Marmot can pride itself on achieving high performance hiking wear at a reasonable price and that it is so lightweight it’s a hard to believe. The range targets the more active hiker, so is ideal for mountainous terrain, or to if you wanted to be really prepared, for hiking through the English countryside.
Marmot produces particularly good lightweight outerwear which can easily fold down into a pack so is fairly easy to carry around. Take for example the women’s Zion Jacket, which promises to fight tough weather yet still remain comfortable and lightweight.
The key is the materials used – Polartec and NeoShell, which combine to create a waterproof, breathable and ultra-flexible outer shell.
Or take the Men’s Gore-Tex Speed Light Jacket which is minuscule in your pack, but tough enough to withstand the most challenging weather environments. The lightweight Speed Light Jacket provides heavy duty, 3-layer GORE-TEX® protection. Ideal for climbing or mountaineering, the robust shell is completely seam taped and waterproof, and features Angel-Wing Movement™ for unhindered mobility.
What you also get with Marmot garments are good tailored designs, which are more fitted than a lot of the other outdoor retailers. This gives good movement when you are being ultra-active, like trekking up mountains or even running long distances in bad weather. The fabrics used are breathable and clever design elements incorporate zips under arms and at the sides, with clever pockets in trousers for breathability and flexibility.