Montreaux Down Coat
The walk from your home to the corner café was a pleasant experience when the leaves were dressed in their full fall colors, but now that that the leaves are buried beneath a foot of snow and frost covers every car windshield along the street, you're going to want to wear the Marmot Women's Montreaux Down Coat to keep that walk enjoyable. The Montreaux's hydrophobic down fill retains insulating properties when you encounter light snow flurries—or spill a bottle of water down the front of the jacket—and a DWR finish repels everything from light precipitation to accidental coffee spills. The hood is equipped with a detachable faux-fur ruff for additional warmth during those brisk winter mornings, while a fleece-lined torso does its part to keep your core warm until you get a hot cup of coffee in your belly.
- Down coat ensures warmth throughout winter's coldest days
- Hydrophobic down insulation ensures reliable warmth
- Water-resistant fabric protects against light snow flurries
- Plush fleece-lined torso provides a cozy fit and feel
- Down-filled hood with removable faux-fur ruff
- Microfleece-lined handwarmer pockets keep digits warm
- Internal zippered and drop pocket for carrying valuables
- Long length provides additional coverage and warmth
- Item #MAR2865
What do you think about this product?
March 27, 2020
Warm enough for Iowa winters!
I needed to find the warmest coat I could find to keep me cozy during these frigid cold Iowa winters! The coat did not disappoint and I love how it fits and looks, not too tight or too loose. I've only used it for this past winter and so far it's holding up well (I have not experienced feathers shedding). I didn't think the zipper was too complicated. There were a couple of times I had to fidget with it but it doesn't happen often.
March 17, 2020
Warmest and most durable coat
I live in Chicago with cold winters. I bought this coat because of the great price and down fill. I have had it for approximately 4 years and it looks like new, keeps me very warm. It has fleece-lined pockets and a fleece-lined upper body which is very cozy. The cell phone pocket is large enough for contemporary cell phones. It is a little poofy but other than that, it is the best down coat I have ever had.
February 17, 2020
So warm and cozy
I can't recommend this coat enough! I've used it down to about 5 degrees F with -10 windchill and was very impressed by how well it keep the breeze off. I would recommend sizing up if you plan to wear more than 1 or 2 layers underneath or have a larger chest.
February 16, 2020
My warmest Montana coat
I love this coat. I get excited when temps drop lower. It's my go to when temp drops below 20F in Montana. What surprises me is that I don't sweat when I go for a vigorous walk, it's breathable. I do wish I had exchanged right away for the same coat with a better zipper. I have fussed over the zipper but am getting the hang of it, still worth it! When I tried the Montreal, it had a perfect zipper. I think it's more the individual coat than the style because some people hate the zipper on their Montreal. Yes, talking about 2 different coats..Marmot zippers in general. The Montreal I kept is a large because in a medium I could not layer. I am small in chest size but this coat is tight in the chest so had to get a large, plenty of room now. Very soft, awesome fleece near chin, in the back and top front, great cuffs. It's much longer than described, in a large I measure 41 inches long! Beautiful purple!
January 15, 2020
Perfect down coat!
I was trying to spice it up by trying another brand, I was unsuccessful. I’ve had a marmot down coat in the years past & loved it. So I should’ve stuck with what I know. That being said, the shoulders are just right, not too bulky. I love the longer length, it’s cold in NH. And the blue is so nice.. I will be keeping this coat for a long time.. It’s perfect 😊 And the customer service is wonderful..
January 3, 2020
GREAT coat & value!
I live in Boston and spend plenty of time in VT visiting my family. I tried out several similar coats and decided on this one for its high fill power down, length, and fleece lining. I've had it for about 5 years now, it's an awesome winter coat and I wouldn't hesitate to buy another one. It's true to size for me (5'7", 135lbs) but if you have wider shoulders or hips you may wish to size up. I ditched the faux fur trim- I don't love the way it looks and I'd rather not promote the use of fur, even if it is fake. I have a couple suggestions for Marmot, should they wish to improve: 1. The hood should be bigger. It's difficult to fit it on my head if my hair is up or if I have a hat on, and if it was deeper it would work better to keep snow off my face. If the hood was fleece lined it would be even better! 2. More down is needed in the shoulder area, perhaps overlapping baffles. I, like most women, carry a bag with me most all the time, and I notice the down has shifted/compressed too much in this area. 3. A more robust DWR shell- I treat it with Nikwax products when I wash it, but I still wish it was a little more moisture-resistant. I don't wear it in the rain, but heavy wet snow can start soaking in.
December 20, 2019
Very warm! I agree it’s a little small.
I wear this mostly when walking the dog in the frigid Cleveland winter and it’s amazing. This is the only long coat I have and the way it keeps the front of my thighs warm is very, very nice. I wouldn’t use it for anything really active simply because the length limits range of motion in my legs. You can zip it up from the bottom to allow better ROM, but I’d rather wear a shorter jacket and warm pants when hiking or doing other outdoor activities. The hood is nice, but the fur hangs so far down on my face that it is crazy annoying. Thankfully, the fur is removable as is the hood. I do find it’s a little tight as compared to other brands XL sizes, but is consistent with my other Marmot jackets.
December 15, 2019
Minnesota Winter Proof (mostly)
I received this coat in 2018 as a gift after my family was tired of hearing me complain about being cold during the winters in Minneapolis, MN. Ha! I am a student so I walk to class and needed something that would keep me toasty. This has done the trick all three winters and I have few complaints. Warmth: I find it very warm. With a thinner sweater or layer when it's not negative, this coat does the job and I do not need more layers. The fur on the hood does an excellent job of keeping the wind off of your face. Fit: It fits perfectly when I am wearing a thinner sweater or two thin shirts and I am still warm on days where it is not negative out I do not feel the need to layer more to stay warm, this coat does the job. When it gets into the negatives and I layer more, like with sweatshirts or thick sweaters, it is a bit snug and bulky but not so much that it restricts my movement-just is a little uncomfortable. But not as uncomfortable as I would be if I was freezing cold! Quality: This jacket seems to be of relatively good quality. It's the first down jacket I have had, so I can't compare it to anything. This is the third winter I have had it and it has held up nicely, despite a few tears on the sleeve from wear and tear (easily patched up with duct tape/jacket patches). Others have complained about the zipper but I haven't had an issue with it. The only thing that could make this coat better would be if it was made of more durable material. The fabric is 'water-resistant' per the description, but it is very thin and as mentioned above, rips and snags easily. Additionally, while it does repel flurries, I'm faced with rain/snow/sleet mixtures quite often and I am always worried about messing up the down. So, either a thicker coating or a more repellant thick fabric, please! The down seems to have moved from some of the places like under my wrists it is thin and near my butt from sitting.
December 13, 2019
Not tall enough
I'm a 6'2" female so clothes shopping is forever a challenge. Marmot has been one of the brands that has long enough sleeves, but not this jacket. Both the Montreaux and Montreal have too short sleeves for me (by about 2 inches). The waist is not too high though (doesn't look disproportionate, like an imperial waist). It's not a bad coat, just not tall enough for me. (I own 3 other Marmot jackets in Large and the sleeves long enough). The length is nice. The hood is adequate. Also, hate the fleece lining, I would be afraid that once I'd get sweaty it would stay wet. Sorry to return.
December 11, 2019
Not warm enough or defective?
I bought this jacket in dark blue just in time for the 20’s degree temp in Chicago. I’m 5’1 and 135lbs and got the medium. It was snug in waistline area but not too bad. My problem with the jacket was it didn’t provide enough warmth. I wore 2-3 layers underneath and still not warm enough. I know it’s lightweight, but it felt like places on the jacket didn’t have down feathers. Also there was chill spot on the lower back but when I cover it with a backpack, I was warm.
November 27, 2019
Purchased this in 2017 and expected it to last longer than two winters (in Michigan). The zipper is already coming undone. When I contacted Backcountry, they told me to contact Marmot directly, which I did. Think twice before buying this brand; for the price, it's disappointing
November 5, 2019
Declaring War on the Polar Vortex
First of all, this baby is WARM. I researched the heck out of this purchase; Minnesota winters don't suffer fools gladly, and I'm confident this will keep me comfortable when it's minus 20. Second, color: the black is, indeed, matte. Also has a bronze undertone (think of it as a warm black, rather than the more common cool, sooty blacks ). Lovely and flattering; very pretty against the browns in the faux fur collar. Third, fit: I agonized over this. I typically wear an XS/size 2. I am small chested (34A) and narrow shouldered. In North Face I take an XS or SM; in Columbia an XS is big on me. I decided on the SM for this coat, and am glad I did. It's roomy, but not big (comfy with a sweater), and when I hold my arms straight out ahead of me, there is just enough resistance in the back to make me think an XS might have been too tight (and I am, as said, narrow shouldered). It's a little bulky - but honestly, during the frozen zombie days of January, is there ANYONE who asks "does this coat make me look thin?" ??? Bottom line: BEAUTIFUL.
September 12, 2019
Got this baby during the winter of 2019. It is exactly what I needed. Nice and warm as hell for my cold self. Love the color!
March 21, 2019
Love this coat
This is the absolute warmest and most comfortable coat I have ever owned. It is a bit snug, but it is so warm I don't envision ever needing to add layers underneath.
February 1, 2019
I bought it 3 years ago in a discontinued color deeply discounted. Having just experienced two days of polar vortex Michigan weather walking to work in -35 windchill weather I have never been cold wearing this coat (other than my body parts not covered by it). It is overly warm for me above 20 f. Best coat I have ever owned.
January 27, 2019
Warmest Holiday present
I received this coat over the holidays as gift. I wear it almost every day. It’s warm and seems to work with almost everything I wear. I am really happy with it. It is a little tight in the shoulders, but I think that serves a purpose (to keep it snug & warm on top). I love the color too! And it seems to be holding up well so far.
January 19, 2019
Love it, runs a little small
First, the coat is gorgeous! I love the Down, the fleece lining and the BIG fur hood (detachable) . I read all the reviews and decided to buy my normal true size Medium and it is just a bit on the small side for my liking. I am 5'7 and weigh 140 but I have broad shoulders. The arm length is perfect and it fits fine through the waist and hips, but no room for me to grow! It is a little tighter than I like across the chest (I am a 34C) and across the shoulders. Based on the other reviews, the Large may have been too big so I am going to keep the Medium. I may not be able to layer under it but with the warmth rating being the best out there, I may not need to.
January 8, 2019
Ordered a size up. Too Big.
I researched many many winter parkas before deciding on the Marmot Montreaux. Backcountry made it extra enticing with a great sale price. Unfortunately I erred on the side of caution as there were so many reviews stating this jacket runs small. I am almost always a solid medium at 5'8' 145lbs. I ordered a large and it is HUGE on me. It feels like I'm wearing a sleeping bag with arms. Warm and cozy yes. Midnight blue a beautiful color yes. Material soft yes. Down fluffy yes. Am I going to keep it? Unfortunately no.
January 7, 2019
Great product and great price
I really looked all around for the best deals for a long very warm winter coat. This was the best out there! I received it and am happy with the fit, the warmth and the color.
January 3, 2019
Cozy & Warm
I just got this for my mother, and she is beyond stoked on it! It is super warm thanks to the powerful down, and a fleece lining. The fit is great, and is pretty true to size. She really loves how the fur trim is removable, so that she can "class it up a bit" and dumb it down a little if she's just going to the store. I'd definitely recommend this parka to any lady looking for a really great value for warmth, fit, and quality.
February 21, 2020
Is the outer shell durable or does it rip easily? My dog likes to jump up on me and I don't want anything that tears easily.
September 27, 2019
Is the down responsibly sourced?
October 15, 2019
Yes! Marmot made a commitment to use RDS-certified down starting fall 2015 in its products. Starting spring 2016 all down products will be a 100 % RDS certified. Learn more about other companies here: http://down.four-paws.org/en/?locale=en_US
December 15, 2017
I am around 5'5 and weigh around 150. I wear a large in shirts . I have a Aeropostale winter jacket in extra large. I was wondering which size you would recommend?
January 12, 2018
I am 5'3" and weigh around 160 lbs and somewhat busty and the Large works for me. As people have indicated, the coat is a bit more "fitted" in the chest area. Hope this helps. Good luck!
December 4, 2017
Does this coat shed feathers?
November 8, 2016
I am 5'5", about 105 lbs, with (approximately) 32" bust and 25" waist. However, I have pretty broad shoulders and slightly longer arms which have made me size up from an XS to a S in the past. Would a S or an XS in this coat likely fit me better?
February 27, 2016
I'm 5'3", 125lbs. Which size? I usually wear size S/4-6 clothes. From the size chart it looks like I should be a medium, but several of the reviews have much larger women than me loving the medium. Any suggestions?
January 21, 2016
Is the fur on the hood real?
January 21, 2016
No, it is faux.
January 21, 2016
Hey Christina! Thanks for the question. We are in the means of getting this item updated with he Faux Fur info. Let me know if you have any more questions, feel free to reach email@example.com 1.800.409.4502 Ext 4527
January 3, 2016
I've read through many reviews on sizing for this jacket. I tried the Montreal on in the medium and it was a bit snug, but large felt too roomy. Not sure how sizing compares on these two jackets what would you recommend for size, I'm 5'7, 145 lbs.
January 5, 2016
Hey Kimberly, I'm the same size exactly as you and I'd say the medium would be perfect.
December 28, 2015
sizing - I tried on a small in the montreal and it fit a little snug, but still fit. Tthe medium felt too big. based on reviewers here, it appears the montreaux runs smaller. i'm 5'10", 135#. what size do you recommend?
December 29, 2015
Hey Sarah, I've tried both in a Medium and found them pretty similar in fit (minus the Montreaux being significantly longer, obviously)... if you were on the fence with the other jacket, I'd suggest ordering both and returning whichever doesn't fit. I'd be happy to make sure you get a free return label to send back the one you don't want-- feel free to reach out. :)
December 5, 2015
im 5'7 and about 135 lbs, i ordered a medium but the arms are alittle long and hit me mid palm. should i exchange for the small or stick with the medium?
December 1, 2015
What temperatures is this coat good for? Is it sufficient for New Englad winters (for someone who is very cold) or do I need Canada Goose? I am new to the area.
December 11, 2015
I grew up in NH, this is totally warm enough for New England winters. Just be sure to get a size up, cause it's snug and some days you may want to layer.
November 30, 2015
How durable is the outer fabric? Can it with stand snow shoeing in the woods and bramble with two Bernese Mountain Dogs?
December 1, 2015
This jacket wont stand up to tree branches scraping the fabric or going through underbrush. Its more intended for casual wear.
November 27, 2015
my mother has 98 cm chest - should i pick L or XL? cause some people here write that it runs small
November 27, 2015
I have 36DD bust and ordered the medium. I feel it fits true to size.
November 24, 2015
I'm 5'11" and 140 lbs. with broad shoulders and 38-31-38 What size would you recommend?
November 25, 2015
Hi Anne, I wouldn't know for sure but I can tell you that for me, it fit true to size. I am 5'3 and under 100 pounds, the extra small fits me great. It is down to my knees due to my small size but it keeps me WARM! If I want to wear a thick sweatshirt underneath, it can get a little tight in the underarm area. The jacket is so warm, I wouldn't dare layer it but if that is something you think you may do then I'd take into consideration the snug fit under the arms
November 27, 2015
I feel it fits true to size as well.
December 1, 2015
I got a large for sleeve length and it fits fine! I'm also 5'11 and broader shoulders so I know how it feels buying larger sizes- but it doesn't feel too big on.
November 22, 2015
How do I adjust the hood on this coat?
November 25, 2015
The fur zips right off and the hood itself has hidden velcro attachments. In fact, they are so well hidden and constructed that until I saw your question and looked at my coat, I never noticed the hood can be adjusted. I've had this jacket for 2 years!
November 17, 2015
At 5'11," 135 lbs, I ordered a size Large to get the longer sleeves. The coat, however, was way too roomy, and it's going back. Love the coat, otherwise. Any one know what the difference is, sleeve-length-wise, between the Medium and the Large?
November 17, 2015
Marmot says there will be a 1" difference, in the sleeve length. I hope the medium works for you! Hit me up directly, if it doesn't.
November 9, 2015
I am buying this for my boyfriend's mom for Christmas. I'd say she is 5'5" or so. Her bust makes her look larger than she is. I'd call her mid-weight for a typical American 55 year old. My family doesn't have a bust issue so I don't know how to guess size for her. She asked for an XL. I (5'8"/145) have a M in an older style. Do you think that XL will be appropriate for her? It looks like some people say this runs a little small . . . what is exchange policy if I buy now and deal with size after Christmas?? Thank you, friends!
November 9, 2015
(Posting under my husbands acct.) In my opinion this coat only runs a tad small in the upper shoulders for taller bigger shouldered ppl. I'm 5'7" athletic/slender build 130lbs. I could wear a small but sleeves would be too short. Medium fits me best. XL seems like way too much coat for 5'5"?? This is a long length coat...I'd think the shorter thigh length Montreal would be more appealing to ppl on the shorter side.
November 6, 2015
Just got this coat for my mom. How do you adjust the hood? How are the elastic cords secured once you pulled them tighter? Steel gray is a great color. The coat is beautiful and appears to be warm but theres no way of knowing until she wears it in a polar vortex. Ill be sure to write a review once its worn. Til then, just need to solve the mystery hood issue. Thanks Backcountry. Youre the best
November 2, 2015
I am 5'2" and 115 pounds.. what size should I get extra small or small??
November 1, 2015
I am ordering for my wife. She is 5'8" 135-140, fairly long arms. Probably a 34C bust. Overall slim to athletic build. Trying to decide between a Medium or Large. We live in Colorado. Any input would be greatly appreciated.
November 2, 2015
Brandon spoke to some women around the office. The medium should be big enough to not only fit but, allow for a light layer underneath. The large is going to be too big and baggy on her.
November 2, 2015
I see you grabbed the Large already, let me know what you think when you get it, we could definitely be wrong here, fit is pretty specific to the person.
November 2, 2015
Posting from my husbands profile 😉....I'm 5'7" (longer arms)130lbs slender build. I wear a medium in this jacket. The Large is too bulky around the middle. The jacket fits really nice but I would prefer another 1/2 inch in the sleeves and a hair more space in the shoulders... I find that's typical w my build.