Marmot Spire Jacket
1 lb 9 oz / 708.7 g
GORE-TEX® Performance 3L 100% Polyester 4.8 oz / yd
I have used it in a few "normal" situations (sea level,…
Price Paid: less than EUR 300
I have used it in a few "normal" situations (sea level, tropical) as well as to climb 4000+ m peaks on the Alps and it always performed great. I was dressed in layers and I did not feel any wind at all on upper body, arms and head. I did not test it with super-heavy rain but I felt pretty dry on all occasions.
I am planning to use it now on the Andes and I expect great things.
Ive been in some pretty windy conditions with it and…
Fabric: Gore tex
Ive been in some pretty windy conditions with it and the hood works fine. In heavy rain, it leaks thru near the hands, because of the lack of Gore-tex there. With wind driven rain it sorta gets in near the chin area, even if the hood is tightened, but that may be because it used to be big on me.
All the other features work fine, including the powder skirt. The inside can get a bit stained from sweat though... Not sure what that does to the waterproof performance of it.
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When a gale blows in as you're pushing the final ascent, be glad you're wearing the Marmot Spire rain jacket. Waterproof, breathable Gore-Tex fabric keeps you dry to the top.
- REI refers to the men's version
Marmot offers top-quality features and a lower price tag with its Men's Spire Jacket for your climbing adventures. A Gore-Tex membrane with fully taped seams makes the polyester shell waterproof so you stay dry if an unexpected rainstorm hits you. Marmot laser-drilled the backing to let moisture escape quicker so you stay comfortable when you pick up a sweat, and PitZips let out even more steam when you reach the belay stance after an intense pitch. The Spire features a powder skirt for your snowy climbs, and you can remove it when snow isn't an issue. The hood has an ERG adjustment to cinch comfortably across your head, and the laminated brim offers full visibility when you belay your buddy. Angel-Wing Movement offers a full range of motion so you can reach and bend without exposing your waist to the cold air, and smooth DriClime lining covers your chin for all-day comfort. Water-resistant Pack Pockets are accessible with a harness and a pack on. And the hem tightens across your waist when breezy blizzards try to blow this jacket off your body.
- Backcountry.com refers to the men's version
Free Shipping. Marmot Men's Spire Jacket FEATURES of Marmot Men's Spire Jacket GORE-TEX Fabric construction is guaranteed to Keep You Dry 100% Seam Taped - For Full Waterproofness ERG Hood Adjustment System Integrated Laser-Drilled Pocket Backing for Enhanced Breathability Helmet Compatible Gale-Force Hood with Laminated Wire Brim PitZips - Underarm Zip That Extends Into the Body for Aggressive Venting Pack Pockets with Water-resistant Zippers - Pack Pockets with Water-resistant Zippers Zip-off Powder Skirt - Allows Removal of Powder Skirt When Not Needed Internal Mesh Storage Pocket Elastic Draw Cord Hem - For Adjustability in Serious Weather DriClime Lined Chin Guard - Moisture Wicking Fabric Protects Your Face From the Zipper Angel-Wing Movement - Allows Full Range of Motion in Arms so Jacket Doesn't Ride Up The SPECS Center Back Length: 29in / 73.7cm Overall Weight: 1 lbs 9 oz / 708.7 g Main Material: GORE-TEX Products 3L 100% Polyester 4.9 oz/yd
- Moosejaw refers to the men's version
Marmot GORE-TEX Fabric. Guaranteed to Keep You Dry. 100% Seam Taped - For Full Waterproofness. ERG Hood Adjustment System. Integrated Laser-Drilled Pocket Backing for Enhanced Breathability. Helmet Compatible. Gale-Force Hood with Laminated Wire Brim. PitZips - Underarm Zip That Extends Into the Body for Aggressive Venting. Pack Pockets with Water-resistant Zippers - Pack Pockets with Water-resistant Zippers. Zip-off Powder Skirt - Allows Removal of Powder Skirt When Not Needed. Internal Mesh Storage Pocket. Elastic Draw Cord Hem - For Adjustability in Serious Weather. DriClime Lined Chin Guard - Moisture Wicking Fabric Protects Your Face From the Zipper. Angel-Wing Movement - Allows Full Range of Motion in Arms so Jacket Doesn't Ride Up. Main Material: GORE-TEX Products 3L 100% Polyester 4.9 oz/yd. Center Back Length: 29in / 73.7cm. Overall Weight: 1 lbs 9 oz / 708.7 g. Available Color(s): Black, Cobalt Blue
- Tahoe Mountain Sports refers to the men's version