Marmot's Alpinist Tech Jacket is manufactured from a mid-weight grid fleece offering good warmth to weight ratio, complimented by bonded hand and chest pockets.
The warmth to weight ratio of this grid-polyester fleece is outstanding – at under a pound, it offers solid midweight insulation and incredible compactibility. Softshell-bonded zippered chest pocket and handwarmer pockets provide additional protection.
The Marmot Alpinist Tech jacket is a mid-weight fleece jacket made from an attractive grid fleece combined with bonded zipped pockets to produce a warm fleece suited to most occasions. There are lighter weight options to provide warmth around camp if you're backpacking and carrying all your gear yourself, but for other occasions the comfort of a fleece is hard to beat.
The grid material has a high degree of stretch so the fit can be made quite close, which improves heat retention. The full length front zip is backed by a fleece flap and the hem can be cinched in using cordlocked shockcord.
Seams in the key areas, such as across the shoulders, are flatlocked for comfort.
- Reviewed by Ultralight Outdoor Gear