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Marmot Vapor Trail Hoody

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Very light, packable, breathable jacket. I got this…

Rating: rated 3.5 of 5 stars
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $67

Summary

Very light, packable, breathable jacket.

Pros

  • Light
  • Stretchy
  • Packable with great hood.

Cons

  • Angel wing arm design is a bit tight and takes some getting used to.
  • Not much wind blocking

I got this jacket as a cool weather shell for early spring and fall hiking.

At first, I was disappointed at how little it provided in terms of wind resistance. The whole back side is the same stretchy material for under arm. It's very breathable but it's so thin that it kind of defeats the purpose of wearing a jacket.

My first test was a night time hiking trip to Tibbet Knobb in VA. The weather forecast called for a bit of rain and the temps hovered around 40-50. At first, I put on an Eddie Bauer fleece over this jacket to stay warm, but within 15 minutes of hiking up the trail, I started to notice the jacket's features.

The fleece lined front kept me warm enough and the back side was busy evaporating any perspiration.

Bottom line is that this jacket performed as advertised, but it is not a very versatile jacket.

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