Marmot's Shield jacket utilises Polartec's proven Power Shield fabric and a micro fleece lining to create a winter warmer hoodless softshell.
Marmot says: The Shield Jacket strikes a stellar balance between warmth, weather resistance and breathability making it a seamless barrier that complements moving fast.
Constructed with a combo of stretchable Polartec Power Shield and windproof, water-resistant Marmot M2, this breathable softshell has a functional fit, adjustable hem and a variety of convenient zippered pockets.
A leading pioneer of Softshells, Marmot created the M Series to offer a wide array of softshell fabric technologies and construction. The M Series fabrics are designed for moving light and fast. They combine stretchable, water repellent, abrasion resistant and highly breathable shell materials with insulating buffer materials on the inside.
M2 Softshells offer a great balance between weather resistance, breathability and thermal protection; excellent for a wide range of aerobic activities in moderate conditions..
||||Polartec Power Shield - The next generation of technical outerwear, the soft shell. This clothing concept goes beyond traditional 2-layer systems - which feature fleece insulation and a waterproof/breathable shell - to a single layer that protects against all but the worst weather conditions and delivers extended breathability, abrasion resistance and stretch to enhance your outdoor adventure. Click the logo to read more...|
Marmot's Shield Jacket is made from Polartec's Power Shield fabric which is a proven performer when it comes to softshell garments. The Shield Jacket is quite heavy, but that's because it has a microfleece lining expertly sewn into the inside of the jacket - this adds considerable warmth in use and singles it out as a mid-weight winter jacket, ideal for cold excursions. Its hoodless, which suits a lot of people because in colder weather you've probably got a hat to shed the weather.
There are two handwarmer pockets with zip garages and both an internal and external chest pocket. The cuffs are cinched with velcro and the hem has an easy pull drawcord.
- Reviewed by Ultralight Outdoor Gear