Marmot Rubicon Jacket
Fabric: Marmot Membrain Shell
Fill: N/A (driclime lining for pockets and neck)
Price Paid: $79
I scored this jacket (Fall 2006 model, black color) off of Ebay for $79. Scored can't be understated because it retails for $300. I've been looking for a shell to replace a Patagonia 6 Chuter Shell that I've used for a couple years that just didn't seem right to me the whole time in terms of fit: it was too tight in the shoulders, and too short.
I bought the Rubicon for lift-served skiing, and plan on using it for backcountry as well, though tend to use more breathable softshells for that unless the weather is forecast to be poor.
Pros: Fit. The Rubicon fits over my hips, which to me, is important in adverse weather. The material is a high-denier fabric, which makes it fend off trees, shrubs, and will provide some protection from ski edges in the backcountry, all very important for New England skiing. The standard 2-layer Gore-tex (the new version has XCR) works fine and I haven't overheated too much yet. Generous pit zips dump heat very well. The zippers are taped, and there is a plethora of external and internal storage pockets. The hood fits over a helmet and provides good coverage. The dri-clime lined pockets and neck are very comfortable and feel great against the skin.
Cons: Weight. It is definitely not the lightest technical shell out there, but I traded off weight for bombproof construction. It is only Gore-Tex (not XCR), but again, at the price I got the jacket, no complaints. By itself, not overly warm, but that is the basis for it being a shell.
I own 5 pieces of Marmot clothing (yes I am a Marmot junkie): this shell, a Driclime Windjacket, Mountain Down Jacket, and 2 pairs of Flash Pants. Marmot technical clothing is designed with functionality and price in mind, and I could not be happier with my Rubicon.
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Whether you're high in the Appenines viewing the river below or standing at the summit of the local ski resort, stay warm and prepared in Marmot's seriously waterproof Rubicon Jacket. While a sturdy layer of GORE-TEX Performance Shell laminate and a removable Storm hood shed heavy precip, you're ready for sunshine with your goggles and glasses stowed in 2 specialized pockets.
- Mountain Gear
Marmot created the Men's Rubicon Ski Jacket for skiers who prefer a dawn-patrol, backcountry tour to riding chair lifts. The Rubicon Jacket's two-layer Gore-Tex Performance shell provides top-of-the-line weather protection and breathability to keep you comfortable in any mountain conditions. Open up the extra-long underarm vents for more airflow during your ascent, stashing your goggles in the large internal pocket. Marmot designed the arms to move freely without the torso of the jacket riding up, so you can bust out some wicked-aggressive pole plants as you glide through the trees. Marmottopped off the features with a soft brushed collar, removable storm hood, and removable powder skirt.
- Backcountry Outlet
Time Tested GORE-TEX performance makes the Marmot Rubicon Jacket for Men a ski jacket you can count on when the weather turns harsh. 2-layer, seam-tapped GORE-TEX construction, complete with PitZips , removable powderskirt & zip off storm hood and loads of pockets to stash your IPod, goggles or camera will give you the confidence to head out for another run.
- Altrec Outdoors
FEATURES: Angel-Wing Movement : Chest Pockets with WR Zippers : GORE-TEX Performance Shell : HD brushed tricot collar lining : Inside Mesh Goggle Pocket : Internal e-pocket : Micro-stitched and 100% seam taped 2-Layer construction : PitZips : Removable Storm Hood with Laminated Brim : Updated Fabric and Design : Zip-off Powder Skirt : Zippered Handwarmer Pockets : Zippered sunglass pocket MATERIALS: Main Material:- Vital P-250 GORE-TEX Performance 2L : Lining Material:- Eclipse N-150WR WEIGHT: 1 lb 13 ozs 822 g
- Massey's Outfitters