- Marmot MemBrain® Waterproof/Breathable Fabric - Marmot MemBrain, Waterproof/Breathable Fabric
- 800 Fill Power Goose Down - The Best Down Available for Maximum Warmth, Guaranteed Minimum Fill
- Reinforced Shoulders and Elbows
- Elastic Draw Cord Waist and Hem - For Adjustability in Serious Weather
- Gripper Elastic Powder Skirt - Keeps Out the Snow
- Baffled Construction - For Maximum Control of Down
- Stuff and Storage Sack Included - Store and Pack Just Like Your Sleeping Bag
- Articulated Elbows - Design Feature to Reduce Excess Fabric and Improve Mobility
- Adjustable Velcro®/Elastic Cuffs - Combination of Velcro and Elastic for Comfort and Adjustability
- Zippered Handwarmer Pockets - Soft Fabric to Warm Hands
- Angel-Wing Movement™ - Allows Full Range of Motion in Arms so Jacket Doesn't Ride Up
- Attached Hood with Drawcord Hood Muff - Adjustable Extra Warmth Around Your Face
- Down-Filled Draft Tube - Eliminates Cold Leaks Through the Zipper
- Black (001)
- Golden Yellow/Fire (9196)
- Center Back Length:30in / 76.2cm
- Overall Weight:3 lbs 1 oz / 1389.1 g
- Main Material:Membrain® 2L 100% Nylon Ripstop 3.3 oz/yd
- Main Material:MemBrain® 2L 100% Nylon 4.0 oz/yd
- Lining Material:100% Nylon WR 1.3 oz/yd
- Insulation Material:800+ Fill Power Goose Down
MemBrain® fabric balances the best performance in waterproof, breathable fabric with excellent durability.
MemBrain® reduces internal condensation while increasing comfort by reducing the chilling effect caused by condensation build-up.
When used with insulated garments or sleeping bags, MemBrain® protects the insulation from harsh weather conditions.
Certified 800+ Fill Goose Down bags are constructed with the following features:
- Nautilus Hood: the same construction as our 8000m jacket hood, a 3D hood that
wraps around your head and reduces heat loss.
- Hood Muff: creates a warm down gasket around your face, keeping the drawcord
away from the face.
- Stretch Tricot Baffles: allow the bag to be stuffed and unstuffed without tearing the baffle material.
- Trapezoid Foot box: matches the shape of your feet, wider in the toe area and narrower in the heels.
- Down Fill Oversized Draft Tube: eliminates cold spots
- Zipper guard: keeps the draft tube fabric from getting caught in the zipper
- Ground Level Seams: top layer wraps fully around the body creating a warm layer of down.
From the beginning, down has been Marmot’s foremost insulator. No synthetic surpasses the lightweight, compactability and longevity of down.
Marmot Down DNA:
Down is in our DNA. Marmot was founded in 1974 as a manufacturer and seller of premium quality down jackets, vests and sleeping bags. To this day we only use the finest quality certified goose down for our down insulated outdoor products. Mountaineers and outdoor enthusiasts worldwide rely on Marmot down gear for warmth, comfort, and sometimes survival.
Marmot Down Quality:
Down quality is determined by fill power and durability which is dependent upon the age/maturity of the bird and the processing of the down. The best down comes from larger, more mature birds and goose down is better than duck down (when age/maturity are equal). More mature goose down has larger filament clusters than less mature goose down. These clusters, when grouped, provide many more trapped air pockets and therefore provide better insulation. To maximize the effectiveness of the down clusters, the proper processing of the down (sorting, washing & drying) is required to open them up.
Higher fill power means higher loft, better insulation, lighter weight, and greater durability. We test all of our down for content, cleanliness, species, and fill power. We guarantee minimum fill power for all of our down clothing and sleeping bags. That means, for example, that our 800 fill sleeping bags are guaranteed to have at minimum 800 fill power. We don’t believe in + or – variation when it comes to comfort.
Down is the light, fluffy undercoating at the base of the feathers of waterfowl. Down is a multi-dimensional structure that insulates by creating pockets of still air that retain body heat. Down is highly breathable and exceptionally comfortable. Pound for pound, high quality down is the most efficient natural insulator there is.
Geese are raised primarily for food and the down that is derived from them is a by-product of the food industry. Geese are raised on large and small farms and roam free outside on these farms. This is their natural environment. They are not raised indoors in controlled conditions. Geese are grain fed and also have access to local plant life.
Geese are generally harvested after 4-9 months for food. Some female geese are kept for breeding stock and are harvested between 1-2 years. These are the geese called the “mother birds” that provide the best, most mature down. After the geese have been harvested for food, the down and feathers are removed, washed, dried and then sorted by separating the down and small feathers from the larger, heavier feathers. These processing methods determine the final quality and fill power of the down. Marmot currently buys down primarily from Russia, Poland & China.
Marmot Guaranteed For Life:
Since 1974 we’ve guaranteed every product we’ve made for the life of the product. We believe the best thing for everyone and the environment is to make products that last.
“How was the summit?”
That is the usual smirking comment I get when I enter the basecamp dinner tent on Everest sporting my 8000m Marmot parka. It is usually spoken by someone utterly envious of my garb.
Well, yeah, it is designed for peak wear and lots of folks keep it tucked away for their higher climbing, for their nights spent on Everest at camp 3 with 70 mph winds and unspeakable windchill temps. But I’m built for comfort. Why suffer? I’m on Everest, it’s cold and windy, and I want warmth. So even though I’m at 17,600ft base camp most of the time, I slip into my 8000m parka when the sun sets and our temps dip down so low it hurts to even look at the thermometer. And you know what? I’m comfy.
Called out at 3am to take care of a climber who’s short of breath? No worries when I have my 8000m parka (and a cup of coffee…) – it’s like taking my sleeping bag along with me, only decidedly more functional – thanks to its ingenious Angel-Wing Movement™ , which allows full range of motion when I’m reaching for the medications and prevents jacket ride up.
But although it’s nice inside a tent, the parkas’ Paladium Membrain keeps me dry and protected from wind too; when out on the icefall waiting for a rescue to arrive from up high, it’s a real treat to be wearing my 8000m. And can I say a little bit about the Attached Hood with Drawcord Hood Muff? Awesome. So I look a little bit like Kenny from SouthPark – this one feature keeps the core temperature intact more than anything else when out in the driving wind.
8000m? Don’t live in basecamp without it!
Learn more about Luanne and her organization, EverestER, at marmotpro.com.