Marmot ROM Jacket - Men's Cinder / Slate Grey XXL
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One thing I should note, I wouldn't depend on the jacket alone to keep yourself warm under 35 degree weather, but it is rain/wind proof so it would be a great jacket for layering. Since the jacket has an athletic fit, you might want to buy a size up if you want to use it for layering. I bought a medium and it fits perfecty but there isn't much room for layering because the coat is so snug. I live in Alaska, so I kind of wish I bought a size large so I could layer up but the jacket does exactly as it's advertised and it looks fantastic so that's why I gave it five stars.
As described, it's fit is athletic. If you have a potbelly, it will nudge you to shed the fat to look good in this jacket and that cannot be a negative. It is about two to three inches longer down the hem than my other softshells and I appreciate that because you get the essential butt coverage that you usually get only from a down parka or long wool coat both of which are not as light or packable.
It shipped in a small box measuring 8x6x4" and was packed tight with no wiggle room which attest to its compressibility. It will occupy little space when stashed in your pack or even a messenger bag.
I haven't really tried it on in the cold since I got this at the tail end of spring and haven't verified earlier reviews of how incredibly warm it is. What I experimented on is its waterproofness, which I did by putting a sleeve under tap; water just beads off and there is no feeling of any moisture at all on the fabric when I touched it afterwards. Though I don't intend to use it as a full-pledged raincoat, there will probably come a time when all I have against sudden rain is this jacket and so I hope the stitches don't let in moisture too.
Overall this is an excellent purchase for me and I look forward to making it pay me back with comfort and security from inclement weather for many years.
For me, there are two great things about the ROM: the Windstopper fabric and the hybrid construction. Windstopper does just that; windchill, unless you are out in gale force winds, ceases to be a factor in your activities. Breathability of the jacket is enhanced by the use of regular softshell material along the sides. This fabric is lighter than Windstopper as well, helping to minimize the total weight of the garment.
The thing to keep in mind is that the ROM is not a particularly warm jacket. I think it is best suited for when you're doing active stuff and generating body heat in dry conditions. An insulated jacket or an all-Windstopper jacket is a better choice if you plan to stand around or will be experiencing long periods of inactivity. And one more thing--if space in your pack is at a premium, the ROM is not that compressible.
Four stars, with the caveat that you gotta keep movin' for this jacket to be at its best.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Love it, although the stitching is coming loose on one of the pockets after a year and a half of wear.Published 18 months ago by Brent W. Hopkins
As soft shell jackets go, this one is very light and thin. That means good breathability, but little protection from the elements. Read morePublished on November 26, 2013 by Beaver Snake
This is a great looking jacket. I have gotten compliments on it from strangers. It does great in the rain and dries quickly. Not great for stopping wind though. Read morePublished on July 28, 2013 by J. Bean
Супер куртка. Легкая. Ветер не продувает. В ней не жарко. Держит небольшой дождик. Отличный капюшон.
Размер соответствует заявленному. Всем советую.
I saw this go on sale and couldn't resist the chance to buy a 2nd even though my original is only a year old. Read morePublished on February 9, 2013 by WD
I bought this jacket for the colder backcountry ski days of Dec/Jan in intermtn Rockies. I wanted a little bit of warmth, not just windblock -- and lots of breathability. Read morePublished on February 6, 2013 by outdoor1
Bought this for a friend for Christmas and he loved it. Perfect condition, arrived early, and fits description. Read morePublished on January 15, 2013 by Rachel
I chose the jacket because I was looking for a comfortable, warm and water-resist third layer for my trekking adventures. This Marmot jacket is a great option. Read morePublished on January 14, 2013 by Paul Guerrero
When I received the coat I was surprised at how thin and light it is. I got it primarily for winter walking. So far it has been perfect for walking and for everyday use as well. Read morePublished on January 3, 2013 by J. Africa