Marmot Genesis Jacket
Price Paid: Sample provided for review
The Genesis is a pretty minimal design. I usually like to see a removable hood, a bunch of interior and exterior pockets, pit zips and a powder skirt (although that’s not necessarily a deal breaker) in a ski jacket.
The Genesis has some of these features. You get the standard handwarmer pockets, an ample hood (it doesn’t detach but can be rolled and secured with a hook and loop tab) and dual-direction pit zips. The interior pockets are interesting. There’s a small one that zips closed for valuables and another – not quite a pocket really, but a special holder for your MP3 player – which, although kind of neat, doesn’t look large enough for an iPhone or iPod Touch.
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Price Paid: 180
Overall it is a pretty good softshell, looks great fairly waterproof lots of features. My problem with Marmot is they do not know how to do velcro. I had a Kingpin softshell and had the same problem with flimsy velcro on the cuffs and hood adjustment although seems like it will be pretty warm and has room for a 100wt. fleece under it.
Fit is good. I am 5,8 170 and med fits good. I had an Outdoor Research Mithril and this is much better. Other then the velcro I would buy it again, but not for 399 cad. I think the most I would pay is 250 or so but I hate to pay retail for anything.
Fabric: Marmot softshell
Price Paid: $80
This was my first softshell jacket ever. As a long time skier I had always had the usual Gore-Tex shell. This jacket is fantastic. Stretch softshell is great for mobility, large hood fits over a ski helmet and hood has a visor as well, no stitching (seem welded) and all waterproof zippers ensure nothing will get through, all adjustments are easily done with one gloved hand - cuffs, waist drawcord, hood drawcord, zippers, the coat is lined with a dense soft fleece that feels great against skin. I recommend this coat to any winter sports enthusiast. Marmot continues to make the best outwear on the market.
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Description of Marmot Genesis JacketTo achieve softshell comfort and flexibility that approaches hard shell protection from the elements, Marmot introduced Techtonic Welded Construction. Bonding rather than stitching the 4 way stretch fabric effectively eliminates seams from this expert-level shell. Its highly weather resistant, extremely breathable, and moves with you easily.FeaturesMarmot M1 Softshell - Water-Resistant, Breathable, Windproof, Durable, Warm, StretchTechtonic Welded ConstructionWindproof, Waterproof, and Breathable 4 way Stretch FabricPitZips with Water Resistant Zippers - PitZips with WR ZippersAdjustable Velcro Cuff - Adjustable Velcro CuffElastic Draw Cord Hem - For Adjustability in Serious WeatherLaser Drilled Pack Pockets with Water Resistant Zippers - Laser Drilled Pack Pockets with Water Resistant ZippersInside Zip Pocket - Secure Pocket to Store Small ItemsInternal E-PocketAngel-Wing Movement - Allows Full Range of Motion in Arms so Jacket Doesnt Ride Up27 34 Center Back Length for Size Medium
- US Outdoor Store refers to the men's version
The Marmot Men's Genesis Jacket is a completely waterproof softshell that can take on weather that sends other softshells to the bottom of your pack. This ability comes from Techtonic Bonded seams which create a waterproof seal where other softshells are defenseless. Pull on the ERG hood and you're ready for the worst weather. Not only is the Genesis completely waterproof, it also has the incredible breathability, mobility, and comfort that make softshells great. You can work hard trudging through the waist-deep snowdrifts in 35mph winds, and this jacket will keep you both warm and dry.
- Backcountry Outlet refers to the men's version
Achieve softshell comfort and flexibility that approaches hardshell protection from the elements in Marmot's Genesis Jacket with Techtonic welded construction. Bonding rather than stitching the 4-way stretch fabric effectively eliminates seams from this expert-level shell. It's highly weather resistant, extremely breathable, and moves with you easily.
- Mountain Gear refers to the men's version
On Sale. Free Shipping. Marmot Men's Genesis Jacket DECENT FEATURES of the Marmot Men's Genesis Jacket Marmot M1 Softshell Techtonic Welded Construction Windproof, Waterproof, and Breathable 4 way Stretch Fabric PitZips with Water Resistant Zippers Adjustable Velcro Cuff Elastic Draw Cord Hem Laser Drilled Pack Pockets with Water Resistant Zippers Inside Zip Pocket Internal E-Pocket Angel- Wing Movement The SPECS Weight: 1 lb 8 oz / 680 g Center Back Length: Medium: 27 3/4in. Materials: Softshell WPB 100% Nylon Plain Weave 7.7 oz/yd
- Moosejaw refers to the men's version