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Scott S.

Scott S.wrote a review of on October 30, 2019

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

The best alpine backcountry gloves you can buy. Full goretex throughout: the leather on the fingers is over a complete seam sealed goretex layer, unlike anything else on the market. Many competitors have one layer leather on the fingers with fabric on the back, which is cheaper construction and not waterproof or breathable. Stitching is excellent, no extra material, and best of all it’s a shell design with removable liner. You can vary the liner based on conditions and swap out instantly if you get sweaty, or put in a warmer liner if you stop moving. Plenty warm for me, and I use them down to -20 C Heli and backcountry skiing. Weatherproof, versatile, top quality.

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Scott S.

Scott S.wrote a review of on September 11, 2018

3 5

Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
Fit: True to size
Height: 6' 0"
Weight: 188 lbs
Size Purchased: L

I have the old Marmot ROM jacket, which is Goretex Windstopper (3 layer windproof) on the front, back, hood, and arms, with a breathable strip of Marmot single layer soft-shell on the sides under the arms for ventilation. I wore it a lot mountaineering and backcountry skiing, a great piece. But with the zipper going out, I tried the new version. Strangely, the Goretex Windstopper is now only on the hood, upper half of the front, upper third of the back, upper half of the arms. Thats why the garment is two tone. The breathable fabric now surrounds the mid-body and lower arms, which defeats the purpose of the garment in any kind of wind situation. Marmot should go back to the old design. The chest pocket on the new version is bigger and an improvement though.

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Scott S.

Scott S.wrote a review of on February 18, 2017

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: True to size
Height: 6'
Weight: 188 lbs
Size Purchased: XL

I have become a convert to these wool shirts, and like the Smartwool 150. Now have two. Broad comfort range, do not collect odor like synthetics, comfortable. Also don't dump micro pellets into the water when washed, unlike some synthetics. Lots of other good brands out there, otherwise try to buy US grown and made (smartwool is not) for ski socks, underwear.

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Scott S.wrote a review of on November 16, 2009

5 5

I own an earlier version Alpinist Jacket which now has hundreds of days on it, mostly mountaineering, winter backcountry, and heli skiing. The construction is absolutely reliable. The long length, hood, sleeves are excellent. Pockets, powder skirt excellent. Marmot still keeps a slight flap over the front zipper, a smart design for redundancy even in this day of waterproof zippers. Having once damaged a zipper on a lesser quality jacket on a climb, I refuse to go on serious remote trips with the modern arcteryx style single zipper with no flap. The zip out powder skirt on the new version is a nice feature, as the skirt adds warmth in high winds not to mention keeping snow out, absolute necessity if you are stuck out somewhere or in an emergency bivouac situation. The gore-tex should be washed regularly, and the finish periodically re-newed with the repellency treatment sold by gore. With that, my jacket has worked wonderfully even though the original fire engine red fabric has faded to a pastel.

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