Good simple and super warm down jacket.

Verified Buyer Reviewed by Drstovetop from Washington on Wednesday, April 13, 2016
I bought this jacket with the intention of either supplementing or replacing my Marmot Zeus jacket. I love the Zeus but have found it to be either too warm or not warm enough. I figured, for the times that it wasn't warm enough this would be it. Sadly, it just didn't work out as I thought it would.

First, to be clear, it is a good jacket. Super warm and very compressible (compressed down smaller than the Zeus. It fit a bit baggier than my Zeus of the same size (large) but that is the best part about this jacket (the Zeus fit kind of small and was short on the sleeves). When I put the jacket on to test the fit I had to take it off before I could decide on the fit because I started sweating.

Sadly, despite my love and near exclusive use of Marmot products, I decided to return it. I think this jacket would work just fine for what I had purchased it for but it was just a bland coat. The colors were bland, the style was bland, it was just uninspiring. I realize that depending on the intended use of the coat the style may not matter. And if that is the case, then, for the price, this is a killer deal. I opted to go with a more expensive coat with a little more refinement and style. In the end I probably paid more for a coat that, in the field, will not do anything more, but I am not a professional athlete and Marmot does not provide me with more gear than I know what to do with so, as a paying consumer I choose to have something that works while climbing a mountain and looks good at work.

Ultimately, this is a good coat, just not as much style as I would like.
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