Marmot Super Hero Jacket
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $200
Versatile, robust, reliable and stretchy softshell for 4-season mountain action.
- Good fit, comfortable, stretchy for climbing
- Water resistant
- Robust and reliable
I've used this jacket for 4 years now and I like it a lot. Three seasons alpine climbing and winter ski touring, it exceeded my expectations.
First of all I have to say it's very comfortable and pretty light. It's perfect for alpine climbing, completely windproof, with stretchy arms and helmet compatible hood. I found out then it can handle very well also moderate rain (1-2 hours) and it's very resistant to rock abrasion.
During summer, spring and autumn I confidently use it when climbing multipitch routes in alpine environment. Sometimes just in combination with a tshirt if the weather is good. Does not bring important warmth as outer layer, its primary role is to protect.
Performs admirably also in winter. It's breathable and can take loads of snow without wetting your inner layer.
Summarizing, I learned this is a very reliable softshell jacked for intense action, in all seasons. Very recommendable. I think this model cannot be found anymore on the market, but probably Marmot has a successor to it.
Fabric: Gore Windstop
A good all round soft shell for mild weather. I have not taken it to any snow yet. Very good flexibility around the arms, so a good choice for action.
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You probably don't want to try flying in the Marmot Men's Super Hero Softshell Jacket, but thanks to Gore Windstopper fabric, you'll feel pretty close to invincible when entering harsh alpine conditions. Part of Marmot's M2 Softshell series, the Super Hero's comfortable and stretchy construction blocks 100% of wind and repels water, making it ideal for everything from spring skiing, to alpine rock climbing, to a trip to the local pub. A zip-off hood and vented underarm gussets give you versatility in changing conditions. Marmot added reinforcements on the shoulders and elbows for gritty rock climbs, and DriClime microfleece on the collar and chin guard for added comfort.
- Backcountry Outlet refers to the men's version
Utilizing Gore-Texs best softshell technologies, a precision fit and a zip-off hood, the Super Hero offers maximum soft shell protection with minimal weight.
- GearX.com refers to the men's version
Free Shipping. Marmot Men's Super Hero Jacket DECENT FEATURES of the Marmot Men's Super Hero Jacket Gore Windstopper Marmot M2 Softshell Windproof, Water Resistant, and Breathable Zip-Off Softshell Hood Zonal Construction Underarm Venting Gussets Pack Pockets Zippered Chest Pocket Reinforced Shoulders and Sleeves Adjustable Velcro Cuff Elastic Draw Cord Hem Inside Zip Pocket DriClime Lined Chin Guard Angel-Wing Movement The SPECS Weight: 1 lb 7.3 oz / 661 g Center Back Length: Medium: 28 1/2in. Materials: Windstopper Softshell 100% Polyester Stretch 5.4 oz/ yd, Windstopper Softshell 81% Nylon 15% Polyester 4% Elastane Stretch 9.5 oz/yd
- Moosejaw refers to the men's version
Get serious cold-weather protection when you put on Marmot's Super Hero Jacket. Constructed with Gore WINDSTOPPER softshell, this windproof, water-resistant, zonally-constructed jacket is both the perfect sidekick and a powerful secret weapon for those winter adventures.
- Mountain Gear refers to the men's version