User Review: Marmot Men's Yukon Parka
Price Paid: $212
Excellent parka, plenty of well thought out pockets, velcro and insulation. The pocket under the zipper flap took me a bit to find. The handwarmers are a must, some manufacturers don't add them. The outside diagonals are perfect for water bottles. The powder skirt is another quality addition.
I have been in 7F weather and laid in the snow for an hour and stayed dry and warm.
When buying the Yukon I had my decision down to the MH Subzero Hooded and the Yukon. I decided on the Yukon due to price and the reputation of Marmot. I bought it at the end of the season in 2010 and saved some $$.
I have two Marmot sleeping bags and love the quality. I replaced a 15 year old EMS parka. The layout is similar except the shell of the Yukon is more durable. Also, a nice added feature for the zippered hood is a looped latch to prevent the hood from unzippering if not up, my EMS required me to put a safety pin in to perform the same function.
I have a MH subzero without a hood and love that coat, but it is not a parka. So, it was a tough decision to go with the Marmot, but I would recommend it if you need a real parka. For warmer conditions my MH hoodless subzero works fine.