Marmot have a number of new products out now that are ideal for the warmer months ahead, being lightweight yet featuring the technical features and fabrics that the brand is known for.
First up is the Super Mica Jacket (pictured above), designed to offer alpinists, mountain bikers and ultra marathon runners an incredibly lightweight waterproof shell. Marmot’s own lightweight, waterproof and breathable MemBrain technology offers optimum comfort and performance when the weather becomes challenging. The gale force hood is helmet -compatible and Duralite zonal reinforcements on the shoulders and hips help reinforce the jacket against pack abrasion. Weight is a very modest 246 grams and the RRP is £170.
Next up is the Vapor Trail Hoody, a softshell hoody that should be ideal for a wide range of outdoor activities where a mixture of breathability and wind resistances is needed all day long. Wind-resistant sections on the body and arms help deflect the wind and lighter stretch panels on the side and rear sections help increase breathability when needed. The hood will easily accept a helmet underneath, and the inside pocket also includes an earphone port. Weight for this garment is 411g and the RRP is £130.
Finally, there’s the Plasma 15, a 3-season sleeping bag that uses a vertical baffle system designed to reduce weight and increase thermal value without adding additional weight. The use of a combination of 900-fill (US) goose down and Pertex Quantum fabric has been chosen to offer the best warmth-to-weight ratio possible. The bag has a lower comfort limit of -7.8C and weighs just 864g. RRP is £440.
Look out for reviews of all the above products in Trek & Mountain in the next couple of issues, and in the meantime you can find out more info on these and other Marmot products at their website listed below.