The Marmot Refuge Jacket is one of the best-selling winter jackets on the market today. It’s a super comfortable piece of outerwear that is warm and breathable, making it perfect for everyday use. Plus, it’s a great value at $220. However, the Refuge is difficult to stuff into hand pockets because of its bulk and size. It’s also hard to pack, which makes it challenging to use for multiday trips. Despite its weight, it still manages to breathe well and is remarkably warm, even in mild temperatures.
Merino MemBrain Eco 2L fabric
The Marmot Refuge Jacket is a lightweight, waterproof jacket. The Marmot MemBrain Eco 2L fabric offers breathability, water resistance, and durability. This fabric protects you from rain and snow and helps you stay safe from avalanches. It’s also RECCO-reflective, making it an excellent choice for snow and winter sports.
Merino MemBrain Eco 2LCo2L fabric has a breathable, wicking property and repels water outside while minimizing sweat next to the skin. This fabric also prevents wind chill, preventing cold from penetrating the jacket.
MemBrain(r) reduces internal condensation.
This jacket’s MemBrain(r) fabric blends breathability with water repellency to reduce internal condensation. With a minimum 10,000mm rating, this jacket also prevents chilling as your exertion increases. The reflective features of the MemBrain fabric also help alert rescuers to your location.
The Marmot Refuge Ski Jacket features a water-resistant, breathable, 2-layer Marmot MemBrain(r) fabric. It has a helmet-compatible hood and fixed powder skirt and is fully taped to reduce leaks. Other features include a RECCO reflective system on the hem and cuffs and a water-resistant zip.
RECCO reflector for added safety during avalanche scenarios
If you want extra safety during an avalanche scenario, you may want to invest in a Marmot Refuge Jacket RECCO reflector. These reflectors have been around for over 30 years and are designed to help find survivors in avalanche situations. They have saved lives and been essential to rescue efforts in the Swiss Alps. The reflectors are sized like a book and are designed to be within 60 feet of the victim.
This jacket is comfortable and offers excellent protection during avalanche situations. It has a water-resistant zip and a technical look. It also features internal snow gaiters and a RECCO reflector, which bounces back to rescuers. The Refuge Pant is available in a wide range of colors.
Patagonia Nano-Air Hoody
The Patagonia Nano-Air Hoody Marmont Refuge Jacket has many features that make it the perfect outdoor jacket. It features extended coverage below the waist, which is particularly important on cold days. The jacket also has two drawcords at the waist, which help to keep the jacket in place and keep the cold air out.
The jacket’s exterior is made from recycled polyamide, with reinforcements on the shoulder. It also has a fleece-lined collar and a hood with an insulated lining. The jacket’s front zip is two-way, and the cuffs and hem are adjustable. The hand pockets are zipped and are large enough to hold small items. The hood is small and will not cover a helmet, but it can be pulled over a beanie or a hat.
Arc’teryx Cerium LT
If you’re considering a down jacket for your next trip, the Arc’teryx Cerium LL is an excellent choice. This jacket is lightweight but provides exceptional warmth and durability. It also has excellent everyday appeal, thanks to its sleek design and reflective accents.
The jacket is available in two styles, hooded and non-hooded, and it comes with the StormHood hood system, one of the best on the market. This system cinches at the back, so you can get a close fit and protect yourself from the elements.
While down insulation is excellent, it’s not entirely waterproof. Arc’teryx has taken the extra step to add synthetic insulation in critical areas to prevent wetness. This material doesn’t have the loft of down, but it’s waterproof and won’t get damp in the rain. It will also dry much quicker than down.