Marmot Cauldron Hoody
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $149
This jacket is very warm! Did not know if I would like the hood but now I can't live without it! I am 6' 3" 180lbs and like the slim fit of the medium. The velcro cuff adjustment is great.
- Good fit
The Cauldron fits me good, and is very adjustable from the hood to cuffs to bottom, good length, covers my butt and I am 6' 3".
It does have some water repellency, but you do need a hard shell to cover it in the rain of course and I use a REI Shuksan as a shell and it covers perfectly! I like the synthetics in case you do get it wet it will retain body heat verses down fill.
I get cold very easily and needed something to do the job and I just took a chance on this jacket after much research. I am glad I did. The jacket will compress down to the size of a large grapefruit, maybe not as small as a down sweater type jacket though.
The hood is a nice bonus — didn't think I would like it but it sure comes in handy. All in all it is very versatile and very warm. For the money you can't beat it.
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Lightweight but warm and wind-resistant, the Marmot Cauldron Hoodie is a versatile synthetic jacket that will serve you well even as cool-weather hiking turns to snowy backcountry fun. Durable Thermal R is a mid-loft synthetic insulation that has excellent warmth for its weight, a resilient loft, and continues to insulate even when damp. Tightly woven ripstop nylon shell with a Durable Water Repellent finish sheds light precipitation and is highly wind resistant yet breathable. Wear the Cauldron on its own or layer it under a shell for warmth in all but the coldest conditions. Trim hood is finished with elastic binding; soft wicking microfleece lines the collar. Zip handwarmer pockets; chest pocket; interior storage pockets. Elastic-bound cuffs; drawcord hem. Stuff the Marmot Cauldron hoodie into its interior mesh storage pocket for easy stowing in a pack or luggage.
- REI refers to the men's version
Like a feat of magic, recycled plastic becomes the technical, insulated Cauldron Hoody from Marmot. Don't blame a trio of witches for the soft, warm Thermal R Eco insulation wrapped in tough UpCycle shell with Angel-Wing Movement construction for full mobility, it just makes good environmentally-sound sense.
- Mountain Gear refers to the men's version
Who ever imagined that you could turn a pop bottle into a jacket that was not only super warm, but good for the Earth was genius. Such a winter jacket, the Marmot Men's Cauldron Hoody takes recycled plastic and crafts it into a technical, insulated design that's nothing less than magic. This nylon ripstop jacket provides an incredible weather fit with an attached hood and peripheral cord adjustments, adjustable Velcro(R) cuff, DriClime(R) lined chin guard, and elastic draw cord hem. Its Angel-Wing Movement(TM) design provides optimal mobility, while zippered handwarmer pockets and interior zip pocket give convenient places for stashing essentials. Insulated with toasty Thermal R Eco insulation, the soft, toasty Men's Cauldron Hoody just makes good environmentally-sound sense.
- Altrec Outdoors refers to the men's version
A tough-as-nails, the men's Marmot Cauldron Hoody is an insulated jacket that's designed with the rigors of the winter outdoors enthusiast in mind. Part of Marmot's UpCycle program, that includes a wide range of products made using recycled materials.
- RockCreek refers to the men's version