User Review: Marmot Men's Zion Jacket
Source: bought via a "pro deal"
Price Paid: $100
A go-to jacket for light to moderate winter activity in bad weather. Fits great, with a pack or harness on. Wish it had pit-zips and helmet-compatible hood.
- Breathability could be better, or add pit zips
- Hood is too small for a helmet
I got the Zion Jacket because I love the versatility of a softshell jacket, but wanted to try the Polartec Neo Shell waterproof capabilities.
Overall I am pretty happy with the performance, totally waterproof just like a Gore-Tex shell, it isn't as 'soft' or pliable as other softshells but less noisy than a Pro Shell or Active shell from Gore-Tex. I expected the breathability to be better, without pit zips I do get a little hot during moderate activity like trail hiking. I haven't tried the hood with a helmet yet, but it looks small and incompatible.