As its name suggests.
Named after the second highest mountain in the Écrins range—not to mention, this same mountain is home to some seriously burly skiing—the Marmot Men's La Meije Jacket is designed to tackle tough vert, cliff jumps, and bottomless pow alike. First and foremost, the jacket boasts a Gore-Tex Performance construction to provide fully waterproof protection and breathable performance, while the fully taped seams bolster your defense against moisture and precipitation. A removable powder skirt safeguards your baselayers and core warmth, and the hem (as well as the cuffs) are fully adjustable, meaning you're able to personalized and fine-tune your fit.
However, should the temperatures begin to warm up, the La Meije is equipped with zippered underarm ventilation that assures on-the-go temperature regulation, so you don't have to forgo weatherproof protection in favor of dumping excess heat. Additionally, the jacket features Marmot's Angel-Wing Movement, a design that ensures you're able to maintain unimpeded mobility as you navigate tricky terrain. Not to mention, the pockets tout pack and harness compatibility, further advocating for the La Meije's versatility and adaptability. So whether your journey takes you to the Écrins themselves, or simply to the backwoods of your local secret stash, the La Meije assures performance from start to finish.
- A weatherproof performance shell for on-piste or the backcountry
- Gore-Tex exterior is durable, waterproof, and breathable
- Fully taped seams further safeguard you from moisture
- Zippered underarm ventilation dumps excess heat easily
- Angel-Wing Movement provides unimpeded mobility
- Myriad of pockets keep necessities close at hand and secure
- Powder-skirt is removable for customized protection
- Hem and cuffs are adjustable to provide a personalized fit
- Brimmed hood is helmet-compatible for versatility
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- Q & A
at 6,288.2 ft (1,916.6 m) and the most prominent mountain east of the Mississippi River. The mountain is notorious for its erratic weather. On the afternoon of April 12, 1934, the Mount Washington Observatory recorded a windspeed of 231 miles per hour at the summit, the world record for most of the 20th century, and still a record for measured wind speeds not involved with a tropical cyclone.
Highest Peek in THE Northeast, USA.
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
- Fit: True to size
- Size Bought: Large
- Height: 5'7"
- Weight: 165lbs
Skinned up the Tuckerman Trail to Herman Lake Shelter. Stayed over a night. Then climbed up to the summit of MT. Washington with skis in hand, yes in hand. Wore this shell and stored all emergency gear in stow pockets, ski boots on feet with crampons, snow axe in hand and North Face Gore-text shell pant. Left Heavy Overnight pack at the Herman Lake Shelter. This shell was my only outside protection and it stood up to heavy winds, snow, and some light rain, then sun. We had it all on this climb. I was so dry, it vented well, and when my skis pulled at it the jacket held up and didn't rip. It was amazing. I warm and sweat left my body escaping. I am only 5'7 so the large hangs below the waist. I may have been able to wear a Medium but I like room.