Brilliant jacket. Wish I'd bought one sooner.
Marmot Variant is so much better than I expected. I have a few Marmot items and they are all exceptionally good quality, this is no exception. I have another Powerstretch top, but it is nowhere near as good as this one. The fleece is an excellent weave and very comfortable to wear. The insulated front gives great warmth and protection, like wearing a gilet/vest but without the extra weight or having to change. I use it for hiking and mountaineering in the Scottish hills and it performs very well. On it's own, it handles everything but rain. When you are working hard the fleece areas keep you cool enough and when you wear a shell over the top, you are toasty and warm, even in high winds. This is straight to the top of my favourite piece of kit list. I wish i'd bought one sooner!
- Good cut
- Recommended use
- Winter hiking
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