Made for active winters.
This lightweight synthetic softshell by Marmot is made for hiking the dog on snowy trails and building snow forts in the yard for the kiddos. The Novus Hoodie is made with an active synthetic insulation and AirExchange lining to support breathability and ventilation when you work up your heart rate. It's stretchy soft shell construction provides ample flexibility for paying in the snow with the dogs or the kids, while the elastic hood and hem protect your ears and back from cold drafts. For easy traveling and storing in a backpack, stuff the jacket in it's internal pocket for the days when you don't trust the forecast.
- Lightweight, insulated softshell for winter activity
- Synthetic insulation ideal for activity in snowy conditions
- Breathable lining supports ventilation to help prevent over heating
- Stretch shell fabric supports flexible mobility
- Elastic hood and hem helps block out cold air
- Item #MAR01EJ
- Q & A
Very specific uses due to design flaw
- Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
- Fit: True to size
- Size Bought: M
- Height: 5'11"
- Weight: 160lbs
I bought this as a lightweight but warm outer layer when a hard shell isn't needed. It's warmer than one might expect. I found the fit to be perfect - ample sleeve and torso length, not too loose/tight. A modern and athletic fit as advertised. If you have a large belly this isn't for you. Stretch is sufficient and it looks great on. However, the sleeves are lined with a soft material which causes shirt sleeves to migrate up when you put on the jacket. I know this materials is used to wick away moisture but I found it very annoying. The material makes a great interior liner, just not in the sleeves. This jacket would be great over tight under-layers or short-sleeve shirts when you anticipate a sweaty hike on a cold day without precip. Not a great mid-layer due to zipper and hood. Hard to justify keeping it for such a specific use, so I returned it.
A do-it-all midweight insulator
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
- Fit: True to size
- Size Bought: Small
- Height: 5'7"
- Weight: 130lbs
Even though it says 40g of insulation, the Novus keeps me warmer than any 40g jacket I've had. It feels closer to 60-80. The Novus is sleek and simply designed, and is usually the first jacket I pull out of my closet. It's very comfortable to wear, and has a flattering athletic cut that's not too boxy while still gives plenty of room to layer a fleece or other mid-layer underneath. Save some bones while not looking like everyone else wearing the dead bird in the office and slopes and give the Novus a shot. You'll love it!