- February 5 2012
just as described
This jacket performs just as advertised by Marmot. It is a minimalist down jacket. It fits me perfectly. I am an athletic build and am able to put an layer of fleece on under this without difficulty. The angle wing construction is excellent and allows unrestricted upper extremity mobility. In addition to this it has hood adjustments that allow perfect fit with or without a helmet. This has become my favorite on the trail or just wearing around town.
- February 3 2012
Great jacket! Light weight and warm.
I bought this jacket after getting the same model for my 6 yo. daughter. Her's seemed very well made and warm (according to her) and after admiring it for a couple of weeks I pulled the trigger on one for myself. For reference, I am 5' 10" and weigh 165-168 lbs. and purchased a medium. The fit was just what I wanted in that it fit close to the body but still had enough room for layering (base layer, fleece etc.). Layering with bulky wool sweaters and the like would be pushing the limits of a medium for me but that wasn't my intention. My first impression was how light the jacket was. A big plus as I had intended to take it backpacking. I believe the specs. stated it weighed in at a bit over a pound but in the hand it felt like half of that but still seems to be very warm. I say seems because there's been a bit of a winter warm spell on the East coast of late and haven't been able to test it in very frigid weather. However, at 32F with some wind with just a t-shirt under it to walk the dogs I was completely comfortable. The hood is large enough to accommodate a helmet as it was intended to but still adjusts down to a snug fit around the head without one and does a good job at keeping the wind out. Chest pocket is nice and extends to just under the armpit which is nice to keep contents from beneath shoulder straps if wearing a pack. The lined hand-warmer pockets are nice and the large interior pocket seconds as a stuff sack. The jacket stuffs into this interior pocket without much effort and doubles as a nice backpacking pillow as a bonus. I wouldn't want to wear it without a shell if it were raining but it makes no claims of being waterproof. Very light rain or snow shouldn't be an issue as it does seem to have some water repellent properties. The external fabric is very soft and feels very silk like. Might not win a fight with a thorn bush but seems durable enough. A heavier fabric would add significant weight so there's always a trade off. Overall I am extremely pleased with the jacket as well as the service from Altrec who got it to me very quickly and at a good price. Now my wife wants one too.
- January 24 2012
EVERYTHING A WINTER JACKET SHOULD BE
I searched long and hard and have finally found the cold weather jacket of my dreams. It's tapered, so it fit the athletic frame great. I'm 6'4", 210 and the large fits perfectly. Wore it with just a t shirt and hat in 20 degree weather for hours on end. No problem. They are glossier in person than the pictures show.
- May 25 2011
awesome lightweight down jacket
This jacket is awesome. It's very soft, extremely light and compressible. When not in use I can easily stuff it inside its own inner side pocket and just hang it on my backpack where it'll be readily available when I take a break and need to keep my body warm. I am an Asian male, 5'8" 143lb. I purchased a size S and it fits me perfectly. Oh and I just love the Angel Wing movement. I can move my arms in any direction and it doesn't lift the jacket from my torso at all. Awesome.
- February 5 2011
Since I got it, I didn't fear any cold weather in this winter, it 's so light in weight and could provide me so much warm. I feel very comfy with it and it touch so soft. Moreover, It has a high quality, I am satisfied with this down jacket.