Excellent fit and function

Reviewed by Johnny RC from Billings, Mt on Thursday, February 18, 2016
I have tried several puffy jackets, And this filled the most roles on top of the best fit. TNF, Armada, Columbia, tried several and either returned them or eBayed them. Some were too breathable, others had strange fits with long arms and inseams, or were fit like 1 or 2 sizes larger that the actual size. I'm Keeping this one. Fit is somewhere between a true Athletic, and Relaxed, and fits like other actual Marmot jackets I own. This fits well enough to keep heat in, and could be used Under a shell, yet I didn't feel restricted. Plus, I could still fit a trim fleece underneath it no problem. I found this piece pretty Windproof and snow resistant, though would not trust it in heavy rain. This jacket fills a niche where I want more insulation than my softshell, still fits a wide temp range ( I was comfortable in windy 25-45F conditions all during one weekend) and could still be packed down as a backup insulation piece to a shell if I wanted. 2 things that could be improved, the Hood fits sloppy, though I bought the blue one with hood cinches, it's still big enough for a Helmet, (Why? Who is wearing a jacket like this over a helmet, get a belay jacket), and a pocket for packing into itself. I can at least buy a stuff sack for it, though I'll most likely roll it into it's own hood. I have been a Marmot gear fan for years, and this continues that trend.
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