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Marmot Needle Parka

rated 3.5 of 5 stars

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photo: Marmot Needle Parka synthetic insulated jacket

Specs

Price Historic Range: $72.60-$300.00
Reviewers Paid: $100.00-$143.97

Reviews

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

First, I got this from Campmor for $100. I needed something I could pack in and wear while on belay. I remember freezing my butt off last winter.

The jacket got here and is plenty warm. It is very comfortable and allows me to have all the movement I want. The Dri-clime on the cuffs is a nice touch as well. I can't verify the waterproofness of the material but don't expect to test it either since I live in the interior of Alaska. The hood is very warm too.

I think the full price of $325 is high but I can easily understand a price of $200 or less. The bottom line is that this is a packable and very warm jacket. In fact, I'm buying another one right now...

Fill: Primaloft
Price Paid: $100

No storm skirt, no mid-section draw, skimpy pockets, very light materials, not so warm. Just OK.

Price Paid: $143.97

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