Marmot Ama Dablam Jacket

3 reviews
5-star:   2
4-star:   1
3-star:   0
2-star:   0
1-star:   0


Main Material 100% Polyester DWR Ripstop 1.2 oz/yd
Lining Material 100% Polyester Embossed WR 1.3 oz/yd
Insulation Material 800 Fill Goose Down



I've had the Marmot Ama Dablam jacket for 3 years.

Rating: rated 5 of 5 stars
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $199


I've had the Marmot Ama Dablam jacket for 3 years. It is a down jacket that is not as super lightweight like the Mountain Hardwear Nitro or North Face Thunder and not as heavyweight (relative to down jacket) as the North Face Nuptse or Mountain Hardwear Sub Zero. It is right in the middle.


  • 800 fill power down
  • Hood is amazing
  • Lightweight

Fit and Form:

I am 5'6" tall, 145 lbs, athletic build. The size small is just about right. The jacket has enough room for a base layer and a trim thicker fleece like a Mountain Hardwear Monkey Man Jacket. If you did chose to do that, you may overheat. The jacket is in the middle of trim down jacket and the michelin man look.

The feel of the jacket is soft to the touch.

Function and Intended Use:

The Ama Dablam is an 800 fill down jacket that keeps me warm and comfortable anywhere in the 0-30 degree fahrenheit range. During high wind locations, I find the jacket to be relatively windproof. The hood of the jacket really helps keeping warmth in. The hood has 3 adjustable toggles to get the best fit, with or without a helmet.

It is as compressible as what you would expect from a down jacket and packs down pretty small in the interior pocket of the jacket.


The exterior shell is very light and thin. Marmot uses this material to keep the weight down while keeping the compressibility optimal. That said, I've gotten a small hole on the left arm because I've got it caught on something while walking through some sharp.  Not the jacket's fault.


I love this jacket.  

Only call out is that if, the environment you will be using this jacket is on the sharper side, pick a down jacket with a thicker denier as a skin.


It is a nice packable jacket with good pockets and…

Rating: rated 4 of 5 stars
Price Paid: $87

It is a nice packable jacket with good pockets and packs pretty small with right compression pack. It is not as warm as I thought, maybe a fall/spring jacket in Wyoming. The zipper seems to get stuck now and then but that seems to be a problem with just about everything from time to time.

It is worth what I paid, but would recommend more fill power (800 vs 650) for very much more money. The sizing is a lot better than my Mtn Hrwr Phantom but the Phantom is a lot warmer. Not a bad jacket if you can get it cheap.


Went looking for a compactible, light down coat that…

Rating: rated 5 of 5 stars

Went looking for a compactible, light down coat that would keep a (typically!) cold blooded woman warm in a Montana winter--this coat is it! Fits nicely under a shell, the hood is great and packs up small for backcountry trips. Not super puffy, but as warm as any of the "big" down coats. Bought on sale but would have felt it was worth it even at full price.

Manufacturer's Description

Visit Marmot's Men's Ama Dablam Jacket page.

Retailers' Descriptions

Here's what other sites are saying:

From frigid base camps to cold snaps in town, the men's Marmot Ama Dablam jacket offers the lightweight, reliable warmth that only top-notch 800-fill goose down can deliver.

- REI refers to the men's version

Light and fast is the name of the game in the Marmot Ama Dablam Jacket. A durable face fabric and 800-fill goose down combine to create a jacket worthy of your most extreme adventures Ultra Light Down Proof Fabric Attached Adjustable Down-filled Hood Napoleon Chest Pocket Inside Zip Stuff Sack Pocket Elastic Draw Cord Hem Zippered Handwarmer Pockets

- OMCgear refers to the men's version

Marmot Ama Dablam Jacket for MenThe Marmot Ama Dablam Jacket for Men lets you stay warm and comfortable while you are up on the mountains. Constructed using 800 Fill Power Goose Down, it removes the sting of the cold and provides excellent warmth. This product allows you Angel-Wing Movement so that you can have a full range of motion in your arms without the jacket riding up and letting in the cold. Cuffs have been designed in with a combination of Velcro and Elastic that can be adjusted to your fit for your comfort. With the vertical front chest pocket (Napoleon chest pocket) you can stash small important items that you need easy access to. The Marmot Ama Dablam Jacket for Men keeps you warm without weighing you down.

- SunnySports refers to the men's version

When you reach basecamp or when you're waiting in line to get into a concert, whip out the Marmot Men's Ama Dablam Down Jacket. The high-lofting, 800-fill goose down will keep you warm and toasty when you throw it on. The ultra-fine down is highly compressible, too, so when you're not using it, you can pack it into its own interior pocket for easy stowing. The down-proof polyester ripstop face fabric will work for mild conditions or you can use it as a toasty layer under a shell for more extreme conditions; a DWR coating means that the Ana Dablam can handle occasional damp weather. The elastic draw cord hem will help in that serious weather for quick and easy adjustments. At basecamp, you can flip up the attached, adjustable down-filled hood for a little warmth as you cook. Then, store a number of cooking items in the many pockets, like the vertical front chest pocket or the zippered handwarmer pockets. And if you are getting serious in the camp kitchen, Marmot's Angel-Wing Movement allows for a full range of motion so the jacket doesn't ride up. When you serve up your tasty morsels, you can push down your sleeves and synch the hook and loop elastic cuffs down for added protection. When you get home from the woods, keep using the jacket in the city, because it has a fresh about-town look to it.

- refers to the men's version