- January 12 2012
I searched the internet & Altrec for a solid month attempting to find a winter jacket with the features of this jacket within my price points. There are many great garments out there, but none match the Marmot Yukon for its price and quality features. Specifically, I wanted down insulation, water proof exterior, detachable hood, accessible pockets, waist and bottom draw cords, adjustable velcro cuffs, double front zipper, mid thigh length. The Yukon is warm and light weight. In mid 30's temp with a light mist & 15+mph winds, I was warm with a T shirt undergarment. Granted, it is somewhat bulky and not "form fitting"; getting in and out of a vehicle is not a problem. The design of the arm / shoulders permit good flexibility for a variety of activities. If you want a quality, multi-featured winter jacket, get the Marmot Yukon!
- November 30 2011
Men's Yukon Classic Parka
I grew up in the Copper River Basin, Alaska, where winters can bring -45 degree or colder, but a very dry cold. I have lived in Michigan since 1991. In the winter, temperatures are not even close to being that cold, but, like today, it is a very damp cold. We call it the "lake effect," as the wind comes from the West, picking up much moisture from Lake Michigan. Also, the weather changes very rapidly. yesterday morning it was raining; by afternoon, sleet; by evening, snow. It is +27 outside, but the dampness and wind makes it feel much colder. This jacket is awesome - an excellent investment. it is definitely rain and wind proof and very warm! I ride the city buses and walk outside alot. Even standing while waiting for a bus, I stay warm in the wind and rain. The hood is warm and your face and neck are well protected. I look foreward to wearing it when I visit my family in Alaska in the winter months! However, you need to know that it fits VERY large. I had to return my L and exchange it for a M. So my advice - order a size below what you would usually buy in a jacket.
- February 4 2011
Love Marmot & Altrec
I am a big fan of all Marmot products and this jacket lives up to Marmot's great quality. Wind proof, water proof and very warm, great jacket for Chicago's nasty winters. Runs a little large, room for sweaters or sport coat. Purchased this jacket for my husband for a last minute Christmas gift. Altrec delivered within two days as promised. Thanks Altrec, he loves it.
- January 3 2011
Fantastic jacket at a great price
This was exactly what I have been looking for. I live in the wilderness region of the Adirondacks, off the grid, deep in the woods, where temps routinely go as low as minus 30 degrees. This Marmot is comfortable, warm, intelligently designed and wind and waterproof as well. I normally would go with a large, but after reading other comments about sizing, I went with the Medium and it fits perfectly.
- December 28 2010
What I was waiting for.
Initially i bought a North Face Summit Plasma Jacket. But it just wasn't warm enough. Got the jacket two days later (shipping with Altrec.com is very fast) just before heading to Tennessee on the 23 of Dec, a good thing, as the temps there were well below freezing. This Jacket is as warm as you will need....with layering beneath it it's toasty to hot. Extremely wind resistant, though i have yet to try it in rain conditions. It runs large, though very comfortable...both the hem and waistline are adjustable, and it covers below the waist thoroughly. The only thing that would make it better would be extra protection on the elbows, and scuff protection on the shoulders and chest area. Overall the material is very durable...It is a bit puffy, as it's a parka, yet doesn't get in the way. This is one of the best jackets you can afford yourself for extreme conditions, not withstanding the north or south poles. Couldn't be more pleased.