- December 29 2011
Marmot's drops another winner in Gravity!
I just received this jacket from the rockstars at Altrec on 12/23/2011. On 12/24 I wore it for the first time to the Patriots/Dolphins game in Foxboro, MA. I was working as a photo runner for The Associated Press. This job entails standing next to a photographer and waiting for him to hand me his memory card which I then run, literally, into the press room inside Gillette Stadium. Then back outside for more standing. It was cold. Mid-20's with a light breeze. The Gravity was perfect for the conditions. Beneath it I wore a Marmot lightweight stretch top, then a North Face 1/2 zip mid-weight, then a fleece pullover, then a Marmot Leadville (I believe, it's old) Windstopper lightweight Fleece. While standing I was comfortable. Not living room warm, but comfortable. It did a nice job of blocking out the chill. Pit zips would have been nice as once I started running things warmed up a bit. But the cotton-less layers meant sweating was minimal and wicked away. If I were say a lift operator I probably would have wanted something more substantial as my outer layer. But that is not what this jacket is trying to be. I love the fit of the Gravity. When it's fully zipped, it's snug at the base and top. This helps hold in the warmth. The arms and main body have a taper and fit nicely over a midweight layer. My Pats game layering did make for a rather snug fit. But the Gravity has a way of stretching over whatever you pile beneath it. What level of Michelin Man you achieve is up to you. But I think the Gravity works best with a mid-weight top and maybe a vest. If you're looking for a roomy, boxy jacket that you can wear over a thick hooded sweatshirt and then zip a puppy up in then look elsewhere. I own about 10 Marmot products from Precip pants to shells to fleece jackets. It's all I buy and shop for. I bought the Gravity to replace my older Marmot Adamant jacket (warmest jacket ever) and I couldn't be happier. If Sir Isaac Newton were alive today he'd be wearing a Gravity. And being a man of intelligence, he'd order it from Altrec.
- December 21 2011
This is a very good coat!
This coat is very thick, very suitable for my body, black is also very cool, breaking the effect is good. I like this coat,The next time will tell a friend to buy!
- December 16 2011
I just received my Mens LARGE Gravity jacket and tried it on with various layers under and with a shell over it. I am 5'11" aprox. 190 lbs. Just slightly out of shape around the "love handle" area. The sleeve length was fine and to use without multiple layers is not too big. I then checked out the fit with layers; Used a lightweight skin layer, a light polyester mid-layer under a thin morano wool vest and a full medium fleece under the Marmot Gravity large jacket. Works well, a little snug but not to tight. Have not been out (early december) but i believe it will work well on a cold mornings with high temps on low 20 degree days.
- November 12 2011
Great waterproof/windproof shell
I've already worn this in snow and wind and it did the job. The shell would make a good mid-level base layer on a frigid day or a great outer layer in the Spring.
- August 20 2011
Great jacket would recommend!! Fits great and is very comfortable. Waterproof and Windproof. The pocket on the arm is perfect for you phone or any other electronic device..