- Marmot MemBrain Strata waterproof/breathable fabric
- 100% seam-taped for full waterproofing
- Attached, adjustable hood that rolls Into collar when not in use
- PitZips underarm zip extends into the body for optimal venting
- Hand warmer pockets with water-resistant zipper
- Sleeve pocket with water-resistant zipper
- DriClime-lined cuffs with adjustable Velcro tabs
- Moisture-wicking DriClime-lined collar and chin guard for comfort around neck and face
- Elastic draw cord hem for adjustability in serious weather
- Angel-Wing Movement allows full range of motion in arms without jacket riding up
Proprietary MemBrain Strata material is designed for extreme waterproof performance.
Marmot MemBrain Strata Material
Marmot's proprietary waterproof/breathable fabric is built around a lamination technology that rates at an unheard of 20,000mm in waterproof performance and 20,000gr in breathability. The lightweight, packable fabric uses neither lining or three-layer construction similar to many other lamination processes. Rather, MemBrain Strata products have a 2.5-layer construction using non-organic particles on the inside of the lamination to increase durability and provide a dry touch, avoiding the dreaded "clammy jacket interior." The back print pattern is designed to optimize durability and breathability, improving abrasion test scores by up to five times.
Marmot products include a limited lifetime manufacturer's warranty against defects in materials and workmanship.
In April 1971, University of California Santa Cruz students Eric Reynolds and Dave Huntley were in Alaska on the Juneau ice fields for a Glaciology school project. This was where the idea of Marmot, originally a collegiate climbing club, began. Reynolds and Huntley soon began making prototypes of down products such as vests and sleeping bags in their dorm room in Santa Cruz. By the spring of 1973, Reynolds and Huntley partnered with fellow climber Tom Boyce to open a modest rental and retail location, named Marmot Mountain Works, in a 100-year-old building in Grand Junction, Colorado.
Their first large order was for 108, as the producer called them, "very puffy jackets" for the movie The Eiger Sanction, with Clint Eastwood, which helped make down outerwear fashionable. In 1976, Marmot was one of the first companies to recognize the value of a new technology being developed by W.L. Gore & Associates. Marmot was soon producing waterproof Gore-Tex sleeping bags, with Reynolds and Huntley testing early prototypes by sleeping in meat lockers and under fire sprinklers, and later introduced the waterproof/breathable fabric into nearly all Marmot products.
From humble beginnings, Marmot and its product line have grown over the years, and today the company is headquartered in Rohnert Park, California, with offices all over the world and distribution in more than 60 countries.