Marmot Evolution Half Zip
Price Paid: $65
Windproof, waterproof, and wicking; indeed! The only drawback from the model I have is the asymmetrical neck zipper which either is all the way up or just feels funny. Otherwise, the light shirt resists all wind and has a great collar height and elastic cuffs.
I have used this a lot recently while I canoe here in interior Alaska. It has taken the place of jackets, even, in light rain and heavy wind. There has not been ANY water to get through this thing. I know that absolute won't last forever but I thought it was pretty amazing when I had it out this summer. I plan on using it as a second layer in the winter time, alternating with the MH Transition zip, a heavier-duty alternative.
Fabric: Gore N2S
Price Paid: $70
It took a few years for me to figure out the best use of this "next to skin" shirt. Now I won't hike without it if the conditions are at all challenging. That is wind, rain, temperatures between 30 and 60F. I wear it over a long-sleeve polyester base layer.
I wore it 14 days in Nepal, every day in Kamchatka, where it shrugged off the thorns of the wild roses. It offers a great deal of wind resistance for a very few ounces.
Now my problem is trying to find a second one in case the first ever wears out.
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The Marmot Evolution Long Sleeve Half Zip is made with Gore WindStopper N2S. N2S stands for Next 2 Skin, so you can guess where this piece should be worn yep, as a base layer next to your skin. The Evolution wicks moisture with astonishing efficiency, pushing sweaty vapor away from your body and out the fabric face. You don't have to wear the Evolution directly against your skin, but its moisture wicking properties operate best if you do. That's because the greater the temperature/humidity differential between the interior of the shirt and the air outside, the quicker the moisture moves out of the shirt. Unlike other baselayers that can eventually become saturated the more you exert yourself, the Evolution actually works harder as you do. How's that for high tech Gore WindStopper N2S blocks 100% of the wind and resists precipitation while retaining a level of breathability far beyond that of WindStopper Classic. These features make it great as a light shell while trail running, biking, or hiking in brisk and breezy conditions. Yeah, and it looks pretty damn good, too.
- Backcountry.com refers to the men's version
The Marmot Evolution Half-Zip is a completely windproof and water resistent base layer top, perfect for high aerobic activities. Exceptionally clean design and a slightly contoured fit make the Half Zip light and focused on keeping you dry and comfortable while going places fast in chilly, damp weather. Perfect for biking, running, power hiking and rock climbing.
- RockCreek refers to the men's version
Description of Marmot Evolution 1/2 ZipAn exceptionally clean design and a slightly contoured fit make the Marmot Evolution Half Zip light and focused on keeping you dry and comfortable in damp weather. The Marmot Evolution 1/2 Zip is perfect for biking, running, power hiking and rock climbing. Wind resistant, water repellent, and breathable Windstopper® N2S completely repels the wind and water, excellent breathability for high aerobic use. The Marmot Evolution 1/2 Zip is proof of Marmot evolving in the outdoors, one season at a time.Features: Breathable, stretch panels Flatlock seams for minimized bulk Tech Fit A minimalist, body conforming cut for aerobic, athletic fit. Windstopper® N2S Front zipper opening for ventilation and comfort
- US Outdoor Store refers to the men's version
Free Shipping. Marmot Men's Evolution Half Zip (Spring 2007) The Evolution Half Zip by Marmot is lightweight, has highly breathable wind protection, and is perfect as a midlayer or baselayer, for diverse conditions. Features: Wind resistant, water repellant, and breathable Windstopper N2S Breathable, stretch panels Front zipper opening Flatlock seams Tech Fit
- Moosejaw refers to the men's version