' ; 168 lbs and normally wear M size. Really glad I've read comments and used live chat (awsome service and advice) because L size fits perfectly !

great for the trails and the city...

    Running in chicago during rain and slop can be challenging. The tennis ball flouro color keeps me seen by traffic a mile away. And winter runs are simple with a long sleeve Patagonia 2 or 3 underneath. Great fall backpacking jacket also as it packs down to nothing and blocks wind really well.

    Featherlite is the correct name

      I noticed the zipper is on the wrong side - like a womens jacket, but I know it is not. it is an XL an fits OK. I wish I could get the wrinkles out of it, but that is just my neat freakness and certainly not an issue. I like mine and am glad I bought it - it blocks the wind and weighs next to nothing.

      Just FYI- The zipper isn't on the wrong side. That's just how zippers are in the Old World. Same for the other British and European brands I've used, like Rab and Norrona.

      You'll never be able to get the wrinkles totally out of a jacket this light. Stick to something made of a heavier fabric if that's an important feature.

      Very effective wind blocker

        I bought this jacket to extend the outdoor running season. It has proven effective at blocking wind. I wear a long sleeve running shirt with this jacket over top and it has kept me warm down to about 10 degrees on 3-5 mile runs. When it gets colder than that I wear a fleece layer in between my shirt and the jacket - or just another shirt, depending on temps and wind conditions. I raced a 5k that was -1 (-11 wind chill) and was too warm with the three layer (shirt/fleece/jacket) approach.

        I like the reflective features of the jacket for visibility, and the full zip for regulating temps. Also, it is not as noisy as I thought it would be, and it packs down to the size of a tennis ball, so have jacket - will travel.
        I was looking at other brands, but couldn't justify double the price, and overall I am glad I made this purchase... anything to keep off the treadmill a little longer.

        Nice running jacket

          I wear this for winter running when the temperature drops below 20 deg. F. I wear it over a long sleeve lightweight technical shirt and it keeps me comfortable (I prefer being slightly cool). It's very lightweight and the fit is exactly what I'm looking for. I'm 6'3", 195lbs with wide shoulders and long arms and have the XL. It's a tad loose so I can layer and still have freedom of motion. A size L would be tight and would be short in the arms.

          Great jacket but I'm fat....

            This jacket was well made indeed, very light and pretty good looking. For me however, the fit was much to 'athletic' - or maybe I like my beer too much. Either way I had to return the Large I purchased recently as it would just barely fit over a t-shirt when I tried it on. I had intended to use this jacket backpacking, worn over my down sweater you see.

            For sake of reference, I usually wear a Large in most other brands (even closer fitting cycle wear) and I should have heeded others advice and sized up to an XL on this one. Live and learn.

            I don't know about you, but I'm legitimately fat. Since everyone always says Montane has a slim fit, I was worried about ordering an XL. Ended up getting a used XXL from a fellow backpacker. While the fit was spot-on around my chest, I was surprised how big and roomy it was in the mid-torso and belly. I'd go so far as to say it's too big, though the fit is so perfect in the arms, shoulders and under my armpits that I'm still wary of trying the XL. I like some of the new colors of the Featherlite and Lite-Speed, so I'm planning on taking the chance with XL. We'll see how that goes- BC doesn't carry XXL in Montane (BAH!).

            For reference, I usually wear XL or XXL tops, depending on the brand.

            Great buy!

              I have only been running for about 2 yrs and needed something I could wear during the winter in Ohio. I typically run around my community streets (10k) a couple times a week and this jacket keeps me comfortable in 30-40 degree weather. Good ventilation. Have not tested it in rain, but I've heard it's not ideal in those conditions - not really what I purposed it for though. Very satisfied.

              Just as advertised

                This piece of gear us exactly what I was looking for: something that breaks the wind while trail running in cold conditions but is light and breathable enough to prevent perspiration build-up. I wear an UnderArmour Cold Gear top under it, and it performs perfectly--keeps me warm, but not too warm in near-freezing conditions as I crank out the miles. I'm 6'2" and 185 lbs. and I purchased a Large. If you're any bigger than that, I would suggest getting an Extra Large because it's a pretty trim fit. Even so, it's nice not to have a bunch of extra fabric flapping around as I've had with other windbreakers. I couldn't be more pleased with the Featherlite.

                Most utilized piece of gear I have

                  Great piece of gear. It is in every bag I travel with. I purchased the featherlite in 2004, it has been through a lot and still gets utilized constantly and has held up. Great for Plane rides and windy hill tops on hikes. Also provides adequate protection in light rain showers. Runs a little small, have an XL (6'/200 lbs), perfect fit.

                  My zipper is on the wrong side, like a...

                  My zipper is on the wrong side, like a woman's jacket. I noticed the women's marathon jacket has numerical sizes, but mine clearly says XL. It fits like a woman's jacket too, narrow in the shoulders and arms. Maybe its a British thing. Anyone else notice?

                  Best Answer

                  The zipper isn't on the wrong side, it's just how zippers are done in Brittan and Europe.

                  The fit is pretty standard for British and European gear- less room in the shoulders, chest and arms, but still enough room in the torso and belly.

                  The one exception, fit wise, I've found is Norrona, which seems to have an athletic fit closer to Arc'teryx than Rab or Montane.

                  Hard to tell, but is there any pockets in...

                  Hard to tell, but is there any pockets in this jacket? I want a nice light shell but I need a couple zippered pockets.

                  Best Answer

                  The Featherlite might not have pockets, but it is easy to find a wind shell with one pocket. Given the focus on weight, it's not common to find one with 2-3 pockets, though.

                  All of these light water-resistant non-membrane shells have a single napoleon pocket:

                  Montane Lite-Speed - $99, 6 oz
                  Patagonia Houdini - $125, 4 oz
                  Norrona Bitihorn Aero 60 - $99, 6 oz
                  Arc'teryx Squamish - $150, 5 oz

                  BC is still selling last year's Montane Lite-Speed. Not sure if it has a pocket. I do know that 2011 Lite-Speed *does* have a chest pocket.

                  I like the mont-bell Dynamo Wind Shirt here...just 4.2 ounces, and includes two zippered hand pockets, a drawcord waist, elastic cuffs, lined collar, Polkatex DWR, and a zippered sleeve only $79...


                  Looks like it might be a noisy jacket with...

                  Looks like it might be a noisy jacket with movement and your arms sliding across your sides, is that the case?

                  Is this thin enough to work as layer under...

                  Is this thin enough to work as layer under my rain shell (which isn't very wind resistant) and over a fleece hoodie?