User Review: Marmot Men's Zion Jacket
Source: bought via a "pro deal"
Price Paid: $140
Waterproof and HIGHLY breathable softshell jacket.
- Highly breathable
- Helmet compatible hood
- Tight cut along the forearms
- semi-awkward fit along the hood
Purchased this coat as my go-to winter sports jacket. Typically, that involves skiing, trail running, climbing and commuting.
Overall, I do like the jacket, but it has a super narrow cut in the arms. (I am 5'9" and weight 200 lb.). That being said, anytime the temperature drops to below 20 degrees, I have to switch to my old coat because I cannot layer very well underneath the Zion. Additionally, it has a kind of awkward cut around the hood/neck where it is too tight if fully zipped up but when partially unzipped, the hood can be kind of heavy.
That being said, I do really enjoy this jacket in active endeavors when the weather is cold. It breathes really well and it stretches and repels water quite nicely.
This is my first coat without pit zips, and I am still undecided on whether or not I like it. Part of me appreciates there not being any zippers to chafe underneath my arms, but in the times when I really need to just dump some heat, I have missed having them as an option.