User Review: Marmot Men's Obstacle Jacket
Fabric: Windstopper fleece
Price Paid: $189
I recently picked up the Obstacle Jacket at Marmot in Berkeley, CA. This jacket is absolutely great for an insulating fleece layer! I shopped for quite some time and considered North Face windstop, Arc'teryx Gamma SV, and a few others but the Obstacle really takes the cake. My use for this is for mountaineering to extend the usability of a fleece when wind becomes more severe. If it begins to rain, the outer hardshell is then put on.
What I like about the Marmot was its fit but it has a few features that really add to this becoming an essential. First, it has a front vent zip. Second, it has pit zips. Third, the collar has a tightening mechanism to close the neck up.
All in all, very happy.