Elise Bennettwrote a review of Marmot Guides Down Hooded Jacket - Men's on October 24, 2018
Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Fit: True to size
I just moved to the mountains of Colorado from Louisiana so I recently found myself in need of a good basic jacket. I found this one at a great price point after searching in vain for a jacket in the ladies dept (I'm a chunky gal, not a common thing in these parts, and I don't like frou frou colors). This jacket is very warm, so far (I'm a sissy when it gets remotely chilly) and it's roomy enough at an XL to wear a sweater underneath. The fleece lined hand pockets are great, in addition to the extra pockets on the front and inside. The ripstop is hardly noticible on the exterior. It's super soft and very breathable. I like how it has a water resistant treatment and extra synthetic fill on exposed areas so it should hold up once the weather gets colder. I'm very happy with the purchase especially at less than 200 bucks. It seems very well made. The stitching is tight and even, no down poking through. I don't plan on doing a lot of mountain stuff because I work and go to school full time. I don't doubt that it'll hold up for more than a couple of seasons. I ordered this along with some Sorel boots when the snow started, and chose next day air. Backcountry does not play when it comes to shipping! It was at my house the next day! We'll see how she holds up when it gets really cold. I'll update if any issues arise.