Marmot Baffin Jacket
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $79 US
- Very lightweight
- Eco R synthetic insulation similar to Primaloft
- Highly compressible
- Shiny finish
If you want a lightweight, warm, good looking, functional, and highly compressible jacket, get the Marmot Baffin. This jacket compresses as small as my Patagonia Down Sweater.
The material, which is a 15 denier ripstop nylon, is a bit on the shiny side, but, if you can overlook that, this jacket will deliver. The outer is treated with a DWR so it sheds mist and snow. It's great if you encounter wet conditions because of its synthetic nature. It is not waterproof, but, it is not designed to be a raincoat.
It's insulated with Marmot's Thermal R Eco Insulation, which is probably similar to Primaloft. It packs away into the chest pocket and it can be used as a pillow once it is packed. It packs down to slightly larger than a softball and weighs 13.4 oz.
I'm very happy with the purchase of this jacket and plan to get many years of use from it.
Keep in mind, do not get too close to the campfire with this one. A stray ember will burn through the outer shell. It can be repaired with McNett Tenacious Tape, however.
I will primarily use this jacket for dayhikes and backpacking. Makes a great travel jacket as well because it doesn't take up much space in your luggage.
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Here's what other sites are saying:
The Marmot Baffin Jacket is an ultralight synthetically insulated jacket. When you need maximum warmth without having to worry about weight, this is the jacket for you! Ultra light 15 denier fabric Thermal R Eco Insulation Napoleon zippered chest pocket Zippered hand pockets Elastic cuffs Reflective logos Elastic draw cord hem Angel-Wing Movement
Bring the warmth and leave the weight behind when you pack the Marmot Men's Baffin Insulated Jacket. Designed for lightweight missions in wet, alpine terrain, the Baffin's PrimaLoft Sport insulation, which provides warmth even when wet, makes it an ideal choice for belaying at the crags or as a mid-layer on alpine routes or backcountry ski tours.
Marmot Baffin Jacket - Closeout - When you need a lot of warmth but not a lot of weight, this jacket features Marmots highly effective and durable Primaloft insulation sewn into ultra light 15 Denier fabric to create an extremely warm and comfortable mid or outer layer for winter adventures. The Baffin Jacket also boasts hassle-free elastic cuffs, a Napoleon zippered chest pocket, and reflective logos. Ultra Light 15 Denier Fabric, Primaloft Insulation - Patented Synthetic Down, Produces the Closest Synthetic to Down in Terms of Structure, Warmth and Feel. The Only Insulation That Treats Each Fiber with a Permanent Water-Repellant Finish. Twice as Warm for its Thickness Than Other Insulation, Napoleon Zippered Chest Pocket, Zippered Hand Pockets - For Convenience, Elastic Cuffs - For Comfort, Reflective Logos, Elastic Draw Cord Hem - For Adjustability in Serious Weather, Angel-Wing Movement - Allows Full Range of Motion in Arms so Jacket Doesn't Ride Up.
- Massey's Outfitters
CLOSEOUTS . Marmotand#39;s Baffin jacket insulates you from cold air, even if your next destination isnand#39;t an island in northern Canada. The ripstop nylon shell has Thermal R Eco insulation that offers lightweight warmth that takes up minimal space in a pack. Available Colors: DARK GRANITE, COBALT BLUE, GREEN LIME, TEAM RED. Sizes: S, M, L, XL.
- Sierra Trading Post