Marmot Vapor Trail Hoody
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $67
Very light, packable, breathable jacket.
- Packable with great hood.
- 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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Here's what other sites are saying:
For cranking up your pulse in breezy, variable conditions, you can't beat the water-resistant Vapor Trail from Marmot. A windproof front with a wicking backer, along with soft shell fabric at the sides and back make this hoodie ideal for aggressive hikes, trail running, or any other high-energy activity where protection and extreme breathability count.
- EMS refers to the men's version
When you're trekking across exposed alpine terrain, you need a combination of tough weather protection and high breathability, which is why Marmot made the Men's Vapor Trail Hooded Softshell Jacket. Windproof softshell fabric in the body and sleeves increases weather resistance where you need it most while the side panels and back feature a more breathable softshell fabric so you stay dry on steep sections of trail.
- Backcountry.com refers to the men's version
Free Shipping. Marmot Men's Vapor Trail Hoody DECENT FEATURES of the Marmot Men's Vapor Trail Hoody Marmot M2 Softshell Water Repellent and Breathable Attached Adjustable Hood Windproof Body and Sleeve Fabric with Wicking Backer Fabric Breathable Side Panels and Back Pack Pockets Zip Sleeve Pocket Asymmetric Cuffs Interior Zipper Pocket with Headphone Port Elastic Draw Cord Hem Angel-Wing Movement The SPECS of the Marmot Men's Vapor Trail Hoody Weight: 13.8 oz / 391.2 g WP Softshell 79% Polyester 21% PU Stretch with DriClime Technology 3.4 oz/yd 86% Polyester 14% Elastane 4.0 oz/yd Center Back Length: 27.5in. Fit: Athletic
- Moosejaw refers to the men's version
The men's Marmot Long Sleeve Windridge Top is all about comfort. Super lightweight, quick-drying performance fabric wicks moisture away from skin like magic, and mesh panels vent additional heat for the driest feel possible. UPF 50 protected, and constructed using flat-locked seams with a semi-fitted profile.
- RockCreek refers to the men's version