Marmot Guides Down Hoody
Outdoor activities have become increasingly more popular over the years due to accessibility and better equipment. Being in the third wave of the technological revolution, advancement in technology and the byproducts of technology has helped manufacturers produce superior products in order to protect and offer comfort to consumers. This is especially true with sporting equipment. With increased technology and higher quality materials being produced it is better than ever to get out and experience everything that the outdoors has to offer while feeling secure doing it.
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Nice and soft materials used
Not very durable
Not true to size
According to reviewers, Marmot is better known for its limited selection of quality products. They find that the brand offers quite reliable outdoor gear and structures (such as tents) to the public. They are also known for offering products are maybe more on the expensive side. Though this is the case, they are also known for producing reliable and quality materials. The products are also known for their water protection, weather protection, and warmth which is positive.
Those who bought this jacket had little to say about the breathability of this jacket. That said, though, there weren't complaints about it which is positive. The primary focus around this jacket is definitely it's warmth and resistance to wind and water.
Reviewers had two common notes about this jacket, one bad and one good. The bad is that the jacket doesn't fit true to size but rather may require sizing down. This is very common with this type of product when in the regular or relaxed fit. This means that the jacket will offer a little more space throughout the torso. Some will prefer a tighter alternative and want to size down while others who prefer a looser fitting jacket may be happy with their actual size. It all comes down to personal preference.
The good note about this jacket is that the jacket is quite comfortable. The materials used for this jacket are very soft to the touch and there is fleece in the pocket which is both comfortable and warm. Those who wore this jacket made a note of how warm this jacket kept them and how comfortable the jacket was which is really positive.
Those who bought this jacket did make a note that the fabric felt lovely but that it was clear right out of the box that this jacket felt like it was going to rip relatively quickly. The same reviewer made a note that the jacket did eventually start to rip around the pocket fairly close to the expiry of the warranty. Luckily they were able to get their money back for the jacket. At the end of the day, it may come down to what the jacket is being used for. If it is for any viggorous activity it may not stand up to the durability test.
On top of this, this jacket isn't the cheapest jacket available on the market. The jacket is certainly on the higher end in price which means that the jacket must be versatile and durable. It, unfortunately, seems to fail the durability test which is unfortunate.
Those who bought this jacket noted that though they typically wear a size smaller they did find themselves needing to size down to get a size that is comfortable for them. The adjustable hems and cuffs were of convenience to reviewers and offered some nice weather resistance to those people as well which is positive.
Those who bought this jacket really appreciated the build and the design. They loved the weather protection features that aided in keeping them comfortable and warm even in poor conditions. They liked the fit of the jacket (once fit correctly) and appreciated how warm this jacket kept them. In addition to these features, they felt that it did what it was supposed to do for the price they paid. The primary concern is the durability which reviewers felt it lacked and may defeat its use if the use is meant for extreme adventures.
Reviewers liked this feature noting that with alternative jackets, the lack of this feature, causes some major problem as it can lead to too much airflow to travel through the jacket causing a steep decrease in warmth retention when out in colder areas.
Though it is possible to machine wash down it is wise to actually bring this jacket to the dry cleaners instead. This will both protect the waterproofing abilities of the jacket as well as help keep the down within the jacket in the best shape possible. If deciding to wash this jacket at home either hand wash in cold water or machine wash on delicate in cold water. Using light or natural cleaners will also help keep the jacket in the best shape possible and, of course, with most quality materials, air drying on a flat surface is always recommended.
Those who bought this firstly said that though the materials don't feel durable, they felt that they were quite high quality which gave the jacket a much nicer appearance. They liked the look of the jacket right away, the warmth and the weather-resistant features were a really nice add-on. For the cost, this jacket does make sense as the price point is quite high with this jacket. Overall, it is a stylish and high-quality jacket with a patching price tag.
Overall, this jacket offers good waterproofing abilities keeping the wearers warm and dry throughout their outdoor activities.
- Down-filled and down-defender enhanced body for maximum heat retention
- Zippered pockets for protection of hands and assets
- Wind flap behind front zipper for even further protection from the elements
- Adjustable cuffs and hem for a better fit and more warmth
- Angel-Wing Movement for less movement of the jacket when moving around
- Attractive and fashionable design offered in numerous color options
- Made by a reputable company