User Review: Marmot Alpinist Jacket (1997)
Price Paid: $250 (on sale)
This would be the jacket to have for full-on winter conditions. The shell is very abrasion resistance, the construction impeccable, and the fit is terrific. Water cannot penetrate this jacket. However, this is not a light jacket, and its weight makes it somewhat inconvenient for hikes/climbs where weight and/or volume are considerations. This is also not a summer jacket.
While I haven't had any problems with this yet, I can imagine various ways a zip off hood could be a nuisance...
Overall a great jacket for mountaineering or winter hiking, but probably a bit exessive for day-to-day wear.