Functional, stylish and durable
Verified Buyer Reviewed by HikerBiker from Kalamazoo, MI on Wednesday, June 24, 2015
I hike in a lot of inclement weather in Michigan and the Gravity excels in keeping me warm and dry while active. It is extremely comfortable, especially after you break down its initial scuba-suit stiffness through a few wearings and washings. I'm 5-6, 160 with a 40" chest, and the Gravity (medium) fits me better than most Marmot jackets - torso and sleeve length aren't overly long. My first Gravity jacket (large) is three years old and still looks brand new - not a single blemish or fraying anywhere! I still wear it when I need to add thicker mid-layer.. Some observations on the Gravity: it's a shell so in temperatures below freezing, it doesn't keep you warm unless you're moving or out of the wind - it's windproof but the shell can still transfer the cold through the fleece/felt lining; it repels snow and rain extremely well; shell is durable enough to withstand snagging from regular twigs and brush; it's relatively light; and it is very stylish and flattering. If you have a bit of a beer gut, I wouldn't consider.