• Marmot Freerider 2016

      • Review by grilled_steeze on Aug 11, 2016 @ 2:19 PM
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        Mens Marmot Freerider Jacket

        Color: Atomic Blue
        Size: Large
        Year: 2016

        I am: 5'10", 195 lbs

        Pricing

        $475.00USD on Marmot.com but you can often find it on other sites for much less. I found mine on REI for $284.66USD and after shipping, tax, etc. the total came out to $304.66USD. Well worth the cost either way.

        Material and Quality

        First impressions were great. Jacket fit like it was meant for me and the color was almost exactly what i saw on my screen when I ordered. There were no loose threads and It came out of the package neatly folded, even after its trip through the mail. The first thing I did when I got it on was run my sleeve under my kitchen sink. The 2-layer Gore-Tex beaded the water off and wasn't even wet when I finished. The seams and zippers are fully taped so no water will be getting in there. The zippers had a really good feel, They're not too hard to open with gloves on but they're not going to get stuck or fall open. The inside is a mix of a micro-fiber like fleecy material and a soft nylon. Its hard to describe but its comfortable and it should definitely hold up to some wear and tear. The zippered neck gusset also allowed me to get my hood over my helmet without unzipping the jacket, which is great for colder days. Just as a side note, This jacket does seem like its a little bit warmer than a standard shell.

        Specs (found and copied from evo.com)

        Regular Fit
        Hip-length
        Nylon Construction: 2 Layer
        Waterproof Rating (mm):28000
        Breathability (g):20000
        Insulation: No Insulation
        Seam Sealing: Fully Taped
        Powder Skirt: Yes
        Hood Type: Fixed Hood
        Warranty: Limited Lifetime

        All self explanatory.

        Features (Found and copied from marmot.com)

        GORE-TEX® Fabric. Guaranteed to Keep You Dry.
        100% seam taped 2-layer construction
        Helmet Compatible Hood with Laminated Wire Brim
        RECCO Avalanche Rescue Reflector
        Zippered Neck Gusset
        PitZips with Water Resistant Zippers
        Pack Pockets with Water-resistant Zippers
        Sleeve Pocket with Water-Resistant Zipper
        Zip-off Powder Skirt
        Zippered Sunglass Pocket
        Mesh Gear Pocket
        Mesh Goggle Pocket
        HD Brushed Tricot Collar
        Elastic Drawcord Hem
        Adjustable Velcro® Cuff
        Angel-Wing Movementâ„¢

        I was able to find all of these features except for the zip-off powder skirt on my jacket. Not sure if it doesn't have it or theres something blatantly obvious I managed to miss. Either way, Its not a huge deal for me. All of these features do their job perfectly well. I'm not going to get into details because they're pretty self explanatory, but so far no complaints.

        Overall an excellent jacket and I'd highly recommend it to anyone.

        Ratings:
        • Design
          Clean
          Busy
        • Weight
          Light
          Heavy
        • Durability
          Fragile
          Durable
        • Style
          Uncool
          Cool
        • Fit
          Tight
          Baggy
        • Waterproofing
          Wet
          Dry
        • Breathability
          Pourous
          Airtight
        • Warmth
          Cold
          Warm
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    • Name:
    • Freerider
    • Manufacturer:
    • Marmot
    • Year:
    • 2016
    • Gender:
    • Male
    • At A Glance
    • Design
    • Clean
      Busy
    • Weight
    • Light
      Heavy
    • Durability
    • Fragile
      Durable
    • Style
    • Uncool
      Cool
    • Fit
    • Tight
      Baggy
    • Waterproofing
    • Wet
      Dry
    • Breathability
    • Pourous
      Airtight
    • Warmth
    • Cold
      Warm
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