- Marmot MemBrain® Waterproof/Breathable Fabric - Marmot MemBrain, Waterproof/Breathable Fabric
- Attached Hood with Peripheral Cord Adjustment
- Pack Pockets™ with Water-resistant Zippers - Pack Pockets with Water-resistant Zippers
- Adjustable Velcro®/Elastic Cuffs - Combination of Velcro and Elastic for Comfort and Adjustability
- Zip-off Powder Skirt - Allows Removal of Powder Skirt When Not Needed
- Interior Zippered Pocket
- Interior Mesh Storage Pocket
- Elastic Draw Cord Hem - For Adjustability in Serious Weather
- Angel-Wing Movement™ - Allows Full Range of Motion in Arms so Jacket Doesn't Ride Up
- Bright Navy (2293)
- Dark Fern (4107)
- Black (001)
- Team Red (6278)
- Center Back Length:30in / 76.2cm
- Overall Weight:2 lbs 3.9 oz / 1017.7 g
- Main Material:MemBrain® 2L 100% Nylon Twill Rip 3.5 oz/yd
- Main Material:MemBrain® 2L 100% Nylon Stretch 3.8 oz/yd
- Lining Material:100% Polyester Embossed WR 1.3 oz/yd
- Insulation Material:650 Fill 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.
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.
I'm a doctor, so when I set out to test a parka I do what I know. A patient wants to know if his heart is strong enough to exercise? In medicine we do a stress test: put him on a treadmill and make the heart go to close to maximum heart rate – all out – before we declare it rough and ready. So when I got the new Mountain Down from Marmot, I put it through my own stress test: Yellowstone Park: in dead of winter, driving winds, below zero temperatures and I'm riding on a snowmobile to Old Faithful to work. If a jacket isn't up to snuff, believe me that ride is gonna reveal its weakness.
I found the Mountain Down incredibly comfortable and warm and waterproof to boot, but without all that stiff outer crunchy layer stuff. It's got a hood, which is a must for me when the temps dip below God knows what – when a simple hat and helmet just don't do the job. And although its thick insulation is puffy as all getout, the Angel Wing Movement™ lets me maneuver without feeling like the Michelin man, and the powderskirt and elastic drawcord waist keep the wind from drafting up and ruining my ride (not to mention my core temperature.) Inside pocket for keys and radio? Cool! Soft soft soft zippered lined pockets – the best!
The prognosis? EXCELLENT! This patient whipped its stress test.
Now, about those feisty bison in the middle of the trail …
Dr Luanne Freer is the medical director for Yellowstone National Park and the founder and director of the "Everest ER" base camp medical clinic in Nepal. Learn more about Everest ER on marmotpro.com
Marmot's own Curly Cervone and Randy Verniers explain why Marmot Down is the best on the market.