Home state: Washington
After descending her first climb, sporting the sunset orange isotherm hoody, this is what Mary had to say.
I love it. I just did a vertical climb with it thrown on over my shell. In colder weather, when I’m just in my shell I get a bit chilly but this jacket produced the slightest bit of air in between to help me control my temperature. There was absolutely no restriction when it came to arm movement, which is unique for me because usually I have a hard time finding jackets that fit across the back through the shoulder area. Sleeves are great length and the pockets sit high for easy access with my harness on. The chest pocket is a great feature as it’s a great place to quickly store glasses. I would love for Marmot to add a two-way zipper but would buy this jacket in a heartbeat even without.
Home state: Massachusetts
Beth spent the whole day in this jacket climbing, belaying and route-spotting. At the end of it all, I had to practically tackle her to get the jacket back.
“I love it and I don’t want to give it back to you…ever. I fell in love because it doesn’t even feel like I have an extra layer on under my softshell, yet it’s super cozy warm, like I just had some hot chocolate! The sleeves are not bulky which is perfect as I don’t need extra warmth on my arms. I have all this extra heat around my body without sacrificing the mobility of my arms. It’s amazingly lightweight and I’m very impressed with its warmth to heaviness ratio.
What Marmot has to say:
The new species of warm, light and breathable – the Isotherm Hoody’s active insulation is made with the ice climber or backcountry skier in mind. The Polartec® Alpha®, a new state-of-the-art insulation, banishes the need for impervious down-proof fabrics. Rather, this hoody is made with a ridiculously lightweight, abrasion-resistant fabric and lined with a breathable DriClime® mesh. The result is a lighter, more breathable insulator that adjusts to every need.