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Marmot Leadville Jacket

rated 4.5 of 5 stars
photo: Marmot Leadville Jacket soft shell jacket

I haven't worn this out in the mountains yet, so this will be on fit and fee (10/2016 update below)l. I'm not familiar with soft shell jackets but I wanted one for the three seasons, wind and light rain.


  • Comfortable
  • Fit
  • Pockets are deep


I weigh 160 lbs. am 5'10", jacket size: Medium

I like the fit, the arms are long enough so if I'm stretching for that next hold while climbing my jacket sleeves don't ride up my arm and the torso length of the jacket covers the iliac crest.

I hiked up Mount Washington in 50 degrees, in heavy clouds, misty, light rain and winds 10 to 20 mph. I wore a T-shirt and a light base layer underneath I was warm and dry.

Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $80

One of the best jackets I have had in the last 60+ years!


  • Light
  • Windproof
  • Comfortable


  • I loathe the logos on sleeves front/back

It was an impulse end of season sale item, that lives up to its advertising.

I was fortunate to find it marked down for a quick sale as gear in XXL/tall does not stay on the racks long.

It is quite comfortable in the very unseasonable weather we have been having this year.

It sheds the wind and rain better than I hoped for.

It moves well with me.

The only thing I dislike is the logos on the sleeves front/back and etc.

It is solid black with WHITE logos... (dark red logos I could have lived with).

Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $99.95 + tax...on clearence

I love my jacket. It's the jacket I use for all my cardiovascular training when the temperature gets cold (running, cross-country skiing mostly). From 30F to 10f with the right layers underneath I'm never cold. I also bring it for early seasons ice climbing or late seasons rock climbing it's perfect for the top of the mountain.

Water is reppelled for a while, so light rain for about an hour or two wont get in. Sometimes though when the wind is especiallly cold it get in through the side panels and chill you out. So don't stand in galing wind for nothing.

I'm afraid that it's not really abrasion resistant but hey, it's a soft shell. It is a bit form fitting, so try it before you buy it. For me it should've been X-large, large is okay, but still a bit snug.

Price Paid: 120$ Can

I bought this jacket after starting to really get into the whole 'hiking' and 'backpacking' thing. When I realized old hoodies wouldn't cut it anymore.

I love it! I knew Marmot from friends as a good brand, and they don't let down! I've had this jacket in some pretty cold weather! (Of course this all depends on how warm of a person you are) And I've been great! Sheds wind amazingly! And will keep you dry in snow, and light rain...overall I think its perfect!

I also can fit a nice fleece underneath for the added protection without my movement being restricted.

Fabric: Nylon windstopper
Fill: ?
Price Paid: $120

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Price MSRP: $150.00
Historic Range: $63.98-$175.00
Reviewers Paid: $80.00-$120.00
Weight 1 lb 0.2 oz / 459.3 g
Main Material Softshell Double Weave 90% Polyester 10% Elastane Stretch 7.3 oz / yd, WINDSTOPPER® Softshell 100% Polyester Stretch 5.4 oz / yd
Price MSRP: $150.00
Historic Range: $36.83-$169.95
Weight 13.5 oz / 382.7 g
Main Material Softshell Double Weave 90% Polyester 10% Elastane Stretch 7.3 oz / yd, WINDSTOPPER® Softshell 100% Polyester Stretch 5.4 oz / yd
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