Here's what other sites are saying:
The hybrid design of the Marmot Variant men's jacket make it a surprisingly warm garment that never feels bulky-ideal for cold-weather excursions when freedom of movement is crucial.
- REI refers to the men's version
The Marmot Men's Variant Jacket offers lightweight core warmth for High-output activities in cold weather. Hybrid construction places hydrophobic Thermal R; Insulation on the front of the torso and Polartec; Power Stretch; fleece through the arms, side panels and back. This design is weather-resistant resistant leaves your range of motion uninhibited. The active Fit stays out of the way while you're on the move, keeps warmth close to the body, and layers well under other pieces. Features of the Marmot Men's Variant Jacket Thermal R Insulation Stretch fleece back and sleeves Zippered handwarmer pockets Elastic bound cuffs and hem Thumbholes Internal zippered pocket
- Moosejaw refers to the men's version
A crossbred jacket for full blood performance. The Variant Jacket blends synthetic insulation with softshell panels to create a highly mobile layer ideal for strenuous cold weather excursions.
- Summit Hut refers to the men's version
The Marmot Men's Variant Insulated Jacket balances performance with warmth for passionate alpinists with skis on their feet or ice axes in their hands. This performance-driven insulator uses Thermal R in the body to stay warm even if it gets wet, which would be a challenge since Marmot treated the body with a DWR treatment. Stretch fleece adds warmth and mobility to the sleeves and back. Marmot designed the jacket with a slimming athletic fit that's easy to layer over and move in. A zippered internal pocket helps prevent GPS devices from losing battery life in frigid weather, and the handwarmer pockets live up to their name.
- Backcountry.com refers to the men's version
12.8 oz / 362.9 g
Thermal R Eco
100% Nylon Ripstop DWR 0.8 oz / yd, Polartec® Power Stretch® 88% Polyester, 12% Elastane 6.8 oz / yd