Marmot Ama Dablam Jacket
100% Polyester DWR Ripstop 1.2 oz/yd
100% Polyester Embossed WR 1.3 oz/yd
800 Fill Goose Down
I've had the Marmot Ama Dablam jacket for 3 years.
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
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…
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…
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.
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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
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.
- Backcountry.com refers to the men's version
Free Shipping. Marmot Men's Ama Dablam Jacket FEATURES of Marmot Men's Ama Dablam Jacket Ultra Light Down Proof Fabric 800 Fill Power Goose Down - The Best Down Available for Maximum Warmth, Guaranteed Minimum Fill Attached Adjustable Down-filled Hood Napoleon Chest Pocket - Vertical Front Chest Pocket Stores Small Items for Quick Access Inside Zip Stuff Sack Pocket - Allows You to Stuff the Whole Thing in its Own Pocket Elastic Draw Cord Hem - For Adjustability in Serious Weather Zippered Handwarmer Pockets - Soft Fabric to Warm Hands Adjustable Velcro(R)/Elastic Cuffs - Combination of Velcro and Elastic for Comfort and Adjustability Angel-Wing Movement(TM) - Allows Full Range of Motion in Arms so Jacket Doesn't Ride Up The SPECS Center Back Length: 28.5in / 72.4cm Overall Weight: 1 lbs 3.1 oz / 541.5 g 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
- Moosejaw refers to the men's version