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Marmot Guides Down Hoody

rated 4.50 of 5 stars
photo: Marmot Guides Down Hoody down insulated jacket

Specs

Men's
Price MSRP: $250.00
Current Retail: $249.95-$299.95
Historic Range: $84.83-$299.95
Product Weight 1lb 8.34 oz / 690 g
Main Fabric 100% Polyester Mini Ripstop DWR 1.6 oz/yd
Lining Fabric 100% Polyester Embossed WR 1.8 oz/yd
Insulation 700 Fill Power Down with Down Defender
Women's
Price MSRP: $250.00
Current Retail: $249.95-$250.00
Historic Range: $62.49-$250.00
Product Weight 1 lb 4.8 oz / 589.7g
Main Fabric 100% Polyester Mini Ripstop DWR 1.6 oz/yd
Lining Fabric 100% Polyester Embossed WR 1.8 oz/yd
Insulation 700 Fill Power Down with Down Defender
Center Back Length 26.25 in
Kids'
Price MSRP: $140.00
Current Retail: $139.95-$140.00
Historic Range: $30.83-$145.00
Product Weight 15.8 oz / 447.9 g
Main Fabric 100% Polyester Mini Ripstop DWR 1.6 oz/yd
Lining Fabric 100% Polyester Embossed WR 1.8 oz/yd
Insulation 700 Fill Power Down with Down Defender
Center Back Length 21.25 in

Reviews

1 review
5-star:   0
4-star:   1
3-star:   0
2-star:   0
1-star:   0

It's a very warm jacket, inexpensive and great quality.

Pros

  • Warmth
  • Great hood
  • Hydrophobic down

Cons

  • Heavy
  • Bulky

 

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It's a great jacket if you know what to expect from this.

It's not a thin jacket to use as second layer, it's more like a belay jacket or maybe a jacket for high altitudes or some really cold environments.

1) Fit & Comfort:  It is a bit thick when you wear it, but after a few minutes and when you get used to it, you will feel as if you have nothing.

Apart from that it is a very comfortable jacket and the size is correct.

2) AdjustabilityIt has two laces at the bottom, next to the zip, to adjust it at the waist; also, the hood can be adjusted from the front with two laces with locks.

The sleeve cuffs have an elastic and can be adjusted with a velcro.

3) Water Resistance: The manufacturer says that it has a DWR treatment and hydrophobic down, but as with all down jackets, it is not recommended to use them in the rain or snow, as they lose much of their insulating power when they get wet.

4) Breathability: It is a down jacket with a lot of insulating power, so it is not recommended for dynamic activities, because you will surely sweat under it.

5) WarmthIt is an excellent jacket for high altitudes or for extremely cold areas. It does a great job of keeping you warm when you sit down to rest or have to do a static activity, like belaying your rope partner.

6) Layering: It is a difficult jacket to use as an intermediate layer, because it is a bit thick. Either way, I usually wear it under my Gore-Tex jacket in very cold, windy places with rain or snow.

7) AbrasionThe outer fabric is a very thin micro rip stop fabric.I have been using it for a little over a year and it still shows no signs of wear, but I don't know how it will do it in the long term

8) FunctionOne of the advantages of this jacket is its functionalities, since it has two side pockets, one for the internal chest and one for the external chest.All zippers are top quality and work great.The hood allows the use of a helmet underneath, so it is excellent for belay.

9) ConditionsI have used this jacket in a wide variety of conditions, from the heights of Aconcagua to the cold and humid places of El Chalten and it always gave me excellent results.

In my case, I usually suffer a lot from the heat and perspire a lot, I only use it in times where it is really cold and for static activities (belay, cooking, activities in the camp)

10) Conclusions: If what you are looking for is a down jacket to wear throughout the day, either in the city or in the mountains and to do all kinds of things, maybe this is not the right one, because it is a bit thick, extremely warm and uncomfortable for that.

But if what you are looking for is a piece of equipment that protects you during the worst conditions in the mountains, this may be a great jacket for your choice.

Source: bought it new
Price Paid: 100.90 CDN (On Sale)

Alicia MacLeay TRAILSPACE STAFF

Thanks for the helpful review of this down hoody, Arturo! I'd love to see some pictures of it on Aconcagua or elsewhere if you have any to share in your review.


18 days ago

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