Marmot Men's Baffin 1/2 Zip Pullover
For those of you who never let a little cold weather get in the way of your good time: the Men's Baffin 1/2 Zip Pullover from Marmot Mountain Works is solid winter battle gear with plenty of big-city savvy. HDurably water-resistant, high cire fabric reigns in the warmth of the potent 650-fill goose down insulation. Micro fleece linings, handy pockets, and showbiz zippers complete the package.
- Material: - 100% Nylon Ripstop DWR 0.8 oz/yd
- Lining: 100% Polyester Embossed WR 1.8 oz/yd
- Insulation: Thermal R Eco
- Ultra Light 15 Denier Fabric
- Zip Chest Pocket
- Stretch Side Panels
- Elastic Cuffs
- Reflective Logos
- Elastic Draw Cord Hem
- Packs into Pocket
- Angel-Wing Movement
- Center Back: 28" center back length for size medium
- Weight: 0 lbs 10.9 oz, 309 g
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- January 16 2012
Good but not quite Great
I own two Baffin 1/2 zips, so obviously I like them. However, there are a few shortcomings that prevent this from being a great piece of gear. First, the good. It's warm to very warm depending on what you're accustomed to, has a great athletic fit, great colors and scheme, has decent weather-proofing, is packable and is versatile. The problem is it's not enough of a few of these to make it a great piece. For example, it's warm but it's not warm enough to be a stand alone jacket. It needs better wind-proof fabric to be a stand alone, without any real rain resistance. On the other hand, it's not slim enough to easily layer or pack down for maximum space saving. It seems like Marmot couldn't decide whether it should be a stand alone or a layering piece, and made it somewhere in between. There are also some QC issues as I've noticed fraying seams on a jacket I haven't worn. And the stretch material for side-venting allows in far too much air plus it feels flimsy. I also think the material should be a little stronger and more durable. It doesn't seem like it could hold up to serious backcountry adventures. Marmot has the materials to do these things but I think this 1/2 zip was put together somewhat hastily. I expect Marmot will address these issues next season.