Lightweight and mega warm, the Sol Jacket is one of our most versatile layering pieces. Our water-resistant Down Defender ripstop fabric is stuffed with 700-fill down treated with a water-resistant solution. Layer up at the base of a wintery crag or wear it on its own on the sixth pitch’s hanging belay; a flexible design and zippered pockets complete the package.
Marmot Down Defender is an insurance policy for your down garments. This specially treated highly water-resistant down offers an extra level of moisture protection for down garments exposed to wet environments. Down Defender helps prevent down from clumping and losing its loft when exposed to water, thereby greatly increasing its ability to keep you warm and comfortable.
We've currently used Down Defender in our Snowsports, Urban Exploration and Kids collections.
The treatment coats the individual plumes of the down cluster with a DWR (durable water repellent) at the molecular level. It puts a hydrophobic layer on each individual plume of the cluster. This treatment is done during the down cleaning process. The finish is extremely durable allowing the down to maintain its water repellency over 20 washes. The treatment also enhances the down's integrity and the durability of the cluster helping to increase its longevity.
Down Defender garments stay drier longer, maintain their loft better and dry faster than conventional untreated down jackets.
Why do we encourage proper care of our clothing and gear?
Because you have invested in (or are thinking about investing in) one of the most technically advanced pieces of apparel or equipment you'll ever own and we want to make sure you have the information you need to protect and care for your purchase. Proper care assures you will optimize the performance of your Marmot product and maximize its service-life.