- September 17 2011
My Go-To Daily Jacket
I have many free-movement, light-weight jackets from different manufacturers. The Marmot Tempo is my favorite. It is so very comfortable. My previous favorite was an EMS brand I bought many years ago (it's no longer offered). I still wear the EMS for cool-weather yard work but the chest pocket zipper won't stay closed. After purchasing many similarly constructed jackets to replace the EMS, I finally hit on the one for me. What I looked for was freedom-of- movement, a breast-zippered pocket, mild-wet-weather function and a great fit. It looks like the designers of the Tempo were reading my mind - the zippers are beefy and are likely to last more than a few years of daily cool-weather wear. In cold weather I wear the jacket as a second layer. I could not be happier!
- March 5 2011
I'm a huge fan of the stretchy awesome fit and comfort of Marmot Scree pant, so I decided to buy the matching Tempo jacket, and I am not disappointed. The Marmot M3 is not as wind resistant as some soft-shell fabrics, but it makes a great high-activity spring/fall softshell. Obviously, it breathes exceptionally well, but what I love is the awesome performance for the price I paid. Raglan sleeves offer exceptional mobility in addition to an incredibly stretchy fabric. The DWR can shed some light rain. I always treat with Revivex or Grangers after every wash, and my softshells will withstand some pretty harsh rains much better than the factory DWR allows. It's a no frills jacket that fits well (Medium fits perfectly on my 5'8, 155 frame with 40 inch chest), moves well, and is very comfortable. I love it so much that I bought the women's version for my girlfriend on sale. Marmot Scree Pant and Marmot Tempo Jacket -- an awesome combination!
- January 13 2011
Great lightweight jacket
I love this piece. It is my new "go to" jacket. You can stuff it in your pack and then put it on and it looks great. The fabric is stretchy and tuff, great for under a pack. I also love the colors.
- January 12 2011
I bought this jacket for winter/spring running and late spring climbing and am very satisfied with it so far. The fabric is light and very breathable, but durable. I'm 5'11 170 lbs and the jacket fits close without being tight. Overall I'm really happy with it and would definitely recommend it as a lightweight jacket fir high output activities.
- January 3 2011
This was exactly what I was looking for. The fit is perfect! It blocks the wind great and is very light weight.