Customer Reviews Of:
Marmot Guides Down Hoody Jacket - 700 Fill Power (For Men)

Closeouts. Let the lofty warmth of 700 fill power down in Marmot's Guides Down Hoody jacket serve as your guide through the cold; we promise you won’t regret adding this jacket to your winter wardrobe.

Average Rating based on 15 reviews 4.866666 0 5
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  • Verified Buyer Reviewed by Colorado Hiker from Colorado on Thursday, November 23, 2017
    I own a Montane featherlite down jacket, and was looking for something warmer that I could use as an outer layer at night or early morning in the mountains, and yet light enough that I wouldn't mind carrying it up in my backpack. The Marmot Guides hoody was a nice compromise for the price. I chatted with a Marmot tech rep, trying to decide between the Ama Dablam and the Guides. She told me that the Ama Dablam had 125g of 800 FP down, while the Guides had 195g of 700 FP down. So the Guides was somewhat heavier, but also warmer and more durable. Given that I wanted an outer layer, I went with the Guides.

    The Guides hoody is not warm enough to replace a down parka on 0F days, but I'm comfortable wearing it as an outer layer on 20F days. I haven't had to test the water resistance, but snow, even wet snow, seems to slide off without wetting anything. The hood is down filled and warm, and a big upgrade from the Montane, which didn't have a hood. The hand warmer pockets are fleece lined and really comfortable. I usually wear a size M for most brands, and a size M of this one fit me perfectly.

    One thing to keep in mind is that the chin on this thing is quite high, my zipper ends just below my nose. I like that, because it blocks the wind. But if you are more comfortable with the zipper ending below your chin, then this might be uncomfortable for you.
  • Verified Buyer Reviewed by Connor from Idaho on Thursday, October 19, 2017
    Giving 5 stars because I see no reason to give it less. I ordered this as I needed a warm down jacket for the Idaho winter. When I received the jacket I was immediately impressed with the quality. I loved the adjustable wrists (seriously, so nice) and the zipper felt top notch. Sturdy material, plenty of quality insulation in all the right places. Great hood. This is a WARM jacket. I am 5’11”, 180 lbs. with athletic build and the large fit me okay. I probably should have gone down to a medium though. Unfortunately I ended up returning the jacket only because I needed a lighter-weight jacket. Even in a medium, this jacket would still have been on the puffier side, which is fine! It’s just not what I was looking for. I ended up buying a medium Mountain Hardwear Dynotherm. That being said, if you’re looking for a well built, thick, warm to the max jacket, this is it. The instant that I can justify it, will probably end up buying it again. Kinda miss it already...
  • Verified Buyer Reviewed by Tim from Nevada on Monday, January 23, 2017
    I love the feel of this jacket. With the 700 fill down I'm never cold, one of the features I like the best is the fleece lined pockets, they keep my hands nice and toasty. I love just about everything about this jacket except the color. The lime green color is so bright it hurts my eyes. One thing is for sure, you will never be lost on the slopes when wearing this jacket.
  • Verified Buyer Reviewed by PA-in-PA from Pennsylvania on Friday, December 23, 2016
    Warm, stylish and lightweight, this jacket is perfect for blustery cold weather. The hood makes the jacket superior both to jackets with and without hoods. The hood can be drawn to protect exposed parts of the face from wind. I used it recently in -4 F temperature with 50MPH gusts for a 30 minute walk and the down jacket kept my head, face and upper body completely warm. Now, if only I could find gloves to match
  • Verified Buyer Reviewed by Walkta from Minnesota on Sunday, December 18, 2016
    This is the first down jacket I have purchased in more than 20 years. I have always liked Marmot products (and a majority of my outdoor clothing is Marmot). This is comfortable and warm enough to easily keep me warm in our first below zero weather of the winter. And for the price, it was a steal.
  • Verified Buyer Reviewed by Deniz from Connecticut on Saturday, December 17, 2016
    This is my favorite jacket and the second time I'' buying it after wearing one for two years previously. What I like the most about it is that you can pack it into a small sized stuff sack and throw it in the backpack. The hood is perfectly sized and can be draw stringed to cover your head fully. The skirt also has a draw string allowing the jacket to completely close off.
  • Verified Buyer Reviewed by BigV the Viking from Northern Arizona on Saturday, December 3, 2016
    Just relocated to Sedona, Az where a jacket that would keep out the cold winds was much needed. Did a lot of "on-line" research and took quite a while deciding {comparing/contrasting) on which brand and model would provide me with the warmth I so needed. In the end I chose the Marmot. Now I'll freely admit the price was attractive and the color choice was helpful, but now that this jacket is in my possession, I do believe I will keep it. First of all, I am 6'-4" and weigh 215 pounds with long arms, so a great fit (XL) is difficult to find. But fit it does, Nice and cozy, easy to use interior zippered pocket and exterior pockets that are lined to keep your hands warm should you not have gloves, The hood also provides good protection and fits snuggly. Kept very warm while out on a 20 degree evening outing the other night and even received a nice compliment about the style from the server at a Restaurant we frequent often. Another plus, while reaching out the sleeves do not "ride-up" and have velcro to keep cold air from seeping in. I love this thing and am seriously considering ordering another one in a different color!
  • Reviewed by Ben from Boston on Friday, November 25, 2016
    This was my first down jacket, and it really lived up to the hype. Although you look like a ninja turtle, the fleece inside and down outside keep me warm in Boston throughout the winter. I usually run hot so I only wear a t-shirt underneath unless it's in the single temps. The hood is a great addition, and it's pretty water resistant. I don't think the description mentions it, but the jacket folds up into the interior pocket, which ends up around 8"x5"x4", so a little thicker than some of the nano-down jackets. Overall great product, and I'm a Marmot buyer for life now.
  • Verified Buyer Reviewed by jtttt from NJ on Thursday, April 10, 2014
    This is another awesome Marmot product. A down jacket with an insulated down hood. It fits true to size and you can get one for a song(half price)!
  • Reviewed by telern from Front Range, [...] on Tuesday, February 25, 2014
    I bought this for my belay jacket in ice climbing. As the previous reviews stated, it's warm. It's warm enough to walk the dog in a tee shirt in single temps warm. I bought an XL and it fits over my winter layers just fine. The hood is cut large enough that it fits over my helmet generously. There are 2 cinch cords on the hood that might get in your way, but this is a minor notice. It does not pack down super small as in the size of a Patagucci Nano Puff Hoody jacket, but you're buying a 650 fill down coat. It packs down to a small pillow size. There's the external left and internal right chest pockets which are generous for whatever you desire to fill them with. Two hand pockets that are pretty deep. A minor observation would be the zipper flap is pretty thin. I was expecting a bit more insulation in this area. Overall a 5 star rating if you get it on sale.
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